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Veterans Day and the importance of recognizing veterans affected by traumatic brain injuries

In 1954, Nov. 11 became known as Veterans Day, a national holiday in honor of all American veterans, alive and deceased, who fought for the United States in the difficult times of war. The sacrifices these brave men and women made and continue to make are preserved through the historic observance of this holiday, but one physical sacrifice in particular has made its mark on both veterans and the American public – the traumatic brain injury (TBI). Known as the “Signature Wound” of the Global War on Terror, a TBI occurs when someone has a sudden blow or jolt to the ... Read More

Veterans Day reminds us to pay thanks to our veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries

November 11, officially known as Veterans Day, distinguishes itself from Memorial Day by honoring and remembering all veterans, living and dead, who have served to fight for the freedoms all Americans enjoy today. A way those of us can better acknowledge our living veterans is by educating ourselves on the physical sacrifices these proud men and women make while in combat, such as the injury that has been infamously titled the “Signature Wound” of the War on Terror – the traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury (also known as TBI) occurs when someone has a sudden blow or jolt ... Read More