TakePart Honors Our Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces

Today is a day of gratitude and remembrance.

Army Corporal Leilani Manibusan holds her nephew in a Dallas airport upon returning to the United States from Iraq.
Army Corporal Leilani Manibusan holds her nephew in a Dallas airport upon returning to the United States from Iraq. (Photo: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters)
A Bay Area native, Andri Antoniades has previously worked as a fashion industry journalist and a medical writer.

Today is Veterans Day, the day our country sets aside to thank the men and women who donned a uniform and pledged to serve our nation.

There are currently well over a million active duty troops serving in the United States Armed Forces. This past September, 33,000 troops were withdrawn from Afghanistan; another 68,000 will return home at the end of 2013.

That means this Veterans Day especially isn’t only about giving our thanks to those who answered the call; it’s also about ensuring when these soldiers return to civilian life, opportunities for continued education and meaningful employment are there to meet them.

Below, you can see which companies and universities are doing the most to help our returning soldiers forge new paths. 

Did you serve? What helped you the most in transitioning back into civilian life? Let us know in the Comments.

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