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Veterans Day 2021

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Press Release: 
Montgomery County’s Commission on Veterans Affairs Seeking Additions
to Its Virtual Tribute to County Veterans as Veterans Day Approaches on Nov. 11

The Montgomery County, MD Commission on Veterans Affairs wants you to know that we are here to support you. If you need any support, we have resources for you (Silver Spring Vet Center,  VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Gaithersburg, Serving Together,  Steven A.  Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals Foundation, EveryMind, Montgomery County Crisis Center and others). All of us on the Commission have friends, family, and colleagues who served in Afghanistan or know someone whose life was irrevocably changed by their time or their family/friend member's time there.  We pay special tribute to the Blue Star and Gold Star families. 

Like most in our community, we have followed the fall of Afghanistan in September with concern and grief. We grieve for those Americans who have lost so much, for our allies in Afghanistan, and for those who face impending human rights atrocities. In the wake of so much tragic recent news, from the rise in deaths due to the Delta variant, to the loss of life in Haiti, to the recent deaths by suicide of our Capital Police Officers, and our troops, we are experiencing heightened anxiety and trauma.  If you need to talk, please reach out and you can find resources in the Commission's Veterans Network Directory - Behavioral Health, Counseling & Wellness Supports.

Veterans Resources - Completion of Withdrawal from Afghanistan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKpsMG9YBA8 (Video)

Wayne Miller, Chair • Robert Koffman, Vice-Chair

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The Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs was established by County legislation in 2008 with the goal of the Commission to provide advice to the Executive and Council on the status of programs and services related to the needs of Veterans.  Veterans have made an important contribution to the community by their service in the Armed Forces of this Nation, and Montgomery County is committed to showing its commitment and support for all veterans and their families.

The Commission is composed of sixteen voting members and one non-voting member who serve in a volunteer capacity.  Members are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. The Commission includes:

  • Nine (9) Veterans who are a member of a veterans group
  • Four (4) General Public
  • Three (3) Ex-Officio Members (Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the County Executive, and Montgomery College)
  • One (1) Non-Voting Congressional Representative


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Logo: Honor Their Service, Strengthen Our Community, Montgomery County Thanks Our Veterans And Their Families
Staff

Support to the Commission is provided by:

Betsy Luecking, Community Outreach Manager
Carly Clem, Administrative Specialist I
dhhswebsite@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

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