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Helping Veterans Help Themselves

May 27, 2019

Vietnam veteran Don Koss and executive director Renee Dixon at Freedom Hill Therapeutic Riding in Cecil County.
Credit Melissa Gerr

In the spirit of Memorial Day, we meet writer, educator and veteran marine Dario DiBattista, who shares his thoughts about military service and his experience writing and teaching writing to war veterans as a form of post-trauma therapy at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Then we visit the Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding program in Cecil County, and meet participant Don Koss, a Vietnam vet, to learn how just being near horses can have a calming effect.