Vets invited to socialize in Bedford
BEDFORD — The local chapters of The American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars are sponsoring a social event Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Chen Yang Li, 124 S. River Road, at 6:30 p.m. All veterans are welcome to socialize and look at the benefits of being a member of The American Legion and the VFW.
Bill aims for outdoor therapy
WASHINGTON — Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., has co-sponsored legislation, led by Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., and Steve Daines, R-Mont., to create an intergovernmental task force to identify opportunities to expand veterans’ access to and use of public lands for outdoor therapy and rehabilitation treatments.The Accelerating Veterans’ Recovery Outdoors Act would establish an interagency task force, co-chaired by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of the Interior. This task force would also include the Secretaries of Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Defense and Homeland Security, as well as the Chief of the Army Corps of Engineers. The task force would seek to better utilize public lands for the rehabilitation and therapy of veterans and to identify existing barriers that prevent veterans from more broadly utilizing outdoor recreation for medical treatment.