Vet to Vet TN goes to Columbia MO

Thanks to Vet to Vet TN President Freddie Owens, veterans in Columbia MO were recognized and remembered for their service in the Vietnam War.  On October 22, 2017 Columbia MO veterans were presented with the Vietnam War Commemoration presidential proclamation and lapel pin.

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Expungement Clinic “Life Changing!”

October 28, 2017 was a memorable experience for hundreds of citizens and volunteers who participated in the first FREE Knox County Expungement Clinic at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center despite the inclement weather.

A new loving community emerged as over 300 individuals were served by over 100 volunteers. People caring and helping each other made this event a miracle.

Each person left the clinic with joy, relief, jubilance, and gratitude; many with tears of happiness.  Many thanked the volunteers for “changing my life.”  The Beck was packed from 8:45 am till 3:00 pm, three hours longer than scheduled; special thanks to General Sessions Judge Chuck Cerny and Municipal Court Judge John Rosson Jr. and Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen who agreed to “stay until everyone in the building was served.Click here to Read More

70% Suicidal Deceased Veterans die without using VA care

Congressional Testimony:  Veteran Suicide

If you have a few minutes you will find Dr. Craig J. Bryan’s testimony to the Senate Committee of Veterans’ Affairs of interest.

Dr. Bryan’s testimony, “Of greatest relevance to the current hearing, from 2001 to 2014 the suicide rate among Veterans who do not use VA services increased by 39% from 2001 to 2014, whereas the suicide rate among VA users increased by only 9%.” But most relevant is this quote: “…only 30% of all Veterans who died by suicide were VA users, which means the considerable majority of suicides are occurring among Veterans external to the VA.”

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