Eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month…

Words that bring a chill to anyone who studies history… 9,000,000 overall war dead, 21,000,000 wounded, 117,000 Americans dead and 5,700,000 civilians estimated dead… At 5 a.m. that morning, November 11th, 1918, Germany, out of manpower and supplies and faced … Continue reading

Military Perspective…

Spent a few hours at the OKC VA yesterday, two ‘interesting’ things… First, we all STILL hate standing in line…LOL What a surprise! Pharmacy line was probably 8-9 long, 7 standing, 1 in wheelchair. The usual comments were flying (hurry … Continue reading

Veterans…

We are losing too many to suicide, it’s now estimated that 22 per day are killing themselves. ONE is too many. If you know a vet having problems, please take the time to help him or her, and get them … Continue reading

More indignities for Veterans…

This makes me so damn mad I can’t see straight… From CBSLA… The bodies of 28 veterans at the L.A. County Morgue were finally moved Friday for burial to the Riverside National Cemetery. CBS2/KCAL9 pressed the L.A. County Coroner’s Office … Continue reading

Veterans Day…

It’s that time of year again… Next Monday, Nov 11 is Veterans Day and the following companies/restaurants/chains are offering discounts… The following is a list of Veterans Day discounts on goods, services and dining that have been announced for 2013. … Continue reading

Shutdown Day 14… Urban Legends???

Progress?  Same as the previous days… Zip, zilch… And it appears the administration has remained ‘strangely’ quiet on the vets march and VA and Vet issues.  It appears their sole reaction was to deploy police in riot gear… And it … Continue reading

Veterans Suicide Rates…

This one is from the mil-email string… I would add that we have had a few discussions about this at work, and I agree with the comments below.  Another possible issue that I do not believe is being taken into account … Continue reading

Veterans websites…

Via the mil-email chain…  Someone has gone to a lot of trouble.  If this helps one person, then it was worthwhile.  Please pass this on to all Veterans on your e-mail list.  Below are web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits … Continue reading