Originally Posted by Hoofbite
To be honest, I think the US has largely ignored many of their vets which is a pretty sad thing to have to say about the country you live in. Not all of course but there are guys out there who are honestly struggling and it just shouldn't be the case.
...is not the sole failure of the Unites States.
Canada has an equal if not worse problem. Where as your vets get much more publicity and recognition for their sacrifice here in Canada it's paid minimal lip service.
We have a good Remembrance Day, but that is it. There are many vets suffering from the Afghanistan conflict, but we don't get media visibility.
It's a thankless job quite frankly to be in the service. Untold risk and very little personal reward. To end your time of service fighting your own country for benefits is an insult if truth be told.