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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 06:09 PM
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I met a young, homeless Veteran today
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I gave him what little money I had. His face flushed red, and I could see that he was holding back tears. Sometimes it's not possible to suck it up any more. It gets to the point where even a recent Combat Veteran just can't take it.

What has this Country come to?
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  -I met a young, homeless Veteran today formercia  Oct-16-11 06:09 PM   #0 
  - Shameful. The lack of care, respect and gratitude leaves me speechless  gateley   Oct-16-11 06:10 PM   #1 
  - It's not about people anymore, but more about profits for greed. n/t  RKP5637   Oct-16-11 06:10 PM   #2 
  - Both parties guilty.  emilyg   Oct-16-11 06:24 PM   #5 
     - Yes they are, and have been for many years. I have seen so many vietnam  teddy51   Oct-16-11 06:26 PM   #8 
     - Since Rick Shinseki has taken over VA, things are VERY different.  MADem   Oct-16-11 06:49 PM   #10 
     - Yep!!! n/t  RKP5637   Oct-16-11 08:00 PM   #14 
  - Thank you for helping him...  CaliforniaPeggy   Oct-16-11 06:11 PM   #3 
  - They drove right by him as if he didn't exist.  formercia   Oct-16-11 06:18 PM   #4 
  - +10  Liberal_in_LA   Oct-16-11 09:38 PM   #16 
  - This is so disgusting that we have our young men and women coming home  teddy51   Oct-16-11 06:25 PM   #6 
  - Recent vets especially can't take it.  aquart   Oct-16-11 06:25 PM   #7 
  - I do not know where you live but there are a lot of support systems for vets.  MADem   Oct-16-11 06:47 PM   #9 
  - Thanks, I will  formercia   Oct-16-11 07:21 PM   #13 
  - I live in a rural town in TN, we have a guy that sits next to a WalMart by the  southernyankeebelle   Oct-16-11 06:53 PM   #11 
  - The people with all the money do not care about the people who do all the work.  valerief   Oct-16-11 06:57 PM   #12 
  - It's not just peoiple with money - I've  emilyg   Oct-16-11 09:29 PM   #15 
     - It was like that after Vietnam. The Vietnam vets were invisible. That's why  valerief   Oct-17-11 07:42 AM   #17 
  - Our country has become a lair for the rich 1%'rs  madokie   Oct-17-11 07:45 AM   #18 

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