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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Crisis hotline is ready to help Veterans


Attention all Friends, Fellow Veterans and Families of Veterans and Active Duty Military,

The link below is an excellent one that hopefully will convince a family member, veteran or active duty soldier to go to the CRISIS HOTLINE 1-800-273-8255 PRESS 1.

We have all attended or read about other Veterans/Soldiers who have taken their lives because they couldn’t or didn’t get the help they need.

Personally, too many of my friends have followed this course and it is both mind numbing and heart wrenching for those who are left behind.

The easiest way to get help is to call that hotline. They will guide you through how to get the Veteran help. In fact, they take the lead. You just need to get them the Veteran or Soldier’s contact information that needs help. They will take it from there.

I have used the hotline two times to get my friend and a relative help. They are still here because of that hotline.

As we approach Veterans Day the best way you can honor Veterans is to help those in need materially and emotionally.

—Mike Barbour

Remember Veterans Day will be commemorated at Rotary Hill in Naperville when  the Healing Field of Flags returns with 2,012 American flags the week of Nov. 8-13. The Veterans Day observance will be at 11AM, Sun., Nov. 11.  Remember “11-11-11.”

In the meantime, Veterans Park, pictured above, is located  at 303 E.  Gartner Road across from Grace United Methodist Church. Veterans Park provides a place to pause,  reflect and remember every day.

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Mike Barbour
Mike Barbour
Mike Barbour is a Service Officer, American Legion Post 43, and regular contributor to PN. Also contact him at mbarbour@wowway.com.