Today is Veterans Day….when the country pauses to thank our veterans for their sacrifice and their service….
Thank you! Thank you!
The war in Iraq is soon to be winding down and the rest of our troops will be home, where they belong, ……unfortunately there is still another war going on and they may be needed there…..but that is for another discussion……
As a veteran myself, I wish these brave men and woman all the luck…..some will have to repair their bodies and minds…..and as usual the government will be little help….I still remember when I returned to my country from Vietnam and the greeting I got…….I do NOT wish that treatment on my fellow vets…….
On this day I would like to air a couple of bitches…….I think organizations like Wounded Warrior Project and many others, that dedicate themselves to helping returning vets and their families should be commended…..with that said….why should we need these organizations? Is it not the responsibility of the government that used these people to enforce the country’s policies? Why should vets need to turn to these organizations for help? Why is the government turning their back on their vets….something they have been doing for 50 years…….instead of wasting time on some silly issue like the country’s motto….would not that time be better spent showing our returning vets that we have their backs and that we CARE?
The country’s treatment of its vets is a disgrace! Obama has his new vets jobs bill….but I ask …what good is that if there is NO jobs? If he wants to do something for vets then find a way that they get ALL the help they need to recover from their time in service….this country is treating the vet like a tool….use it up and then discard it…..there is very little acceptable about the treatment of our vets.
Today is Veterans Day……if you encounter a vet….simply say….thank you!
If you encounter a vet……listen to what he/she has to say…..tell your rep in the US Congress that the vets are too important to push to the background…..
On a side note……. on this day let us not forget a fallen hero of OWS….marine vet, Scott Olsen….we owe him and soldiers like him better than to be hit in the head by a tear gas canister….OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU, SCOTT!