OF SACRIFICE UNSHARED
LOOKING BACK: VIETNAM
When suicide on that scale becomes the norm there is something institutionally, almost sinfully wrong. We as a people have not held up our end of "The Pact", the once sacred Covenant that assures our veterans of the care they need. What are we as a country, as a people, that we stand idly by while tens of thousands of young people suffer these medical and mental maladies and the indignities of hunger, poverty and homelessness? What is the message we are sending our veterans and anyone considering enlisting? The answers to these questions say much about our shared neglect and that is directly related to our loss of shared experience.