Illinois Senator Mark Kirk revealed that a 30-year-old Army veteran, who served in Iraq, committed suicide after failing to reach someone on the VA’s suicide hotline; his call went straight to voicemail.
This story is one of many blatant examples of negligence and disregard of our veterans. The men and women who pledged their life in service to our country deserve the very best this country can offer, yet so many are left to fend for themselves. Unfortunately, the negligence doesn’t stop there.
We do not take care of our Veterans in the manner they deserve. We need to spend some of the effort and money that is spent on other countries and use it for our own! Our Veterans have earned it.