My DH is a Viet Nam Vet. Very few people know that is he is one or that he received a Purple Heart. He still bears the shame of that war and remembers all too well how he was treated when he returned, as many of the Viet Nam Vets do. For too many of them, Thank you has come a little too late while others are embracing it, which I hope is helping to heal the shame of a war they had no choice of being sent in. My DH was paying his way through college, his draft number was 16. He knew he would be drafted once he completed College, since he was paying his way through school, he decided to enlist because he knew it was inevitable and going to Canada wasn't something he would consider.
I'm grateful to see those who are serving today are receiving the recognition they so rightly deserve. I live in a Military Community, the Largest MC Base on the East Coast is located close to me. Military families are my neighbors, their children attend the schools, participate in sports and other school activities, while their dads/moms are serving our Country. I have to give a lot of credit and a special thank you to the Military Spouses for their sacrafices, they are the ones keeping things together at home and caring for the children, while their spouses are serving overseas.
The number of homeless Veterans from the Viet Nam, Iraq, and Afghanistan wars is overwhleming and very sad to see. I feel we owe them so much more.
There are many programs you can support to help these Vets-
You can go to this link to click daily, each click helps provide food for homeless Veterans. http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/c...s_home_sitenav
You can also shop at the Veterans Site Store, each item you purchase provides a meal for a Veteran. https://theveteranssite.greatergood....ementId=178887
Ways to help Veterans- Veterans Village of San Diego- Veterans Village of San Diego Camp Stand Down- Veterans Village of San Diego :: Stand Down Meaning & History
You don't leave anybody outside the wire. If you've got wounded outside the wire, you go get them, regardless of the cost."
Stand Down Founders, Robert Van Keuren and Dr. Jon Nachison
Stand Down was started with belief in the triumph of the human spirit over extraordinary odds. It grew out of a conviction that the overwhelming number of homeless veterans on the streets of America is unacceptable, and that the veteran community itself must respond.
Stand Down is an intervention that was conceived from the ground up specifically for veterans, by veterans.
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