Veterans Day | November 11, 2019
This November, our country will once again reflect and honor the men and women who serve or have served in the United States Armed Forces. Veterans Day—Monday, November 11, 2019—is our annual opportunity to honor our living veterans for the sacrifices they have made for our nation. It is also a day to show our appreciation for the family members of our service men and women, for they too have sacrificed much.
Currently, only 2 million active duty, reserve and guard service members, less than 1% of our population, protect over 326 million of us every day. With approximately 20 million veterans in our country, Veterans Day is your opportunity to find a way to say “thank you."
November is the ideal time for veterans treatment courts to engage their community. This Veterans Day: Preparation, Events, & Media toolkit contains a wealth of resources to help you plan and execute events as well as educate your elected officials and the media.
For veterans like myself, Veterans Day can bring up mixed emotions, and for some it can usher in a difficult holiday season. For these reasons, we have also included tips on ensuring your staff, participants and mentors have the support they need.
Thank you for your service to this country and your commitment to ensuring that all veterans are shown the honor and dignity they deserve. You are forever changing the way our justice system responds to our service men and women when the invisible wounds of war lead them astray.
Scott Tirocchi, M.A., M.S., L.P.C.
Major, U.S. Army (Retired)
Director, Justice For Vets