Your end of week wrap-up of Veterans news and resources:
- The Battle of Iwo Jima, one of the most iconic and fierce battles in our history, began 68 years ago this week. Check out To the Shores of Iwo Jima, a 1945 documentary (featuring color footage) to give some perspective on why the engagement mattered. And be sure to read another take on Joe Rosenthal’s famous shot of the flag raising over Mt. Suribachi.
- With no down payment needed, VA-backed home loans are among the best in the business. If you’re looking to buy your own home, check out our resource page for more information and to see if you qualify.
- Veterans are used to adapting to tough situations, working in small teams, and operating in high stress environments. Sounds like a small business doesn’t it? Learn how to create your own business, get information on upcoming conferences, and more.
- Baltimore Vets: VA has opened a new 13,300-square-foot facility to serve folks in Anne Arundel and Howard counties. Services include general outpatient medical care, preventive health and education services, various medical screenings, telehealth services and referrals to specialized programs and inpatient services.
- We often mention the Veterans Crisis Line and how it has saved lives, but this video really drives home the enormous effort from dedicated folks to staff the call centers day and night. And as always, the Crisis Line can be reached at 1-800-273-8255, online through chat, and now by text at 838255.