Whether you or someone you love have recently been diagnosed with PTS or are just looking for ways to cope, there is a wide spectrum of different mental health practices you can choose to partake in that can create ways for you to cope with symptoms and live a healthy life.
“One minute you are enjoying your life, and the next people are dying all around you and you are running for your life. It leaves a permanent mark.” ~Priscilla Horvath, Heroes on the Water Volunteer Program Coordinator
In the years since its inception as a federal holiday, Memorial Day has become a marker for the beginning of Summer. But as with many holidays, sometimes the true meaning of Memorial Day can get lost in all of the marketing.
Officer Keith Mackenzie is a father of three who has built a 28-year career as a police officer in Bethel, Connecticut. He is the Assistant Coordinator for HOW’s Western Connecticut Chapter and is an avid sportsman, fisherman and kayaker. He says he recognized the positive impact Heroes on the Water has made in his close friend Mike Libertini who is the Coordinator for the chapter.
“The years I’ve participated have meant so much to me,” says Chaz. “I have met amazing people who have lost loved ones while defending our country. I’ve met kids who are growing up without a parent because of that dedication.”
Throughout history, there have been several significant milestones accomplished by women, especially in the military. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we wanted to highlight some of the most important women figures in U.S. military history.
Starting a HOW Chapter doesn’t just impact the participants who join in on events, it also positively impacts each volunteer and your entire community at large. When we offer healing to our veterans who have given so much, to our first responders who serve us daily, and to their families we are creating a healthier world for everyone.
When Cody Roberson was approached about his interest in getting veterans outdoors, he had no idea about what the future would hold. Having already received notoriety as a semi-pro bass fisherman, Cody and his partners took their first group of veterans out to a private lake in Bourne, Texas, under the banner Heroes On the Water.