April 30, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Aspen Times "Show appreciation for our public servants"

Rev. Marie Gasau:
"“Pitkin County Commissioner Michael Owsley challenged the county Wednesday to come up with initiatives to assist U.S. military veterans locally,” reported The Aspen Times on Thursday. This is a timely challenge given the rising number of returning or currently serving military personnel who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

The number of folks in first-responder professions (such as police officers, firefighters, paramedics and emergency medical technicians, nurses, doctors, even social workers and school teachers) who struggle with PTSD also is climbing. In addition to long hours, difficult working circumstances, slashed budgets, suppressed wages and questionable job security, these folks report a real sense of calling to work that would leave most of us in a quivering heap....."  (Read more?  Click title)

"Unapologetically pursuing and tracking patterns within the news others make since 2010."

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