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Thoughts at Thanksgiving

By Shad Meshad | November 27, 2019

Richard McFarthing, a homeless vet living on the streets of Hollywood Boulevard. Copyright Jessica Jewell Lanier. The rain in Los Angeles today will continue into tomorrow. For here, it’s cold. In most other parts of the country it’s even colder…

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Veterans Day, 2019

By Shad Meshad | November 8, 2019

Veterans Day commemorates the end of World War I, the war to end all wars. It’s become a day to remember all Veterans and victims of war. In America we especially honor that precious one percent of our population who…

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Veteran’s Day Art and Poetry

By Bill Morgan | November 8, 2019

The National Veterans Foundation is pleased to feature a special Veterans Day project that uses art and the written word together. This project began as a collaboration between an artist and a poet in Crestline, California, a community in the…

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War Horse Creek to Host Veteran’s Town Hall

By Bill Morgan | November 7, 2019

In his recent book “Tribe”, Sebastian Junger writes, “In humans, lack of social support has been found to be twice as reliable at predicting PTSD as the severity of the trauma itself… No one goes to war and returns unaffected,…

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A “Chat with Shad” August 15th

By Bill Morgan | October 24, 2019

Our Strategic Summit in March was so successful in terms of participation and outcome that we created a follow-up event, a “Chat with Shad,” to coincide with an August Board meeting at our offices in Los Angeles. Several board members…

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NVF Offers Trauma-Informed Training

By Bill Morgan | October 24, 2019

The new training program, 4 Points Builds a STAR, was developed and written by Melinda Meshad, LCSW. The training is designed for people who work with veterans whether through the VA or other veteran service organizations. Collaborating with her, in…

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Keyword: Collaboration

By Bill Morgan | October 24, 2019

The Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative is comprised of hundreds of community stakeholders, agencies and representatives serving veterans and military families in Greater Los Angeles. Founded in 2010 and administered by the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military…

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Lifeline for Vets: Vet-to-Vet Live

By Bill Morgan | October 24, 2019

It was September 11th. 2019. An OIF Marine Veteran called our Lifeline for Vets. Mary Ann  Mayer received the call and quickly referred him to Counselor Louis Geiger, also a Marine Vet. Louis reports, “At first, he was very quiet…

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New Platinum Sponsor—a Local Foundation

By Bill Morgan | October 24, 2019

The Friese Foundation has generously given a major gift to the NVF. Looking to support veterans causes, they came to our offices to meet us and see what we do. A spokesperson for the Foundation said, “I was asked by…

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