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November 12 | Impactful Veterans

November 12, 2020

In honor of yesterday being Veterans Day, we take a look at how veterans of all eras made an impact. Check out these stories that revolve around the veteran experience.

Homemade
Spanning six years, “Homemade” follows Force Reconnaissance Marine Adam Sorensen’s return to civilian life and his experience with PTSD and addiction. In addition to Veterans Day, November 11 was also Sorensen’s birthday. Watch the documentary that won the 2019 GIFFSD Founders’ Choice Award HERE.

Canine Soldiers: The Militarization of Love
This documentary focuses on the partnership between soldiers and dogs in the military and offers insight in the process of training and deploying military working dogs. But more importantly, it sheds light on the intimate bonds within these soldier-dog teams. RENT on iTunes.

Finding Your Roots
In this PBS series, Henry Louis Gates Jr. researches the ancestry of a variety of guest stars. On “War Stories”, guests Kehinde Wiley, Julianne Moore, and Bill Hader explore their families’ histories of military service. WATCH on the PBS video player.

BONUS RECOMMENDATION – Wreaths Across America
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, Wreaths Across America presents a one-hour radio show dedicated to the music and stories of the Vietnam War. Listen HERE.

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