VETERANS DAY- IS A HOLIDAY FOR EVERYBODY ENOUGH?

VETERANS DAY – IS A HOLIDAY FOR EVERYBODY ENOUGH? History.com explains: “Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars. In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated in many countries as Armistice Day the following year, November 11th became a federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became legally known as Veterans Day.”   One wonders if a holiday where most people don’t have to work, and some get free meals and commercial discounts, is enough of a reward for those who have been asked to risk their lives to protect an Empire which has become known throughout the world as the United States killing machine. Oftentimes veterans don’t live long enough or are too depressed to celebrate that day. Just a couple years ago Rolling Stone gave us the real scoop on how U.S. veterans are treated by the Empire they protect. In “The Shameful Way America Treats Its Veterans” Tessa Stuart observed that “[T]he number of homeless Vietnam veterans today [2015] is greater than the number of soldiers who died during the war.”  So what does this mean? Between 200,000-250,000 American troops died in the Vietnam War. So if these numbers are true many of these … Continue Reading