The Government of the United States declared that Veterans ought to be remembered and celebrated by their fellow countrymen on one specific day annually starting on November 11, 1938. That's the 12 months when that date turned a federal (USA) holiday. The powers that be selected November 11th because the primary world war ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year in 1918. I suppose that declaring that vacation in those darkish days before the United States entered the second world war when most people favored isolationism was also a part of a faint hope that we might by no means need to once more pay such a excessive worth when it comes to dead and wounded Americans to keep the world protected from tyranny. Sadly, People have had to endure many more wars and conflicts since that time. In each case we have now had to provide up some of our greatest and brightest. As a result of those sacrifices we're nonetheless requested to recollect our living and lifeless Veterans immediately, but I've to wonder why our government feels it correct to proceed to ask us to rejoice Veteran's Day while they persistently and purposely ignore the very group of individuals the vacation was intended to honor?
Right now there are tens of hundreds of Veterans who are homeless. In accordance with the U.S. Government's own statistics over 300,000 Veterans have died or turn out to be critically sick while waiting for well being care that has been promised, however not delivered by the Veteran's Administration. Thousands more languish in prisons for offenses associated to the truth that our authorities refused to treat them for psychological illness that doubtless happened because of their service to our nation. Even now many Veterans should beg a thankless and often confusing forms for providers or benefits that they're told have already been promised to them. Such requests typically end in a stalemate or denial. Those alleged providers and advantages are empty promises that nobody within the Government, Legislative or Judicial branches of the U.S. Authorities appear to be able to deliver. To make issues worse, every year more promises of reform or reorganization are made to our Veterans searching for help. Assist still doesn't come or is simply delayed for an indeterminate period of time. And this is not about politics... No Democrat, Republican or Impartial politician has been able to even scratch the surface of solving this problem.
Plaques, statues, memorials and parades are nice. Ceremonies and the display of nationwide symbols like our flag are wonderful. However do any of these items really assist our Veterans Day
in need? The answer is obvious. It's time for all People to face up and demand that our do nothing government begin to do one thing for the women and men who served them voluntarily or because of the draft which nonetheless existed within the Vietnam era. Call, write or email your congressional representatives and the White House to allow them to know that they need to either begin to instantly assist our Veterans in a proactive, critical and consistent means; or simply cancel Veteran's Day so that the remainder of us can sleep as soundly as they do with out the annoyance of being reminded that individuals who fought so that we could have the freedoms we now get pleasure from without the guilt that comes from worrying about whether or not some Veteran needs food, shelter or medical help.