Veterans Day is a time to recognize all those who have served in the United States military.
It coincides with Armistice Day, which marks the date that fighting ended on the western front of World War I. It is also known as Remembrance Day; observed to remember individuals of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
On behalf of everyone at OurMilitary, thank you to each and every veteran for your service. Your dedication to this country deserves to be honored and celebrated. Our service members are the heart of our nation; you worked to protect and uplift the people of the United States, in times of peace and in times of war. The sacrifices you have made will not be forgotten.
For all that you’ve accomplished, here are 10 helpful veteran resources that will make your life easier.
RallyPoint is the best site for networking with fellow veterans. Build meaningful connections — both personal and professional — and gain the best tools possible to succeed in your life after service.
For in-person connections, Gallant Few links new veterans with local veteran mentors. They help to prevent feelings of isolation, and facilitate a successful transition to civilian life. Guidance and friendship with other veterans can decrease the likelihood of veteran unemployment, homelessness, and suicide.
3. Raider Project
The Raider Project falls under GallantFew, focusing specifically on Marine Corps combat veterans and special operations. It offers community building experiences like wilderness and climbing retreats, fishing trips, and sports programs. The Raider Project works to provide over 300 services such as addiction treatment, suicide prevention, therapy, employment assistance, and financial aid.
4. Darby Project
Another offset of GallantFew, the Darby Project focuses on Army Ranger veterans, and the transition to civilian life. They are dedicated to connecting and empowering ranger veterans to thrive in their communities.
5. Wounded Warrior Project
Though they are known for their assistance of veterans who have been wounded in war, the Wounded Warrior Project does a lot more. They provide a variety of veterans programs and services that are free to those who need them. They focus on connecting veterans to support, career and VA counseling, personal independence, and mental and physical wellness.
6. National Veterans Foundation
Veterans and families who are in the midst of a crisis, or in dire need of help — NVF is your lifeline. Call 888-777-4443 for immediate assistance. NVF also offers an abundance of information on veteran jobs, benefits, resources, and assistance.
DAV is a nonprofit charity dedicated to helping more than 1 million veterans each year. They specialize in support for medical access, care, and benefits claims. DAV is also committed to finding meaningful employment for those who have served.
8. Veterans Resource Centers of America
VRC is a program-based charter that addresses the unique needs of veterans. From homelessness prevention and rehousing, to behavioral health treatment, they have a selection of services to choose from that target the problems veterans face most.
9. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Obviously, the VA website is chock-full of information; health care, disability, education, housing, and much more. It’s especially useful if you’re looking for a specific form or process.
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