Veterans talk about the Civilian Military Divide

Author: Rethink Vets

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With only .05% of Americans having served or currently serving in the military, the US military has become more isolated from civilian life than at any period in the country's recent history. 88% of post-9/11 veterans believe that the general public does not understand the problems faced by those in the military and their families. 49% of veterans who served after 9/11 describe reentry into civilian life as very difficult. In the video below, veterans talk about the military and civilian divide. This project was for Heinz Endowments. The Endowments has an initiative for helping veterans successfully reintegrate, gain employment and contribute to their communities. More information is available on