Bipartisan Coalition and Veterans Advocates Call for a Presidential Commission to Address Veterans’ Issues
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmen Jim McDermott (D-WA) and Walter Jones (R-NC), along with director of the award-winning documentary Restrepo, Sebastian Junger, author and decorated Marine, Karl Marlantes, and other veteran advocates will hold a press conference to discuss H.R. 1492, A Commission on America and Its Veterans, and the need for better reintegration of veterans.
Every day 22 veterans take their own lives and addiction, homelessness, and unemployment rates are drastically high. The commission would hold hearings to investigate better practices for reintegration, establish ceremonies and memorials to honor service, and create an office of public outreach to bridge the widening gap between military and civilian communities.
WHAT: Press Conference on the Commission on America and Its Veterans
WHO: Representative Jim McDermott
Representative Walter Jones
Sebastian Junger, author and director
Karl Marlantes, author and Marine veteran
Other military and veteran advocates
WHEN: Wednesday, May 8th, at 10:00a.m. EST
WHERE: House Triangle, located in the grassy triangle on the House side of the Capitol's
east Front in Washington, D.C.