At an April 11 event at the White House, former Sen. Elizabeth Dole, along with first lady Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, and former first lady Rosalynn Carter, issued a national call to action urging support for military and veteran caregivers. Dole also announced the launch of Hidden Heroes: The National Coalition for Military Caregivers, a nationwide collaboration of committed individuals and organizations that will provide a national response to this societal crisis, working together to raise awareness and provide support to America’s military caregivers.
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project are calling on the nation to roll up its sleeves and join us. As we commemorate May as National Military Appreciation Month, let us identify the many ways we can also care for our military and veteran caregivers. We as a nation must join together to lift them up by strengthening our support. They must not endure this sacrifice alone. The time for action is now.
Elizabeth Dole is a former Republican senator from North Carolina and the founder of Caring for Military Families: The Elizabeth Dole Foundation. Steve Nardizzi is the chief executive officer of the Wounded Warrior Project.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.