Veterans Day Message From PERU

On this Veterans Day, we pause to reflect on the contributions of all who have served our nation with honor and distinction.

This YouTube video from Major General Mark Schindler, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) offers testimony to the efforts of Pennsylvania’s veterans, past and present, and honors the state’s nearly 800,000 veterans – the fourth-largest veteran population in the United States.

View time: 3 minutes

Help Us Reduce Veteran Suicide Deaths. Get Involved.

NW PA Counties graphicPERU has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs since 2015 and continues to strive to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of the veteran community.

The Northwest Pennsylvania (NW PA) Veteran Suicide Prevention Program operates on a three-pronged approach involving healthcare providers, community organizations, and Veterans and their families in the 15 counties of NW PA. To learn more about the work we are undertaking alongside our stakeholders, visit the website at By working together we can reduce suicide deaths of those who have served in the armed forces.



Need Help? Know Someone Who Does? Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or use the online Lifeline Crisis Chat. Both are free and confidential. You’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor in your area.

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