Veteran Veritas Blog will be on “Special Ops” for the next 11 days. I and a unique collection of combat veterans will be gathering at the Merritt Retreat Center in Payson, Arizona to brain storm some approaches for addressing the increasing ranks of returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan who are struggling with transition issues.
Attending will be former Army, Marine and Air Force officers, and a handful of us NCO’s. All with former combat duty.
The Merritt Center program for returning veterans is one of the most unique in the nation..and it is free! See, “MerrittCenter.org”
This Camp David style round-table is open to any and all suggestions about reducing the suicide rate and easing the way back into polite society after 3-5 deployments in a combat theater. Our nation has not seen such an intense level of service to country in 60 years.
Leave your comments and suggestions here or at the Merritt Center website. No one is paid at the Merritt Center. It exists solely on philanthropy. If you see it in your heart to donate to this one-of-a-kind program, call Betty Merritt for an overview of the Veterans Program. 1-800-414-9880 or 928-474-4268.
This would be called supporting the troops as “only the dead know the end of war.” –Plato