The plight of Veterans came home to me again last night as I watched a particularly poignant episode of “Seal Team”. Part of the episode showed a sadly typical day at a VA hospital with patients waiting and not being able to be treated.
I realize this is fiction–the premise is not. I saw this treatment locally at a VA hospital here which is a chosen hub by surrounding states.
We seem to spend money on weapons we’ll never use and vacations for wealthy leaders, but when a person returns after a tour of duty, seeing and experiencing things an average American couldn’t imagine, we drop them like a hot potato.
I’ve met PTSD sufferers, seen the lines, and helpless employees in the system. This dynamic needs to change. Our current “king” hasn’t a clue, much less the mental capability to know what it’s like to be in their shoes.