On this Veteran's Day(2009) it's important to remember the service and sacrifice of our men and women in the Armed Forces(that includes the Coast Guard, those guys don't get the respect they deserve). Let me throw out a few facts for you about our Veterans:
1/3 of the soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afgahnistan will suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Over 300,000 veterans are homeless.
Nearly 2 million Veterans lack Health Insurance.
The Unemployment Rate among Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans is 11.2% higher than non-Veterans.
We can argue forever about who's fault this is, but it still won't help the people who help defend our right to argue and point fingers. There are Organizations who are taking action now to help these men and women deal with these issues.
The first one is Massachusetts Veterans Inc. They provide counseling, treatment, training, and shelter for thousands of homeless veterans. Their shelter is in the National Guard Armory Annex in Worcester. It's run by professionals who believe in their mission, to help our Vets and their families get back on their feet. Please hit the link above to learn more and possibly donate time or money to help their cause.
The other is an organization that was brought to my attention by the band Drowning Pool. These proud Texans have been heavily involved in providing entertainment and relief to our soldiers overseas through the USO and have helped spread the word about the Lane Evans Bill, which would provide support and counseling to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. They also work closely with the Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of America(IAVA) campaign called "This Is For The Soldiers". They are trying to get a bill passed in congress that will expand Mental Health Care for Veteran's returning from those wars. Please hit the links above to learn more and possibly help with the campaign.
It's another way to say Thanks on Veteran's Day.
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