Category: Sarasota Veterans

Get a Pet For Your Vet

Do you find yourself at a loss for ways to help a lonely veteran in need of companionship? We know many good-willed folks out there who want to help vets but have a very busy schedule. Thankfully, there are several creative and loving ways to lend your support to the wonderful veterans in Sarasota.

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Become a Volunteer

We’re always looking for a few good volunteers at SRQ Vets. Volunteering can be a great joy for both the folks you serve as well as for developing a personal sense of self-worth and agency in life. We highly recommend it for many reasons.

Here are some terrific benefits to becoming a volunteer.

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Vet Girls Rock Day

Women are often overlooked when we acknowledge veterans. For more than 100 years, women have filled the same roles as men in the United States military, but have not been met with the same level of recognition. In order to help female veterans receive the attention they deserve, National Vet Girls Rock Day is celebrated on February 19. Learn more about this holiday:

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It goes without saying that the veterans who have served our country are owed an immeasurable debt of gratitude. When it comes to saying “thank you”, we sometimes find ourselves at a loss. How can we even attempt to repay such a tall order of service? How can we possibly comprehend that sacrifices and acts of complete selflessness made by so many in the name of freedom and democracy? The truth is, the entirety of the debt is so enormous that we can’t comprehend it. However, this Valentine’s Day, we can show our gratitude and extend our undying respect for those who have given so much to so many. 

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It goes without saying that veterans don’t get nearly enough respect. Often, our opinion about current theatres of operations and conflicts cloud our empathy and prevent us from extending a caring and supportive hand. Many veterans returning home are suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and head injuries. Getting the proper treatment isn’t always possible, so it’s up to us to help in any way we can.

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On Dec. 7, 1941, Japan attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor. National Pearl Harbor Day of Remembrance commemorates that day and honors the 2,400 people who died on the Hawaiian base of America’s Pacific Fleet.

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