11/11/11 was an historic day to honor, celebrate and unite as a community marking a decade of war. In Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, New York City and San Franciso, IAVA Member Veterans, their families and supporters came out to march in parades and attend ceremonies nationwide for Veterans Day. Thousands of our supporters joined together online to show the less than 1% of Americans who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan that we've got their backs. Coast to coast IAVA capitalized on this historic date to show the entire nation that veterans are a smart investment in America’s future. Together, we called on local communities and leaders to help raise awareness about veteran unemployment and lay the groundwork for veteran job fairs nationwide.
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IAVA held its Fifth Annual Heroes Gala on November 9, 2011 at Cipriani 42nd in New York City. The event honored the more than two million men and women who have bravely served our country in Iraq and Afghanistan, and coincided with IAVA's extensive Veterans Week activities nationwide. Watch the highlights below, and click here to learn more.
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In just the last year, IAVA has connected hundreds of veterans with employers through career fairs, helped over 10,000 veterans go to college on the new GI Bill, and provided mental health support to over 50,000 veterans—all at no cost to Member Veterans. Programs like these are only made possible through your generous support. Fight for those who fought for us and help us keep these resources and benefits completely free for new veterans and their families.
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