Okay, so in our rummaging of the internet, we came across the sweetest, most touching wedding video you'll see all year (possibly in your entire life).
Most people may never meet their heroes. I am bless to say that I have raised one of mine. I am emotional and giddy that this weekend, I will get to see my hero cross a major milestone. I will be able to hug him and maybe even get a picture of the two of us. He has inspired me to be a better person. His vision, strength and determination are my beacons for living my best life. He is as big to me as any famous person.
You've seen the pictures of men and women of the military rushing off planes and buses to greet their spouses and children. The smiles, the tears, the hugs and the fanfare warm the heart and cause tears to flood the eyes. But what happens after the cameras are put away? What happens after the homecoming festivities are over? Do things go back to pre-deployment state or are they forever changed?
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This morning, on September 11, many of us reflect. I think about where I was 11 years ago today when the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m. This morning, I rode a creaky subway to work, my thoughts consuming me.
It was months ago when Justin Timberlake was asked via a YouTube video to accompany Kelsey De Santis to her Marine Corps Ball. This past Saturday, JT donned a tux and made good on his word, enjoying a night of music and dancing at the Richmond Convention Center in Virginia.
It's nearly Memorial Day weekend so, dust off your patriotic heels and show our men in service just how much you appreciate their sacrifices.
At midnight Tuesday, "Don’t Ask, Don't Tell" expired, and Navy Lt. Gary Ross married his boyfriend of 11 years in Vermont. The couple had traveled from their home in Arizona so they could openly marry before their loved ones.
Deployment is one of the most challenging things a marriage can endure, and risk of one's spouse developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) doesn't make the loneliness, displacement and jealousy any easier to overcome. Fortunately, a new study posits that the solution lies within something as simple and classic as romance itself: penning love letters.
It's the sight of a police officer with a glistening badge on his chest and handcuffs dangling from his hip. Firemen wearing heavy black bunker gear in big red trucks, their adrenaline like water rushing out of the hoses they carry, ready to save people from a blaze. Even recent footage of Navy Seal Team 6 propelling from helicopters in Pakistan has an effect. Like many women with a penchant for men in uniform, I stop and stare.
It's true that having gays in the military is not a novel concept. Israel, for one, allows open homosexuality in the military, and some military intelligence units are known to have large numbers of gay soldiers. And history is replete with examples of homosexuality and military service. In Plato's Symposium, Phaedras writes that "no man is such a craven that the influence of Love cannot inspire him with a courage that makes him equal to the bravest born." The idea was that a soldier would fight more strongly for someone they were in love with than someone they weren't. Which, when you think about it, explains why all the Spartans in "300" ran around in loincloths. (And yes, I quoted Plato… gotta use that expensive liberal arts education for something…)
While there are many celebrities who define public service as putting in two nightclub appearances in a single evening (we're looking at you, Brody Jenner), there are a few that recognize that there is a world bigger than product endorsements and tabloid covers. The men on this list are some of our favorite celebrity military veterans who have put our country's needs before their own. For your selflessness, gentleman, YourTango salutes you.
When you picture a military couple, one going off to fight a war, and the other taking upon the role of the stay at home parent, society typically envisions the man going off into battle and the woman staying home to raise the children. But with nearly 20 percent of the Air Force consisting of women, men are quickly learning the challenges of being a stay at home parent. And with the military, dads aren't forced to take care of their children on their own from 9 to 5 but rather for months at a time while their wives are away on leave.