Montgomery County Council Statement on Attack at Kabul Airport
Per Montgomery County:
For Immediate Release: Friday, August 27, 2021
Rockville, Md., Aug. 27, 2021–The Montgomery County Council issued the following statement about yesterday’s attack at Kabul airport in Afghanistan:
“The Council is enraged and heartbroken by the heinous attack on U.S. service members and Afghan residents, who were fleeing for their safety, at Kabul airport. We are praying for those who were murdered in this ambush and their grief-stricken families as well as those who were wounded by suicide bombers and gunmen.
“We are also thinking about all of Montgomery County’s Gold Star families and their loved ones who have died protecting and serving our nation. We are forever grateful for their service and sacrifice.
“Montgomery County resources are available to assist members of the U.S. Armed Forces, veterans and impacted residents during this difficult time. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please reach out.”
Resources for U.S. veterans:
- Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs – montgomerycountymd.gov/veterans or call 240-418-4865
- EveryMind Serving Together program for Military & Veterans: 1-855-738-7176
- Veterans Crisis Line: veteranscrisisline.net; or call 1-800-273-8255
- Women Veterans Hotline: Call 855-829-6636; or contact the Vet Center Call Center: 877-WAR-VETS (927-8387)
Resources for impacted residents: