featured veterans' stories

Jul 28
Sept. 11 marks a day to commemorate tragedy and triumph, recognize heroism and sacrifice, and inspire volunteer service that makes a difference in communities. This year, Points of Light's Military Initiatives is inviting organizations to join a national service movement in cities across the country by hosting “Honoring Service” projects.
Apr 23

In April, millions of Americans are celebrating the Month of the Military Child. To support the volunteer work of our youth and military, Points of Light is teaming up with the Travis Manion Foundation to serve communities with school volunteer projects you can join in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. 

Feb 24
AmeriCorps VISTA and SVA made it possible for me to pursue my dream, albeit grandiose, of ensuring that every single veteran coming behind me would be taken care of on campus and guided in the right direction. I would be the guy that could navigate them through the G.I. Bill, CLEP exams, graduate admissions, apprenticeships, service school credit transfers – you name it.
Feb 19
To the veterans of The 6th Branch, service is not a hobby – it’s a duty. In 2010, a group of returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in Baltimore started talking about how they could apply their military skills and experience to make a difference in their community. The next year, they founded The 6th Branch, or T6B, contributing to the revitalization effort in East Baltimore, part of the city struggling with urban blight.