Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day 2010: A Time To Remember


Today, November 11, 2010 is Veterans Day. A day to remember and honor our veterans. But, I think people should also stop and realize that we are fighting two wars right now, and that veterans are coming back from war and many of them are committing suicide. I believe the Federal Government has a responsibility to help veterans make the transition from military life to civilian life, and more needs to be done to help these men and women that have served our country in time of war. This should not be a political football that gets kicked around so politicians can try and score points with the voters. These men and women that fought in Iraq and Afghanistan need help, and every American should be for greater funding of programs to help these veterans make the transition to civilian life.

4 comments:

LceeL said...

The PEOPLE remember. The politicians don't.

But then, many of THE PEOPLE remember how we were treated when we came home from Nam - many of 'THE PEOPLE' ARE the guys that came home from Nam - and we remember. And we won't DO that to the young men and women who serve us now.

Damn. Don't get me started.

moneythoughts said...

There is a crisis out there, and people need to know about it. Hopefully with exposure to the problem of suicide among our veterans and those still serving, the government can do more to help.

I didn't mean to get you started, but it is OK if you do.

Cloudia said...

Once again I must agree with you




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J. Kwiatkowski said...

A too-large segment of the homeless population are veterans, and the deficit commission is recommending veterans pay for their own healthcare. That is about all you need to know about our governments commitment to the veterans. They think about as highly of them as they think about the rest of us.