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National Archives Holds Panel on Honoring Veterans November 5 at 7 PM
Press Release · Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014

Washington, DC

In Honor of Our Veterans: Caring for Our Heroes

Washington, DC…On Thursday, November 5, at 7 PM, the National Archives hosts a panel discussion titled “In honor of our veterans: caring for our heroes.” This event is free and open to the public and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, and streamed live on YouTube.

What has Congress done to aid active service members, veterans, and their families? What lessons can we learn from how veterans from previous conflicts were supported upon their return? What challenges do we face as the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq continue to take their toll? A bipartisan panel will discuss these issues.

Moderated by Robert Levinson, Senior Defense Analyst with Bloomberg Government, the panel includes: Amanda L. Meredith, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee; former members of Congress Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY), who served on House Veterans Affairs, and Bob Clement (D-TN), who was in the National Guard while serving in the House; retired Army Staff Sergeant Charles Eggleston, three-time Purple Heart recipient who spent over three years at Walter Reed recuperating from wounds sustained in Iraq; and Alison Messick, director of programs at the Navy SEAL Foundation.

This program is presented in partnership with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress.

Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution at 7th Street NW. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station. National Archives, Special Events Entrance, 7th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, www.archives.gov Reservations are recommended and can be made online. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.?

Military records at the National Archives

The National Archives is the official repository for records of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard, and other government agencies. These records include: military personnel service records, textual documents including unit reports and rosters; maps and plans; photographs; posters; motion pictures and sound recordings; and electronic records. Resources include:

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