It is safe to say that African American History is American History. However, when you talk about African American Veterans, their chapter in the story of our Nation’s history is not well known to many Americans. Participation of African Americans fighting for America’s freedom is as old as America herself.
Watch this video to better understand the extraordinary contributions made by African American Veterans to our Nation’s freedom that begins with the Revolutionary War and continues today in Iraq and Afghanistan. Everyone at VA, particularly our staff at the Center for Minority Veterans, is committed to promoting awareness and utilization of benefits and services that African American Veterans have earned as a result of their military service. If you know of a Veteran– of any race or gender – who has not enrolled in VA health care and benefits please encourage them to visit their local VA facility for more information. We are here to serve.
We hope the Veterans, their families and survivors who view African American Veterans – A Legacy of Exceptional Service are as inspired as we are by the contributions that African American Veterans have made in keeping America safe and free.
The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Center for Minority Veterans are proud to present this video: African American Veterans – A Legacy of Exceptional Service.
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