So...... It's been quite a while since I've posted anything here, hasn't it?!
Just in case anyone cares, I'm still here in Hampden, in MY VERY OWN apartment.
Thanksgiving, (give or take a few days.... lol!), will be my one year anniversary living OFF the streets!!!
And today being Veterans Day 2014, and with more and more men and women in the Armed Services returning home and being mustered out due to the removal of forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the recent scandals and investigations into the Veterans Administration, I am moved to ask your help in remembering and aiding the sometimes forgotten Heroes who have fallen through the cracks, and gaping rents in the safety net that is supposed to catch them BEFORE they reach rock bottom.
Here is a link to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, a clearinghouse and consolidating organization that assists and facilitates homeless Veterans in acquiring medical, mental health, and social services, and housing.
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
Please take a few minutes and look over the site to gain some insight into what is being done on all levels to correct a shameful blot on our Nation's Honor, and to see how you can be a part of the solution. From donations to service opportunities, to the names and addresses and phone and e-mail of elected and appointed government officials to whom you can contact.
Let's all do what we can to aid and honor those who served, and in some cases sacrificed... in body, mind and soul, then returned home not to thanks and gratitude, but indifference, intolerance, ignorance, and impatience.
Later .......................................... Dave
(If you don't see any posts here, or with the same frequency as they used to appear, and wish to contact me, my e-mail is in the header, and you can do a little creative detective work to find me on Facebook, (if you're so inclined....lol!)