Veterans Stories Being Preserved

Veterans stories are being preserved in a project making sure these experiences are not lost to history. Sean Winn spends several hours a day on his computer, going over the stories of more than a dozen people who helped change the course of history. Winn started Patriot Features two years ago to tell the stories of the Greatest Generation. Stories that we are losing every day. “I love a story. I love people’s stories,” said Winn going through his project on Jake Sim...
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Latino Veterans Documentary

On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam examines the Latino experience of veterans during a war that placed its heaviest burden on working class youth. Framing the documentary are memoirs of two siblings, Everett and Delia Alvarez, who stood on opposite sides of the Vietnam War, one as a POW and the other protesting at home. Other veterans stories deepen the narrative: in Greenlee County, Arizona, miners’ children fought and died for their country in devastating proportions. S...
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Veterans and Motorcycles

A lot can be said for the special bond that exists between motorcycle clubs and the U.S. veterans, but just where did this camaraderie between the chopper and the stars and stripes first develop? Believe it or not, the relationship between motorcycles and U.S. soldiers can be traced back to the Mexican Revolution when Harley Davidsons were used to help track down Pancho Villa. The bonds of battle and bikes During World War I was a vital tool used to mobilize infantry, ...
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Boots On The Ground Helping Veterans

A new Detroit company is teaming up with unemployed veterans to give them some work. Founder Jarret Schlaff got the idea when he met a homeless veteran looking for work in Detroit. Jarret realized how many veterans in the city are unemployed, over 5600, so he decided to make a difference -- and who knows boots better than veterans? The prototype for the urban utility unisex boot was humbly started in three basements in Detroit. If the boot takes off, they'll eventuall...
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Veterans Aid Protesters At Standing Rock

As many as 2,000 veterans planned to gather next week at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota to aid protesters who have for months clashed with the police over the construction of an oil pipeline. The effort, called Veterans Stand for Standing Rock, is planned as a nonviolent intervention to defend the demonstrators from what the group calls “assault and intimidation at the hands of the militarized police force.” The veterans’ plan coincides with a...
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