Author: SRQ Vets

As you may already know, the SRQ Vets organization dedicates its entire mission to the service and aid of former military service members in the Sarasota/Bradenton community. This encompasses many activities and local partnerships. The point we always stress with our benefactors is that there is no source of assistance too small or irrelevant when it comes to supporting service veterans.

For this quick post, we’d like to remind you of some things we do, and how you can participate in those fun, effective, and charitable endeavors.

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On June 14th, we have the opportunity to come together as a nation and celebrate the birthday of the United States Army. Established in 1775, the Army has played a crucial role in protecting our freedom and serving the American people. It is a day to honor the men and women who have dedicated their lives to the service of their country. In this blog post, we will explore the significance of the Army’s birthday and ways we can show our appreciation for their commitment and sacrifice.

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PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is among the most difficult conditions facing veterans who return from overseas conflicts. The potential for long-lasting mental suffering is very real and pronounced for the folks we try to help here in Sarasota.

June happens to be PTSD Awareness Month, and we’d like to devote some space to this pertinent topic, affecting veterans all throughout America.

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Memorial Day is almost here and we want to give you a heads-up on a terrific way to commemorate it with us. This Memorial Day, May 27th, will be our 8th Annual Memorial Hike with the intention of honoring fallen veterans at the JD Hamel Memorial Park. Here are some event details and a reminder of why it’s so important to remember American service veterans during this long-standing national holiday.

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Would you like to know a few tangible ways to help veterans in the Sarasota community?

Well, we’re glad you share our enthusiasm, and there are many ways to assist former/active service members. Whether you’re inclined to help elderly vets who are sick in the hospital or lend support to active troops, your efforts won’t be in vain. Here are five ways you can make a major difference with just a small investment of time and effort.

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Recent estimates state that there are about 18 million veterans. According to the VA, it was established that about 1.7 million veterans receive mental health services annually. In addition, one in five veterans experiences post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) each year, as reported by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)., 

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