The Truth About Military Families

By: Keelan Patterson

Introduction:

The true test of a man and his family is when they endure adversity. All the sacrifices men and women of the United States Military make along with their families should be talked about more and solutions to all the problems they encounter should be fixed.
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I have personal experience with this type of situation as both of my parents served in the unites states Marine Corps when I was a child. It's hard to be away from the ones you love for long periods of time and have no idea what they could be doing.
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When you join the Military not only are you promising to defend the people and constitution of the United States of America, you are also taking other risks such as making the ultimate sacrifice as to give one's own life in the defense of their country.
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When joining the military relationships and friendships are put on hold. This can be very hard not only on the person joining the service but also the other person in the relationship. Those who serve not only make physical and mental sacrifices but they also make emotional and psychological sacrifices.
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Those who serve in our military are some of the most disciplined and hard working people there are. But when they have completed their service and are trying to convert back to the operations of everyday society they seem to struggle more nowadays then ever before. How can such a well disciplined, hard working individual struggle to get a job in a much less challenging society? That is exactly where the problem lies.
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It has been shown that when our veterans return to society they struggle finding employment and are not given equal opportunity as an everyday citizen. The people who have sacrificed so much for our country don't get what they deserve and to me that's a bigger problem then a lot of people understand.
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While you serve in the military you get paid, but not enough to make a profitable margin to support yourself when you get out. Lack of moral and Financial support has lead to a rise in homeless veterans. We need to help those who have helped this country the most. It is the least we could do for them!
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Lack of support for veterans who have done things and seen things that nobody should ever have to experience is very concerning. More veterans than ever experience post traumatic stress disorder. Suicide rates for veterans is at an all time high as well so they need our support more than ever.
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I'm considering joining the military but the lack of support for vets makes me have second thoughts. I'm willing to serve my country, but will my country serve me? We need to support those who keep us safe and make the United States the safest country on the planet.
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Freedom for the American people comes at a cost that can't be payed with money. Some have gone as far as to give their own lives in the pursuit of protecting the free, everyday lifestyles of us, the American people. We can only remember the ones we have lost, but for the veterans we still have today we can do all in our power to support them in anyway they need. They payed a price for us, now it's time for us to pay them back.
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Conclusion:

The solution to the problem here is simple, but not necessarily easy. They've payed there dues no its time to reward past and present veterans with what they deserve. Next time you see a veteran in public go up to them and thank them for their service. Something that small and simple could change a vet's life! So all I ask is that we come together and support those who have fought for us and start giving back top those that have helped make America the greatest country in the world.