Thursday, October 12, 2006

Deja Vu

Yesterday there were two. The day before one. Last week several. The week before that a couple more. Sometimes the envelopes are filled with Christmas cards. Sometimes pre-printed return address labels. Sometimes nothing. I hadn't heard from these folks for close to a decade. The first Gulf War was just a quick in and out, not like this one, and didn't generate a lot of requests for money for the newly crippled. But if Vietnam is anything to go by, the Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Disabled American Veterans and a host of other charities will be asking us for money for at least the next two decades.

Because one thing we know for sure. While they'll be well cared for in the short-term, The U.S. Government won't be giving them the continued care and support that they will need in the years to come.





2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been getting a lot of this lately. And phone calls too. I feel bad. I'd like to do something, but it's hard when the war isn't even something you believe in. I know it isn't the soldiers fault...What to do with this mess, what to do?...

5:38 AM  
Anonymous sweatpantsmom said...

We get tons of these, too. We try and give generously, but it gets overwhelming.

I'll be Dubya just keeps the cards and pre-printed labels without sending a check.

12:16 PM  

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