Help for vets
02/26/2014 5:48 PM
02/26/2014 5:49 PM
Anna M. Tinsley’s Feb. 20 story, “Bush Urges Americans To Help Repay Veterans” and the tandem editorial (Feb. 21) “Bush Highlights Challenges Vets Face” brings full circle what our war veterans face in getting acclimated to civilian life after service.
There are 2.5 million post-9-11 veterans. At the “Empowering Our Nation’s Warriors Summit” President Bush said, “These are the 1 percent of Americans who kept the 99 percent safe. We owe them and their families a deep debt of gratitude.” Quite an impact statement.
These veterans are already experienced and disciplined, many coming from a civilian jobs prior to volunteering for military service and now it’s payback time — quid pro quo.
Now, they are home, let’s get them employed. Lockheed Martin has stepped up to the plate, so can others!
— April Rogers, Fort Worth
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