At our law firm, we handle claims for disabled veterans. We help them receive the benefits they are entitled to receive because of service-related injuries or illnesses. As a result, we stay up to date on legal developments that impact our clients and on other matters that they may be interested in. That’s why we’d like to highlight a new documentary, Service: When Women Come Marching Home.
The Disabled American Veterans, a non-profit charity dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families, sponsored a Capitol Hill screening of this film last summer. The screening was followed by a question-and-answer period with the film directors and six of the women veterans featured in the film. The screening was well attended by legislative aides, officials, and veterans.
Now, the film directors have been awarded a grant from Disabled American Veterans’ National Service Foundation to underwrite national PBS broadcasts of the film and to sponsor approximately ten film screenings across the country. You can find your local PBS air date and more information on the film’s website.
The film follows eight women veterans who struggled with their transition back to civilian life after serving in the military. The film covers homelessness, post-traumatic stress disorder, military sexual trauma, service dogs, amputations, and traumatic brain injury. Unfortunately, far too many veterans returning to civilian life face similar concerns.
To discuss a veterans’ disability matter with our Texas veterans’ disability lawyers, contact us. Fill out an online form, or call us at 800-800-6353.
by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.