Friday, November 11, 2011

Thank You, Happy Veterans Day!

Today we honor the men and women who have answered the call to serve our nation. 


Did you know that one-third of adult homeless men and nearly one-quarter of all homeless adults have served in the armed forces. While there is no true measure of the number of homeless veterans, it has been estimated that more than 200,000 veterans may be homeless on any given night and that twice as many veterans experience homelessness during a year (US Department of Veterans Affairs). 

There are more than 1 Million GLBT veterans in the US and I'm one. 

So have you honored the Veterans in your community? We made the sacrifice so you didn't have too. I'm not judging anyone but just hoping to make some of you think just a little bit. Next time you see that homeless person don't cross the street to avoid him/her, just think for a second. When you walk or drive by the local veterans cemetery or war memorial how about stopping for a second and have a look around. 

Veterans Day is not just a day to run to the mall for a Sale. A lot of people gave a lot more than so many of us ever will. Just remember "Freedom isn't Free." 

I just want to wish all of my fellow veterans a Happy Veterans day, It was an honor to serve alongside you. To those of you that are still serving you have my gratitude for your continued sacrifices that you and your family are making. Make sure that you thank a veteran today.


National Alliance to End Homelessness: http://www.naeh.org/

New Directions: http://www.newdirectionsinc.org/

Project Home: http://www.projecthome.org/

Veterans Affairs Department: http://www.va.gov/

American Veterans for Equal Rights http://aver.us/aver/

U.S. Vets: http://usvetsinc.org/

I just want to send out a "Thank You"' to all of my fellow veteran for all you have done. Please take a moment today (and every day) to thank a veteran and remember those who are. Who will you be thinking of today?

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