In 2013, the United States Military is dealing with a crisis of epidemic proportions: the suicides of troops returning home from war. In 2012, these suicides numbered over one per day–a rate that has been steadily increasing since 2006. Experts agree that the difficulty of transitioning back to family and community, as well as the effects of repeated deployments and the uncertainty of civilian life are taking a toll–and too many heroes are not getting help in time.

(May 13, 2013) Omaha, NE – Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS) will hold an At Ease® Congregational Outreach presentation on Sunday, May 19th at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, five miles south of Johnson, Nebraska on Highway 105.

This outreach project was created to engage communities in support of military families throughout Nebraska and features a presentation from Bill & Evonne Williams of the Remembering Our Fallen exhibits and the Heartland Honor Flights. The Williamses speak from experience – their three youngest sons are currently serving active duty and their oldest son served two tours in Iraq. They share how congregations can best support the needs of military families in local communities.


Event Details:

Location Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Hwy 105 – 5 miles south of Johnson

Date Sunday, May 19, 11:15 am presentation, Lunch following

The public is invited.


About Lutheran Family Services’ At Ease® program and the At Ease® Congregational Outreach Project: Since 2009 Lutheran Family Services has offered the At Ease® program, a trauma treatment and therapeutic support program for active military, veterans and their loved ones living in Nebraska.