Remembering The 2015 Oklahoma Veterans Forum

If there is one thing that I enjoy doing, it is attending events with my fellow veterans just like the 2015 Oklahoma veterans forum. It makes me feel happy and excited whenever I get a chance to hang out with people who have the same experience as I do. The truth is that I sometimes miss living a military life and the only closest thing to my previous life is engaging in interesting conversations with other veterans.

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The 2015 Oklahoma veterans forum is among those events that I will genuinely treasure in my life. It was during that time when I finally dared to accept my fate. Because of the inspiration of the keynote speakers, I understood these things:

  • Things will not always happen the way I want them to be. As such, it is essential for me to adjust to my surroundings and those around me. Sometimes, I need to accept that things are beyond my control so that I will not feel any stress or anxiety.
  • There is a better place for a veteran like me. It feels good to know that many individuals are willing to help those who can no longer return to being a member of the military. Several people in business also help veterans get a good job.
  • I may not have control over what other people do, but I can control the way I react to their actions and words. It is always best and ideal to think twice before doing anything, especially if you are not sure of its outcome. Always choose to take a smart move.
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The event mentioned above made me realize that I am currently living the best time of my life right now. All I have to do is to open my eyes and appreciate what I have so that I can feel true happiness.

 

Salute To Our Real-Life Heroes

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We celebrate Veterans Day every November 11 to give respect to our honorable men who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The Veterans are our heroes who offered their lives to protect the country. They left their families and went to the most dangerous parts of the world, not knowing if they will ever come back. Their bravery is indeed immeasurable.

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Back To Civilian Life:  A Veteran’s Way Towards Financial Security After Military Service 

We owe a considerable part of the peace and order we enjoy every day to unnamed heroes in our military forces. They have willingly devoted their prime years and best energies in service of the nation. In so doing, almost every aspect of their life has been specified or taken care of by the state – their education, housing, food, clothing, and allowances. Almost everything has been provided for, tax-free. It is not necessarily a bad thing, but it does have its side effects. 

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How We Can Help Veterans With PTSD

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is one, if not the most common problem that military veterans face after their years of service and heroism for the country and its people. It is a mental health problem that occurs after witnessing life-threatening events in their lives. Children and military veterans are the usual people hit by this general mental issue.

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Top Jobs For Military Veterans

Many military veterans find it difficult to look for work after their time in service. Many research studies show that despite having gained several practical and valuable skills in their training, these veterans still have a higher-than-average unemployment rate. The reason for this is the “language barrier” between employers and veterans. The veterans have a hard time translating their military experiences into corporate responsibilities.

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