We all must demand Washington robustly support the Veterans Administration, ALL Veterans, and their families. The very people that go off to war and die for us, who will never be seen again on this Earth, MUST be honored by ensuring their families are WELL taken care of. The red tape must stop getting in the way of funding these efforts.
Some of the best care centers for our returning wounded veterans were privately funded and built. These unbelievably brave men and women who have been through so much hell, WILL not be left behind or fall through the cracks upon their return to their beloved homes. This is not an option, but a duty (citizen patriotism if you like), that ALL AMERICANS must ensure implementation of care where none exists, enhancements of those that do, and the continued support long after the news headlines are filled with other issues.
As a veteran with PTSD, I would like to add my perspective on this issue and understanding of ( to some degree) what these veterans are going through, although I'm quite sure my terror pales in comparison to the terror in these returning veteran's minds, and this terror is unique to every veteran that encounters situations that leave them with what is now called PTSD ( Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Many vets are dealing with physical and mental wounds simultaneously. Some people will say "it's all in your head, just get over it", I say to these people, yes it is in their head, but not the way you are suggesting to these veterans, and it is not something you "get over" or just goes away! I know this part of living with PTSD very well!
Thank you all for reading petition, which is so critical at this time to provide excellent and accessible care for all our wounded warriors including their families and "our" fallen warrior's families.
We the undersigned ask that Washington, provide appropriate funding for our fallen men and women who have left behind a family, now in need. These families have endured so much for this country as well as their fallen loved ones.
Increase funding for the VA, and build trauma centers and rehabilitation centers across this great country, accessible to all in need of such services. Build more VA Hospitals, that will also be accessible to all veterans.
Hire more health care professionals to practice in the above mentioned locations.
Do not allow any government official to under diagnose a veteran in need of a higher disability diagnosis, and a rating percentage that is fair, honest and swift for the veteran.
This must start now to be ready for our returning veterans from these two wars, which I fear officials have grossly under estimated the number of veterans that will be in need of all of the services mentioned here and more. In addition, the funding required to keep our promise of healthcare and compensation for their individual circumstances, after giving so much to all of us.
"Lest we forget"
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