How do I translate my military skills into civilian life, or how can I get more skills training so I can provide for my family?
Resources are available to help returning veterans and their families. We know you want to do everything you can to help your family.
What’s waiting for me when I get back home? How will I cope? Where can I get help?
GratitudeAmerica’s mission is to champion an alliance of service & support organizations that partner to provide comprehensive community resources for veterans, their families, and the families of the fallen. These American heroes are owed a debt we can never fully repay, but we are passionate about making a significant difference in their lives.
“America’s fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed.”
― Allen Boyd
From the first thought of starting an organization to assist U.S. veterans, their families and the families of the fallen, Tom Brokaw’s encouragement, counsel and support have been invaluable to GratitudeAmerica. We thank Mr. Brokaw for his vision, leadership and his decades of service as a revered journalist and passionate advocate for those who have served and sacrificed for our nation.
Sen. Bob Dole
World War II Veteran
GratitudeAmerica’s Honorary Chairman since December 2011 and a World War II veteran, Bob Dole has received national acclaim for his leadership on behalf of the disadvantaged and disabled. He is a passionate spokesman on issues involving veterans, hunger and nutrition, agriculture and men’s health.
Col. David W. Sutherland
U.S. Army, Retired
Retired Army Col. David W. Sutherland is a veteran of 29 years Active Federal Service in the United States Army, and a veteran of two wars; he is a vocal advocate for our returning service members, military veterans, their families, and the families of our fallen; and a mentor for thousands of organizations enabling those who have served.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Dave Mason – “Thank You”
GratitudeAmerica is pleased and honored to have the support of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and co-founder of Work Vessels For Vets (www.wvfv.net) Dave Mason. His video “Thank You” is dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of veterans and their families who have bravely served our nation, many of whom paid the ultimate price.
GratitudeAmerica gratefully acknowledges a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. James O’Donnell of Galveston, Texas, in Loving Memory of their daughter, Officer Ann O’Donnell. She tragically lost her life in the line of duty while responding to a reported kidnapping on Christmas Eve, 2010, in the Houston area.