I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day. However you recognize the holiday, I hope you take a moment to remember those that paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
In theme with Memorial Day, we’ll be looking at the Veterans Legacy Program on this week’s podcasts.
The Veterans Legacy Program is VA’s National Cemetery Administration’s (NCA) educational outreach initiative. Its mission is to memorialize our nation’s Veterans through sharing their stories of service and sacrifice. They partner with universities, schools, teachers, professors, and students of all levels to research Veterans interred in VA cemeteries and how they contributed to their country as service members, and how they contributed to their community as Veterans.
First, on a Benefits Breakdown edition of the show, I bring on Bryce Carpenter, educational outreach programs manager for NCA and a proud Army veteran. Bryce will tell us about the inception of the program, the value it brings to our community, how schools are using it for education, and how it has impacted him as a Veteran.