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Wounded veterans celebrate their “Alive Day”

Check out this story about Ryan Cules, an Iraq Veteran who celebrates the day he didn’t die – his Alive Day – as a means of coping with his loss.

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A thoughtful review in the Times Union (Albany, NY)

Mickie Lynn wrote in the Times Union about her experience watching “Hidden Battles” with an audience at a screening in Delmar, NY: Documentary maker, Victoria Mills, included scenes and recollections from their original battles and then followed their lives after they returned home. We saw intimate details of their lives at intervals. In every case […]

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Watch Hidden Battles Here – Veterans Day Only

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Hidden Battles streaming for 99cents – Veterans Day (11/11) only!

In honor of Veterans Day we are offering “Hidden Battles” for 99 cents, for one day only. Please help your community take advantage of this offer by forwarding this e-mail to your friends, family, and colleagues. On Veterans Day (Friday November 11th) from 12:00am -12:00pm you can: Stream “Hidden Battles” for only 99 cents or […]

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Children’s book helps explain PTSD

Carolina Nadel is an illustrator and children’s book author with a background in medicine. Her newest book, “Daddy’s Home” gets straight to the point when it comes to how military children may be understanding their parent’s new behavior after returning from war. The story mirror’s a child’s experience of an easily aggravated father who, after […]

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Commonweal Magazine reviews “Hidden Battles”

Here’s a clip of a lovely review of “Hidden Battles” in Commonweal Magazine. Click here to read the full article. …a quiet, poignant restraint is a key note of Hidden Battles, a graceful study of how the act of killing affects soldiers’ mental health. A recent showpiece on the film festival circuit, Hidden Battles interweaves […]

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Seeking Women Veterans for Parade

Jerry Brunton of North Carolina has teamed up with two other female veterans to form a group called the ‘Women Veterans of Coastal North Carolina’. This year, they hope to increase the presence of women veterans at their local Veterans Day parade.

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Veterans Empowering Veterans

“I’m a work in progress, we all are”, explained formerly homeless Air Force veteran, Robert Morrison. Morrison is now employed and taking computer classes at a local college thanks in large part to the work of Renee and Calvin Elder, founders of Veterans Empowering Veterans.

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Veterans Need More Than Applause

Seattle Times columnist Nicole Brodeur recently wrote a great article on the need for civilians and the American government to connect with returning soldiers in a more meaningful way. Brodeur interviewed Sam Barrett, 30, an U.S. Army Airborne Ranger who did three tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. Barrett explains that the appreciative applause he and other veterans sometime receive is just not enough.

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Stand Down 2011

During war time, “Stand Down” is a term that describes the removal of exhausted soldiers from combat to a safe place to rest, enjoy warm meals, get new uniforms and receive medical care. Thanks to founders and Vietnam veterans, Robert Van Keuren and Dr. Jon Nachison, “Stand Down” now refers to their grassroots, community based intervention program put in place to offer aid to the nation’s homeless veteran population.

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