TOP PHOTO: The Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration, Dan Sitterly, and other representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs attended the unveiling of the Veterans Memorial Mural at the McPherson Square metro station on Vermont and I streets in Washington DC. The multi-panel mural was a collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, DowntownDC Business Improvement District, and Words Beats & Life. Lead artist Addison Karl created this mural entitled "In Service" to honor Veterans.
Are you a fan of podcasts? Borne the Battle is our weekly podcast where we interview Veterans and share their stories with you.
This week on Borne The Battle we sit down and talk to Marine Corps Veteran Brett D'Alessandro and his longtime girlfriend, Alexa Modero, about their nonprofit Backpacks For Life.
We talk about fighting Veteran homelessness, adjusting to civilian life, and finding a true purpose. Brett and Alexa have made it their mission to help those Veterans that find themselves with nothing but a backpack. In fact, with the nonprofit, Backpacks for Life the first thing they are doing is literally improving the backpack on homeless Veterans’ shoulders.
Richard “Dick” Winters served in the Army during World War II where he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and volunteered for the rigorous paratrooper training program. Later assigned to Company E, commonly referred to as "Easy Company," he served with heroism and distinction in D-Day, the Brecourt Manor Assault, Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge. Richard's story inspired the hit HBO series Band of Brothers.
Rolling Thunder held a candlelight vigil
at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
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