On this Veteran's Day I hear alot about government, corporations and other organizations trying to help veterans. From discounts on meals, to bills in congress, to fundraising and free coupons. It has become more apparent to me that the best examples of progress seems to be where veterans are helping veterans.
In a recent article from USA Today, Sandra Block said, "While symbolic measures are no doubt appreciated, veterans need much more than a standing ovation and a pat on the back." She goes on to talk about disabilities, scams and misplaced fundraising.
Mulitiple deployments, disablities, financial setbacks and lack of collaterial disqualifies many servicemembers from business opportunities. Only through fully understanding their situation, and working closely with veterans that know veteran issues, can we hope to put our expertise to work.
If you want to help veterans come home, find jobs, start businesses; find veterans that are helping veterans and give them your time and money. They'll appreciate it and know how to use it.
Have a good Veteran's Day, and Thank you for your service!!