As American Citizens, we have an unspeakable obligation to honor our Veterans and remember those who have laid down their lives for this country.
Although a lot of progress has been made in the last two years, the medical care both mentally and physically available to Veterans is still not what it should be. The government still has huge strides to make in the delivery of medical services to our Veterans. Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq war, came back to this country with a collection of serious problems. They have higher rates of suicide, divorce, alcoholism, drug addiction and arrest for violent crimes than other Americans. As Americans, we have an obligation to help them bind up their wounds and re-enter society after they leave the military. In many cases, they need someone to hold their hand, and to help them to work through the problems that they brought back from a war that we sent them to fight in.
As Memorial Day approaches, it is time for all Americans to take this opportunity to think about what we can do. We can show our personal obligation to our Veterans by helping them to find jobs, invite them to church or just sit down and talk with them. In the end, it is these human interactions that mean more to our Veterans than anything else.
Please reach out to a Veteran on this Memorial Day and thank them for their service to our country and remember the ones who gave their lives.
God Bless America and Happy Memorial Day to all of our Veterans!