"The Wait We Carry," which was funded by the Knight Foundation, is designed to communicate both the enormity of the problem and what the delay means in more human terms, by sharing the stories of individual veterans. For many of the veterans, visitors to the site can actually click on the words "I want to connect with this vet about his experience" and get in touch to learn more about his or her situation, send words of comfort and support, and perhaps even help.
"Something that we hear over and over again from veterans, unfortunately, is that they feel like they’re not being heard," Aminatou Sow of the IAVA, who led the project’s team, told me. "The point of the data visualization for us was to give our members a way for them to tell use their stories."
As the visualization opens, a little film plays: “Imagine this is you,” the text reads. In the background, a war scene unfolds, followed by images of disabled veterans. A slide appears, asking you, “How long should you have to wait before the country you served provides the help it promised?” You the select what you think to be an appropriate amount of time, perhaps a few days. Then the screen goes black, and the words read: “Over 500,000 veterans are waiting 344 days on average for the support they need.”
My grand father was a glider pilot that flew in the day before D- Day . Earnest Tulowetzkie he was a translated for USArmy as well he spoke fluent german- Carla
Found this memorial tonight in the Heights. Jersey City resident Airborne Infantryman Thomas McQuade, 21, died protecting Freedom at Normandy on the second day of the Allied Invasion. (325 Regiment, 82nd Airborne)—Patrick F
For many American men, this was the last thing they saw before they died on the beach. They fought to ensure the American way of life endured. They died so we would know better than to take our freedom for granted.
I was so lucky to accompany these wonderful veterans on a Flight of Honor to the WW2 memorial…Mr Richard Molvin and Mr. Thomas Shoe. I was so moved by the reception they received everywhere we went. Other vets, from Iraq and Afghanistan lined up to shake their hands and thank them for their service. So grateful to have been able to spend time with them.