We should support our veterans

March 31, 2012 at 6:01 p.m.
Updated March 30, 2012 at 10:31 p.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

I find it a shame that the story on the Veterans rally was put in an obscure section in Sunday's paper.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy reading about the Hispanic history of our area very much, but since this subject deals with many of our local veterans, it would have been nice to see it on the front page. Or at least on page 2.

I am not sure Mr. O'Neill's information is accurate or not. It does, however, raise a few questions about the local chapters of the VFW, American Legion and the other memberships mentioned in the article.

Really, people? Can you just ignore all of the VA's actions of late?

PTSD is a serious condition that affects many former military men and women (and those serving our country on active duty). I have been married to a veteran for more than 30 years; so guess you can say I am well versed in the trials and tribulations families endure with the condition.

To think that there may not be a clinic for a few months here in Victoria is appalling! IF this fact is true or not.

A word of advice to all young returning veterans of Iraq and Afganistan (and your families): DON'T GIVE UP, MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD!

Veterans, I hope you try again to get the word out.

Carolyn Brown, Victoria



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