"One of the most common pleas I hear as I go around the country is, 'I want to help our veterans, but I can't figure out how.' Having worked in the government for 41 years, I can understand that. The government is a big bureaucracy and sometimes it can be hard to help."
General George W. Casey, Jr., former chief of staff of the U.S. Army, believes we have the opportunity to match veterans' service with our own through new community initiatives like the Community Blueprint. By serving with and for our veterans, he said in his Points of Light blog post, we can make sure our veterans successfully reintegrate in society; find jobs, housing and health care; get financial and legal help; and keep their families strong.
Points of Light CEO Michelle Nunn, in her article in the Huffington Post, said that "when we call upon our veteran's gifts, we tap into an enormous wellspring of ingenuity and talent for our nation." Veteran-led initiatives like Team Rubicon, The Mission Continues and the Community Blueprint are making a difference each and every day.
On Veterans Day, Points of Light encourages you to sign up and serve, joining the movement to build a better, stronger and more united nation