They put their lives on the line, leave loved ones behind to travel to far-flung and sometimes desolate places and face danger at every turn. They are America’s heroes, the men and women of the U.S. military, who risk everything to keep their country safe. But are we doing enough for them?
As we approach Memorial Day, we’ll explore the challenges America’s troops face when they finally return home, from financial hardships to difficult medical conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder. Even if you don’t have a loved one on the battlefield, we’ll have information that could help you or someone you know.
Join us in the CNN Newsroom Saturday at 4pm ET as we look at the help that is available and search for solutions. Give us your thoughts, too. Leave a comment for Fredricka.
[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/05/20/gitmo.detainees.ruling/art.gitmo.bay.afp.gi.jpg caption="A guard talks with a detainee at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, earlier this year."] We’ll soon hear from President Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney in
back-to-back speeches on national security and the future of Guantanamo Bay.
We also want to hear from you. What should happen to the terrorism suspects at Gitmo?
Leave us a comment and we’ll share them in the CNN Newsroom from 11am — 1pm ET.
The Heidi Newsroom AM show team is talking about this story today:
Police say the owners of a New Zealand service station ran off - after a bank mistakenly paid them $10 million. The couple had asked for a $10 thousand loan. Instead - someone at the bank mistakenly deposited millions of dollars into their account. Two days later - the couple disappeared. Police think they've probably left the country.
So we want to know:
What would you do if a bank mistakenly deposited millions into your account?
Would you take the money and run - or do the right thing?
Leave us your comments and cast a quick vote.
Don Lemon is in for Heidi this morning. Join us in the CNN Newsroom from 9a-11a ET.
From Bev German
Senior Copy Editor/Writer
The refugee crisis in Pakistan continues to worsen, as the number of people displaced by the fighting in Pakistan's Swat valley has risen to more than 1.4 million.
CNN's Reza Sayah reports on the hundreds of thousands of children who have fled the battle zone of Swat Valley.
On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced humanitarian aid of $110 million for Pakistani refugees. She also announced a system that gives you an easy way to donate to the U.N. refugee effort, by texting on your mobile phone.
Text SWAT to 20222 to donate $5 for Pakistan relief.
This gives a whole new emphasis to phrase: “Call to Action”!
Read more about the mobile texting donations.
And be sure to visit Impact Your World to learn more about the Refugee Crisis in Pakistan and how you can make a difference.