September 11th will forever be an important day in American history to remember those who have sacrificed life and limb to fight for what they believe in.
That's why tons of celebs made their way out to the Santa Monica pier to attend the Cycle for Heroes charity event earlier this week, including our one true goddess, Cher, who was just one of the many names who made an appearance for the event which was presented by Equinox.
She helped raise money for The Heroes Project, an organization that looks to improve benefits for veterans and wounded warriors by spending time with veterans Isaac Blunt and Brad Ivanchan while she got her bike on for charity.
It's always great when celebrities donate their time and energy to such great causes! And somehow Cher STILL manages to look flawless without makeup after a long workout!
Ch-ch-check out the singer looking amazing as usual as she hangs out with Isaac …AFTER THE JUMP!!!
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We love life!
Why? Because life is letting Alexander Skarsgård (the sexiest vampire to ever pretend to be a human in real life) take on Prince Harry (a real prince) in a race to the South Pole!
What's even better is that ASkars has joined the AMERICAN team (even though he's super Swedish), and will be battling the British team along with actor Dominic West's Canadian/Australian team to reach the South Pole this winter to help wounded veterans. The program is called Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge.
The co-ed teams are made up of
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Independence Day was a huge hit for Roland Emmerich. Now Sony is hoping this Independence Day will bring him another in White House Down!
But they're willing to part with a chunk of that 4th of July money to honor our nation's real heroes.
All day on the Fourth, active military and veterans get to go see Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx save the White House- for free!!!
Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, and Carmike Cinemas are all participating, offering a free seat to anyone presenting a valid military ID.
What better way to celebrate our country and its fighting men and women than with an action movie?
Of course, their slogan of "Monsters U is for commies" was a little much. JK!
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Filmmaker David Lynch thinks Transcendental Meditation can help war veterans overcome post-traumatic stress and reintegrate into civilian life — so much so that he's betting $1 million on it!
The David Lynch Foundation, dedicated to teaching at-risk groups "scientifically proven stress-reducing" meditative techniques, has launched Operation Warrior Wellness to benefit 10,000 veterans and their families.
The man behind cinema classics like Mulholland Drive and Blue Velvet, who swears practicing TM for over 30 years has changed his life, told sources:
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We love videos of soldiers coming home to their dogs.
But how about dogs coming home to their soldiers?
More than a dozen service members were reunited with the stray dogs that they cared for while deployed in Afghanistan.
Check out the above video for some sweet reunions with some cute pups.
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Ugh! So sad!
A new study published on Monday has found that a veteran commits suicide every 80 minutes!
Since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, military related suicide attempts have increased. In 2009 alone, 1,868 veterans of those wars attempted to take their own life!
It's not just the veterans either. Researchers found approximately one service member committed suicide every 36 hours between 2005 and 2019.
Study authors Dr. Margaret C. Harrell and Nancy Berglass concluded:
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The US House of Representatives has passed a bill called the Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act.
The bill is a double whammy of helping service members suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and disabled veterans.
Those who suffer from PTSD will be training shelter dogs, which is a great way to help cope with PTSD. Then those trained dogs will become service dogs for the disabled vets.
We're surprised they haven't been doing this all along.
The Senior Vice President of ASPCA Government Relations said:
"When more and more servicemen and women are returning from overseas with PTSD and other injuries, this bill will allow for our veterans to get the therapy and assistance they need and will give some worthy shelter dogs very good homes."
The bill passed unanimously. It's nice to know the government can really do some good in these tough economic times, and really show our veterans we appreciate everything they do for us.
[Image via WENN.]
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