Veterans who have been in wars for decades often have a variety of temporary and permanent scars, both apparent and unseen, that can affect
their health for the rest of their lives. Veterans' health is a growing public health priority, but nursing education is only just beginning to incorporate
material relating to the military and veterans into curriculum that are already very content-heavy. Inadequate training prevents bedside nurses from
providing this population with culturally sensitive care. The key health problems that military service members, veterans, and their families must
deal with, as well as the national initiatives that have sparked reform to address the requirements of this community, are briefly discussed in this
chapter. Additionally, it discusses the current state of veteran-related material in nursing education, the significance of this. Over the past century,
there have been numerous wars and conflicts that have affected American civilization. In the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard,
millions of men and women have sacrificed their lives for our nation. Eighty years after the end of World War II, there are war veterans who are
still alive and have reached the age of one hundred. Veterans who do not live past the age of 20 also exist. It's probably safe to assume that the
majority of Americans are proud of the military personnel, veterans, and families who have given so much so that we can enjoy our freedoms.
However, this pride has changed over time based on the political and social acceptance of specific conflicts and the justifications for them.