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Heritage: Veteran Nation

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Event:
Heritage: Veteran Nation
Start:
February 21, 2013 4:30 pm
End:
February 21, 2013 6:00 pm
Category:
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Organizer:
Heritage Foundation
Updated:
February 19, 2013
Venue:
Heritage Foundation HQ
Address:
214 Massachusetts Ave, NE, Washington, DC, DC, 20002, United States

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. Reception at 4:30, to be followed by film screening and discussion. To learn more
and register, please visit http://www.heritage.org/events/2013/02/veteran-nation.

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