Veterans Day

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Give thanks, quietly or loud and clear, to those who gave or are giving their all to protect you. Some do so willingly, even eagerly. Others do so begrudgingly. It doesn’t really matter. What matters on this day is that they are doing it, not us. And for that we owe them our thanks, our appreciation, and much much more.

Our veterans, both in the past and now, are treated shamefully when they come home. Even those who have shed blood and given limbs are shoved aside like beggars in the street. It is disgusting and dispicable.

WASHINGTON —Veterans make up one in four homeless people in the United States, though they are only 11 percent of the general adult population, according to a report to be released Thursday.
And homelessness is not just a problem among middle-age and elderly veterans. Younger veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are trickling into shelters and soup kitchens seeking services, treatment or help with finding a job.

Make the call, send the email, write the letter. Now. It is not enough to say you care. They showed up to protect you. Show up to protect them.

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