It’s honestly hard for me to take Memorial Day seriously as a sober day of remembrance for those who died in war allegedly to “protect our freedoms.” Of course there’s the fact that it’s now celebrated with BBQs and long weekends celebrating the onset of summer, making a mockery of what the day is supposed to be about, but it’s much more than that. 518 more words
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) states that about 12% of the adult homeless population are veterans the majority are single; live in urban areas; and suffer from mental illness, alcohol and/or substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders. 310 more words
On Monday in New Orleans, first lady Michelle Obama joined Mayor Mitch Landrieu and community members to congratulate them for becoming the first city in the nation to achieve the goal of the… 865 more words
The Commonwealth of Virginia is poised to be the first state to end veteran homelessness, providing hope – and evidence – that we can end this national disgrace. 1,281 more words
The year 2015 could bring about some momentous changes for veterans.
First, it is the year that the Department of Veterans Affairs set as the deadline for ending veteran homelessness according to a… 496 more words