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  •  I'll tell you what's shocking: (12+ / 0-)

    What is shocking is that policies like these were not already in place. We all need to be thankful to all veterans and this is a small way to show it.

    Then they came for me - and by that time there was nobody left to speak up.

    by DefendOurConstitution on Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 01:35:25 PM PDT

    •  To the GOP (2+ / 0-)

      ....our volunteer military is just cannon fodder for the greater glory of Big $$$ and Oil.

      The fact that many survivors are in need of help just embaresses them

      •  When my father got Vet's benefits in our Veterans (2+ / 0-)
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        Hospital, it was in no small part because Truman had fought the war and knew, and was succeeded by Ike who had done the same. My father died in the Veterans' Hospital before JFK was elected so I don't opine further, but he had the best care the time provided until the day he died. For service before WWII. I do not see why later vets should have less. I want them to enjoy and not fear their lives, their families with them, as we did around the illness that killed my father, for as long as he could.

    •  So true. And so many people talk (6+ / 0-)

      a good game, but they don't translate it into action. People think riding around with a support the troops sign on their car is enough.

      They don't petition the government to do more for veterans. A lot of these people are in harms way, many of their lives are destroyed.

      After the later wars, young families are torn apart because some spouses at home can't cope with the massive injuries, both mentally and physically their loved ones face after coming home.

      I know someone who works at Walter Reed, who sees these families all the time and is quite disturbed by the difficulties they face.

      Indeed, we need to be thankful to these veterans for what they do.

      I attended my young nephew-in-law's graduation from a Marine training program at Pensacola NAS today. It was a proud moment. I pray that he would have all the services afforded him if he ever needs them.

    •  Back during Vietnam (4+ / 0-)

      thay called it "battle fatigue" and most everyone that came back was affected with it in some way or another. There's a lot of them walking around with undiagnosed PTSD, which is one reason why so many Vietnam vets are homeless, imho.
      Iraq is another war that seems destined to damage everyone it touches.

      How come the dove get to be the peace symbol? How about the pillow? It has more feathers than the dove and doesn't have that dangerous beak. Jack Handey

      by skohayes on Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 02:13:44 PM PDT

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