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Forum Post: Tomorrow is Veterans Day,...What we should do is show respect...

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 10, 2011, 6:42 p.m. EST by newearthorder (295)
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Try to make some signs and get them on youtube.com that says we are thankful for all of the veterans.

Also, I would like to see a bill written and passed that requires all returning veterans who experienced war and all that entails to go to therapy or a civilian psychologist, and we should pay for it.

This year there have been almost as many suicides in the American Military as there have been killed in Afghanistan. That must stop.

There is so much stigma associated with even just asking for help that most never do it. This would help, I believe.

Just wanted also to say, I am completely against all of the wars we have fought since WW II, and I'm so sure there wasn't something going on there. 'W' Bush is absolutely a war criminal. But, we should support those who signed on the line to do whatever is required.



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[-] 2 points by rxantos (87) 12 years ago

WW2. Fought against someone that was making other peoples life miserable and was threatening to take the world. A necessary war.

Cold war: Were led to believe that where fighting against Communism. When in fact where fighting so that Rockefeller family could make a profit. Some necessary wars, some unnecessary ones. But all based on lies.

Iraq (part 1) : Where led to believe that where fighting for democracy. When it fact where fighting for the interest of a monarchy.

Afghanistan: Where led to believe they where fighting for what happened at 9/11 where in fact where liberating the Opium route. As 9/11 was an inside job.

Iraq (part 2): Where led to believe that where fighting for the freedom of the people of Iraq. When in fact where just fighting for the oil of Iraq.

After WW2, the military have treated very badly their soldiers. They fought die and killed in the name of lies, just to be treated like dirt when they returned.

So yes, I believe that they should be shown respect, at least for showing guts. But respect alone will not repair the wrongs done to them (nor the wrongs they where led to do).

[-] 1 points by Windsofchange (1044) 12 years ago

Our vets need to be treated much better. If you look at the sad statistics on homeless people, it is appalling that there are so many homeless vets. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/10/homeless-veterans-report-hud_n_821433.html

Our returning vets needs all the help we can give them. Besides obvious wounds, our vets are returning with PTSD (which is common for those in stressful situations). They should be getting the best healthcare we can give them. If my tax money should go towards anything to heck with paying for corporations and the mistakes they made--I much rather pay for those who selflessly served our country.

I find it completely unPatriotic, UnAmerican, and extremely disrespectful that our vets get any less than what they deserve. So I agree with you on this.

[-] 1 points by newearthorder (295) 12 years ago

Thanks, BTW, I'm a Viet Nam ERA Vet.

I didn't get to go to Viet Nam, I really didn't want to, not many did.

But I joined shortly after High School. They could have sent me, but they didn't.

I know a lot of people who lost loved ones in that war.

But, these current wars are messed up.

It would help if psychologists could do some pro-bono work, maybe put together a website listing therapists and counselors who would see veterans for free for a few sessions.

[-] 1 points by Windsofchange (1044) 12 years ago

I am on board about the Pro-bono help for the vets. We need to do the right thing here. Our vets should be better taken care of, and we simply can't ignore their needs. The outcome of these vets not getting the help they need is untreated mental illness & metal stress, drug and alcohol problems, homelessness or worse of all losing all hope and committing suicide. This is tragic.

My deepest respect goes out to all vets as Veteran day is tomorrow. Thank you for serving your country. Thank you for fighting for our freedoms. God bless you!

[-] 0 points by newearthorder (295) 12 years ago

...not to mention addiction problems.

[-] 0 points by newearthorder (295) 12 years ago

For info just google . . . Military suicide