Veterans Day – 2022

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

The observance of Veterans Day is more than free food, a paid holiday for some, sales in stores (and an infamous blizzard if you’re old enough to remember or have heard about it through family).

The above was the 1st sentence in my blog exactly 1 year ago today. I would be honored to have you read that again – especially to remind yourself of the history of this day.  It is an important day set aside each year to honor the service of our families and friends, especially those that gave all for the freedoms we enjoy today. As I said a year ago, I encourage you to take time today to participate either in events in your community honoring our veterans or privately to think about the service of our veterans and your family members and friends that served as well. We owe each one of them so much. You may be a veteran as well – thank you so very much for your service.

Please also take time to review the FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration is Supporting America’s Veterans and Their Families, Caregivers and Survivors issued today. It outlines the continuing support of our veterans:

  • Delivering timely, high-quality benefits and services
  • Addressing toxic exposures
  • Reducing veteran suicide
  • Ending veteran homelessness
  • Supporting women veterans
  • Removing barriers to services for LGBTQ+ veterans
  • Protecting service member and veteran education benefits
  • Protecting veterans and military families from fraud
  • Connecting more veterans with resources for training and employment
  • Expanding services for veteran caregivers
  • Helping educators support military-connected students
  • Supporting children living with wounded, ill, or injured service members and veterans
  • Ending hunger and promoting healthier living
  • Helping heal trauma