COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine, March 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Wreaths Across America Radio is proud to announce the first in a series of five panel discussions for 2022. These talks focus on healing veterans through shared stories of resilience, purpose and success. This first discussion will be broadcast on Thursday, March 24, 2022at 7 p.m. EST and can be heard exclusively on Wreaths Across America Radio.
The March roundtable will focus on military caregivers with particular emphasis on Vietnamveterans of the time in the run up to National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29. Guest panelists – listed below – will be interviewed by the Executive Director of Wreaths Across America Karen Worcester and Director of Military and Veteran Outreach, former U.S. Army Captain Joe Regan.
“As we approach Vietnam War Veterans Day, it is important for us to understand that nearly half of our veterans are over the age of 65. These men and women are more likely to manage two chronic illnesses or more compared to their non-veteran peers and they account for more than half of veteran suicide deaths,” Reagan said. “Their care is often the responsibility of loved ones — spouses and children. We all share the responsibility of fulfilling President Lincoln’s promise to “care for those who have borne the battle” and because of that, Wreaths Across America is proud to bring together a team of people enabling these caregivers to help create a better understanding of the veteran and caregiver experience. »
Invited panelists include:
Melissa Comeaudirector of the American Red Cross Military and Veteran Helpers Network – Melissa is a Marine Corps wife, director of the American Red Cross Military and Veteran Caregiver Network, and writer. She is known for her book “Sleeping with the War”, published in 2015 by the War Writers’ Campaign. The book offers a family and caring perspective on life after combat.
Molly BrooksCEO and Founder of Hero’s Bridge – Molly is a registered nurse with over 23 years of experience with specialty certifications in gerontology and hospice and palliative care. Throughout her professional and personal life, she has dedicated herself to caring for others, especially aging veterans.
The goal of the roundtable series is to help reduce barriers for veterans by:
- Support generational connections between veterans through stories of service and success;
- De-stigmatize the problems faced by veterans and ask for help;
- Combat inaccurate perceptions of veterans by discussing the diverse experiences, challenges, and successes of service members, veterans, and their families; and
- Connecting veterans with valuable resources.
Wreaths Across America Radio invites questions ahead of this discussion via its Facebook page and directly to [email protected]. If members of the public have questions they would like the panel to address during this discussion, the deadline for submission is March 142022.
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About Wreaths Across America Radio
Wreaths Across America Radio is a 24/7 internet stream. Its unique format provides informative and inspirational content about members of the United States Armed Forces, their families, military veterans, and volunteers nationwide and abroad who support the mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach. . In addition to inspirational content, Wreaths Across America Radio plays a variety of music with roots firmly in patriotism and a country music thread that runs through the heart of the stream. Wreaths Across America Radio offers a live morning show every weekday morning starting at 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. the East, as well as a variety of special programs that support the mission.
Listen live at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/radio and through the iHeart Radio app, or download it from the App Store or Google!
About Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery started by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – to remember, honor, teach – is accomplished in part each year by coordinating December wreath-laying ceremonies in Arlington, as well as thousands of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations around the 50 States and beyond.
For more information or to sponsor a wreath, please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
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