From my hero and friend, Paul Rieckhoff:
Meet Nick, Maria and Tyler. [ http://iava.org/veterans-day-2011 ]
One trained Iraqi forces in the field. One managed millions of dollars at a base in Balad. One served as a medic on over 700 combat patrols in Afghanistan. All three of them came back from Iraq and Afghanistan with unique skills, experience and drive to continue leading our country.
But can you guess which military resume got one of these vets a job? Take our quiz to find out where they are now. [ http://iava.org/veterans-day-2011 ]
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A decade after 9/11, Nick, Maria and Tyler are the face of the 2.3 million Americans who have served in these wars. But together, new veterans are still less than one percent of the country, and they're still fighting to show the country what they're made of.
That's why next week all three will be on the ground in New York City with me and hundreds of others to lead the largest Veterans Day parade in the nation. Thousands more will lead marches and events across the country. From San Francisco to Atlanta and Dallas to Chicago, we'll show America that our New Greatest Generation is ready to lead at home – we just need opportunities to prove it.
Take the quiz and spread their stories on Facebook and Twitter before Veterans Day (11/11/11). [http://iava.org/veterans-day-2011 ]
This Vet's Day, let's all get behind Nick, Maria, Tyler and the other 2.3 million veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country.
Thank you for standing with us.
Founder and Executive Director
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
P.S. – No matter where you honor and celebrate this Vets Day do it in IAVA style. Get the newest IAVA tees, hoodies and more gear to support our vets! [ http://iavastore.org/ ]