Groundbreaking of the Vietnam Wall, 30th Anniversary Ceremony
March 26, 2012 marked the 30th anniversary of the groundbreaking of the Vietnam wall in Washington, DC. Speakers included Vietnam Wall founder Jan Scruggs, Rep. Allen West, Rep, Brett Guthrie, BG George Price and Gen. Barry McCaffrey.
Veterans Day Tribute
This music video salute to American troops features footage of combat and relief activities from World War I to Afghanistan and Iraq, set to music.
Veterans Disability Compensation testimony by Secretary
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testified before the US Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs on September 23, 2010 about his decision to expand Agent Orange disability benefits.
Homeless Veterans: Stand Down
The Veterans Administration estimates a 20% unemployment rate among recent veterans and 9,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans on the streets. Scott Pelley of CBS 60 Minutes reports on an annual 3 day stand down, or camp, in San Diego where homeless veterans can find hope and services. An array of tents provided services such medical and dental treatment, rehab, and job placement as well as food, clothing, haircuts, and hot showers. The Veterans Administration estimates a 20% unemployment rate among recent veterans and 9,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans on the streets.
Bob Dole's Work With War Veterans (9 min) ABC News
A February 2010 ABC News report features interviews with Wounded Warriors Commission co-chairs Bob Dole and Donna Shalala, about recommendations for improving long term care and outpatient care for veterans.
Veteran's Day with General Colin Powell
Harry Smith, of CBS's Early Show interviews General Colin Powell about the service and sacrifices of America's military forces.
Planes take veterans back in time
CNN's Mark Biello tells the story of a pilot who uses his World War II biplanes to get veterans to tell their stories.
PBS Independent Lens: Red White Black and Blue
This PBS documentary tells the story of the World War II Japanese occupation of the Alaskan island of Attu and the subsequent battle by American soldiers to retake the island. The story is told with historic footage and the memories of two veterans who revisit the island on the 60th anniversary of the American landing on Attu.
Improving Health Care for Veterans, May 5, 2010
President Obama signs the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act that improves health care services for veterans and provides assistance and training to those who provide care to wounded warriors. The President outlines the new benefits.
Veterans Green Jobs: New Orleans, Feb 3, 2009
Job training program trains veterans in green jobs and provides dual training in disaster response. More information, how to help, and program applications available at http://veteransgreenjobs.org
Veterans Green Jobs, Nov. 25, 2009
President Obama has affirmed his commitment to support clean energy initiatives -- like wind and solar power with the goal of reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil. And a non-profit group in Denver is working with VA to train Americas Veterans for jobs in the emerging Green Collar industry. Local training includes forestry and home energy auditing. More information available at www.veteransgreenjobs.org
History of the Holidays: History of Veterans Day, History Channel
A look at the history of the holiday honoring those who fought for America, both living and dead.
Groundbreaking for American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, Nov. 10, 2010
Hundreds of disabled veterans and federal officials attended a groundbreaking ceremony in Washington, D.C., for the first permanent memorial dedicated to America's disabled veterans Nov. 10, 2010. More information on the AMERICAN VETERANS DISABLED FOR LIFE MEMORIAL can be found at http://www.avdlm.org.
Disabled Veterans Associations SCAM CHARITY
Disabled Veterans Associations - DVA CAR DONATION SCAM CHARITY - ONLY 13% GOES TO VETERANS! NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH DAV, DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS, WHICH IS A LEGITIMATE CHARITY THAT HELPS DISABLED VETERANS
Take 5 Veterans Preference Programs
Information about Kentucky state's requirement for veteran's preference in employment.