Today is POW/MIA Remembrance Day. Please join us as we pause to remember prisoners of war (POWs) and those missing in action (MIA) as well as their families.
Today you may see an empty table, the POW/MIA Table. The tradition of setting a separate table in honor of our prisoners of war and missing comrades has been in place since the end of the Vietnam War. The manner in which the table is decorated is full of special symbols to help us remember our brothers and sisters in arms.* Learn more about the symbolism of the POW/MIA table here.
Merrimack Valley Veterans Collaborative Meeting ~ Tuesday September 24th from 2:00-3:30pm ~ 331 High St, Newburyport
The next meeting of the Merrimack Valley Veterans Collaborative has changed to Tuesday September 24th from 2:00-3:30pm. This meeting will be hosted by VSO Kevin Hunt at the Newburyport COA. Joan Parah from Rebuilding Together will be presenting. Please see the attached flyer for details.
Veterans are strong and resilient members of our community — but even the strongest of us need support. Veterans who are in crisis or having thoughts of suicide, and those who know a Veteran in crisis, can call the Veterans Crisis Line. Confidential support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Call 800-273-8255 and Press 1, text to 838255 or chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat.
Did you know that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates the largest health care system in the country? There are over 1,400 sites of care nationwide. And more great news – whenyou become enrolled in the VA health care system, it's for life! You are instantly and automatically entitled to receive care at any VA location without ever having to register for VA health care benefits again. Learn more here!
After you enroll, you can immediately start receiving your health care at a VA facility, or at a later date – the choice is yours. Enrolling in the VA health care system is quick and easy – just complete an online Application for Health Benefits online at: https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/
Need help enrolling? Contact the VA toll free at 1-877-222-VETS (8387).