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... thankfully... compared to what some of you faced when you returned from your service to our country. Just a small story... when one of my young family members was at the airport to come home on leave after bootcamp, he was surprised that so many people would just say 'thank you' as they walked by... but the very best thing was a stranger insisted on trading tickets with him and allowed him to fly home first class. All because he was in uniform. That really touched our whole family.. and we pray that continues and that all our troops will know that feeling of gratitude and pride.
The best way to thank our old and new vets is to contact your members of congress and tell them we need to be sure that our vets and their families are taken care of and that their benefits need to cover health services that deal with major issues like returning from a war zone. I have friends that still have these issues from the 1960's and 1970's. Their were some that could not deal with their issue and took their own life after returning! Also more programs are needed to be sure that the families can deal with mother/father being gone!
These have improved greatly since I was in the service from 1967 till 1969 but there is much more that can be done!
I understand that there have just been some major changes in covering the cost of education for vets!
Vets need to be sure their jobs will be there when they return or job service programs are available to help them find good jobs!
This is how I think we need to honor our Vets!