Wounded Heros Day

  • Today, April 21, is Wounded Heroes Day.
  • There are 155,000 wounded Veterans in North Carolina.
  • The No Veterans Left Behind Act is sponsored by Speaker of the House Tim Moore (R-Cleveland), Rep. George Cleveland (R-Onslow), and Rep. Charlie Miller (R-Brunswick). It helps crisis intervention & services for service members suffering from mental health issues and substance abuse.
  • Specifically, the legislation creates a pilot program for several Military and Veteran heavy counties in North Carolina to improve and expand training for local law enforcement and first responders on dealing with Veteran-specific crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and available resources at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
  • Republicans in the NC General Assembly will always fight to ensure the best treatment and care for our Veterans.