The VA and Hospitalized Veterans Week

This is National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week. Take the time this week to go out of your way to thank any veteran you know for their sacrifice to secure your freedom. Long after their service is complete, our soldiers, sailors and airmen continue to face the mental and physical damages of war.

We have 155 VA hospitals nationwide and they are struggling to stay open and meet the needs of their unique population. It is vital that we encourage Congress to support them financially and not with just speaches and platitudes. The current sitting Congress is the first in many years to recognize the need for funding and have finally increased their budget for the first time in six years.

There are currently 5.8 million veterans in the VA health care system. With the war in Iraq and the injuries mounting, more are added to that number daily. How can we help? Voice your support. Become involved and educate our representatives on the needs of this growing segment of the population. According to Mike Schindler, author of Operation Military Family: How to Strengthen Your Marriage and Save Your Family, “Supporting our military families – past, present, and future is so important to our own survival. Their sacrifices have made it so we live in the comfort and security of the greatest nation on Earth.”

Thank a veteran today, not just with words but with deeds as well. Let them know personally how grateful you are for their sacrifices.

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