In Response to Re: Memorial Day 2013:
We, too, will be remembering those who have gone to serve, those who did not return and the families of all of these, since they also sacrificed. So many families changed for life because their loved one served and either didn't come back or came back a different person. Huckabee stated that every day 22 vets take their own lives and they are mostly over 60 years of ago. Such a sad statistic. I am grateful to those who have served, are serving and will serve in the future of our country.
Posted by Bakery1 G
i'm glad you mentioned that, bakery
it's a very sad statistic that does not speak well of our after-care of our vets
on the bright side of that, texas now has new laws concerning ptsd and the courts, special for vets w/ lower or no punishment if they get help sort of deferred judgement
also a new study being done at rice university here in Houston into ptsd announced yesterday a finding they're studying (I don't really know exactly) have found a gene or chemical present in the brain of some participants w/ ptsd (the problematic ones) and think a connection exists that may help treatment
i'll try to find a link if I can