Veterans Day is Nov. 11. It's a day where we honor those who have served.
To recognize and thank these heroes, we're sharing stories about veterans from across the country:
After more than three years of serving abroad, veteran Mac McQueary returned to the U.S. But she had trouble acclimating to everyday life.
"I didn’t know how to survive in the civilian world, and the difficulties that I faced, I basically ran from," McQueary said. Then, she was told about K9s for Warriors, which pairs service members with service dogs. McQueary was introduced to Mary, whose interests include eating cheese, visiting the beach and playing fetch.
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Honor and Fidelity is the motto for a unique regiment in the U.S. Army known as the Borinqueneers, an all Puerto Rican unit.
A 91-year-old veteran living in Seminole County, Florida, says he wants to teach the next generation.
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For Gulf War veteran and Marine Scott Shepard, the COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on his finances.
To help him out, the nonprofit Second Chance Cars got to work with a local technical school in Massachusetts.
See how the two groups worked together to help Shepard:
An Arkansas U.S. Air Force veteran got his missing wings and medals back from a good Samaritan who found them.
They were returned after a woman found the memorabilia in an auction.
The medals and wings were returned to Lt. Col. Steven Tarochione in Fayetteville.
He said it holds over two decades of irreplaceable history.
"How can you explain something that was so much part of your life?" Tarochione said. "You treasure it."
Hear from Tarochione in the video below:
Every week, a group of military veterans in Maine gathers to do some sort of sport. In the winter, it's cross country skiing, but in the summer it's things like archery, biking or tennis. Whatever the sport is, the Veterans Adaptive Sports and Training program allows vets to connect and de-stress through physical activity and camaraderie.
See the impact the program has made:
Army veteran Jake DeSantis walked for 24 hours straight in May with his 40-pound rucksack to raise awareness and money to help other veterans who died in combat and for those lost to suicide.
"Thank a veteran, show your support, even if it's in silence. Just as long as people acknowledge the fact that this day is meant to acknowledge those that have gave the blood sacrifice," DeSantis said.
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