Recognizing the Escanaba Vet Center Staff

Floor Speech

Date: Oct. 28, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. BERGMAN. Madam Speaker, it is my great honor to recognize the staff of the Escanaba Vet Center. Their continued commitment to Veterans and their families throughout the pandemic is immeasurable, and they have become an indispensable part of Michigan's First District.

The Escanaba Vet Center specializes in confidential services, offering counseling for post-traumatic stress disorder to services for general depression. By focusing on mental health and specializing in issues the public often does not see, the Escanaba Vet Center has had a direct impact on the lives of all those who utilize their services. Providing impactful and personable counseling services is the core mission of the Escanaba Vet Center--ensuring our Nation's Veterans are cared for in times of need. The individuals responsible for providing care to our Veterans deserve our unwavering gratitude.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a lasting impact on our country and drastically limited the ability for service providers to offer safe care to Veteran communities across the country. The drive and determination of the Escanaba Vet Center's staff is steadfast and laudable. Their work throughout the pandemic has allowed thousands of Veterans to receive the necessary assistance they need and deserve. They have given our Veterans in the state of Michigan a chance to heal and reshape their lives outside of military service.

Madam Speaker, I am honored to recognize the staff of the Escanaba Vet Center in their fight to continually provide services to our Veterans. On behalf of Michigan's First District, I wish all staff members of the Escanaba Vet Center the best in their future endeavors. Michigan's First District commends their continued support of our Nation's Veterans and thanks them for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.