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Gut Check America - The war at home

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Among the many family members of U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, or both, who e-mailed comments to’s Gut Check America project, many said they feel that the American public is not interested or invested in the conflicts in which their loved ones are risking their lives.

One such submission led us to a support group formed with the help of the Veterans Education Project in Amherst, Mass., which allows military family members to share their anxiety and experiences with others in the same situation. Click on the videos above to hear some of their stories.

The 25-year old Veterans Education Project is an Amherst-based organization that arranges for veterans to speak at schools and other community events about their experiences in war.