As we honor the 19 million veterans across the country this Veterans Day, explore the experiences of over 50 service members who have shared their stories with PBS' 'American Veteran.'
Service members and their families demonstrate their character and resolve in the most trying of circumstances. As a case manager working with refugees, former military Kevin challenges his assumptions about others; after penpalling her brother’s Navy buddies, Juli-anne understands the impact of her letters; and James tries to connect with his brother killed in the Vietnam War.
VETERANS COMING HOME: CAREERS showcases veterans finding new career paths and adapting to the civilian work world. Many discover that the skills they learned in the military can help them. Stories include the successes and stumbling blocks of a post-military career, and how a former Rear Admiral is using her leadership skills to save her community from rising waters.
Originally known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day marked the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. The name of the holiday was changed decades later to honor all veterans from WWII to the Korean War. These brave men and women return home today with many challenges - physical, mental and societal. In November, WORLD Channel aims to bring attention to generations of veterans as they learn to cope, love and live as civilians again.