Jul/Aug 2011, Page 21
Request for Help for The Fallen Soldiers
By Eva Herr
It is that time of year when we take time to remember our soldiers and the freedom we have in this amazing county. However, I have found myself in a place of disgust and anger, not at our veterans and soldiers, but at our country for allowing the military to treat these brave men and women in the manner other than honorable and most certainly lacking integrity. The military has been instructed to downsize to save money. What this really means is that the army is discharging many, many soldiers who have any type of war injury or trauma, particularly Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome coupled with its collective set of symptoms such as suicide and self-medication with alcohol for the pain these soldiers’ minds are now suffering. They label them “bad apples”. These people aren’t bad apples, they are severely wounded and traumatized and need and deserve help. The military is intentionally discharging many soldiers if they have any type of physical or mind disability on a general discharge which takes from them many of the benefits and rights they deserve for raising their right hand and agreeing to defend this country. The army is smart, they are discharging them just short of their contracted enlistment time so that they can take away many of their benefits and make their budget cuts. They are leaving these fine young men and women homeless on the streets with nothing, not a dime in their pockets, refusing to pay the paychecks due them, making them pay thousands of dollars for body armor because the armor has sweat and blood stains because they were used in war in 130 degree temperature fighting a war to protect this country. The military is literally discharging the soldiers and keeping their very last pay check to pay for the bloody and sweaty body armor they used to stay alive and then putting them on the streets with absolutely nothing. My son called me yesterday saying mom, I’m scared, I have no money, no place to live and no food. How do I get home? I’m scared mom. I’m on the streets with nowhere to go and no one will help me. It’s not just my son, it is the sons and daughters of many of us!
It is time that we as citizens of this country stand up for these brave young men and women and teach them how conscious caring people really act. If not us, then who? We need to take care of our soldiers, our sons, daughters, husbands, wives and grandchildren. I personally know of several young men, including my son, who are all in the same situation. They are being denied their constitutional rights. They have been thrown out because of a disability, with no money to eat, no money to get home and no place to go. These fine men and women are literally homeless and walking the streets wondering where they will get their next meal and how on earth will they get home to their families. Unfortunately due to the economic crisis of the working man, many families do not have the funds to rescue their love ones. These soldiers need jobs, compassion, understanding, plane tickets to get home to their families and healing. They need medical and psychiatric care.
A soldier goes to the VA and asks for help and is given an appointment months down the road…many kill themselves before they ever get to their appointment Eighteen veterans a day are committing suicide. Take a look at the following brief video regarding the recent Court of Appeals case wherein the court stats blatant incompetence on behalf of the VA. The blistering Court of Appeals ruling stated unchecked incompetence by the VA in providing care for these homeless and suicidal soldiers. After a year and one half of a young soldier begging for help the VA decided to approve his treatment… five months after he killed himself. This is unacceptable! 85,000 vets languish on lists to get medical care that sometimes take eight weeks to receive. The court noted that sometimes a soldier has to wait for up to four years to get benefits. With disability benefits taking up to four years to obtain treatment…. many soldiers kill themselves waiting on this vital and needed help. This country needs to know the truth about what is happening to our men and women. Take a look at this short video: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/
We must stand up for our soldiers. We must take pride and recognize who we are and what we really stand for. If you or someone you know would like to assist a fallen, broken and helpless soldier, please contact me at email@example.com
for it is up to us to save them.
Eva Herr will be joining Kathryn and Elizabeth on August 2nd.
Eva Herr is a medical intuitive and author of “Agape, The Intent of The Soul”, published in 2005. Eva became a popular talk show hostess on BBS Radio’s Infinite Consciousness, which gave her the opportunity to engage the minds of today’s top thinkers in the fields of alternative medicine, science and consciousness and our human experience every Sunday night at 8:00 pm Eastern time. A list of her past interviews reads like a ‘who’s who’ list of luminaries such as Dannion Brinkley, William Tiller, Norm Shealy, Amit Goswami, Burton Goldberg, Bernie Siegel, Larry Dossey, Dean Radin, Edgar Mitchell, Ervin Laszlo, among others on topics of consciousness, the cutting edge science supporting consciousness, alternative energy and alternative medicine. www.evaherr.com