As the history books reflect on the post 9/11 era, service members and their families will be remembered as American patriots whose sacrifice and dedication to the values of our country will be singled out and revered for a long time.
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A startling fact is that less than 1% of our eligible population has volunteered to serve in our military since 2001. In contrast, 11.2% of the nation served in World War II and 4.3% in the Vietnam era making it clear that over time fewer and fewer Americans have shouldered more and more of the burden of ensuring the freedoms Americans cherish so dearly.
The Pentagon estimates more than 1 million men and women will separate from the U.S. Armed Forces over the next 3-4 years.Transitioning our veterans to a civilian way of life is a reality our society needs to address, today and for decades to come. Here are some ways to support our veterans’ transition:
- contribute, at some level, to support a successful transition,
- develop sound education, business and public policies to help veterans at the local, state, and national level, and
- enable veterans to be a productive member of society and avoid becoming dependent on government services and benefit programs.