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I Think It Is Wrong That So Many of Our Veterans Are Homeless

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    Homeless Veterans Are a National Tragedy

    My father is a Vietnam Veteran. As a teenager he was witnessing things too horrible for me to even imagine. His years spent fighting that war are not often spoke of. As a teen, I didn't understand my father. I loved him but was often hurt by his quick temper, and seemingly...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F 16 Responses Nov 12, 2008

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    I think that's very sad.

    I'm gonna research why this happens. War is no joke and I think it's sad that someone who's already been through so much should have to face a whole other battle with homelessness.
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Veterans

    At some point every solider wrote a check to their country, this cheque could be cashed at any time. Day or night, whether they had left families behind, or their family was the military. This check was for anything, their sanity, their limbs, their memories, nights of restful...
    KKeith KKeith 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2012

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    So Am I

    Most people here have read the stories of how lived on the streets for two years.....I worked...My husband worked....But wit was just the two of us....And we both worked hard.....We could not make enough to pay the outrageous rent they they charge here din California...  ...
    singer1960 singer1960 46-50, F 8 Responses Mar 21, 2009

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    Not long ago, I read in a newspaper

    that a veteran was having to sell his medals that he earned in WW2 to pay his rent/bills.. Makes me so angry!
    clurrby clurrby 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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    Medals To Cardboard Signs

    I'm not a veteran, I'm not even american but the concept is atrocious.In my country we're poor, almost the poorest in the world but we can still find a place for someone in our homes.With all that money hovering in the first world power they can't even afford to give people...
    Thepinkcoconut Thepinkcoconut 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    It Is

        i think that is so wrong that many of our veterans are homeless . they defend our country . risked there lives , limbs , mental health for us . and they are homeless . and the goverment is not doing anything at all .
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 8, 2009

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    I Raised Over $10,000 For War Vetrans In Qld

    I was fundraising in 2000 for war veterans ... and that is not a lot of money to raise compared to in the 80's many girls had big sponsorship of large companies to raise money ... back then they could raise $60,000- $120,000... easily... back in the 80's companies could write off...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jun 21, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I would like to thank our veterans from Canada as they have served, sacrificed and lost friends...they have given a huge price just to keep us safe:) and I would also like to thank...
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    Thursday night went as expected, more or less. I got home, and she was asleep but woke up fairly soon. We talked a bit, I reiterated that I wasn't happy, that we haven't been happy...
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    Girls scare me. At this age, so many of them are nasty and will gossip about you. But the boys my age tend to be more fun and forgiving, so I've found befriending boys much easier...
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    I feel bad for saying this. I love that our soldiers are brave enough to die for us. I am immensely appreciative. however, I don't agree with killing. I don't understand war, and...
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    I have been thinking about it. I have made a few friends in college who were in the military. I'd never personally known anyone before who had served. And while I used to not like...
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