Airs November 8 2011
Sometimes building community begins by tending to the wounds that have torn it apart. There’s a tradition as old as warfare, a ritual that happens after the battle: a warrior is welcomed home by the grateful community he protected. Except that our attitudes towards recent American combat have been so conflicted and divided that veterans have often come home to something very different. The Welcome Home Project aims to change that. Our half-hour program on the project aired Tuesday, July 5.