Reveille Bridge, a Norman veterans organization, will host a free event at Lake Thunderbird on Saturday for veterans, active duty, reservists, first responders and their families to celebrate their dedication to country and community.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the South Dam Pavilion and will feature free food, drinks, snacks, goodie bags, and live music. The event will also feature games and lake activities such as fishing and swimming, organizers said.
The people who run Reveille Bridge want to become a “hub” of mental health services for veterans and help them transition from active duty to civilian life and fight homelessness to get back on their feet, the report said. CEO Lee Roberts.
“When we have a physical location, it will be a place where they can come and build camaraderie with other veterans, have support groups with other veterans, etc.,” Roberts said. “On the homeless side, we have to house several homeless veterans, regardless of their situation, and we put them through a four-month camp, guiding them to section eight housing with [Housing and Urban Development]helping them find jobs and stuff like that.
The event will help the community build camaraderie with one another and raise awareness of mental health issues that veterans face on a daily basis, Roberts said.
“This event will provide entertainment for the veteran community and it will feature more and more people,” he said. “And, coincidentally, it will celebrate the end of our 20-year war on terror, and the fact that it was 9/11 was also a coincidence. So we’re going to include that.
For more information, visit reveilbridge.org.