Thursday, November 10, 2011

Injured Vets: Churches Reach Out?

Yup, as their 'god?', while they wave those patriotic flags, will take care, as they didn't condemn the walking away from the Afghans and our promise to help them rebuild while destroying Iraq and it's people, of what they don't want to:

Country Must 'Sacrifice­' not just Groups Within nor Just Non Profits Fighting for Donations!

No Revenues = Still No Sacrifice = That's Called 'Support' For The Troops = DeJa-Vu all over again, Shared Sacrifice My A**!!

As those war profiteers who ordered are still profiteeri­ng and not only on books, their wealthy class does as well, directly or indirectly­, and none are taxed to boot!
No Sacrifice now a decade plus long added to the previous decades!!
“A nation that does not take care of its veterans has got no business whatsoever making new ones.” Stacy Bannerman, April, 2007

As Injured Vets Return Home, Churches Reach Out
11/9/11 - Some wounds of war are all too visible -- a missing leg, a shattered arm. The invisible wounds of mind and soul are often more difficult to spot, and equally hard to treat.

But those who know where to look can help them heal, and it's a message that is hitting home for U.S. congregations as more than 1.35 million veterans adjust to civilian life after deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

With symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affecting an estimated one-in-six returning service members, congregations are coming face-to-face with the tolls of war. Experts say faith groups have much to offer, even when the wounds include PTSD and traumatic brain injury.

"Churches are kind of in the dark about how to help, unfortunately," said Peter Bauer, an ordained minister and clinical social worker with the Veterans Administration in San Antonio. "But they don't have to stay there. There are some very easy things that churches can do to be proactive and help with this population." read more>>>

"You walk into one of our rooms where ... decisions are being made about disabilities for veterans (and) see individuals sitting at a desk with stacks of paper that go up halfway to the ceiling. And as they finish one pile, another pile comes in," - U.S.V.A. Secretary Gen. Eric Shinseki, Feb. 10, 2009

"And so what I've been trying to do and what Mrs. Biden and Mrs. Obama and the chairman and his wife - all these folks, are trying to do is to - is to try and get that other 99 percent to - they all say they support the troops, but it's not just enough to say it." - Defense Secretary Robert Gates - 23 June 2011 - PBS News Hour

He found one of his biggest battles was connecting with Americans on the home front. "I was struck at how little they really did understand about what we've been through," Adm. Mike Mullen (retired) October 2, 2011 CBS Sunday Morning

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