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Passing the Torch of Freedom on Independence Day

By Craig Gilman
Faculty Member at American Military University

Make July 4th memorable in 2015. Share this heritage and make it fun and meaningful for following generations. There are a number of ways Americans traditionally celebrate Independence Day. First and foremost, take the time to reflect, not only on the value of our independence and freedoms, but also the civic responsibilities and duties that go with them.

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Portraits of Valor: World War II Veterans from Around the World

By Nicole Crowder
The Washington Post

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and as veterans of that generation grow older, recording their memories of their experiences during this critical turning point in history has become more important for posterity. Five years ago, photographer Sasha Maslov began making portraits of men and women from around the world who served in the war. In intimate profiles, Maslov shares brief stories of the lives of those who served in different roles, whether on the ground fighting, in tiny European villages treating the injured, as partisans, or as prisoners of war.

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The History of Armed Forces Day: Why Are We Celebrating?

By Dr. Richard Hines
Program Director, History and Military History at American Military University

This coming Saturday, May 16, 2015, is Armed Forces Day. It's a time to honor our fallen heroes and those still serving here and abroad. These men and women hold a special place in the heart of those of us here at AMU. We will be forever grateful for what you do for all of us. May we, as a nation, never take that service for granted.    

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You Want To Give Back on MLK Day. Here’s How.

By Ryan Scott
Contributor to Forbes

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

As MLK Day approaches on Monday, January 19th, individuals and companies across the country are thinking about how they can honor Dr. King by serving others.

The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call-to-service initiative. Continue Reading

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4 Ways To Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick In 2015

By Amy Morin
Contributor to Forbes

As the new year approaches, many people begin scrambling to list all the things they’re going to do to make 2015 their best year ever. Despite the high hopes and good intentions, however, most people fail to turn their New Year’s resolutions into reality.

The statistics on the chances you’ll maintain change are fairly dismal. Continue Reading

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