October 21, 2011
Message From Peter J. Gravett
Secretary of the California Department Of Veterans Affairs
Iraq War Veterans Coming Home!“With today’s announcement by President Obama that our military engagement in Iraq is coming to an end, I want to remind all Californians that the California Department of Veterans Affairs is ready to receive our nation’s youngest veterans and assist their transition back into civilian life. Our work here at the California Department of Veterans Affairs is even more important as we connect these young men and women with the services and benefits they will need to successfully transition from the battlefield to home. These heroes deserve our gratitude and our respect.”
This doesn't mean you don't need to do the Christmas cards for soldiers and the socks for soldiers stuff though, there are still plenty of them stationed in Afghanistan and elsewhere. It is good news though as tens of thousands of families will be rejoining for the holidays.