National Memorial Day Concert

Portraits of Veterans

Practical Resources to Assist Veterans and Their Families

General Colin Powell thanks and welcomes home troops.

Throughout our nation's history, in wars and conflicts large and small, U.S. military veterans have proudly served in combat positions or provided invaluable support in non-combatant roles. Despite the dangers, you, our defenders have gone wherever your country has needed you. On Memorial Day we honor your indomitable spirit of dedication to country and commitment to duty.

As one of more than 23 million living United States military veterans across all the services and all conflicts, you deserve our gratitude for your service and our help as you solve challenges facing you and your families.

In recent years, both our long-standing veteran support organizations and organizations from across the nonprofit and private sectors offer service and assistance in key areas. With so many organizations providing services it can be daunting for veterans and their families to figure out how to begin. When asking for help, the first step can often be the most difficult. Veterans please remember, you served our country and now it is time for our country and it’s people to serve you.

Please review the sites linked below to discover helpful resources – let those who honor your service show that appreciation in more than just words.


The Military and Veterans Crisis Line

Help is available support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for veterans in crisis and their families and friends. Qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders answer a confidential toll-free hotline at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1. Confidential help is also available in a chat online, or by sending a text message to 838255.