Honoring the Brave Day group photo

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners recognized Friday, Nov. 16, as Honoring the Brave Day in connection with the Peak Military Care Network’s second annual Honoring the Brave Breakfast.

Honoring the Brave Breakfast highlights the collective impact of its organization and its partnering agencies that provide more than 100,000 service to service members, veterans and families in the region. The breakfast is an annual fundraiser to help facilitate PMCN’s ability to connect military service members, veterans and their families to the many resources available to them in the Pikes Peak region. The breakfast is 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at the Broadmoor International Center.

President of PMCN Kate Hatten said, “Thank you to the County for your support across the board.” PMCN works directly with several county departments including the Department of Human Services, El Paso County Veterans Service Office, El Paso County Public Health and Pikes Peak Workforce Center, as well as working with more than 40 other agencies in the area.

“We are continuing to see more need,” Hatten said. “As of August of this year, we hit the numbers we saw for all of 2017.”

Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez, Jr., said, “I’ve worked with (PMCN) a lot in the last couple of years. It’s a great job that you do. This is a community that loves its military and appreciates what it has done.”

“One thing I love about PMCN is that you are not competing with the other service providers,” said Commissioner Stan VanderWerf. “You are acting as a vehicle for veterans to be referred to those services. We do have a lot of nonprofits in our community, so it can be confusing for veterans about where to go. You help to enhance that and enable that to happen faster. In some of those cases, getting services fast is critically important to those veterans.”

For more information on Peak Military Care Network, visit its website at https://pmcn.org/.