Since the dawn of our country—the men and women of our armed forces have sacrificed—many giving their lives—to preserve our freedoms at home and abroad. Nearly 2 million veterans live in California and almost a quarter of those veterans reside right here in Los Angeles County.
Sadly, too often, our veterans return home from combat suffering from physical injuries and emotional traumas like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
After giving so much for their country, it’s our turn to lift them up. And that’s where Los Angeles County comes in.
Whether it’s helping veterans and their families obtain benefits and services, helping our homeless veterans obtain housing, or helping vets reintegrate back into their communities—there are many ways the County of Los Angeles and our partners are here to assist our veterans.
This month, I’m pleased to welcome the Director of our Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, and the President and CEO of U.S. Vets, a national organization dedicated to serving the men and women of our armed forces.