Louisiana Dept. of Veterans Affairs offers tips on helping veterans
Sunday marks Veterans Day and there are 278,000 veterans in Louisiana. The state's Veterans Affairs Secretary, Colonel Joey Strickland, says its important to remember our country is still at war and when our soldiers return to civilian life, it's important the transition is seamless as possible.
"We're lucky that we have three VA medical centers and 19 community-based outpatient clinics here. We're concerned about suicide prevention. We just held our first statewide summit to address that," said Strickland.
Strickland adds it’s important for education to be more accessible.
"We're encouraging colleges and universities to put veteran centers in every campus for veterans returning back to school. We actually got a $100,000 grant from the AmeriCorps Foundation for that," said Strickland.