Veterans' Adjustment to Civilian Life, Keynote Speeches
Former President George W. Bush, Jill Biden, and others spoke at an event on helping veterans transition from military to civilian… read more
Former President George W. Bush, Jill Biden, and others spoke at an event on helping veterans transition from military to civilian life. Topics included unemployment, addiction, and the stigma surrounding mental illnesses such as post-traumatic stress disorder. President Bush talked about challenges for veterans, including post-traumatic stress disorder and unemployment. He also shared stories of veterans who successfully re-entered civilian life and efforts to empower them. Jill Biden spoke about her son’s deployment to Iraq and her work with veterans. The event also included a panel discussion on employing veterans and the value they could bring to the private sector.
This event was part of the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative Summit, “Empowering Our Nation’s Warriors,” held at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Jill Biden Spouse Joseph "Joe" R. Biden Jr.
- George W. Bush U.S. President (Former) [R] United States
- Justin Constantine Motivational Speaker
- Miguel Howe Director Bush (George W.) Institute->Military Service Initiative
- Peter Pace Chair (Former) Joint Chiefs of Staff
- Martha Raddatz Chief Correspondent ABC News->Foreign Affairs
- Stephen Schwarzman Chair, CEO, and Co-Founder Blackstone Group
- Margaret Spellings President George W. Bush Foundation
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