"While we all remember the fallen heroes of the past and current war, people seldom think about the needs of the broken bodies that come home, or about their families who are struggling with their care as well as the basic needs of living. Your program highlighted that need so well. Thank you for the beautiful, very meaningful concert."
HEALING & SUPPORT
American Idol winner Kris Allen performed in honor of our country’s servicemen and women.
Reach Out. Get Help. Give Help.
Americans unite on Memorial Day to remember our fallen, but we must also use the occasion to renew our resolve to support our active duty troops, our veterans and their families. They serve for us – now it’s our turn to serve for them.
Learn what you can do to support veterans and their loved ones and find resources for service members and their families on the pages of this Healing & Support section.
The Military and Veterans Crisis Lines connect Service members and Veterans in crisis, and their families and friends, with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat or text. Service members, Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
There are many things Americans can do to show our support for the active duty troops, veterans and their families, who face the direct impact of military service. Find useful links and ideas about how you can provide much needed help and support.
Reach out and help severely wounded service members as they find the resolve to fight for their own healing and recovery, achieving new potential in their lives. They and their caregivers need our emotional support as well as practical help with everyday activities.
Make a difference in the lives of a family that has lost a loved one. Survivors need a time to grieve but they also need help recovering from the loss of their fallen heroes. Consider specific ways you can get involved or support organizations that provide counseling and other services for grieving families.
Find resources and ideas to help care for yourself and others who are suffering through this most traumatic of losses. All people need and deserve help in healing from the loss of a loved one, especially in wartime.
Find help with relocation, medical care and benefits, education, employment and support networks for service members and their families. These pages offer resources to connect you with assistance.