Walk for Veterans held across Canada
The first Canadian Walk for Veterans was held Sunday in seven cities across Canada. It's an event that brought veterans together, from the military to the RCMP.
L.P. Theriault, of the Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada tells CTV News that municipal, provincial police force, paramedics, or firefighters, or prison guards, all those people who put on a uniform every day are veterans, and deserve to get the help they need.
In Fredericton the gathering gave veterans from a variety of public service fields the opportunity to join together in raising awareness about the challenges they face, and the support they need.
Theriault says while the government is announcing more and more research on the subject of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, it's more treatment that's needed.
He says there are veterans waiting months before they can get treated for PTSD.