U.S. Army National Guard / Capt. Jean Marie Kratzer

Whenever Congress and the White House play a game of chicken that results in a government shutdown, the losers are the families of U.S. troops killed in combat and training exercises.

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U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Jackeline Perez Rivera

Paying for college isn’t easy. Having to worry about how to afford to tuition when you’ve lost a parent to combat isn’t something anyone should have to do. That’s why a number of foundations have made it their mission to honor the fallen by helping their children pay for their education.

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DoD photo by Mark Piggott

The price of college has been on the rise for decades. According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 20152016 school year was $32,405 at private colleges, $9,410 for state residents at public colleges, and $23,893 for out-of-state residents attending public universities.

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U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jessica Kuhn

I was in the locker room changing out of gym clothes when I learned about the attacks on Sept. 11. It was my second week of high school.

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