The VFW Post 2543 in Plattsmouth is hosting three “Heavy Metal” bands on Friday, November 8th, 2019.
Plattsmouth VFW Post 2543 Commander Dennis Sorrell presents the Bug-Out Survival Bag and contents to Chris McFarland. The Veterans of Foreign Wars thanks Mr. McFarland for his generous support for veterans issues.
The bag contains several useful items for outdoors adventurers. Mr. McFarland and his family are off-road UTV enthusiasts, thus this kit will be a useful addition to their activities.
The raffle generated $300 which will be used to build a wooden cenotaph honoring VFW Life Members and those who are now deceased. The cenotaph will be on display inside VFW Post 2543 for family and friends to view..
Bingo Volunteers are needed to help with our twice monthly Post Bingo Game. It actually quite fun to run.
If you want to help our local veterans this is a great opportunity to contribute to your community. Please call Carol at 402-943-9959 for details.
On Wednesday, a few weeks after releasing initial findings from the most comprehensive study of veteran suicide, the VA released 46 more pages of data from their research. The study examined more than 55 million veterans’ records from 1979 to 2014. Last month’s initial release showed approximately 20 veterans commit suicide each day. On average, 14 of those 20 were not VA users. The new release investigates the breadth and depth of information pertaining to characteristics of suicide in the veteran population. Having this information will allow the VA and DOD to move forward with a better understanding of specifically how to intervene and prevent veteran suicide. In the year 2014, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for the general population, and current Centers for Disease Control data shows that number has been increasing. View the study findings.