Heritage Foundation national security experts James Carafano and James Talent were in St. Louis yesterday for a special screening of “Veteran Nation,” a new documentary about the treatment of America’s veterans.
The nation and its communities need to keep that past in mind, says former U.S. Sen. Jim Talent, R-Mo., to make sure that veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq are treated correctly, particularly after more than a decade of combat.
“We’ve never had so many people in almost continuous combat for so long,” Talent said in an interview Tuesday…
“Every generation is different,” said James Carafano, a co-producer and co-writer. “How you treat veterans is a decision you make as a generation.” …
The St. Louis screening is the latest of about 100 showings in recent months, Carafano said. He emphasized that the aim was to help veterans and promote community awareness of their needs. Carafano also is president of a nonprofit group, “Esprit de Corps,” set up “to educate the public about veterans affairs.
Forty-five concerned citizens, including several local news outlets, attended yesterday’s screening in St. Louis.
Watch the trailer for the documentary, which is offered free to pro-veterans groups who want to host screenings: