“Veteran Nation” is an award-winning, moving 30-minute documentary on the experience of how America has treated our veterans and their families from Bunker Hill to Baghdad; the challenges facing this generation; and how the American people can best serve those who served. The goal of the film is to inspire all of us to give back to those who gave their all. ColdWater Media was honored to be asked to create such a documentary honoring our nation’s military men and women.
Veteran Nation was an official selection of the 2013 GI Film Festival. The Military Channel (a sponsor of the GI Film Festival) presented the documentary “Veteran Nation” its award for the festival which best represented the mission and values of the cable-televison network.
- There are over 22 million veterans.
- Over 487,000 wounded in Iraq and AFghanistan
- Up to 30 percent live with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- An estimated 18 veterans commit suicide every day
- One-fifth of the homeless population
- Twenty-seven percent returning from war abuse alcohol
- Unemployment for Gulf-war era veterans – 12.1%
But, they are veterans not victims
- Over 800,000 veterans are attending college
- Sixteen new veterans elected to Congress
- Over 3 million veterans own small businesses
The most important acts of serving those who served won’t originate in government. Rather, they will arise from within America’s communities.
“A must see movie for Americans to learn how to serve those that served.”
– Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor Recipient
“Every generation of American veterans is the Greatest Generation. Ours is no exception.”
– James Jay Carafano, Historian