To the people of this country whom we served, thank you for your kind words of support and gratitude.
To the corrupt politicians, bankers and corporations who only seem to want to antagonize veterans:
May one day you find yourselves in the same position that you have caused Veterans to be in by the corrupt legislation that is passed so that greedy
corporations can go into other countries and steal their resources.
Though some may say that it is veterans fault for joining the military we join to serve the people and protect the constitution not to serve corrupt
politicians and enable greedy banks and corporations to steal by invading other countries. The hypocrisy of "passing legislation to help veterans"
on veterans day while ignoring, antagonizing and stealing our benefits the rest of the year is a measure on which everyone should judge those who do
these things at the ballot box and by boycotting corporations products and banking services.
FAQ about Homeless Veterans
Who are homeless veterans?
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) states the nation’s homeless veterans are predominantly male, with roughly five percent being female.
The majority of them are single; come from urban areas; and suffer from mental illness, alcohol and/or substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders.
About one-third of the adult homeless population are veterans.
America’s homeless veterans have served in World War II, the Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq
(OEF/OIF), and the military’s anti-drug cultivation efforts in South America. Nearly half of homeless veterans served during the Vietnam era.
Two-thirds served our country for at least three years, and one-third were stationed in a war zone.
Roughly 56 percent of all homeless veterans are African American or Hispanic, despite only accounting for 12.8 percent and 15.4 percent of the U.S.
About 1.5 million other veterans, meanwhile, are considered at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living
conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing.
How many homeless veterans are there?
Although flawless counts are impossible to come by – the transient nature of homeless populations presents a major difficulty – VA estimates that
107,000 veterans are homeless on any given night. Over the course of a year, approximately twice that many experience homelessness. Only eight percent
of the general population can claim veteran status, but nearly one-fifth of the homeless population are veterans.
Why are veterans homeless?
In addition to the complex set of factors influencing all homelessness – extreme shortage of affordable housing, livable income and access to health
care – a large number of displaced and at-risk veterans live with lingering effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse,
which are compounded by a lack of family and social support networks.