On the National Service blog, the past few weeks have been dedicated to veterans.
We've shared stories of WWII and Gulf War vets, of vets inspiring and helping young people, and of vets serving their country on the battlefield, and off.
These stories illustrate the commitment the Corporation for National and Community Service has made to veterans, and the commitment many veterans have made to service.
Didn't catch them all? Here's a look at what you missed:
- A Lifetime of Service
A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII, Vern Truemper, now serves his country as an RSVP volunteer.
- Vets Helping Vets: Tackling Veteran Unemployment Through Service
In Ohio, where the unemployment rate hovers around 16%, this Gulf War veteran is helping other vets find work as an AmeriCorps VISTA.
- Eager to Serve: Former Marine Reservist Looks to AmeriCorps to Continue His Mission
A former Reservist, Chuck Hundley now serves his community as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Yakima County Veterans Programs.
- A Few Great Grandparents: Giving Back to Military Kids
At Major George S. Welch Elementary School on Dover Air Force Base, Foster Grandparents are providing a little extra love and attention to help their students weather the trials of military deployment.
- 10 Ways to Support and Honor Military Veterans
Ten short- and long-term volunteer opportunities available through those organizations that support veterans.
- Serving Those Who've Served
A message from Corporation for National and Community Service CEO, Robert Velasco, II, on the recent highlights in CNCS' work with veterans.
- A Gift to Future Generations: The Veterans History Project
Create a lasting memory of service by recording the story of a veteran in your life and contributing it to the Veterans History Project.
- The Greatest Generation Still Giving Back
The heroes of WWII, with their shared sacrifice and continued dedication, show they truly are the greatest generation by giving back as Senior Corps volunteers.
- United Front at Home: CADCA, National Guard and the CNCS Connect Returning Veterans with Critical Support
More about the launch of a new program, VetCorps, that will help returning veterans and their families access the critical services and support they need – ranging from social, mental and physical health services to housing and employment assistance.
- The New Veterans, Serving on the Homefront
Acting CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service Robert Velasco, II, and President of The George Washington University, Stephen Knapp, discuss making a commitment to veterans in the service and higher education communities.
Among the milestone events that have marked our nation's history, World Word II is one everyone knows of but few remember. The heroes of that war, their shared sacrifice and their continued dedication, shows they truly are the greatest generation. Montana's Bernard Mulder, 89, is one of these heroes.
As Veteran's Day nears, we look to honor those of the "Greatest Generation" who so valiantly served our country during World War II. Today, these heroes are still serving today – tutoring and mentoring at-risk youth, serving veteran and military families, and helping fellow seniors stay independent in their own homes.