When a parent deploys, they miss out on some big moments in the lives of their children and spouses. A new campaign, Make a Moment, by extended-stay hotel company Homewood Suites and the USO is aimed at recreating those missed moments for families.
The night sky split open to reveal brilliant shades of yellows, pinks and purples as the sun rose over Arlington National Cemetery on May 4, 2014. This gallery walks through the dark hours before the sun breaches night through it rising over well-known Washington, D.C. landmarks and the cemetery.
When families are at their most vulnerable, huddling together and recalling the memory of their recently deceased over a new grave, the caretakers of Arlington National Cemetery fade into the background. But behind the scenes, they provide one of the most important tasks: They bury the dead.
Despite being teenagers, despite moving more than any kid should be asked to, and despite facing the stress of a parent deployed, these five military children have shown what dedication and determination can accomplish.
Meredith Tibbetts joined Stars and Stripes in 2012 as the social media editor. Occasionally the paper will let her loose to take some photographs around Washington, D.C. - where she is based - and write about crazy happenings and viral videos on the Internet.
She previously covered feature stories and entertainment news – mixed in with some design layouts - at The Sun Chronicle, a daily newspaper in Massachusetts. She received her master’s in Journalism from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Connecticut, with a minor in English and a concentration in creative writing.
Utrecht, Netherlands makes a good bet for lovers of indie music Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 20-23, as the festival known as Le Guess Who? hosts both established bands and up-and-coming acts in 15 venues.