What would it mean if we really honored our veterans?

In place of pious platitudes, some statistics:

  • Veterans make up 7% of the US population, but account for 20% of our suicides
  • In 2012, suicide was the number 1 cause of death among US troops

source: Mother Jones

In January 2014, almost 50,000 veterans were homeless (source: Department of Veterans Affairs)

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