Veterans Day has us thinking about the incredible sacrifice of everyone who has served in the military, both past and present. In this issue of TakePart on MSN Causes, we bring attention to the ways in which our service people inspire us and how we can do our part to support them.
“Simple: I serve for the love of our country,” said Scott Henry, Master Sergeant in the D.C. Air National Guard, when we asked him why he risked everything to join the military. Our gallery "Why I Served" brings together stunning photographs and the inspiring answers to this question from veterans around the country.
As for troops on the ground today, ever since the nonprofit Troops Direct learned of a battalion marking roadside bombs with bottle caps and Q-tips, the organization has been sending about 1,000 pounds of chalk each month to Afghanistan along with tons of other essentials. Find out what the top 10 items requested from the field are. You won’t believe it—and you can help.
Plus, we have an interview with Nashville's Connie Britton, a story on "7 Surprising Treatments for PTSD," a compelling interview with the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, meaningful actions you can take to help veterans, and more.
Enjoy our stories, share them, and take a minute with us to hope for peace.