This Halloween season, I find nothing scarier than navigating the anti-veteran rhetoric this political season regarding the Hero’s Bridge Village. Of course, we want to hear from the community about things that may affect them, such as parking, traffic, lighting, signage, and community design, but we must push back on all statements that oppose the project because it is veterans and/or the elderly that will live there.

I’m not sure what I am doing as a leader in the veteran space and the social sector if I am not adamantly defending veterans, the elderly, and the disabled. Our tagline is ‘They fought for us, we fight for them’ and I ask all of you to join us in this fight.

You can help by learning more, reading our Village FAQs, watching the Warrenton Town Council citizen’s time, or signing up to be a speaker at future Town Council meetings. We also appreciate all those who have donated to support the legal fees involved with the rezoning process. Please donate or buy a Village brick by clicking on the links.

As we do in every newsletter, below are the highlights from the past month. What is not presented here are the more mundane, but equally critical, activities.

These include daily check-ins by Battle Buddies, transportation requests and coordination, suicide assessments to ascertain a veteran’s mental health, physician confirmations, VA benefits questions, and so much more.

We are proud to share the highlights, and we are equally proud of the content that does not make it into the monthly newsletter.

Please take a moment to learn more about Hero’s Bridge. If you would like to become involved, please take a look at the volunteer opportunities described below. Read the October Hero’s Bridge Newsletter.

If you have questions about our Village project, please refer to the list of FAQs on our website. If your question is not answered there, please contact Hero’s Bridge at