May marks the Month of the Military Caregiver, a time to honor the service and sacrifice of those 5.5 million military and veteran caregivers in the United States.
Across the nation, spouses, parents, friends, and other loved ones transform their lives to provide daily, essential care for those who cared for us. While the Elizabeth Dole Foundation is dedicated to supporting military caregivers year-round, May represents a time of important additional national focus on our Hidden Heroes -- many of whom have yet to see themselves as caregivers. It took someone telling them, “You are a military caregiver,” to realize this added title and responsibility.
That’s where the American public comes in. By identifying and supporting our nation’s military caregivers, we can ensure no Hidden Hero has to endure their journey alone. Join Shooter star and Hidden Heroes ambassador Ryan Phillippe in raising awareness for groups like these that support our veterans' caregivers. Military caregivers don’t often ask for help, but they deserve our support.