A Cry for Help for our Veterans

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by Patricia Feager, 5/22/18

 

May is the month for gratitude. We have many holidays and many calendar dates to give gratitude. I like to think of May as the month for giving Gratitude to our Veterans. As a forgotten widow/wife of a Veteran serving in Vietnam, I feel it is my duty to provide valuable information to the public. If you Google or follow the link to www.veteranownedbusiness.com provide your city and state, you will find registered Veteran and Military-Family Owned Businesses. Please support them. 

HISTORY SELFISHLY REPEATS ITSELF

 

Since the fall of 1970, I know first-hand how easily men and women who served were  forgotten. The Media consistently counted body bags, making us aware soldiers die. Veterans, discriminated, not just by the color of their skin or sex, but because many returned home from an unpopular war. Those who got good paying jobs were lucky and few. I never heard a count of how many were successfully hired. I only know, the struggles it caused me and my family. Today, many Veterans continue to return home physically or mentally disabled. My nephew, one of many who did not return home whole, is one in need of help. www.military.com provides many resources and historical data.

 

HOMELESS

How many homeless Veterans are there today? How many new homes are constructed for disabled veterans? Those who gave a tremendous amount of services for our freedom need so much more than, "Thank you for your services." 

Janet Emery, retired volunteer assisting Veterans in Port Townsend, Washington states, " It just blows my mind they can't get the help they need," she says. "A lot of them need medical help, they need jobs."  

 

Alex Macon, published in FRONTBURNER on March 22, 2018, "According to the annual study, presented Wednesday at the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance's "State of the Homeless" address, overall homelessness in North Texas increased by 9% over the last year." Furthermore, "4,140 homeless people in Dallas and Collin counties counted on January 15."   

 

STARTLING STATISTICS FOR NORTH TEXAS

 

Year    Unsheltered   Emergency Sheltered   Transitional Housing     Total

2018    1,341               1,991                               785                                      4,140     

2017    1,087               1,861                               822                                      3,789

2016    739                  1,968                               1,080                                   3,810 

2015    363                  1,748                               1,007                                               3,141 

 

I JUST CAN'T UNDERSTAND

 

Most veterans qualify for health care through the VA, but time is not of the essence, and so they wait, patiently, impatiently they wait. 

 

WHAT CAN WE DO

 

"To the least of your brother," and sister, give, donate, get in touch with veteran-owned businesses, hire a Veteran, donate travel miles, promote the use of veteran businesses in your area, support veteran entrepreneurs, volunteer at shelters, talk to your local veterans, ask what they can do for you that gives them a sense of worth, income, and most of all don't just give to charity, be charitable to our Veterans, showing them respect and gratitude.

 

Patricia Feager, Real Estate Sales Agent, MRP, Military Relocation Specialist

 

 

                          

 

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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Every day 22 veterans commit suicied as well, let's not forget that statistic, these men and women need help across every part of the spectrum. Hope this post is seen by many and you get local support for your cause as well.

May 22, 2018 12:48 PM #1
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - Thanks for the info on suicide. I hope family members reach out to get help too. They truly need our help and support.

Thank you.

May 22, 2018 12:58 PM #2
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Hi Patricia Feager - I remember all too well the disrespect Veterans returning from the Vietnam war received. To this day, it continues to break my heart.

May 22, 2018 02:00 PM #3
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Patricia,

Did you know that if you buy on Amazon Smile you can have Amazon donate a portion to the charity of your choice.  We chose the Navy Seals Museum.  A

May 22, 2018 02:39 PM #4
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Debbie Reynolds
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There are many places we can help and donate. All we have to do is ask, open our eyes, hearts and wallets.

May 22, 2018 08:10 PM #5
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - It's a part of history that can't be erased. To be shunned and disrespected is a crime that goes unpunished. 

May 22, 2018 08:20 PM #6
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel - I have never shopped on Amazon; therefore, I didn't know. I do like the idea of donating a portion of charity to the Navy Seals Museum. That truly is a worthwhile cause. 

May 22, 2018 08:22 PM #7
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Debbie Reynolds - I agree. It doesn't take much to "open our eyes, hearts, and wallets."  Compared to what our Veterans have done and gone through, it is the least we can do.  

May 22, 2018 08:24 PM #8
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Patricia, what a sad statement or should I say post... those of us who grew up during the Viet Nam War discovered how certain political groups, certain entertainers were pushing their agenda over the Welfare of the Veterans and their families. Great sound bites, but sadly it started what I consider a bad trend... thank you for fighting the good fight....Endre

May 22, 2018 10:51 PM #9
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Endre Barath, Jr. - Sad indeed but needs to be told. I am in hope that people will hire Veterans and read the links helpful to Veterans and their families.

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