The Friday Five – Honoring Our Veterans on Memorial Day
This coming Monday we are observing Memorial Day here in the states. Throughout the long weekend there will be parades, services, celebrations and all sorts of events to remember those who died in service to our nation. We all know too well that it is not always easy to be a surviving vet and receive the help and services needed to thrive in our society. We dedicate this week’s Friday Five in honor of Memorial Day and our living vets.
VAntage Point Blog
VAntage Point is the official blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Here you will find stories from around VA and the Veteran community. These stories and blogs include coverage of health care, education benefits, VA careers, homelessness, recovery, mental health and messages from the Secretary.
— Veterans Affairs (@DeptVetAffairs) May 23, 2019
Every day the VAntage Blog honors a veteran who has made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. #VeteranOfTheDay tells about each vets service in the military.
Remembering Mr. Wirtz, ex-SEAL, killed in Syria this year. R.I.P. #VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Scott Wirtz – VAntage Point #veteran #hero #military #inspiration #navy #seal https://t.co/XR14znUtH1 pic.twitter.com/x9gTJRbsM1
— Jess Robinson (@JessInverted) May 23, 2019
Borne the Battle – Podcasts By Department of Veterans Affairs, hosted by Timothy Lawson
The Borne the Battle podcast is hosted by Timothy Lawson who has been a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team since April 2016. He graduated from American University’s School of Communications in 2016 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Tim is a Marine Corps Veteran having served as a Marine Security Guard posted at embassies in Algeria, Russia, and Peru.
To commemorate the two new Fisher Houses opening up @BronxVA today – this week on Borne The Battle we sit down and talk to Army Veteran and president of the @FisherHouseFdtn, Dave Coker #Bronx https://t.co/TELOIJhHKE #VAntagePoint #BTBattle
— Veterans Affairs (@DeptVetAffairs) May 22, 2019
#VetQ / Veteran Question is a collaborative campaign aimed at answering Veterans’ questions as well as highlighting VA’s and Veterans Service Organizations’ services. Veterans, simply tweet your question and include the hashtag #VetQ. VA and VSOs will see your question and have the opportunity to respond.
— Veterans Affairs (@DeptVetAffairs) March 10, 2015
My HealtheVet offers veterans tips and tools to help them manage their health. The support tools are designed to enrich your experience with My HealtheVet and help you make informed decisions. Whether it’s a prescription refill, appointment to be made, or medical records that need to be reviewed, all can be done with My HealtheVet.