WASHINGTON D.C., Wis. (WLAX/WEAU) – Congressman Derrick Van Orden is applauding the passage of a bill looking to provide support to current and former members of the military. The Warrior Call Resolution was introduced by Van Orden. The bipartisan bill encourages Americans to reach out to those who have served in the Armed Forces and provide support to boost their mental health. National Warrior Call Day would take place the day after Veterans Day, November 12th.
Van Orden says while it may seem simple, calling a loved one who has served could save their life, “If you’re not a member of the VFW or the Foreign Legion or the American Legion, you may not know how to go through those wickets. While if your uncle served in Vietnam, just call him. You don’t have to served. Just literally pick up the phone and say, ‘Hey, man, how you doing?’ It’s so simple, but I think it’s going to have a profound effect.”
Van Orden introduced the bill back in June. It has to pass the Senate before making its way to President Biden.