Saturday, October 13, 2012

Female Veterans, is the US ready to welcome them?

Extremely important in today's military as more women not only join but are serving in military area's not served in before but not anything close to a new issue and this is coming in the present after eleven years of two more wars of choice, after abandoning the main missions as to what happened on 9/11 with the first war drum beats, almost fully supported, pointed at Iraq. Rubber stamped war cost off the books, till the present administration, and all still borrowed with little mention of the needs of All Veterans of not only these wars, and those needed costs, underfunded still at the VA, are also being borrowed!

DeJa-Vu all over again!!
No Revenues {especially from the wealthy nor their private reagan capitalism economic investments, free market supply side capitalism} = No Sacrifice = No Support! Now a decade plus added to the previous decades of same!

Thousands of female veterans are coming home: Is the US ready to welcome them?
Julie Weckerlein vividly recalls the horrid sounds that filled her base - and her head - after the incoming shell exploded: the radio call summoning the chaplain, the whirling blades of the chopper evacuating the burned remains of the Army sergeant killed in Iraq.

Five years later, she still remembers the name of that dead soldier: Trista Morietti.

“Females died over there, too,” said Weckerlein, who served in Afghanistan as well. She works today as a full-time federal employee in Washington, D.C. “But there is a cultural disconnect in our society. People don’t know: What is a female veteran? What does she look like? What does she bring to the table? What did we do over there?”

Women compose 15 percent of homecoming U.S. troops and 15 percent of the U.S. armed forces, yet many Americans are unsure how to accept or view them, female veterans say. read more>>>

The new 'magnetic ribbons', the 'parades' and 'welcome home celebrations', with no demand for sacrifice get same results, but 'parades' only last a few hours on one day! Think 'Desert Storm' and 'Gulf War Syndrome', Ignored till the last couple of years, finally, after the 'Parades'! Have the 'Welcome Home Parades' but at each the one word that should be spoke and on the minds of All, 'Sacrifice', Demand It, You Owe It and It's Long Overdue!

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