Millions of men and women have fought to defend our country. There are special challenges dealing with veterans who return from war-zones. The least we can do is make sure that they have the opportunity to succeed when they return -- with food, shelter, health care, education, jobs, and someone who knows what they went through, who can listen.
These are challenges the military has dealt with for hundreds of years. Beginning at 8:30 PM ET, streaming live from the annual Robin Hood Benefit at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, Tom Brokaw and Admiral Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will discuss the challenges facing NYC veterans.
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On stage during Robin Hood's benefit, Tom Brokaw will moderate a conversation with Admiral Mike Mullen to discuss the challenges facing veterans in New York City and will share some startling statistics:
- 18 veterans commit suicide in America every single day
- There are as many as 3,000 homeless veterans in New York City
- Two-thirds of veterans in New York City lose their jobs within one year of returning to the workforce
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