Supporting our veterans

  1. PrettyPanther profile image87
    PrettyPantherposted 8 years ago

    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.

  2. Megavitamin profile image79
    Megavitaminposted 8 years ago

    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!

  3. profile image0
    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    They're all Heroes! We raise the best kids in the world!smile

 
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