Hire Our Heroes: Eagles hope to help vets find careers

Sunday, November 05, 2017 12:48PM
Salute to Service. Bob Brooks reports during Action News at Noon on November 5, 2017.


SOUTH PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles are hoping to help veterans transition into the workforce after serving the country.

The team along with Toyota held the annual Hire Our Heroes initiative in Head House Plaza at Lincoln Financial Plaza prior to Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos.

Veterans and their families could meet representatives to begin the process of finding new jobs.

US Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer works with Toyota and the program. He had words of encouragement for vets looking for work.

"Don't give up. It's your transition. You have to own it. So first off, you have to take responsibility for it and nobody is going to do it except you. Nobody helped you in your service, nobody made you successful inside the military, and nobody is going to make you successful out here. But what we do is we have the tools to help you be successful," Meyer said.

More Information: https://hireourheroes.org/

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