There is an old saying: “Opinions are like noses, everyone has one.” This is true of any subject, including military operations, and no two are going to be alike. You may have strong feelings about the War in Iraq or other military operations that our American service personnel are involved in right now, but aren’t quite sure how to go about voicing them. Thanks to austinagainstwar.org, you have a forum for letting others know how you feel. You can speak your mind about either your support or opposition; we want to hear both sides.
No matter where you stand, however, the fact remains that our service personnel need support. Many of them are returning from Iraq and other places—some with injuries you can see; others with injuries that aren’t so evident. Some may be having trouble getting the proper treatment for these injuries, while others may know about treatment options but may not know how to go about taking advantage of them.
This is where you can come in. You can help returning veterans take advantage of the programs offered by various government administrations. austinagainstwar.org can provide information on these and how to get in touch with them.
If you do help someone find the treatment needed and you can, take it one step further. Offer to help that person get to and from the treatment site. If you can’t do that, ask if you can help with family situations such as child care or meal preparation so that a family member can be free to provide the transportation and support.