A Sad State of (Veteran) Affairs.

        “The character of a nation can be measured by the way that nation treats its veterans.”

— Author Unknown

       I’m going to keep this post short and to the point. There are 22.7 million veterans in America, over two million of them from Iraq and Afghanistan, and many of them are in desperate need of our help. I know a lot of you out there “support our troops”, but at the end of the day the bumper stickers and ribbon magnets provide little actual support for our men and women in uniform. We need to put our time and money where our mouth is, and help tackle the problems facing our veterans. Please watch the following video . I’ve placed several charities at the end of it that would love to have your support, and have a detailed description and links to them below. Please don’t just pay lip service to supporting those who have fought and bled for us. The sooner we come together and work on these problems, the sooner we can beat them.

Wounded Warrior Project: One of the most well known organizations dedicated to helping injured veterans, WWP offers many different programs to help veterans adjust to life after their injury. They offer physical, mental, and economic assistance to our vets, and without a doubt are one of the greatest assets a wounded veteran has.

Paws and Stripes: Provides service dogs and training to wounded veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury free of charge. All service dogs are adopted only from shelters.

Homes for Our Troops: Helps provide specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans at no cost.

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~ by halfempty621 on February 19, 2013.

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