“Many veterans no longer refer to it as PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder),” Bob Almeter points out. “They call it Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). It’s not a disorder. It’s part of who I am.”
The town of Bristol through the years has been home to many individuals who’ve served our country in the armed forces, including more than a dozen veterans who’ve been awarded a Purple Heart for the sacrifices they made while in the line of duty.
Veterans Day, this Saturday, Nov. 11, will feature several social, solemn and patriotic events in Addison County aimed at honoring the sacrifices of the who’ve served our country.
Brian Frazier, Lincoln resident whose family has a long line of service in the U.S. military, was recently inducted into the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, known as MOLLUS.
The cremated remains of a Vietnam War veteran that had been found in the trunk of a junked car at a Pittsford scrapyard have been interred next to the grave of the veteran’s daughter at the East Clarendon Cemetery.
The oldest portion of Farmingdale Veterans Cemetery was formerly known as the Seeley Cemetery. It’s where several local veterans of the Revolutionary War are buried.
Justin Grassano has grown accustomed to finding items squirreled away in vehicles making their last road trip into his Pittsford scrapyard. But nothing could have prepared him for what he’d discover this past spring.
The Barre chapter of The Forty and Eight, a national veterans organization, is offering scholarships to qualified undergraduate students enrolled in academic programs of study leading to either associates or bachelor degrees in nursing.
The service of America’s veterans never truly ends. Even when they hang up their military uniforms for the last time, many still choose to protect us.
Two-and-a-half years later, as most local Legion posts are enjoying a return to some traditional, fully in-person events, some veterans organizations are continuing programs they pivoted to during the pandemic, such as “buddy checks.”
Bristol American Legion Post 19 Commander Ron LaRose presides over a graying membership that does great service for local veterans and the community at large.
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The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction will recognize the service of veterans with an in-person and virtual ceremony on Nov. 11.
In continuation of its efforts to connect jobseekers with career opportunities and employers with talent, the Vermont Department of Labor is hosting in-person and virtual job fairs this November.
Featured on the Wall of Faces are six members of the U.S. armed forces who hailed from Addison County, Vt., and who died in service to their country.