Sunday, December 1, 2013

THOUGHTS ON HOW TO REALLY HONOR VETS


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On the annual day in which we especially dedicate ourselves to honoring our veterans, the government should be demanded to do more than just pay lip service to full range of needs of those who are serving, and have served, in the military. Treating all those who serve, men and women, with dignity and respect should be a basic demand. Tough training is not inconsistent with granting respect, a reality the military often violates. Not sending our military into wars of choice should be a second demand--for lives to be lost when all other avenues of conflict resolution have not been exhausted, wars fought for political or economic gain when our survival is not at stake, are wrong. Political leaders should not play power politics with other people's lives for anything less than the very survival of our chosen way of life. A third basic demand, fully fund veterans administration medical and social services. For returning veterans to wait for services, to be denied quality treatment, to be homeless, unemployed, or under-served in any way is a disgrace. They should never be second class citizens, they served for us, they should be our always honored citizens.
THIS IS HOW TO HONOR OUR VETERANS