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A Salute to the Troops

Monday, November 11, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brian LaCroix, President
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Originally celebrated as "Armistice Day" to mark the end of World War I in
1918, November 11th has officially been known as Veterans Day since 1954.
The day is set aside to recognize all veterans of the United States Armed
Forces.

The National EMS Management Association extends our heartfelt gratitude to
everyone who has served our country in uniform. We thank you and pause this
day to honor your service. And to those veterans who continue to live out
the value of service to others by working in the ranks of public safety, we
thank you as well.

On this Veterans Day it's important that we not only pay homage to our
fellow citizens, but also acknowledge their mental health and well-being.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, twenty-two U.S. veterans
die by suicide each day, on average. If you and/or someone you know is
struggling with PTSD or other mental health challenges, please know there is
help. Veterans can contact the Vet Center Program at 877-WAR-VETS for
support. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is also available to all
24-hours every day by calling 1-800-273-8255.

To all who served and to all who continue to serve - thank you!