Re: Homeless Veterans
I wouldn't say, however, that the Government is uncaring, I would say the Military is. When I went through TAPS (which is what you go through when you're getting discharged) they tell you to put "No" where it asks if you plan to seek aid after discharge. If you select No, then you are ineligible to receive aid from the Government... (from what was explained to me). I was lucky and selected yes anyway. I get a lot of assistance from the Goverment and know that there are MANY programs out there for Veterans of foreign wars. They just have to ask for the help and be active in treatment for their war related ailment.
It is still sad though to see the state of many of the Veterans. I go to a group therapy session for Iraq war veterans and it always ruins my day. It's great to be around people that understand the hardship of returning from war, but it's hard to see brothers in arms that are now fighting for their life in a country that doesn't understand and has no sympathy. For example: I know a few veterans who have extreme anger issues now due to the war and can't keep a job. It's not their fault that they are unable to keep employment and an employer can't be expected to keep an employee that causes problems violently, but that's just the way it is and it's a sad situation. I'm able to barely maintain my cool just because of the 90 meds they have me on but they don't work for everyone. Like you stated, not looking for a hand out, just a hands up.
Humans are the only creatures that won't live up to the their potential. Give everything your all. When you die, die on E.
So I ask you, what do you intend to do now?