For our site visitors who aren’t as social as we are – at least, not following us on Twitter or Facebook – here are some highlights from the past week on social media from Veterans Matter.

We…

…believe this 60 Minutes segment by Scott Pelley, Coming Home, which aired last Sunday night, was great coverage portraying the struggle, courage, commitment, and sacrifice our service people continue to make even after war. Don’t miss the extra segments and Pelley’s photo gallery.

…found this article on Stars & Stripes about the differences in the nature of concussions between athletes and soldiers very interesting. New studies indicate those differences contribute to the reason why soldiers and Marines don’t recover from their head injuries as quickly, and could very well mean new – and hopefully, more effective – ways of treating these “invisible wounds”.

…liked that student veterans will soon be able to get in-state tuition at public colleges because of S.2450 – Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014.

…saw and shared more news coverage from Final Salute, Inc., which was a great segment on the particular obstacles female veterans face in returning to civilian life after service.

…loved this photo from the U.S. Coast Guard, and thought it was a great start to a Wednesday!

 

…applaud Indianapolis for implementing this hotline for veterans experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. The 24-hour hotline can help veterans with everything from housing to education.

…were thrilled to post that another 6 veterans/veteran families were housed over the last week, and updated our Veterans Housed to Date page to reflect our new total number of 559 housed veterans.

…are thrilled to announce that mega-veteran supporter Gary Sinise has joined our roster of famous friends helping us get the word out about housing our homeless heroes. Gary recorded a great video PSA, which we will be releasing shortly. We are grateful to this true patriot, whose own Gary Sinise Foundation has been doing fantastic work on behalf of veterans for several years now, for adding his voice to the cause!

Hollywood actor and part-time rocker Gary Sinise performs at the 4th Annual America Supports You Military Tribute Concert as part of the Military Appreciation Month celebrations. Sinise and "The Lt. Dan Band" jammed for a standing-room-only crowd packed into the courtyard of the Pentagon.

Hollywood actor and part-time rocker Gary Sinise performs at the 4th Annual America Supports You Military Tribute Concert as part of the Military Appreciation Month celebrations. Sinise and “The Lt. Dan Band” jammed for a standing-room-only crowd packed into the courtyard of the Pentagon.