Stand And Salute: Our Veterans
Stand and Salute: Our Veterans is a national PBS documentary aimed at raising much-needed awareness about the men and women who’ve served our country. Camouflaged among us, dressed in civilian clothing, nearly 22-million veterans are struggling to acclimate to civilian life. The documentary covers a myriad of topics including homelessness, the “invisibility” of vets who have recently become civilians, an update on LGBT service members, and smart solutions addressing veterans’ issues on a variety of fronts including Veterans’ Courts. Veterans’ Courts in California are helping to prevent incarceration while rebuilding lives. As one veteran interviewed exclaimed, “Don’t put your veterans in prison.”
Produced by Ross-Campbell, Inc., the documentary evolved into a labor of love. The story-telling was done through the eyes of veterans. Four-time Emmy Award recipient Joyce Mitchell produced the documentary, which delves into programs throughout California that are making a difference in the lives of our veterans. Director Ted Ross, a two-time Emmy Award winner, coordinated this up-close look at the men and women who’ve served our country in uniform. Multi-Emmy Award recipient Ken Day photographed the documentary, capturing memorable moments unveiling both heartache and joy. Our team approaches each and every project with a commitment to cutting-edge creative development as well as thorough research and attention to detail.
The documentary, Stand and Salute: Our Veterans was made possible through the generous support of the California Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission.