Veterans in the Community
Recognizing those who have worn our nation’s uniform as valued, contributing members of our communities is our way of encouraging all Americans to meaningfully engage with veterans and their families, and by so doing, appreciate them as respected civic assets.
The Moral Obligation to Know Our Veterans
Dr. Mike Haynie is the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families and the Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University’s Whitman School. In this talk he discusses how, as a result of the all-volunteer approach to military service, most people in the United States do not understand the challenges facing our veterans. Dr. Haynie encourages all Americans to meaningfully engage with veterans and their families, and appreciate them as respected civic assets.
About ‘Greenlight a Vet’
America’s veterans are some of our nation’s bravest, hardest-working men and women. However, it’s hard to show them the appreciation they deserve when, back home and out of uniform, they’re more camouflaged than ever.
Empowering organizations including the IVMF; Team Red, White and Blue; Team Rubicon; Hire Heroes USA; and Blue Star Families joined Walmart to launch Greenlight a Vet. This campaign to establish visible national support for our veterans by changing one light to green.Learn More About this Campaign