Lawrence Wells, USA, ’86 – ’88, joined the Giant Steps program for Art Therapy to deal with symptoms of PTSD and depression. The art and group process has helped Mr. Wells to connect with other like-minded and creative Veterans, and to rediscover his unique strengths.
Jerel Wenger, USN, ‘66 - ‘70 was diagnosed with MS in 1990. Despite his physical challenges, he enjoys creating meticulously designed mosaic pots in the Giant Steps program. Of Giant Steps Art Therapy he says, “It has provided me with a window to escape from the restrictions of my disabled state. It stimulates me both mentally and physically, and actually helps me to maintain some dexterity in my fingers. I look forward to attending each week for the connections and camaraderie.”
As a community, we appreciate the service our veterans have provided to our country. That is why Yale honors the services of our armed force staff, students and faculty through special programs and resources.
Take the time to learn more about the Yale Veterans Network and to identify your status and a veteran.
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Veterans Day Activities
November 11, 2016
Veteran Portrait Gallery:
9 AM – 4 PM
Woolsey Hall Rotunda
Visitors will have the opportunity to connect with Yale’s rich military past by reading the stories of six Yale veterans as they pass through the Woolsey Hall Rotunda. Enter and explore the lives of Yale veterans via photos and short biographies around the perimeter of the Rotunda.
Ryan Pearson, a U.S. Navy veteran and current Yale student, introduces Marines to Yale’s Eli Whitney Students Program for nontraditional students at a Service 2 School Vetlink program at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Come celebrate the service and sacrifices of all veterans at the informal Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) New Haven Veterans Day Social! There will be drink and appetizer specials. All veterans and friends are welcome.
- Wednesday, November 11
- Wheelers Restaurant & Taproom, 180 Amity Rd., Woodbridge, CT
- 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Please join the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) for one of their upcoming information sessions on how a VFW post in the Elm City will benefit military veterans and the New Haven community.
- March 21 11-1 p.m. Mitchell Branch Library (37 Harrison St.)
- April 7 5-7 p.m. Ives Main Library (133 Elm St.)
- April 9 4-6 p.m. Wilson Branch Library (303 Washington Ave.)
- April 14 4-6 p.m. Stetson Branch Library (200 Dixwell Ave.)
- April 16 2-4 p.m. Fair Haven Branch Library (182 Grand Ave.)