Commencement Speaker Wes Moore’s New Film About Military Veterans

The following is from a WBAL story.

Baltimore native and combat veteran Wes Moore has a new film out about military veterans.

Coming Back with Wes Moore chronicles stories of U.S. military men and women who have returned from war and the challenges they face.

Inspiration Behind the Documentary

Moore tells WBAL’s Anne Kramer a lot of the inspiration for the documentary came from his experience with re-entry and that of his soldiers. Moore served in Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division.

“When we came back there was an amazing disconnect between what we were doing overseas and our services overseas. Then when you come back home to a population where there is one half of one percent who has direct experience with the two longest wars in our nation’s history,” Moore says.

He wanted to highlight the stories of soldiers and their service. “I want people to know their names and I want people to know their stories,” says Moore.

Helping Veterans Get Help

Moore spent time with military members who returned home to Baltimore after their service.

The filmmaker and bestselling author of The Other Wes Moore says the country is taking way too long to help veterans get medical help and treatment. Moore says the veterans community knows the employees in the VA are working hard to address the issues but they don’t have the resources to address it.

The documentary aired Tuesday, May 13, on MPT at 8 p.m.

Read/watch the WBAL story.

Holly BaierFor B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, UMB NewsMay 14, 20140 commentsComing Back with Wes Moore, commencement, military, Wes Moore.

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