The posted video contains the discussion which took place after the screening of "Veteran Nation" held at Heritage.
Veteran Nation is a moving 30-minute documentary on how America has treated our veterans and their families from Bunker Hill to Baghdad; the challenges facing this generation; and how the American people can best serve those who served. The goal of this film is to inspire all of us to give back to those who gave their all.
Organizing your own screening of Veteran Nation is easy. Contact Esprit de Corps at firstname.lastname@example.org to acquire a free DVD and other information for reaching out to your local community.
Today, there are over 22 million veterans living in America. Thirty percent of veterans live with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. They make up one fifth of the homeless population. And an estimated 18 veterans commit suicide every day. Never has there been such a great need to serve our military veterans.
But they aren’t just victims. More than three million veterans run their own small businesses. They are civic-minded, as reflected in the 16 veterans who were elected to Congress in 2012. They are one of our nation’s greatest resources.
VETERAN NATION offers an overview of how the nation has treated its veterans from the American Revolution to the present, and then focuses on the contemporary and future challenges of serving the nation’s veterans. It tells the story of contemporary veterans who are fighting to heal the wounds of war while preparing for a lifetime of service.
VETERAN NATION will inspire you to help serve those that served.
More About the Speakers
Executive Producer, Veteran Nation
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