Veteran's Affairs Union protests Kelowna office closure on YouTube

Image Credit: YouTube: Psac Webmaster

KELOWNA - Veterans are speaking out against the closure of nine Veteran's Affairs offices across Canada — including the one in Kelowna — through a YouTube video campaign.

Men and women, young and old, come to receive support for mental health challenges such as post traumatic stress disorder, or disabilities and other serious injuries suffered while on military missions or serving in law enforcement for Canada.

The Veteran's Union produced a YouTube video to bring attention to the Federal Government's decision that will come into effect February, 2014.

They point out the stereotype of a dwindling and dying veteran population from two world wars is not the only demographic being served by Veterans Affairs, and say the service exists for those who served in the Vietnam War, regular force veterans, survivors, widows, RCMP, peacekeepers, and their families.

Those receiving services through the Kelowna office will have to travel to Penticton, phone, or access Veteran's Affairs online when the office closes.

More information is available on the PSAC website.

Video Credit: YouTube: Psac Webmaster
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