Veterans Now and Then

Posted: 11/11/2007 by Floyd in Labels:
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It is veterans day a time to think of all who have served and sacrificed for this great nation, no task is to small and no task is to large,,,thank you for all you have done not only today but everyday.




5 comments:

  1. Beth says:

    Gosh, the sight of anyone wearing all that equipment makes me so sad.

  1. Floyd says:

    They do wear a lot to keep them as safe as one can be, but it would get heavy and very hot.

    You know lately the violence has come down by building concrete walls and such, but Iraq is number two in the world on oil reserves, only one thing it is not doing anybody any good, apparently they can't keep up the pipelines due to sabotage.

    Nothing will come of this but people dying and America in bankruptcy. What is worse is nobody except for a few in Washington has the guts to stand up and say this is not working, in the near future a gallon of milk will cost us 10 bucks and a sack of potatoes for 15, the dollar is on the way down.

  1. kip says:

    The troops fighting Bush's war are heroes. Too bad we can't say the same for Bush himself.

  1. Beth says:

    Floyd, I heard on the news last night that a conservative estimate is that every week, ~100 men and women coming home from the war are committing suicide (According to the head of VA mental health). I will look for a link tonight when I get home, and blog about it.

    This, my friend, is a national disgrace. Congress okays billions for bombs, but pennies for veteran aftercare.

  1. Floyd says:

    Thanks Kip I can tell you read the news and are up on what's going on, it would be nice if all Americans realized this.

    I heard that Beth you said it all in a nutshell there, you know some veterans have to actually go to court and make lawsuits to get the benefits due them and there is also a great many that end up homeless and still others come back to find they have no job, one in Sacramento had to sue to get his job back, the VA cannot deal with these massive wounded and a lot will not be able to return to the workforce.

    I hope you blogged it Beth because I heard and read something about all this suicide going on with our returning veterans, a lot are being misdiagnosed with PSTD syndrome and I read that it could be intentional, I have not done a story on it yet but I read an article where I remember it was a lady I believe a Major who had whistle blown on this.