Veterans National Education Program is Pleased to Partner With PCSS

The efforts to teach our students the history of our Country through the eyes of veterans began in 1999 by former PA Governor and the first secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and Mayor Bob McMahon (Media PA). We served as infantrymen in Vietnam in 1968-69.

Our relationship with PCSS began in 2009 when we attended the PCSS conference in Johnstown. We started to share our new documentaries with school districts throughout Pennsylvania. Our interactions have led to high quality and timely new educational films and lessons every year.

Some examples:
The Global Awareness Map from General David Petraeus more than 1000 videos on 62 countries.
The comparisons of the Vietnam and Iraq Wars. What went wrong and what went right from Gen McMaster and Petraeus.

Six unique documentaries:
WWII in Europe through the eyes of veterans
WWII in the Pacific through the eyes of veterans
The Band of Brothers through Major Dick Winters
The Tuskegee Airmen V-NEP lobbied Congress for the Congressional Gold Medal
Women in the Military ( The only effort on this topic).
The Humanitarian Effort in Vietnam

Honoring veterans in the classrooms:
Black History (February) V-NEP film clip on the Congressional Gold Medal for the Tuskegee Airmen
Women History (March) Mary Walker - The only women to receive the Medal of Honor (Civil War)
Roy Benavides Medal of Honor Recipient, David Farragut Hispanic Month (September)
Van Barfoot Native Americans Medal of Honor Recipients

Additional Russian Videos:
Putin’s History
Putin Plans for 2024

On going projects for JROTC and ROTC cadets for 2021:
The 300 year relationship of The USA and China - 22 videos
The 300 year relationship of the USA and Soviet Union - 22 videos (upcoming)
Both are narrated by Professor Miles Yu (U.S. Naval Academy) on leave to be senior adviser to the
Secretary of State.

The ongoing relationship of China and South Africa and what it means to the USA in the future.

Cyber Space Videos on key allies and adversaries on their abilities and threats to the U.S. with comparisons (Video 1, Video 2).

Our focus for 2021 will be on Pandemics Past Present and Future with emphasis on the roles of civilians and federal and local governments through our subject matter experts. We will explore the experiences of foreign countries on Covid19 and the history of the 10 previous pandemics.