Veterans Recognition Day Panel Discussion Welcoming Your Warrior Home: How to Honor, Support and Relate to Your Returning Service Member

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 College of Marin, Cafeteria, Student Services Building, Kentfield Campus, 835 College Ave., Kentfield, CA 94904  See map

College of Marin Veterans
Association and the Blue Star Moms of Marin are hosting a Veterans Recognition
Day speaker panel to
talk about how best to support military members and veterans and provide
information on resources in the area for veterans, friends and families. The public is
invited to come by, enjoy refreshments and meet College of Marin veterans, Blue
Star Moms of Marin and supporters.

p.m. Refreshments, 6:45
p.m. Panel discussion, 8
p.m. Q&A

Panelists include:

Sean Stephens, Marin County Veterans Services
officer, who served four consecutive tours of duty with the U.S. Army in
Afghanistan and will outline the many services available to veterans in Marin

Steve Countouriotis, retired lieutenant
colonel, who served 30 years in the U.S. Army, including three tours of
duty in Iraq and two in Afghanistan, will offer ways in which military families
can face together the challenges of returning from deployment. Three of
Countouriotis’ children are also combat veterans, one of whom was wounded in

Phillip Conner, retired lieutenant
colonel, an Army chaplain for 22 years, who served three years at an Army
addiction treatment facility and will discuss identifying and responding to injury
to the soul of the returning veteran; and

Carrie Bancroft, a licensed social worker and program
manager at the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center, who will
explain services available to veterans at the VA hospital.



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