In the United States, we take particular pride in recognizing as heroes those who have served in the military.Yet while we honor our veterans with holidays, parades, discounts at retail stores and restaurants, and endless political rhetoric about their sacrifice and bravery, we do a pitiful job of respecting their freedoms and caring for their needs once out of uniform.Despite the fact that the U.S. boasts more than 20 million veterans who have served in World War II through the present day, the plight of veterans today is America’s badge of shame, with large numbers of veterans impoverished, unemployed, traumatized mentally and physically, struggling with depression, suicide, and marital stress, homeless, subjected to sub-par treatment at clinics and hospitals, and left to molder while their paperwork piles up within Veterans Administration offices.
Gulf War-era veterans now account for the largest share of all U.S. veterans, surpassing Vietnam-era veterans in 2016, according to Veterans Affairs’ 2016 population model estimates.
VA projections suggest the number of veterans will continue to decline in the coming decades. By 2045, the department estimates there will be around 12 million veterans, a roughly 40% decrease from current numbers. By that time, Gulf War-era veterans are projected to make up a majority of veterans, and most of those who served in the Vietnam era or earlier will have died.
Followed by mass deaths of Gulf War Veterans who have been struggling just to stay alive.
WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP VETERANS ? THIS GFM is my vehicle - MAKE IT YOURS IF YOU CARE
Providing Honorably Discharged Veterans with a means to own their own Business or be Employed in a position of dignity at a level they have already earned in Service to their Country.
While we applaud the untold groups who do periodic fund raising events to provide food, shelter, and other necessities for Veterans, our motto and goal is as follows: "give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime".SafeGuard America
is a Veterans owned, Veterans run, employing Veterans (primarily) in the Electronic & Physical Security Industry.Who better to provide such services to American Families in their homes and businesses.
Veterans will be given first class training in Sales, Installations, Service of Security Systems, Facility Managements Systems, Life Safety, CCTV and Energy Management Systems.
The founder of this Business Model is a 40 year veteran of the security industry, member of ASIS International since 1990 and was the highest paid Professional Security Consultant providing services to USG, FBI, DEA, Nuclear Facilities, Universities, International Airports.
A Curriculum was written for MIAMI-DADE Community Campus, he trained the Spec Ops of Sheriff Nick Navarro, Organized Crime Division (OCD) Miami Vice Bad Boys in (FIGS) Forward Intelligence Gathering Systems - those Ops appeared on Geraldo Rivera TV Series Sons Of Scarface, won LEEA Grants in NY, consulted for Defense Contractors, commendations from President Reagan (Protecting America), Permanent Member of Republican Presidential Task Force (On Terrorism), an almost endless list - more posted on SGA website.
A Veterans Advocate since NAM, through Operation Desert Storm and all conflicts (aka wars) to this day, he has been fighting for Veterans' Rights & Benefits, attends VA Medical reviews to get Service Connected Ratings for those who were deployed or not.
SGA Veterans Security Network is his Legacy, to take 40+ years of his professional life expertise to build a Nationwide Veteran Business for Veterans. Ownership of these Security Dealers will be those Vets who want to and have been trained to manage their business.
SGA through GO FUND ME funding will not only provide Training with Certification, but provide great paying careers and business ownership for Veterans. Additionally SGA Dealers will provide a portion of profits for Disabled Veterans who cannot work. This is VETERANS PROVIDING FOR VETERANS.
Instead of well meaning sporadic handouts, second hand clothing and perhaps outdated canned foods - Veterans will hold well paying careers and own residuals to help subsidize Disabled Veterans with decent housing and healthy foods.
The Board of Directors are Vets who will run the Network - the founder of SGA will not have signing privileges on the Bank Account.
We shall now see how many civilians really care about Americas Veterans. Desert Storm is a forgotten War, the Yellow Ribbons have faded It is now up to all of you to help support this effort so Veterans do not remain needy but can generate income for themselves and our Brothers and Sisters. ONCE AGAIN if you missed it; the money I am raising is for a 501C3 run by veterans for veterans and doesn't go into my pocket. ALL donators will be able to see (via SGA site) such information. You are not sending help for me personally - so if you want to do more than wave a flag on Veterans or Memorial Day - here is your chance to do something fruitful.
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OPERATION DESERT STORM - THE FORGOTTEN WAR
Many Vietnam Veterans at All Veterans Reunions have been wondering for years now, where are the Gulf War 90-91 Veterans? They are becoming the unseen and unmentioned veterans.
Those that are there noticed the lack of recognition for the words Gulf War 1990-91, Operation Desert Storm from the majority of Memorial Day Ceremonies.
The survivors of these veterans surely were not highlighted in any media coverage. The widows/widowers and their children have not had any coverage or been welcomed into the fold because those are the invisible injuries that are not discussed.
Vietnam veterans die at the rate of about 390 per day. In five years they will all be gone (statistically). Looks like the lesson wasn’t learned in Nam. The next generation was sacrificed in the Middle East. The only difference is that many more served in Nam–3.5 million and 2/3 of them have already died. This is the American tragedy.
From: Redacted [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 10:50 AM
Subject: Contact Re: Book for HarperCollins (2006)
Peter, I sent the e-mail below about six weeks ago.
I understand if you do not wish to talk about the past any longer given the upset you have been caused, however, I hope that you will recognise that this writing project is a solid opportunity for something approaching history to be told without you having to be in the front line, as you were in 1991.
I've attached a PDF file of the first page of my contract with HarperCollins via my agent, xxxRedactedxxx at the Waxman Literary Agency in New York. You can call him on 212 xxxredactedxxx.
When you and I exchanged e-mails a few years ago when I was at the BBC, I went away and checked on the huge number of facts and allegations which you have put in the public domain. It all checked out.
I then put together a proposal for a historical narrative which looks at how and why the United States and Israel cooperate.......Redacted xxxxxxx At times this leads to spying on each other. I wish to show that the 'rules of the game' involve spying redactedxxxx.
As I mentioned in my previous e-mail, I am also looking to quote you in places, but I would also be happy to source such material anonymously if it helped avoid any more aggravation for you.