Argumentative Essay On Benefits Of Veterans

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As said by Theodore Roosevelt, “A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterward.”
(www.historynet.com/what-do-we-owe-our-vets.htm). As many veterans return from service, they are given minimal options for necessities such as housing and education. After giving so much time, effort, and mental/physical stability, shouldn’t they get proper compensation? Unfortunately, what is often the case with most veterans-give plenty and obtain little in return. As those who have sacrificed so much for the county-veterans should receive more benefits than what they presently will. There continues to be a shortcoming of assistance given to military personnel-proving that not enough action is taken to recognize veterans and the multitude of sacrifices they have made.
After many veterans return, employment is one of the most significant issues they will face-especially for those who are younger. As stated in the article, “What Do We Owe Our Vets?” by H.W. Brands, “For younger veterans between the ages of 18 and 24, critical years for entering the workforce, the unemployment rate reached an alarming 30.2 percent, compared to a national average of 16.3 percent.” Without proper employment upon their return, veterans cannot resume their life in a
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In the article “Stop Feeling Sorry For American Veterans” by James Joyner, it mentions that veterans are extremely less likely to “fit in” with their peers in a college setting. It states that factors such as age and life experiences-and the “overbearing” stereotype that many veterans need special attention given their situation-make a college lifestyle more difficult than necessary. While this is true, it is also disregarding the veterans who did suffer physical/mental ailments. Who-as it currently stands-still do not obtain proper
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