They Made It A Priority To Fight For Us

by JIMMY PANETTA

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Jimmy Panetta in the Kunar Valley of Afghanistant in 2008.

Veterans Day provides an opportunity to recognize and honor all men and women who have answered the call of duty through military service to the United States of America. It also is a day on which our communities not only must express our appreciation, but also strengthen our spirit for those who served and are serving our country.

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https://riponsociety.org/article/they-made-it-a-priority-to-fight-for-us/

Veteran and First Responder Prevention Virtual Conference Tickets – Friday September 11, 2020 at 8:30 am

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10th Annual LASPN Suicide Prevention Summit: Hope, Transformation & Well-Being

About this Event

This year’s 10th Annual Suicide Prevention Summit will focus on the impacts of COVID-19, systemic racism and oppression, and community violence. Our goal is to bring together the brightest minds in Suicide Prevention, to present talks that foster hope, transformation and well-being. Collectively we will explore the role all of us can play in suicide prevention.

Day 3 – Sept 11th: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm (Hosted by CalVet)

This session requires special registration – space is limited. Please complete Eventbrite registration to receive Zoom instructions.

08:30 – 09:00: 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony: Moment of Silence & Reflection.

  • Introduction: Keith Boylan-Deputy Secretary-Veterans Services Division, CalVet
  • Welcome: Colette Thomas (LACDMH), James Zenner (VPAN LACDMH), Steve Peck (CEO, U.S. VETS)

09:00 – 10:30: Session 1: Military & Suicide

  • Keynote April Foreman (American Association of Suicidology, Exec Board) “Focusing on the impacts of COVID-19, systemic racism and oppression, and community violence”

10:40 – 12:10: Session 2: First Responders & Veterans “Who watches the watchers? Protecting and serving those who Protect & Serve”

  • Speakers include: Brian Malte (Hope & Heal Fund), Miatta Snetter (U.S. VETS), and Crystal Williams (LACDMH) and more TBA.
  • Moderated by: David Weiner (Former Chief of Police, Long Beach VA)

12:30 – 14:00: Session 3: Panel Discussion: “Bringing hope to life: What Suicide Prevention means to me”

  • Panelists include: Tess Banko (UCLA/VA Veterans Family Wellness Center), Roberto Alvarez (LA County 5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Special Assistant, Military and Veterans Affairs), Nathan Graeser (Brigade Chaplain, California Army National Guard), and Eric Barrera (VPAN LACDMH & Marine Corps Veteran)
  • Moderated by: Robert K. Stohr (Executive Director, U.S. VETS Patriotic Hall)

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Speakers will be updated soon

Saturday 23rd May Service Cancelled

Aloha,
It is with sadness that we at West Maui Veterans Club, Inc., have decided to cancel the Saturday 23rd May Service.  This is due to the difficulties around dealing with the current pandemic.
We are hopeful that our invited guest speaker, Mayor Victorino, will be able to speak at the event in the year 2021.
 If there is any change we will contact you.
 Mr. Mayor, we send our regrets.
Thank you,
Paul Laub,
President
West Maui Veterans Club, Inc.