Memorial Day, a holiday that began 151 years ago, was born out of generous gestures after the Civil War: Southerners decorated graves of Confederate soldiers as well as those of former Union enemies.
In past wars, taxes were increased to cover some of the extra spending. That's not the case for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the costs are adding up fast.
An Army veteran and professor of rhetoric explores poetry written by veterans about a divisive holiday born of the Civil War.
Some veterans' charities make the most of their donors' dollars, while others squander that money. Vetting these groups will help ensure your money is well-spent.
The inability to reconcile wartime actions with a personal moral code can create lasting psychological consequences for veterans.
The culture all veterans share may provide the best support for those struggling with mental health issues.
As we commemorate Memorial Day, the drama behind the headlines announcing Germany's surrender in World War II.