See the handsome devil on the left with the machine gun in hand?
That's my dad.
Otherwise known as the Grandpop.
He was in Vietnam.
He is a Vet. He fought long and hard and has earned the benefits given to him by our government in this day age.
The nice thing is there are other organizations in our country, not associated with the government, that help out veterans. Organizations that help veterans are in demand!
In the South Jersey/Philadelphia area alone, there are numerous organizations to get in contact with to help the Vets. All the vets, WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanastan, vets deserve help. I am sure in your neck of the woods, it's the same.
You can donate your time, clothing, even your cars to help them. I have done a little to help the vets. It's a cause dear to my heart (ahem, see photo...again!).
One of my favorite things to see, especially on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, are the Vet who are donating their time, still, to see that other Vets get the recognition they deserve. From hoisting the American Flag to giving speeches these Vets do what ever they can do help out their fellow brothers and sisters.
I am raising the kids to always give back. Not only is my Dad a Vet, but my Poppy was in WWII and was on the USS Missouri when the treaty was signed. The Nana has a photo to prove it.
It's a blessing to see that so many organizations will help a Vet. It always not that easy to get help but they will aid you in trying to get it. Plenty of Vets come home to nothing. They have to start over and what a better way than reaching out to these groups and having them reach back and help them. It really brings a smile to my face to see Vets get the necessary assistance they need to get their normal lives back.
Tell me, do you have a Vet in your life? Are they getting the help the need?
*Disclaimer: This is a sponsered post. All view/opinions are 100% my own.