The subject of supporting our veterans seems to come up a lot in these forums, often in the context of politics. Usually, the recommended support is heavy on symbolism and light on actions that would have a far-reaching impact on improving the lives of veterans.
Since the invasion of Iraq and the onset of military action in Afghanistan, the number of disabled vets in the United States has climbed dramatically: http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2008/05/1 … ans-rising
The Disabled American Veterans, an organization formed in 1920 to support veterans with service-related disabilities, periodically issues a rating of the voting records of members of Congress: Disabled American Veterans Rating
You can click on the "Ratings" heading to sort from high to low and vice versa. You can also click on a link for each senator or representative to get more detail. If you are truly interested in supporting veterans, then you would be wise to do more than listen to the rhetoric. Actions speak louder than words. Here is a concrete way you can determine who is doing more than providing lip service to veterans. Take a look, you might be surprised.
This is a great topic. The DAV helps so many, and doesn't always get the support it needs. Thanks for bringing attention to them!
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by Leaderofmany4 years ago
The time between when the Soldier leaves the service with one disability rating from 0% to 100% from the service to receive the VA rating from 0% to 100% takes a year or longer. In the mean time depending on the rating...
by Susan Reid5 years ago
Bush era = "Support our Troops"Bachmann era = "F our Troops"Michele Bachmann has yet another brilliant idea! Let's cut off the veterans!Of all the programs to even contemplate cutting, how could...
by rhamson6 years ago
ISRAEL triggered a fresh rift with Washington over settlements on the West Bank yesterday by approving the construction of 900 new homes there. The houses will be built on land Israel occupied in the 1967 war and...
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