By Capt Joseph R. John, November 11, 2022
On November 11th, Veterans Day, and every day, Americans are appreciative of Veterans for their service in the defense of the Republic when they were once active members of the US Armed Forces. We remember and “Honor” military personnel who gave the last full measure of devotion in defense of the Republic and were lost in combat.
Many Veterans still suffer from the negative effects on their health because of volunteering to defend the Republic. An average of 22 Veterans commit suicide every day. Many of those Veterans had been suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or from a disabling wound received in combat on foreign fields of fire. Some Veterans may not have been able to obtain timely or adequate medical treatment or therapy for treatment of their debilitating wounds or PTSD.
The overwhelming majority of 23 million Veterans in the United States are good hard-working citizens, they quietly go about their normal lives, support their families financially, and provide the careful and loving guidance to properly raise their children. Veterans continue to serve their country in Law Enforcement, as First Responders, in government service, as members of the clergy, in medical fields, as computer technicians, in science research, in education, as airline pilots, as members of Congress, in state elective or appointive offices, and in many other civilian endeavors.
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