They do not get to come home and grab their favorite food right after school or work everyday like some of us do. They fight to survive everyday and no human being should have to live like an animal everybody should be able to have that feeling of love and happiness that we have when we come home. The homeless have it worse than we want to see but if we as human beings start seeing this and realizing that nobody should have to live like that I believe that we could give homeless people the life they deserve and give them a place they can go to and call home and finally feel that love and happiness again like all human beings
As the ones that are protecting and did protect our country, everyone would contemplate that veterans would be treated considerably better than they are today. Although they are left in the streets without food or homes to live in, so they are cold and starving. In the United States of America, we do not provide our veterans with housing when they are discharged from our military. Even after they had fought and endangered their lives to save us and protect our country from other countries that are trying to harm us and our country. From fighting for our country some of the soldiers suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, consequently, most of the veterans do not get the assistance that is essential to resolve and or manage the
We celebrate Veterans Day every year on November 11th to honor the men and women who served and is still serving our wonderful country. We shouldn’t honor a veteran just once a year but everyday because they are protecting us everyday. When we say the pledge in the mornings we should be thinking about our veterans and what they did for us. Many veterans we get to still celebrate with and some were not so lucky and didn’t make it back home to their loved ones.
This not only makes them suffer but it also hurts others around them. Most soldiers when dealing with PTSD separate themselves from their loved ones and friends because of their “experience of near death and the fear that they will leave someone behind...” (The Emotional Effects of War on Soldiers). This can cause many problems with the family and the soldier’s relationships with others. Though, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t any help provided for soldiers.
We know only that in some strange and melancholy way we have become a wasteland” (Remarque 20). This excerpt can be interpreted to mean that the young soldiers are too young to have a real place like home, causing them to feel insignificant, but the older soldiers have a reason to live, for their “wives, children, occupations and interests.” The author uses the phrase, “taken no root,” to convey how the young soldiers have never been anywhere long enough to grow their “roots”, suggesting that they have no safe place, a place like home. This quote implies that the extreme confinement from loved ones have caused the soldiers to become secluded from their family, obliging them to think that they don’t have a purpose, and feeling like a “waste land.” The speaker refers to himself and the young soldiers as a “waste land” to symbolize that the men consider themselves insignificant, they perceive themselves as pawns in a chess game, causing repercussions to their familial relationship.
Is it fair to give the homeless a handout and not those whom may be more deserving? This program for the homeless has rules yet it is shown when a you twenty something trashes two apartments he is given another one; is this fair to the elderly, the veteran or the single mom? According to Gladwell it is about efficiency and he feels that not everyone can be help but that it may be more cost affective to give the homeless a home. He does explore similar things such as police brutality in the LAPD and air pollution here in Denver.
Supporting Homeless Veterans Almost 60% of all veterans say that the VA is doing “only fair” or a “poor” job at taking care of the problems faced by serviceman (Chandrasekaren). Current soldiers, as well as veterans, are facing problems like not be able to find a job because of a disability or not receiving compensation for an injury that occurred while in the service. Many wait months upon months just to be seen by a doctor. The men and women protecting this country deserve the best help available, and they are receiving very little or no help at all.
“They did not want to go back home, fearing economic and social consequences, or even death.” This quote states that the events around the Holocaust completely changed their lives and now they had to learn how to rebuild their lives and forget what happened even though it is a hard thing to forget. Meanwhile, many people were displaced and homeless after the Holocaust. “As the Allies advanced through Europe in 1944 and 1945, they found millions of displaced people living in countries not their own.” This quote states that the people who experienced the Holocaust were lost people and didn’t know what to do.
The army needs men for many are not re-enlisting because they think they will die. Some are running away from camp. Others lay ill, dying slowly. This is an unselectable and a terrible fate. The troops are missing extremities.
Veterans are dealing with a wide variety of issues at home and in the transition out of the military and a smooth transition to a well-paying job is important to settle back into civilian life. While the system is setup to give employment training and valuable assistants to get education and training, there is still a lack of true employment for Veterans. Receiving these benefits are plagued with issues, from late reimbursement to inconsistent training to take their skills learned from the military into the workforce. There is also a large portion of skills learned in the military that have a difficult time applying immediately into jobs, such as specific training on military only applications and machines. As more time passes from when a Veteran leaves the military the harder and harder it will be to even impress employers with those skills, so the shelf life of a good transition into the workforce can be quite short.
It makes some people believe that the government is not caring about the veterans and are focusing on some other issue. There are multiple factors that can lead a veteran to become homeless. One of the biggest issues is “The psychic wounds caused by combat will reverberate over the coming years and in some cases lead to homelessness.”(Peck). In Peck view, the main cause of veterans becoming homeless is because of the injuries the troops might have received during combat. In his eyes, the brave men and women are not receiving the best quality treatment and support.
For example, we do not want to keep the homeless on the streets as we raise the money to help them, so we need a solution. Of course there are many homeless shelters around local communities, but they sometimes do not accommodate everyone. It is usually first come, first served. Therefore, a lot of people may be locked out of the shelter, forced to sleep on the cold pavements until the next day.
Also important is the opposition argument is that they need to cut spending due to the soldiers not going to get the help they have been offered but they really don’t know about the help anyways because the VA keeps it hidden until it 's too late. Even if they get the help they are charged for it and then really expensive and the VA barely affords it. They cut the spending by 1.4 billion dollars from last year. Another one is that the Va veterans want their health care paid for in full. They also want every soldier to go with the VA so they don’t have to go to go through private insurance so they could be possibly denied from the care they need.
Many veterans that have served this country have ended up homeless or in poverty. This nation has struggled with getting a handle of this problem and putting adequate supports in place to resolve the problem. Veterans need to have the right supports in place to prevent this. The veterans’ services need to be comprehensive supports, and in place as soon as a soldier transitions to civilian life.
During the Battle of the Bulge, soldiers fought in “grueling physical and psychological conditions” that led to persistent struggles after the war with remembering these conditions (Intro: Battle of the Bulge). Many veterans refer to the immediate effects of returning as the “shock of peace” (Childers). However, despite these widespread mental health problems, there were few psychiatrists to treat these soldiers as well as a “cultural ethos” that discouraged discussing emotions, especially among men (Childers). When soldiers returned home, they often had difficulty with finances.