July 4 commemorates the catalyst that turned colonies into a nation and farmers into soldiers. Through violent battles and long winters, our country was forged by men and women who chose independence as soldiers, spies and sailors. These individuals fought for the ability to create an idea – where people could be free to pursue life, liberty and happiness.
Nationwide, approximately 8 million Americans suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This mental health condition can be triggered by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event or experience, and PTSD impacts thousands of veterans of all generations. In recognition of this condition, June has been named PTSD Awareness Month.