Veterans Day approaching again, 11 November 2015, 'Cue' the marketing, oh wait it already started weeks ago!! Multiple sales with 'veterans' injected into ads, free stuff to bring in the, poser patriotic, customers and the few veterans that might partake, much more but actual 'Sacrifice' by any served especially the businesses and the wealthy, still none! The 'poser patriotism', DeJa-Vu, is alive and well and growing, new meme has been 'lets not treat these veterans like we treated the Vietnam veterans'!! As, DeJa-Vu, these veterans are fighting the same homefront battles the veterans of the past decades, and especially wars from, are still battling, ignored issues or outright denied issues existence, so many issues, so many have passed on from, so few serve and sacrifice, families of as well, the so many!!
Building and properly maintaining is the charge to the representatives of the people served! Not the constant attacking, for personal fame and, poser, patriotism badges and media coverage for, media hyped 'scandals', of the personal who most are dedicated employee's of for the problems, which create more or continued problems, those representatives created. Especially the one political ideology seeking to privatize government, and thus it's agencies, for corporate profit and little to no regulation, the people served responsibility!!
8 November 2015 - On Veterans Day, America pays special tribute to the women and men who have served their country. It is a special day although it is not unusual for vets to hear “thank you for your service” throughout the year. Veterans deeply appreciate being remembered, although we are in disbelief at our nation’s inability to solve the challenges of veteran homelessness, job training and health care.
My concern about veteran’s issues became more intense two years ago when a persistent backache turned into a diagnosis of multiple myeloma resulting from exposure to Agent Orange during my tour of duty in Vietnam. Multiple myeloma, a red blood cell cancer attacks plasma and the ability to produce bone marrow.
The support of family and friends, the power of modern medicine, and the grace of God pulled me through challenging times that included pharmaceutical, chemotherapy and radiation treatments at Community Hospital along with a stem cell transplant of my own stem cells at Northwestern Hospital. Today I am cancer-free and in complete remission.
Forty-three years after responding to my country’s call to military service, it came as quite a shock when the VA confirmed that my illness is service connected and I am a disabled veteran. Although I chose not to be treated by the Veterans Administration, my experience with the hard working and caring VA personnel has been very positive. Yet the VA system has problems, and Americans can thank our vets by demanding that those issues be fixed. read more>>>
The VA is the people served Responsibility, not socialized anything but their Responsibility to Actually Sacrifice, as it's been since it was established but promises never upheld with congressional fixes coming mostly unfunded and peace-meal causing more problems, the way those served seem to really like it that way as they lay blame on the VA personal!!