Restored Corvettes Will Help Restore Combat Vets

Stand For The Troops, SFTT, will be the recipient of proceeds from The Lost Corvette Giveaway Sweepstakes which kicked off on Veterans Day 2020.https://www.thelostcorvettes.com/ It cost $3 for a chance to win one of 26 restored classic Corvettes. The sweepstakes runs through March 2, 2021 and contributes to SFTT’S goal to establish ...
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Surprise ~ Surprise

Trenton, New Jersey It’s early morning as Carole and I sit quietly in her car at the Trenton train station. She’s my girlfriend for over a year now and I love her. We hold hands and kiss. “I’ll call you from Fort Bragg.” Carole drives away, and I step into ...
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Saving Captains America

By MAJ Ben Richards, US ARMY Retired The iconic comic book hero Captain America commands a significant role in our national culture. His selfless commitment to service embodies the best of part of us. Having had the opportunity to observe a diverse cross-section of America's people serve and sacrifice under conditions of ...
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Brave Strong True

By Kate Hendricks Thomas, PhD When the oncologist called and told me they wanted to share the scan results in person, you knew better than to listen to me when I said I could do the appointment solo. I'd argued about needing a mammogram at all, skipped my first appointment, and never ...
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GET ME OUTTA HERE!

By Brian Delate The following quote comes from The Peloponnesian War by Thucydides. I reflected on these words briefly for my friend Peter Meineck, PhD, professor of classics in the modern world at New York University. For SFTT I felt I had to expand it. “Every man in the army ...
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Veterans and Fireworks – putting out a sign claiming your dog is afraid maybe more effective than explaining you’re a Veteran

I simply responded to a social media post. It was a meme complaining that there would be no fireworks this year on the 4th  and I commented that a lot of Veterans out there would be thankful. The response that followed surprised me: “I don't know of any Veterans that would ...
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PTSD Awareness: Not all wounds are visible

Injustice! Over the last month the perception of injustice has provoked wide-spread expressions of civil unrest in our society that, while not unprecedented, have startled us into a moment of collective self-reflection. As we consider ways that we can improve access to the full potential that our unique American society ...
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“Hey, Dad, were you in a war?”

By Brian Delate Even the God of War is no match for love… --PLATO It’s a late sunny afternoon, when I hear my daughter Tirsa, now in sixth grade, arrive home from school. She runs in, drops her school backpack with a thud and heads upstairs to where my home ...
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Find Some Nature, Turn Off the News, Paint a Picture & Other Suggestions That Can Relieve PTSD Symptoms During COVID-19

"Learning how to be kind to ourselves, learning how to respect ourselves, is important.  The reason it’s important is that, fundamentally, when we look into our own hearts and begin to discover what is confused and what is brilliant, what is bitter and what is sweet, it isn’t just ourselves ...
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Remembering Hack By SFTT Staff

On the 15th anniversary of Colonel David 'Hack' Hackworth's passing we share with you a few articles about the co-founder of STAND FOR THE TROOPS (SFTT). Hack had that 'thing' that legends are made of.  He served his country in an unmatched style for which he was both loved and hated for.  ...
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Stamford Veteran Struggles to Pay Medical Bills After Hit-and-Run

Brian Eirin a 28-year-old US Infantry Veteran and father of three is struggling to pay his medical bills after being involved in a hit-and-run accident on January 10th, 2020. He suffered a fractured neck, fractured skull and brain bleed when a car hit his motorcycle from behind, throwing him headfirst ...
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TUNNEL TO TOWERS RUN By Robin Isidro

Sunday, September 29th marked the 18th annual Tunnel To Towers 5K run and walk that retraces the steps of FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller, who was on his way home after his shift on Sept. 11, 2001, when he got word of a plane hitting one of the World Trade Center towers ...
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