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May 03

A Nation and Its Veterans - What's Next?<br>A Plan for Action

As Memorial Day approaches, it is time to remember that this is not just another holiday. The average member in the military today has experienced more service in a combat theater than any in our nation’s history. Many have had multiple combat tours. Over two million have deployed since 2007. “Giving back” to our veterans and their families – acknowledging, honoring, and responding to their service and sacrifice is the nation’s responsibility – not just something the government does.

Our nation wants to give back. According to a Pentagon White Paper, there are over 400,000 registered websites for donors and organizations supporting our service men and women. “This is more than a pool of do-gooders – it is a Sea of Goodwill,” the Paper concludes, “our nation needs a method to navigate this sea.” How can Americans best organize their efforts to give back?

Join us as three of our nation’s most effective and respected organizations working with veterans and their families reflect on their efforts and how their work can point the way to what others can do for this great generation of veterans.

More About the Speakers

John A. Baden, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, Warriors and Quiet Waters

Lieutenant Commander Edie Rosenthal, USN (Ret.)
Public Relations Director, Special Operations Warrior Foundation

Colonel Jack Jacobs, USA (Ret.)
Medal of Honor Recipient and Vice Chairman, Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

Hosted By

James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.

Vice President for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow Read More