Category: Michael G. Sheppard

The Meaning Behind the Thirteen Folds of the American Flag _ Michael G. Sheppard (1)

The Meaning Behind the Thirteen Folds of the American Flag

The American flag embodies the values and core beliefs that the United States was founded on. These cherished values are defended by the brave men and women of the Armed Services, who give some or all of their lives in service to their country. The flag is furnished to a departed veteran’s family in gratitude and as a tribute of respect. Officially,… Read more →

Walgreens Joins Forces With the VA _ Michael G. Sheppard

Walgreens Joins Forces With the VA

In a thoughtful and well-considered effort to remain competitive in the pharmacy game, retailer Walgreens has joined forces with the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide servicemen and -women with more comprehensive care. The alliance dubbed the “VA-Walgreens Exchange,” will allow the VA doctors to view and manage their patients’ prescriptions when the orders are filled at Walgreens. This will help the… Read more →

Why Are So Many Veterans Homeless__ Michael G. Sheppard

Veterans on the Streets: Why Are Veterans Homeless?

Federal legislation considers people who don’t have a regular, fixed and adequate nighttime shelter as homeless. People who become homeless do so for a variety of reasons. In the 1970s, people were left without shelter when mental hospitals closed, and economic reversals often cause homelessness in any decade. This applies especially to people who don’t have family members or lack… Read more →

The V.A. Is Making Suicide Prevention A Top Priority_ Michael G. Sheppard

Suicide Prevention Remains A Top Priority Of The V.A.

Suicide prevention has become the Department of Veterans Affairs’ top priority. All former service members should have a safe place they can turn to if they are having a mental health crisis. This could mean urgent care at a Vet Center, VA emergency department, or the Veterans Crisis Line. Every suicide is a tragedy and is a public health epidemic… Read more →

Michael G. Sheppard Vietnam's Most Decorated Unit

Remembering Vietnam: Vietnam’s Most Decorated Unit

In the history of military warfare, there are thousands of memorable battles that illustrate the incredible courage and determination of the human spirit, especially when faced with overwhelming odds. One such example is the Vietnam War’s Battle of Hill 488 and the brave men of Team 2, a Marine Recon platoon that subsequently became the war’s most decorated unit.  … Read more →

‘Constitutional’ Podcast Humanizes The Constitution | Michael G. Sheppard

‘Constitutional’ Podcast Humanizes The Constitution

The Washington Post recently created a U.S. Constitution-focused podcast called ‘Constitutional,’ and its host is celebrated reporter Lillian Cunningham. The insightful podcast does the incredible work of exploring the founding of the constitution and varied stories that help to explain how remarkable this documented truly is. Also, Cunningham is the big brain behind ‘Presidential,’ a pre-existing podcast that takes a… Read more →

Michael G. Sheppard

6 Ways To Explain The Value of Voting To Young People

We should simplify the way we explain elections to young people, rather than avoiding the conversation or launching into thick statements that merely spout baseless opinions on politicians and the issues. Whether you’re discussing what’s happening on The Hill, in your state, or in your backyard, you should try to help young people understand the role of government and democracy, and… Read more →

Low-income, Underserved, & Veterans Gain Educational Opportunities in Seattle | Michael G. Sheppard

Low-income, Underserved, & Veterans Gain Educational Opportunities in Seattle

Low-income individuals, the underserved, and veterans in Seattle now have access to many more enriching opportunities.   Seattle, Washington’s South Seattle College recently opened the Education Opportunity Center (EOC). The development of the program is an example of efforts being made across the board to better the circumstances of those who served, as well those requiring assistance to become better… Read more →

Polk Foundation

The Polk Foundation Launches The Tennessee Star Constitution Project Featuring September 23 Constitution Bee for Students

FRANKLIN, Tennessee – The Polk Foundation today announced the launch of their initiative to teach secondary school students the cornerstones of American liberty: the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and all the amendments. Dubbed The Tennessee Star Constitution Project, the effort includes: The publication and free distribution of an original book, The Tennessee Star Guide to the Constitution and the Bill… Read more →

4 Edtools Helping to Energize Your Classroom | Michael G. Sheppard

4 Edtools Helping to Energize Your Classroom

Education is so frequently fueled by technology and all that it might offer. Technology tools are facilitated by curated collections of favored apps, as well as step-by-step guides and overviews published by experts interested in grooming educators and those being educated. Edtech tools can be tailored to different teaching styles, grade levels, subject areas, and the individual needs of students.… Read more →