Originally Posted by Maggie3and Me
Well said, Killah.
It matters not if Canadian or American. If it is called Veterans Day or Remembrance Day. What matters is that you honor those who have served and those who have died.
They don't make the policies or the decisions to go to war. That is above their pay grade. They are the ones who choose to defend their country.
Their are so many soldiers that live with the every day trauma of not being able to walk , or have the use of their arms because they are gone .
So many of our young men and women that paid the price of being wounded , loosing limbs , some paralyzed for life , some maimed so bad their parents dont recognize them anymore .
These young wounded men and women have to fight their government for the small amount of benefits they are entitled to , some are even denied the medical rehab they need to just get around like you and me that take our every day existence for granted .
They fought for our freedom and the freedom of others , they should not be pushed on the back burner , we should now be fighting for them the same way they fought for us .
But we the general public just dont know the troubles these heroes of our country have to endure just to get the benefit money they deserve , the general public is kept in the dark about such matters by our government , nice way to treat our wounded vets , but it goes on every day .
They say "LEST WE FORGET" !! The wounded are are always the Forgotten ones , the dead dont have to live with the trauma of memories like they do , we always remember the fallen and forget those that gave just as much but have to live with the injuries of war ..