May is an important month for Veterans. Not only does the nation reflect of the sacrifices of the fallen on Memorial Day, but Armed Forces Week is celebrated this month. Armed Forces Week leads up to Armed Forces Day. This year Armed Forces Week is May 11-18, with Armed Forces Day falling on May 16.
We are living in uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic and our response to it has led to a situation that most of us have never experienced. One thing that that you can be sure of is our commitment to providing services to our state’s veterans.
Roughly one out of every five veterans who has served in a combat zone will be diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lifetime. Just over 17% of post-9/11 service members have Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI).
Memorial Day is the federal holiday set aside for honoring and remembering those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It is observed every year on the last Monday of May.