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After the end of every American military engagement, soldiers returned to their homes, families, and communities.
Driven by their experience, soldiers and veterans ran for office at the national and local level, advocated for policy changes, created voluntary organizations, and shaped American culture for the next generation. When They Came Home, a symposium hosted by the Center for Presidential History, will examine how each generation of soldiers left a unique imprint on American society and the parallels between the post-war experiences over several centuries of conflict.
The symposium features five scholars from across the country: