I have a few people in my family that are veterans. Their service means alot to me. I admire them for their for their bravery and loyalty to their country. They inspire me in many ways such as to be brave even if the situation requires only a small act of bravery, and to speak out against something I know is wrong. To me veterans need to be honored every day for their service.
Rose Bud Veteran’s Memorial Thank you for up-dating me on the Rose Bud Veteran’s Memorial project. Yes! I am “interested in continuing to help” and would appreciate notices concerning future Fund Raising Events. I trust that funds are marching strongly toward the goal.
When it comes to the treatment of veteran students here at Point Park University, they are treated with respect. In some cases, veterans have postponed their education to join the military, resulting in some being undergraduates at Point Park. Veterans here tend to be in their late 20 's or early 30 's. The age difference between them and the typical ages of 18-21-year-old students can be overwhelming. It 's a learning experience for a few veterans, but with the help of Point Park veterans have their admission fee waived and get early registration.
A veteran is someone who has served a long time in the military, no matter what their age. Veterans are important to our freedom because while serving their time, you have to remember that they are fighting for your right to be free in the United States. Without them, there wouldn’t be any freedom in this world. They fight for what they believe in and what is right for the country. You have to remember, these war vets are putting their lives on the line for people they don’t even know.
Physical and mental injuries affect a veteran's chance of getting a job drastically. These veterans have serious injuries that they suffered from defending and fighting for our country. Now when they return, they find that their injuries are causing them to be put at a disadvantage in the job market. The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans says that “47,725 veterans are homeless on any given night”. That is around 9% of all homeless people and more than half of that 9% is between 18 and 30(Faq About Homeless Veterans).
I believe that those who have served our country in the past deserve to be treated with the utmost respect and appreciation. It outrages me when people talk badly about our veterans and attempt to take from them. I have challenged these people by donating to organizations like the Wounded Warrior project and by showing those around me that they can help those who have fought for our freedom. By doing so, I hope to get more people to spread the word on the poor treatment of the most important people in this nation and hopefully, the way they are treated will change for the better in the near future.
Being a type of military veteran with non-visible injuries I have been looked at like there is nothing wrong with me and turned away by doctors who could not figure out why veterans are in so much pain. Many veterans are discriminated against because of their age and years in service, they (and I) have had to endure pain for a longer period of time. For example, I have been dealing with severe back pain since 2010, however, because of my age and the fact I do not look like or show how much pain I really am in; the Veterans Affairs (VA) doctors refused to give me the treatment that I need. This type of discrimination due to outward appearance, not only affects veterans, but also making them feel isolated, just like many others such as the author
Veterans after the Vietnam War PTSD or also known as post-traumatic stress syndrome is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. Symptoms may include, flashbacks (reliving the trauma over and over), physical symptoms like a racing heart or sweating, easily startled, feeling tense or “on edge”, having difficulty sleeping, having angry outbursts, bad dreams, and mood swings. Although there are some people who have not actually gone through a traumatic experience still can have symptoms of PTSD. There are two ways to treat PTSD that have been proven to be effective on Veterans. These treatments are counseling and medication.
A Veteran whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America,” for an amount of “up to, and including his/her life.” I’m honored to be speaking with you today on such an important occasion. We’re here today to honor our service members and to remember their sacrifices they have made and the courage it take to defend honor, duty and the country. May we always be humbly grateful…. to the brave American patriots…who suffered and sacrificed for the freedom of all Americans.
Veterans are those who served in the military and fought in the war. They are someone who supported the country. Without them, United States of America would not be formed. Freedom, liberty, and pursuit of happiness are rights that we have today, but without the veteran these rights will be all gone and America will not be the America that we see today. They are the one who make our dream possible.
Men and women who have made the sacrifice to serve in the military are often thought to be deserving of special resources and benefits after their service to our country ends. Unfortunately, for the veterans who become incarcerated, they may not receive these resources. This may be a contributing cause of their incarceration. They also may not have access to these resources while they are incarcerated, or even after their release. Neglecting to recognize the importance of their needs is likely to hinder their ability to reintegrate into society and lead productive lives.
Another disadvantage for American troops was the draft. 25% of total forces in-country were draftees or often referred to as ‘cherries’. (P17) Draftees accounted for 30% of combat deaths in Vietnam, and 61% of men killed were 21 or younger. (P17) These draftees were young, naive, and inexperienced in battle, along with the fact that they were forced to be there, raised questions about their effort and loyalty to the cause. A draftee, Eddy L. Stevenson, describes the nature of his experiences; “Can you imagine a tired, dirty, scared infantry company made up of twenty-year old draftees armed to the teeth and in a bad mood?”