In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Texture Editorial Team has put together a special collection on the brave men and women who serve in our nation’s armed forces. Find the ‘A Salute to Our Heroes’ collection on the Highlights page in Texture, or tap the links below to dive right into your Texture app on mobile or tablet. Not yet a member? Start your free trial.
After being hit by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in 2009, Army Ranger Cory Remsburg put in years of hard work—and frustration—to overcome a traumatic brain injury, two collapsed lungs, paralysis, and vocal cord damage. Saluted by President Obama in the January 2014 State of the Union address, he became the face of America’s wounded warriors overnight. People visits Sgt. Remsburg at home, inspired by his battle for recovery, persistent optimism, and dedication to helping other veterans.
More than 5,600 veterans have become franchisees in the past four years, thanks in part to the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program. Here, Entrepreneur’s list of the top 100 franchises offering discounts, mentorship, and training to veterans looking to become business owners.
They served their country with honor, only to fight other battles—homelessness, injustice, PTSD—once back at home. Now these three female vets lend a hand to their sister soldiers who face the same struggles. Read their stories in Texture.
When Staff Sergeant Chloe Wells adopted a former military dog, she learned that animals could suffer from PTSD too. Now she makes sure canine veterans get the help they need. Woman’s Day explores military war dog Ddoc’s journey and new role as therapy dog for fellow warriors.
A life in uniform certainly isn’t easy, but hanging up your boots presents its own challenges—many of them financial. From landing a job to planning for retirement, here’s Money’s advice on how to make coming home really pay off.
Happy Veterans Day and Happy Reading!
– The Texture Team