18 Veterans and 1 Active Duty serviceman or woman commit suicide every day. More Vietnam Veterans have committed suicide then those names listed on the Vietnam Memorial. When our Veterans call the VA suicide hotline they sometimes receive a voice recording that states that someone will contact them in 24 hours. This is unacceptable.

Several of us Veterans find this unacceptable, so we started Oc
cupy Department of Veterans Affairs https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Department-of-Veterans-Affair... at the VA Headquarters located at 810 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington DC. Although over 40% of the homeless are Veterans, the VA is uncomfortable actually seeing them at their front door. Their response, on the night of Veterans Day, was that they confiscated our signs. Please read them:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=311820238931308&set=a.3...
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=311820362264629&set=a.3...

When there were only 23 other Marines between me and the whole North Vietnamese Army, I was not told that this was how my country was going to treat me. If you find this unacceptable, please call the members of the committees that have oversight of the VA

 

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I am impressed by the efforts of two time near death experiencer Dannion Brinkley to organize support for veterans, especially if they are in the hospital.

http://www.dannion.com/the-twilight-brigade/

The Twilight Brigade

The Twilight Brigade is one of the largest end-of-life care organizations, operating as an independent agency within VA hospitals and hospice care facilities across America.

Dannion co-founded The Twilight Brigade in 1997 and is currently the Chairman and CEO. Dannion and the approximately 5,000 volunteers collectively make up The Twilight Brigade and are dedicated to being at the bedside of our nation’s dying, especially Veterans.

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