Assignment: What if veterans had a stronger voice?
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Created September 2, 2009 by
It’s a sad reality that war veterans are oftentimes forgotten in the United States once they return to their civilian lives. Economic struggles, homelessness and inadequate veterans benefits are just some of the problems they face.
But what would happen if veterans had a stronger voice in our society? Together, we can find out.
Grab a video camera and find a veteran – whether a relative, a resident at a nearby nursing home, or someone you just met – and ask about his or her biggest concerns. If you don’t have access to a video camera, take photos of a veteran and write a short summary of your findings.
Try and keep the interview under three minutes and be sure to provide basic details about the veteran you profile.