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Veterans Day: What are we celebrating?

by Jane Susskind, published

Veterans Day, a day to honor our brave soldiers, right? Let’s not ignore the problems they face coming home from battle…a battle with the U.S. economy, unemployment, and homelessness. 

As our service members return to their families, many are discovering a new battlefield as they leave the military and search for civilian employment opportunities. -St. Petersburg Times

Another problem? Homelessness for Veterans.

About 40% of homeless men are veterans, although veterans comprise only 34 percent of the general adult male population, according to research on veterans by the national Coalition for Homeless. On any given night, 200,000 veterans are homeless. -PBS Facts & Figures

So what can we do on Veterans Day? 

We can act. We can fight to ensure they have the benefits they’ve earned, the health care they need, and the tools to continue contributing to their communities. Senator Al Franken

Here are more ways to help Veterans not just on Veterans Day, but everyday.

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