Monday, November 12, 2007

Happy Veteran's Day!

Its sad to read statistics like the following. However, we all need to bear in mind that the costs of wars are borne largely by the individuals who fight them and these costs often last a lifetime...

AP - Veterans make up one in four homeless people in the United States, though they are only 11 percent of the general adult population, according to a report . . . And homelessness is not just a problem among middle-age and elderly veterans. Younger veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are trickling into shelters and soup kitchens seeking services, treatment or help with finding a job. . .
The National Alliance to End Homelessness, a public education nonprofit, based the findings of its report on numbers from Veterans Affairs and the Census Bureau. 2005 data estimated that 194,254 homeless people out of 744,313 on any given night were veterans.


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