Episode 2515 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the latest news from John Wells of the Military-Veterans Advocacy, Inc. about a new Congressional Resolution designed to help our veterans.
The story comes from a press release from the Military-Veterans Advocacy, Inc. titled Joint Resolution will establish Veterans Get Outside Day.
The presser announced that the U.S. House of Representatives (H. Res. 387) and Senate (S. Res. 206) have introduced a bi-partisan joint resolution to designate June 10, 2023 as “Veterans Get Outside Day.” The resolution encourages a targeted outreach program to urge Veterans to participate in outdoor activities on that date.
It was reported that the resolution was introduced on May 10 by U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Angus King (I-ME), and Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and U.S. Representatives Garret Graves (R-LA-06) and Seth Moulton (D-MA-06).
According to Senator Cassidy, “We owe it to the men and women who traveled oceans to protect us to address the veteran suicide crisis. Vets Get Outside Day is a positive step towards ensuring veterans know they have the help they need available to them.”
Representative Graves said this about the benefits of the Resolution, “Veterans Get Outside Day encourages Veterans to experience the outdoors and engage in recreational activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, and hunting, and ultimately promote a passion for the outdoors. Studies show that nature-based therapy can work. I’m proud to join Congressman Moulton in introducing this resolution to support our Veterans.”
John Wells said this about the program, “Our hope that if Veterans spend one day outdoors doing activities that help them relax and connect with nature, that they will want to make it part of their regular routine. With this in mind, we encourage everyone to “Take 10” minutes daily to get outside and do something to provide a break from daily stress.”
Listen to episode 2515 and discover more about the latest news from John Wells of the Military-Veterans Advocacy, Inc. about a new Congressional Resolution designed to help our veterans.