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Veterans Day 2014: Then and Now

The American Red Cross has long had a unique relationship with the military.

Today, we provide services like emergency communications and resiliency training. But did you know we pioneered the development of psychiatric nursing programs at veterans hospitals, made artificial limbs and helped rehabilitate amputees and blinded veterans during World War I? How about the recreation workers (“Donut Dollies”) serving in Vietnam?

Hop over to redcross.org to see a side-by-side comparison of how our services have met the changing needs of the military over the years, ever since the Spanish-American War.

 

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