The challenges that disabled Vets face when they attempt to re-enter the lives they once knew before their military assignments are far more difficult than most can imagine. Burdened with physical and mental disabilities that range from the lost of limbs and internal wounds to brain injuries, PTSD, and other afflictions. They often have difficulty finding support networks, employment opportunities, suitable housing and equitable benefits. They have to relearn how to be citizens and be re-trained for today’s evolving job market, and a whole host of other needs that are overlooked and left unfulfilled.
It’s a very bewildering homecoming for those who have sacrificed so much. They have served on behalf of our country in World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, Lebanon, the Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq (OEF/OIF), as well as the military’s anti-drug cultivation efforts in South America. They are our heroes!