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Military and veteran caregivers are the frontline medical workers caring for our nation’s wounded, ill, and injured warriors.

These caregivers have no training but are drafted to serve when their service member comes home.

The average military or veteran caregiver spends 20-30 hours per week caring for their wounded warrior. The isolation, stress, and strain can be overwhelming. But still, they forge on, proudly serving those who have defended our country.

Please join us in recognizing these military and veteran caregivers for their incredible service to our country.

Leave a few words of encouragement for these hidden heroes so they know you stand with them.

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Messages for Caregivers

"I am an Active Duty Marine and I've had a few surgeries and procedures in my 19 years so far and every time my wife has stepped up and not only taken care of me but also our kids at the same time. We could not do what we do if wasn't for you. Thank You for YOUR service."

Shival from Jacksonville, NC

"Thank you so much for all you do! Your work may feel invisible but it's very much not!"

Paige from Washington, DC

"Caregiving is one of, if not the, toughest-and most under appreciated- jobs the world. Thank you all so so much for the incredible work you do every single day. You are all a true inspiration. We appreciate you. We value you. We owe you."

Brandon from Akron, Ohio

"To all Hidden Heroes: Your tireless commitment and dedication to serve on the home front caring for our wounded warrior is forever recognized and appreciate by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. Share your story, you have the ability to not only help yourself but help other caregivers self identify!"

Elizabeth from Baltimore, MD

Please know that you are seen behind the smile that you put on daily for the hard work that you do. You are loved and valued. Reach out to other caregivers during the good and bad times. Find your tribe! You've got this!"

Shawn from Kansas City, Missouri

"Words cannot express how much I admire you and what you do every day. Thank you for taking care of those who have served our country."

Andrea from Washington, District of Columbia

"You’re doing God’s work. You and your family will be in my prayers."

Rafael from Chicago, Illinois

"Thank you for your incredible service to this country."

Brenda from Chicago, Illinois

"A decade ago, I took care of my dad who served in the military. Some days were really hard, and nobody knew what I was going through. I see you. Thank you so much for all that you do."

Cheryl from Chicago, Illinois

"I served in Vietnam. Thank you for serving at home."

Phil from Seattle, WA

"Thank you for what you do every single day for those who have served our country."

Doris from Gaithersburg, Maryland