Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Today is Veteran's day. I hope that everyone takes a minute to think about those who gave their lives and their limbs to fight for our country. And thank a veteran you may know, even if it's the guy on the corner who you pass every day and maybe pretend you don't see. Because there is a huge percentage of homeless people who are veterans (estimated between 23% and 45%) and there are men and women coming home every week who may one day join them.
I hope that, along with finding a responsible way out of Iraq and Afghanistan, the new Obama administration can find some money in the budget to give greater assistance to our Veterans; to give them competent psychological help and a clean, warm safe place to live. I think that is the least we as a country can offer them and it's been sadly overlooked for a very long time.
Click here for more information about homeless veterans and what you can do to help.