Reach Out - September is Suicide Prevention Month

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 this past week 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.

Wayne Miller, LCSW
Chair

Dr. Robert Koffman, MD, MPH
Vice Chair

Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs

Montgomery County Vietnam Veteran Memorial Dedication


“Welcome Home” is a greeting offered to those returning from war that is popular among our Vietnam Veterans because their welcome home was less heartfelt than that offered Veterans from other wars.  It continues to be a saying used with a handshake or embrace offered to brothers and sisters that served in Vietnam. The Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs was established by County Executive Isiah Leggett in 2008. The Commission on Veterans Affairs advocated to create a memorial in Montgomery County to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in defense of our country during Vietnam.  
Read more about the history of the Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans Memorial

 
Montgomery County Vietnam Veteran Memorial

Vietnam Memorial Dedication - County Cable Montgomery (Video)

The Vietnam War lasted more than 17 years, ending in 1975. On May 21st, 2018, more than forty years later, Montgomery County Maryland paid homage to those residents who never came home from that war with a special ceremony. Susan Kenedy has the story.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Media

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedication Program and  Fallen Hometown Heroes - Vietnam War

Press Release (5/21/2018):  Montgomery County Dedicates Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Montgomery County Sentinel (5/25/2018): Vietnam War Veterans Attend Unveiling of Memorial in Rockville

Montgomery County Vietnam Memorial

Gallery

Online gallery of photos from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedication.

Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wreath Laying

Montgomery County Dedicates Vietnam Memorial

Wall in Rockville brings "some healing and some closure" to the 130 men who died or went missing during the Vietnam War. Video by Montgomery Community Media.

Soldier Salutes at the Montgomery County Vietnam Veteran Memorial

Vietnam War Veterans Honored During Special Ceremony

Hundreds gathered in Rockville for a special ceremony where Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett unveiled the new Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.  Video by Montgomery Community Media.

Goldstar Family Member Touches the Montgomery County Vietnam Veteran Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedication

It was an emotional ceremony when county executive Ike Leggett un-veiled the “Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.” Lorna Virgili brings us the story. Video by County Report This Week.

Montgomery County Vietnam Veteran Memorial Dedication

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Dedication

Dedication of Montgomery County’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Rockville, MD. Video by County Cable Mo Program begins at 17:40.

Carnations Laying Against Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Montgomery County Dedicates Vietnam Memorial

Fallen Vietnam War Veterans honored with memorial. Video by WJLA ABC 7. 

 

 

 


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