MEMORIAL DAY recognizes veterans who fight for our country. They are honorable and should be saluted for risking their lives for a better America. They have sacrificed a lot, as they strive to keep our freedom in place. Over 1.8 million have died for our country since 1775.
Therefore, it was disheartening to see reports today, that 22% of our veterans between the ages of 18-24, are unemployed. They go off to war and come back to find themselves without a job, and searching in vain to secure one. Many are even homeless after they are unable to find work to support their families.
It is a sad thought that they risk their lives for us but are unable to find a decent job when they return. Why not create a way to reward them for their sacrifice. Some companies do not even want to hire vets because they believe they may have mental instability.
It would be great if all companies could come together to implement a plan to resolve this issue. Why not set aside positions at each company for veterans, to insure they have work when they return from duty. Or set up a National Company Fund to support them until they find work? I know there are assistance programs already in place, but are they good enough? Is this one of the reasons the suicide rate for veterans is on the rise?
Good article on why we celebrate Memorial Day: http://theunemployedentrepreneur.blogspot.com/