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In Honor of our Veterans: Caring for Our Heroes
  • Date: Thursday, November 05, 2015
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

What has Congress done to aid active service members, veterans, and their families? What lessons can we learn from how veterans from previous conflicts were supported upon their return?  What challenges do we face as the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq continue to take their toll?  A bipartisan panel discusses these issues.

Moderator Robert Levinson, Senior Defense Analyst with Bloomberg Government, leads a discussion with Amanda L. Meredith, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee; former members of Congress Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY), who served on House Veterans Affairs, and Bob Clement (D-TN), who was in the National Guard while serving in the House; retired Army Staff Sergeant Charles Eggleston, Purple Heart recipient who spent over three years at Walter Reed recuperating from wounds sustained in Iraq; and Alison Messick, director of programs at the Navy SEAL Foundation.

This program is presented by the National Archives in partnership with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress.

All public programs at the National Archives are free and streamed live online via the National Archives’ YouTube channel. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.

Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000 in advance.