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Watch: Memorial Day is a reminder of the cost of freedom and ‘responsibility to steward that freedom well’

Memorial Day is a sacred day in the United States, especially for those in the military. Russ Duerstine, a veteran himself and father to a combat veteran, spends Memorial Day reflecting on what it costs to keep our nation safe. “Memorial Day is a reminder of what the oath to serve means, the cost of… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Friday, May 26th 2023

CVA looks back at biggest wins of 2022 and prepares for 2023

It’s that time of year again — when we at Concerned Veterans for America look back at our biggest wins and start preparing for what we can accomplish together in the year ahead. Russia’s immoral invasion of Ukraine caused us to shift our priorities and adapt quickly to address poor foreign policy decisions. We continued… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Wednesday, December 21st 2022

Russ Duerstine on Veterans Day: What a blessing veterans served this country

Today we celebrate and honor our nation’s veterans and thank them for their service and sacrifice.  But at CVA, Veterans Day is not just a day to thank vets. It’s also a day to reflect on our own service and the memories we took from our military experiences.  Here is a Veterans Day message from… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Thursday, November 10th 2022

Watch: CVA looks back at 10 years of defending freedom

Ten years ago, there was little to no accountability for employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans were stuck in the bureaucratic VA health care system, and the war in Afghanistan had no end in sight.  Now, all of that has changed.  Over the last decade, Concerned Veterans for America has amplified the voice… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Monday, October 3rd 2022

Five interesting facts about CVA Executive Director Russ Duerstine

At Concerned Veterans for America, we have some of the country’s best and brightest in our ranks. Our staff is built of women and men of all branches and different generations joining together on a common mission:  continuing their oath to serve by defending the freedoms they and their families sacrificed for. CVA Executive Director… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Thursday, August 4th 2022

CVA’s 10-year anniversary, by the numbers

Concerned Veterans for America is celebrating 10 years of defending the freedom we fought and sacrificed for in uniform. In the past decade, our staff, activists, volunteers, and partners across the country have achieved more than we ever thought possible. They’ve shown that veterans have the unique skills and experiences to make them effective leaders… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Tuesday, June 21st 2022

Watch: Veterans reflect on September 11 on 20th anniversary

For many Americans, September 11, 2001, is a clear memory. We remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when we heard the sobering news that planes had hit both towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and had crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. We watched with horror and deep… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Friday, September 10th 2021