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Veterans Day, considered a time to reflect on sacrifices made by America's veterans, on Friday marks the first such holiday since the repeal of a policy prohibiting openly gay and lesbian service members in the military.

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Occupy Wall Street to hold Veterans Day concertupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 11:03:00

Occupy Wall Street organizers are planning a Veterans Day rally and concert featuring folksinger Joan Baez in New York City on Friday, as the movement marks its 56th day.

Lawsuit claims banks defrauded veteransupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 09:37:00

A lawsuit alleges some of the nation's biggest banks have been defrauding veterans. CNN's Martin Savidge reports.

Don't add benefit cuts to troops' sacrificesupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 09:37:00

This Veterans Day, like the nine that preceded it, does not come at a time of peace. We are no longer saying thanks to veterans of wars past such as our grandfathers, uncles or those guys who fly black POW/MIA flags twice a year. Now we are thanking our children, our friends from high school and our younger cousins.

Music therapy for veterans with PTSDupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 08:44:00

Guitars for Vets is a volunteer organization dedicated to putting instruments in the hands of veterans with PTSD.

7 national parks you've never heard of updated: Fri Nov 11 2011 08:36:00

On November 7, Great Falls in Paterson, New Jersey, became the latest addition to the national park family. After a long fight by Paterson residents and officials to have the 77-foot waterfall recognized, their dreams were fulfilled -- partially -- by Monday's agreement. There remain years of work to mold Great Falls around National Park Service standards, but the will, and the funds, can now be brought fully to bear on the project.

CNNMoney: Senate passes jobs bill to help veteransupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 15:46:00

Heading into Veterans Day, the Senate unanimously passed a bill to help unemployed veterans seeking jobs as well as federal contractors facing a new tax burden in 2013.

Make a promise to visit this placeupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 22:26:00

As we head into a workweek that ends with a federal holiday on Friday, you can expect the usual:

Aircraft carrier to be site of unique college basketball tip-off updated: Thu Nov 03 2011 21:45:00

The start of the college basketball season is always a big deal, and this year even more so, what with the NBA riding the bench. But this year's first big game will make history, the first ever played on an aircraft carrier.

After serving her country, female veteran struggles to find a job updated: Mon Oct 31 2011 02:09:00

Kenya Smith only has good things to say about the U.S. Navy, where she served a total of 14 years before leaving in 2009.

Soldiers' selfless acts should inspire at holidaysupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 11:16:00

As we march into another hectic holiday season, past Veterans Day and past the ceremony in which Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta became the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War, it is a good time to pause and to reflect on this.

Support memorial for disabled vetsupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 13:54:00

As we prepare to pay tribute this Veterans Day to the courageous men and women who have selflessly served our country, the image of American soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq is in our minds. But we also must recognize that many thousands have returned from these wars with severe injuries and permanent disabilities.

'Garfield' creator apologizes for ill-timed Veterans Day comic stripupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 10:30:00

Jim Davis, the creator of the widely-syndicated "Garfield" comic has issued an apology for an ill-timed strip that ran on Veterans Day.

Did 'Garfield' insult veterans?updated: Fri Nov 12 2010 10:30:00

"Garfield" creator Jim Davis apologizes for an ill-timed strip that ran on Veterans Day.

Biden salutes troops at Arlingtonupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 18:07:00

Vice President Joe Biden marks Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery.

Last living U.S. WWI vet pushes for Great War memorialupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 16:08:00

There is only one living U.S. veteran of World War I: 109-year-old Frank Buckles, who was an Army corporal who drove a troop ambulance in Europe.

Five ways to help a veteran todayupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 18:09:00

Veterans Day is a day to honor and celebrate the military veterans who have served our country, but if you don't have a veteran in your family or even know one, the meaning of the day may be lost.

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