All posts by Angel Matson

Angel Matson

About Angel Matson

As a lifelong Mainer, Angel Matson understands the real value of community. It is in that spirit, and with the privilege of having been raised with the influence of her grandfather, a decorated Marine who survived many WWII battles including the attack on Pearl Harbor, that she truly embraces what it means to be an American. She became actively involved with The Summit Project after attending an event and hearing from a Gold Star Father about his son. It was then that Angel realized the importance of the mission of this organization, and committed her life to telling the stories of the fallen, so that Maine Heroes Are Not Forgotten. She acts as the organization's Public Relations Manager and Family Liaison, working closely with loved ones whose sacrifice, support, and service have guaranteed our freedoms.

More Than An Acronym: PTSD

PTSD, TBI…an alphabet soup of things that negatively impact the lives of those who have served in our nation’s military. The alphabet soup made even thicker by the treatment modalities (CPT, PE, DBT, EMDR) offered by medical and psychological healthcare. What’s it all mean? The VA defines PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) as “a mental health […]

A Mother’s Love, Tied Up With A Yellow Ribbon

  With saddened heart, I read the news of the recent passing of a Gold Star Mother. Army SGT Jason W. Swiger was killed in action on 03/25/07. His mother, Valorie Swiger, was always active in supporting the United States Military. When Jason deployed in 2003, she hung yellow ribbons throughout the city, which landed […]