This Memorial Day is particularly significant for me. It’s been a while since I’ve heard much about the war in Iraq, let alone Afghanistan, but I’ve never been as up close and personal as I have been in the past couple of months. If you don’t know about my involvement with the wounded veterans you can read about it here.
Knowing Fred, who is an ex-Army guy, and meeting Laura helped me to understand and grasp the human side of this war. When you hear about the cost of this war, the figures are phenomenal. Sometimes, we forget that there’s a human cost for this war, too.
I was really glad when Fred told me about the Veterans Educational Assistance Act a couple of weeks ago. I think the GIs deserve way better benefits than what they’re getting now. I was surprised to learn that for every dollar invested in a WWII veteran, seven dollars were generated. With the economy in a recession the way it is, this seems like the best return on investment for our tax dollars right now…
So when you’re out at a barbeque or on your Memorial Day weekend trip, don’t forget the folks in the military who make it possible. Remember them and talk to your kids and family about them. And remember to enjoy the long weekend!