Rules: There is only one rule...Be Respectful. Do not engage in political views, personal debates, or share your opinions about the war, or what our VETS are doing, or have done. This thread is strictly for VETS to introduce themselves, share their stories, and for civilians to show their support and gratitude for their sacrifice and dedication for our country. This rule will be strictly enforced, so please be mindful of this when posting. Thank You.
While I'm not a VET myself, I volunteer for the US Department of Veteran's Affairs as an activities coordinator, where I create activities and companionship for WWII, Korean, Vietnam, and Desert Storm VETS. Most of them are elderly, and facing mortality, suffering from moderate to severe depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Most of them are lonely, so I create activities that cater to their specific wants and needs, which in turn stimulates happiness, and an improved quality of life in their latter years. My wife also works there as a Medical Support Assistant, where she works in the urgent care dept. assisting VETS by addressing health issues, and providing them with the care they so desperately need. We both are very proud of what we do, because it's our way of giving back to those who have lost so much...
"This We'll Defend"
"Uno Ab Alto"
"Non Sibi Sed Patriae"
"The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday"
"Always Ready; Always There"
Veterans Crisis Line: (800)-273-8255
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs: http://www.va.gov/
Outreach Support Groups for VETS: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/...ort_groups.asp
Survivors of Fallen VETS Support Group: http://m.nrd.gov/family_and_caregive..._organizations
Disabled Veteran's National Foundation: http://www.dvnf.org/?nomobile=1
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It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.
Adapt and Overcome!
Freedom is never Free...
UPDATE: I have decided to alao make this thread a resource center. I will regularly add info such as resources, hotlines, outreach, and anything the VETS need. All feedback is welcome, and I will gladly add anything you all feel should be here.
"If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice"
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