Chairman Miller to Highlight Native American Veterans During Native American Heritage Month
WASHINGTON, D.C.— On Thursday, November 19, 2015, at 12:00 P.M. in room 334 of the Cannon House Office Building, Chairman Jeff Miller will host a screening of the 30-minute film “Warriors Return” by Marcia Rock.
“Warriors Return” tells the story of five Navajo Veterans who served our country during World War II, Vietnam and Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. They encountered challenges upon their return home as they had to confront the wounds of war while oftentimes traveling long distances to receive Department of Veterans Affairs health care. These problems were compounded by high unemployment, a lack of housing and alcohol abuse within their communities.
“American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans have a long history of distinguished service to their tribes and our nation. In screening this film, I would like to highlight the contributions of these veterans and remind people that Americans from all walks of life have played an important role in making our Nation the strongest on earth.” – Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
The screening will be followed by a 30 minute question and answer session with Navajo veterans.
The following event is open to the press:
WHO: Chairman Jeff Miller, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye
WHAT: 30 minute movie screening of “Warriors Return” & 30 minute Question and Answer session
WHEN: 12:00 p.m., November 19, 2015
WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building