For many military service members, returning home and transitioning into civilian life can be challenging. Now, one filmmaker intends to help bring about change by shining a spotlight on those struggles.
"We owe these men and women. We owe them a lot," says director Ric Burns in an interview with CNBC's "On the Money".
He added: "If they're going to go lay down their lives and leave parts of themselves on the battlefield, every American has an obligation to make sure when they (veterans) come home, they don't struggle."
Burns, the acclaimed filmmaker and director known for the PBS series "New York: A Documentary Film" and co-writing his brother Ken's award-winning documentary, "The Civil War" has turned his camera lens toward another battle story.
His latest film, "Debt of Honor," examines the way the American government and society have regarded disabled veterans throughout history. The narrative begins in the aftermath of the Revolutionary War and continuing through today's conflicts in the Middle East.