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Public Media. Compelling Stories. Trusted Resources.

Coming back to civilian life brings new challenges, new opportunities, and compelling stories of courage and accomplishment.

Public media tells those stories so community members can better understand the veteran experience. And, through Veterans Coming Home, public media supports and engages veterans as they transition to civilian life.

See how public media stations across the nation are honoring veterans in key communities.

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2015 National Memorial Day Concert

Each year, the National Memorial Day Concert presents a unique program honoring the valor and patriotism of Americans who have served our country. The show pays tribute to their sacrifices, as well as those of their families and loved ones. This year's concert will be co-hosted by Tony Award winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award winner Gary Sinise.

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National Resource Directory

TheĀ NRD has information about thousands of services and organizations that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. The NRD is a partnership among the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs.

Find Your County Veterans Service Officer

Start by connecting with your County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO).

Vet Centers

Vet Centers offer counseling in a caring manner for Veterans and their families. Use this search to find a Vet Center near you.

Volunteer Locally to Help Veterans

There are many different ways you can help a disabled veteran. Volunteering is one of them.

Veterans Crisis Line, 18002738255 press 1

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Ramiro Gonzales and Son - THE HOMEFRONT

The Homefront

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View intimate portraits of America's military families, with unprecedented access to soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen and women in the all-volunteer military. The revealing documentary tells stories of pride and patriotism, sacrifice and resilience.

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The THIS OLD HOUSE crew with the DeWitt family.

This Old House Veteran’s Special House Project

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THIS OLD HOUSE partners with Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) to build a house for an Army veteran and his family. A specially adapted home for SSG Matt DeWitt, whose injuries in Iraq resulted in the amputation of both arms, will be life-changing. Pictured: The THIS OLD HOUSE crew with the DeWitt family.

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StoryCorps -1st Squad 3rd Platoon

StoryCorps Shorts: 1st Squad, 3rd Platoon

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In August 2005, Marine Lance Cpl. Travis Williams and his squad were sent on a rescue mission in Barwanah, Iraq. En route, their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. Of Travis' entire 12-person team, he alone survived. Here, Travis reflects on the hours and days after the explosion, as well as his life now, and pays tribute to the men he left behind.

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Military Children from WAMU's Breaking Ground project sheds light on the challenges of being the child of soldiers. Kavitha Cardoza/WAMU

‘Military Children': Coping With The Loss Of A Parent

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Military Children from WAMU's Breaking Ground project sheds light on the challenges of being the child of soldiers. Kavitha Cardoza/WAMU

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StoryCorps Shorts: The Last Viewing

Allen Hoe tells the story of a chance encounter with a stranger who knew his son, Army 1st Lt. Nainoa K. Hoe, who died in Iraq.

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Make the Connection-Family & Relationships

See veterans and their families sharing stories about how they helped and supported each other and find resources related to symptoms and conditions veterans may be experiencing.

PTSD: National Center for PTSD

Resources for Veterans, family and the general public to help understand the signs and symptoms of PTSD.

Veterans Crisis Line

Connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

Veterans Crisis Line, 18002738255 press 1

24 hours a day,
7 days a week,
365 days a year.

Get help NOW Call or Text 838255


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