I Love My Veteran

CBS News has tragically reported that 30% to 35% of all Male Military Veterans are committing suicide. This is not just the in recent year’s returnees. This is also true for the older Veterans back to WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. It is difficult for those who have never served in combat to comprehend this horrible fact. How can anyone face the terrors of war and survive only to die at their own hands in a safe environment. Tho se of us that have served in combat would not condone their decision, nor would we express discountenance; at best we would acquiesce with regret.

It is speculation on my part, but I suspect a contributing factor to this tragedy is the lack of appreciation shown by fellow citizens. After a veteran returns and weeks turn to months and months turn into years the expression of appreciation by others fades into a dim past, but the memories of war are a short flash back to vivid memories.

With this in mind I wanted to do as much as I could to reverse this tragic statistic. I started the company “I Love My Veteran” with hopes that citizens would get into the spirit of showing our veterans that they are loved and appreciated even after all these years. Not wait until the 4th of July or Veteran’s Day, but every day of the year. I have been asked why I use the specific term “I Love My Veteran” instead of “We” and the answer is very personal. My Father, at the end of every telephone conversation that we would have each week, would say “We Love You”. I knew he meant he and my Mother, which was very nice. However, once and only once, a week before pasted away, he said “I love you”. It made all the difference to me. So when I hear “we” I think it is a general consensus but no one specific will take responsibility for the commitment. However, when I hear “I”, I hear one personal commitment and someone taking responsibility. Perhaps I’m the only one that feels that way.

In addition to selling appreciation apparel I want to join forces with non-profit charities and work with them to create revenue for their special projects. See the “ Charities” page.

Thank you for your support and as a Veteran myself, thanks for showing your appreciation.

 

 

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