Please take a moment during your day today to send a thought or prayer to the troops down range and on the wire who can't be with their families today protecting all of us.
Just as important make sure to reach out to any and all veterans. Even if they don't show any signs or symptoms the holidays can be especially tough for them whether it is something that triggers their PTSD or survivors guilt.
Have this information ready and tell them that there isn't weakness in seeking out the help of others. Free, confidential support for Veterans in crisis and their families and friends. Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, text to 838255, or chat online 24/7/365.