I am about to embark on year 2019 a 7-month walk across America, “Vets Don’t Forget Vets”.. I choose to meet any vet I can individually, in small groups at VA Centers, in American Legions, VFW’s, coffee shops and across a dining room table.
Veterans gave a lot and often have little to show for it. More than 25% of all homeless men are veterans, and many of these forgotten warriors struggle with employment, addiction and sobriety. These men and women have little voice in Congress. Today, less than 18% of Congress has served in the military, compared to 78% in l972. With fewer veterans in Washington, who will speak and advocate for them?