“Care for him who shall have borne the battle,” President Abraham Lincoln petitioned all Americans during his inaugural address. The No Veteran Dies Alone program is a response to this entreaty. This course is for volunteers, to learn how to be a reassuring presence to Veterans who would otherwise be alone when facing a serious illness or who might be at the end of life. In the No Veteran Dies Alone volunteer program training course, you will hear from experienced Volunteers who provide care, comfort and companionship to Veterans facing death. The purpose of this first course is to provide you with an introduction of the No Veteran Dies Alone program, and a general overview about hospice and palliative care. The course, narrated by Dr. Scott Shreve, is made possible in partnership with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Department of Veterans Affairs.