This Veterans Day we recognize the service and sacrifice of millions of men and women and the sacrifices of their families. We hope you will spend some time during the day to thank or honor them in some way.
This slide show, titled "When a Soldier Comes Home, was created to help more people recognize these sacrifices and remember all we owe to those who serve and support us. We urge you to email it to friends.
Mental Health America is proud to champion Operation Healthy Reunions, a first-of-its-kind program that provides education and helps to bust the stigma of mental health issues among soldiers, their families, and medical staff to ensure that a greater number of military families receive the prompt and high-quality care they deserve. This Veterans Day, we are reminded that every day we must help our veterans and our men and women in the armed forces with the many challenges they face.
We also wanted to pass on this quotation, which comes from The Funeral Oration of Pericles:
“But each one, man and woman, has won imperishable praise; each has earned a glorious grave. Not that sepulcher of earth wherein they lie, but the living tomb of everlasting remembrance wherein their glory is enshrined. For the whole earth is the sepulcher of heroes. Monuments may rise and tablets be set up to them in their own lands which no pen or chisel has traced. They are craven not in stone or brass, but on the living heart of humanity. Take these men and women as your heroes. And like them, remember that posterity can be only for the free...the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.”