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Memorial Day 2016

Throughout the year, notices from  Air Force Mortuary Affairs land in our in-box, reminding us of how much appreciation we owe to the men and women who die while serving in the armed forces as well as to their families and friends who have suffered their loss.

Only if the families grant permission for the media to cover their loved one’s return does the Air Force notify the media  — this compendium of the notices that have reached us since Memorial Day 2015 is therefore not a complete list of the men and women who have died in uniform over the last year.

Memorial Day 2016

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Remembering with gratitude the men and women who have served the nation and the chaplains who have served them.

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From talk to action

Intersections International has just announced that it is bringing its veteran-civilian dialogs to a close… in order to make way for Service Together (you can read more about it on its blog).

Cannot think of a better way to celebrate Veterans’ Day than to move from mutually respectful conversation to joint service.

 

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with apologies

All the blogs we posted from 2007 when we were filming in Afghanistan and Iraq got frozen, so we are now transferring what we can salvage to this wordpress blog.  Unfortunately, every time we publish one, subscribers will get something from 2007 in their inboxes.

There will be several over the next few days, and we apologize for this avalanche of old news.

 

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Blue Star Museums

Screen Shot 2013-06-05 at 4.35.34 PMFor the third year in a row,  museums around the county are offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day.  At last count, about 2,000 institutions are participating in this Blue Star Museum initiative.  A

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handy map at the NEA’s Blue Star Museum page lets you click on a state and see a list of all participating museums.  They range from fine art museums to natural history, botanical gardens, and speciality museums.

 

 

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Veterans’ Day

Our gratitude goes out to all veterans and their families.

 

 

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War and Its Wake

It has been an amazing privilege to contribute a chapter to War Trauma and Its Wake: Expanding the Circle of Healing which Routledge is publishing in May/June.

Here is a flyer with the table of contents  in pdf form: War Trauma and Its Wake (it also offers a 20% discount on pre-orders).  The chapter I contributed deals with the journey home for physically wounded troops and their families and it is greatly informed by the troops and families we got to know while making Chaplains Under Fire.

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