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Heroes to Hometowns

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William Tecumseh Sherman once famously said “War is hell.” As we know, all too well, the war doesn’t always end for our soldiers when they leave the battlefield.

Adjusting to life after war is a difficult transition for all soldiers, especially those who have sustained physical and/or mental injuries. As these struggles become more apparent, more and more resources have emerged to help our heroes at home.

The state of Washington has taken an especially proactive approach to helping our injured soldiers’ transition to life at home by creating Heroes to Hometowns:

Heroes to Hometowns is a program designed to welcome home Service Members who, because of injuries sustained, can no longer serve in the military.

In creating a positive transition home, Heroes to Hometowns inspires community growth and establishes a support network for Service Members and their families that allows them to ease into their hometown or new surroundings.

Heroes to Hometowns was created by the Department of Defense in 2005 to enable and assist communities in developing programs to support military veterans and their families when the veterans were returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Click here to learn more about Heroes to Hometowns.

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Written by traumalines

April 1, 2010 at 6:10 pm

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