Read that title again...
18... servicemen/women...A DAY...commit suicide.
We aren't talking about
overseas. But right here on USA
soil. 18.... A... DAY... that is mind boggling.
Not just the reader of those
words...but for the families left
children... parents... grandparents.
Why is the question? Is the
VA doing enough? The quick answer
is no, after all we are
talking 18... 18 A DAY... I have
about how we take our young
men and women, make them killing
machines, send them out to
do the killing... and then bring them home,
tell them live your life
normally for a couple months.. and then send them
back again.. and again.. and
again... 10 day debriefing or less doesn't
do it. We have to do more. We have to give these
troops more. We
OWE it to them.
It is a rare family or
friend that doesn't have some where in their
families.. someone who is
hurting.. and some of us, even know
of a family who had such a
lost in their family. We have a friend who
lost his grandson that way,3
years ago.. The heartache is daily.
We have a young man, in our
family, coming home this week from
Afghanistan, he was also in
Iraq just before that. I know he has been
twice at least. He is new in
our family, as of last December.
We are hoping that by having
a new family, children involved that
he will feel welcomed home. And
the chores of being a dad, and husband
will fill his heart and mind
and he can find joy in that.
I pray for him, and each and
every one of our troops as they get rotated,
and hopefully some day soon,
they can come home for good. Home in
person and mind. We OWE them that.
And may the government finally see that that
they too, OWE them the best mental health that
can be found for each of them.
There They Go, Again!
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