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It’s time to rethink veterans.

You might not be a veteran. You might not even know a veteran. But every one of us thinks a certain way about them — and our opinions have serious consequences on how returning service members integrate back into our community.

Returning vets are all too often looked at as ”broken heroes.”

Too often they are perceived as unprepared for employment, untrustworthy tenants, and pigeonholed by skills translators as perfect fits to become truck drivers, security guards or mechanics. Even their psychological and mental health is questioned.

Some vets have some of these issues. Most don’t.


It’s time we made the most of this undervalued resource.

Veterans are people, too. They just have a different life experience.

Get to know them and ask them questions, like why they joined the military, what they did and what they learned.


It's time to get involved.

Thank you for rethinking veterans. Be a part of the solution and try a few of these suggestions:

Attend an Event
Volunteer
Join the Team
Refer a Vet
Share the Truth

Looking for services? If you are a veteran looking for support, PAServes can connect you with a network of resources from superior legal, housing and emergency service providers to employment, recreation and fitness, financial capabilities and more. Learn more.