U.S. Army’s Tweet Prompts Stories of Harmful Effects of Military Service


"It was meant to be part of a social media tribute on Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday afternoon, the United States Army posted a video on Twitter featuring a scout in fatigues who said his service gave him the opportunity to fight for something greater than himself, making him a better man.

In its next tweet, the Army opened the floor and asked: “How has serving impacted you?”

The post was shared widely and received thousands of responses. But many were probably not what the Army was looking for..."




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The inaugural Florida Veteran-Friendly Communities Symposium United Way's MISSION UNITED symposium gave members of the legal community, the private sector, academia, and social service providers, all of whom are committed to serving vulnerable Florida veterans an opportunity to meet and discuss the needs of the community.  An exemplary legal services workshop breakout session was led by Laurie Yadoff of Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida and James Heaton of Legal Aid Service of Broward County.


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