Gold Star families and the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation are front page news. Yet only 16% of IAVA members agree that the American public understands the sacrifices of veterans. Many people want to know, what more can we do, beyond talking, to support the families of the fallen? The experts at IAVA want to move beyond the headlines and political fights to act and support the families of the fallen. We recommend the following steps:
2. Learn and support IAVA’s Policy Agenda recommendations for honoring the fallen.
3. Support IAVA partner TAPS and their amazing work supporting survivors. Learn more at www.TAPS.org.
4. Listen, learn, and reflect.
The most important voices we can listen to right now aren’t politicians or media pundits; they’re the voices of families of the fallen.
IAVA’s recommended reading and watching:
IAVA leaders Paul Rieckhoff, Allison Jaslow and Board Member Bonnie Carroll advocating on the issue in the media: