Friday, November 19, 2010


Dear Sean,

What an inspiring week.

We asked you to march, and you turned out in unprecedented numbers. Click here to see a powerful video recap of IAVA's Veterans Week events across the country.

Click here to watch the video.

• Hundreds of IAVA Member Veterans marched on the ground in cities across the country.
• Thousands of Americans joined the march online.
• 2.2 million Iraq and Afghanistan veterans were recognized.
• And 2 vets from California are headed to the Super Bowl, thanks to your participation in IAVA's online march.

Together, we made this Veterans Week the largest one yet, and we showed new veterans that we've got their backs. From Seattle to Atlanta, and from San Diego to New York City, it was a monumental week.

Check out photo and video highlights from Veterans Week 2010 and the Fourth Annual IAVA Heroes Gala.

IAVA is working to make every day Veterans Day by delivering innovative products and resources for new veterans like The Rucksack. And by marching this year, you helped us spread the word to thousands more vets nationwide.

Your involvement made this a truly historic week - and with your continued support, we're making the new veterans movement stronger by the day.

Thanks for having our backs.


Paul Rieckhoff
Founder and Executive Director
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)