Monday, November 11th is Veterans Day. Each year we are given one day to celebrate those that defend our country. Although many of us don’t believe that one day is enough, we know that there are ways to compensate for thanking these fine and dedicated men and women all year long.
First and foremost we can walk up, shake the vet’s hands and personally thank them for their service to us and to our country. We can volunteer at Veteran Hospitals and Veteran Homeless Shelters and we can donate to organizations like DAV (Disabled American Veterans).
For any one of America’s troops that are sound in body and mind before they go into combat, they could be the next victim of war the next. Perhaps it is loss of limb, sight, hearing or traumatic brain injuries – or maybe it is the throes of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), that keep them down, and just maybe it is the fact that they feel that they have very few places to turn or that there are many people who understand what they have been through or that they are appreciated for the sacrifices that they have made.
The latest victims have come from Iraq and Afghanistan. DAV understands where these disabled men and women are coming from and that is why they continue providing urgently needed help to veterans who have lived through this crisis!
After their unadorned sacrifices, it is hard to believe that our nation would send them into another type of battle; this one a losing battle with our bureaucracy. These brave souls must fight tooth and nail to get the benefits that they need just to carry on with their lives.
The Disabled American Veterans is there for them; measuring the sacrifices that these heroes provided. DAV is able to be there thanks to the generosity of the American public. Together we can keep these ill and injured veterans from being pushed aside.
If you are considering a donation for this Veterans Day, DAV is a place to start. They will ensure that the sick and injured veterans are able to pay their mortgages, provide for their children and adjust to life after war.
DAV is preparing for Veterans Day in a big way this year. You can also by giving a donation to such a worthy cause. The men and women that sacrifice themselves don’t think twice. Will you?