Veterans and their families were once members of a distinct and identifiable institution: the military. One of our primary missions as an organization is to restore this strong sense of identity they may have lost as they transitioned from lives in the military to lives in new communities.
We do not, however, restore this sense of identity by emphasizing their differences as veterans. Instead, we seek to connect veterans to non-veterans through their similarities: as Civilians, as Neighbors, as Community Members and as Servants. When veterans and non-veterans embrace these shared identities, new venues for unity and connection emerge at the local level.
I was fortunate to see these venues emerge, and to see this unity and connection on display throughout the year.
I’m proud to report that in 2017, these hundreds joined thousands of others who unified and connected in similar ways — as humans, as neighbors and residents — at over 1,300 different events in 38 metro areas across the country.
Read the full article about the year in veteran service and connecting with communities by Spencer Kympton at Mission Continues.
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