Heritage Foundation is hosting a screening of an important new film that deals with some of the vitally important issues related to how our veterans impact and are ompacted by our society. If you are in the DC area, please comnsider going. If not please check out the work of Serving our Vets who are making sure this issue gets the attention it deserves.
A Special Film Screening
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.
Thursday, February 21, 2013 – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.Reception ~ Screening ~ DiscussionThe Heritage Foundation’s Allison AuditoriumHosted byJames Jay Carafano, Ph.D.Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, The Heritage FoundationTerms and conditions of attendance are posted at heritage.org/Events/terms.cfmNews media inquiries, call (202) 675-1761Visit www.servingourvets.org for more information on the film!