Veterans Day observance was earlier this week, and I still see great pieces and articles flying around Facebook and Twitter. Here are a few you should check out:
- Veterans Day arrives as a celebration of service and sacrifice in uniform, but on the other 364 days, it can be difficult to sort out the sensational news reports about Veterans to find an accurate and balanced portrayal. That’s why we launched Strong at the Broken Places—a project that gives a more complete picture of the challenges Veterans face, and the resiliency they have shown to lead successful lives. Check out 12 Vets who have made in impact after their service and if you or a Vet you know would like to be featured on the site, email us.
- VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, himself a Vietnam Vet, gave heartfelt remarks to the crowd at the Vietnam Veteran Memorial in Washington, DC on Veterans Day. Assistant Secretary Tommy Sowers also offered his thoughts on the day. Check out photos from the wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and photos from the Secretary’s visit to the Wall here.
- Ever since Hurricane Sandy receded, the Veterans at Team Rubicon and The Mission Continues have been hard at work clearing debris and distributing aid to folks displaced in New York and New Jersey. And they didn’t let up on Veterans Day either. Check out their vital work here, and for more information on Team Rubicon, read a good primer from the founders we posted last week, on how Vets have found more ways to serve again.
- We’ve been investing in Veterans care and resources over the last few years, and we’ll continue to ensure we meet the obligation we have to care for Veterans. VA Deputy Secretary W. Scott Gould breaks it down.
- On November 14, VA Assistant Secretary Dr. Tommy Sowers presented the Presidential Memorial Certificate to Mary Stone, widow of Medal of Honor recipient Col. James L. Stone, who was buried at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Check out video from the event.