No one cares about veteran issues. I hear this statement far too often. Before you get too discouraged by this idea, let me reassure you that it is not true. There are millions of people that care about the well being of veterans.
Recently, IAVA’s founder, Paul Rieckhoff, was on The Nightly Show. He referenced the Arizona VA scandal and claimed, “no one gave a shit.” I scoffed as soon as I heard it and I felt sorry for every veterans advocate that was watching.
Not only were there people who cared about the scandal, but also that event led to the resignation of Secretary Shinseki and the appointing of current Secretary, Bob McDonald.
The truth is many of us care. If you’re reading this post or listening to this podcast, I can safely presume that you care.
Not everyone cares, and how can we expect them to? There are a lot of people that have made a huge impact on my life, and I don’t know how to “care” about them. The same goes for veteran issues.
Looking at it a step further, what does it mean to care? Is it posting constant memes on Facebook? Is it a sexy hashtag campaign? Is it donating money to a veteran focused charity? Maybe it’s burning down a local VA hospital because the backlog is too long.
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