Here’s a fun topic for all you kind folks seeking to support local veterans: Flag Day! National Flag Day is coming this June 14th.

Flags have huge symbolic importance for any military veteran, as we often refer to them as those who “defend the flag.” As we finish Memorial Day reflections, let’s recall why it’s important to commemorate the American flag and honor those who make sacrifices to defend what it symbolizes.

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Where does the concept of group therapy fit into providing help and relief for veterans? While it’s certainly not the only approach to helping a lonely vet, it does play an important role. Community indeed heals, which is why SRQ Vets wants to highlight some of the reasons we like this so much.

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Memorial Day is just around the corner, bringing us another landmark holiday for commemorating the efforts and sacrifices of our veterans. While there’s no wrong way to celebrate Memorial Day, SRQ Vets would like to explore a few ways to provide the biggest impact on the lives of veterans, including those right here in Sarasota, Florida.

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Two of the biggest tragedies that continue to occur in our time are the still-existing stigmatization of mental health and the lack of care and compassion for many returning veterans. For several years, mental health was considered as either weakness or justified inferiority to the masses. Care was limited and for some completely non-existent. Nowhere was this more apparent than in the lack of treatment for veterans returning home from a tour of duty. In the early 1900s, PTSD went largely undiagnosed and was simply referred to as “shell shock.” While times have changed, the lack of compassion is still a problem for many. 

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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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