September 1, 2004
Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and Patricia Gaffney-Kindig outside Veteran's Hospital in Denver Colorado. Kennedy was accompanied by Congessman Brian Baird (D-WA) who, prior to holding office, was a psychologist dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for Vietnam Veterans in Washington, DC. Kennedy and Baird secured funding in the Defense Appropriation bill that will provide mental health services to troops returning from Iraq and Afganistan.
Kennedy is holding an AWON brochure as Patricia describes AWON and offers our voice to support services for the families of servicemen/women lost in the current war.
The photo was provided by Mike
Kindig, with thanks!