Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veterans Day

Hope everyone has a good Veterans Day!
As a county employee, I actually get the day off, which seems kind of strange since my dad is an actual veteran, but he has to work.
At any rate, I hope everyone has a good day and takes a moment to remember that the holiday is meant to honor the service of veterans and the sacrifices that many of them make in defense of our country.

On a related note, we had our first ever Travis County Veterans Court docket yesterday. It was short and sweet, but we placed three veterans into the program and at least finally got the thing started. Hopefully we'll get treatment and services through the VA for these vets, and it'll help them get their lives back on track. The ultimate goal, of course, is to help these guys deal with whatever combat-related issues they're dealing with and to help them move on with their lives so that we never see them on a criminal case again in the future. If we can pull that off, it would be a really good thing.
Anyway, I have high hopes for the program, and it felt good to be helping to get these guys linked in to services, if nothing else.

Anyway, happy Veterans Day!

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