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Veterans Day – we owe a debt. We aren’t paying it.

November 11, 2010

For those of us in the military community, today isn’t just an excuse for a day off, or another sale at the local store.  It’s a day we remember our veterans.  In my case, it’s to remember and thank my dad, my uncles and aunts, my father in law, my husband, son and daughter in law.  There are the veterans I know outside my family as well, Sharon, Kim, Vivian, Steve, Patrick, Nick, Ashley, Charles, Deak, Bill, Shawn, Lyn, Al, Todd, Larry, Paul, Genevieve, Taylor – all of you, thank you.

To those Veterans  who are cold and homeless, our country owes a deep debt and we aren’t paying up.  To those Veterans who are suffering with PTS or TBI and aren’t getting the help, our country owes a debt, we aren’t paying up.  For those Veterans we ignored for years, we tried to shove under the rug,  our country owes a debt, we aren’t paying up.  We need, we must in all good conscience do more, do better.


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  1. November 13, 2010 1:03 am

    The day before, there was a report released about the stress, strain, and physical, psychological, marital, and finanical burden suffered by veteran’s caregivers- usually the wives. I’ve been talking and writing and tesifying about it for years – hopefully someone will start to pay attention now that there’s research to back up common sense. It’s annoying as hell, though, to be calling this -along with everything else – years in advance, with no support.

    A report released November 10 – the day before Veteran’s Day – showed that “Caregivers for severely disabled veterans report a stress-filled and largely isolated life that usually sees their own health and finances suffer…in most cases, the caregiver is the veteran’s wife.”

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