There were about twenty local veterans from the Vietnam and Korea era attending this evening as Elliott Adams, president of Veterans for Peace visited with Chapter 141 for the first time. Many issues were discussed from furthering the peace movement, veterans health care. impeachment and the Winter Soldier event this month in DC.

One issue that is especially important to me relates to PTSD and educating the public about what it is, how to recognize it and what to do when you witness it in a veteran. In New York they are working with local police officers on these very points and I have discussed doing the same thing in this area with Dr Staggenborg at the VA clinic. We have many returning veterans now and the last thing I would ever want to see is one of these vets facing a police force that does not fully understand what they are dealing with. These kids have suffered enough without further complications along those lines.