July 20, 2018 12:00 PM

Vets Fight for Their Refugee Battle Brothers and Sisters

In today’s global refugee crisis, 65 million women, children, and families have been forced from their homes. Sadly, refugees are often depicted as the "other," a group so unlike us that it should be feared and distrusted. The overwhelming majority of U.S. citizens have never even met a refugee, much less had a personal connection with one.

But there are those among us who have.

#WhatIFoughtFor aims to tell those stories and build support for American leadership to protect the persecuted.

Veterans have seen the devastation of war. Many of them have worked in communities around the world that have suffered from violence and oppression. They have even fought alongside many of these individuals as allies during wartime. They understand why refugees flee their homes, and that refugees want the same safety and opportunity for their families that we do.

Learn more about the #WhatIFoughtFor project and Veterans for American Ideals, a project of Human Rights First, at their web site.