Gary Flaherty of the Columbia County Veteran's Service Department moved everyone when he spoke about his latest work.
doesn't wait for Veterans to find him, he
seeks them out and informs them of the benefits they and/or their families are entitled to.
is also working with County judges to help Vets
in trouble with the law.
Fifteen mentors have come on board to work with Vets
who might have committed crimes as a result of post traumatic stress.
"We get them into the V.A. instead of a prison where they could become professional criminals," he
wife are even taking one Vet in to live with them.
"There will be no homeless Vets
in Columbia County
work has saved the County over $10,000 by getting the V.A. to pay for health costs that would have normally been covered under Medicare.
and their families to contact him on his
cell phone at 518-610-0941 so he
could make sure they are getting what they truly deserve as defenders of our country.
left that night to sustained applause from the room.