Whether you are a Mike Huckabee fan or not, I hope you will take a few moments to read his latest email. You know that we bleed red, white, and blue here at texansunited.com, and today we go on record as saying that something simply has to be done to insure that our veterans get the help they need.
If you are a veteran who is struggling or if you know a vet who needs our help, please read to the bottom of this article for where to call.
The following is quoted directly from Huckabee:
“This story didn’t get much publicity, but it deserves to be in the news every day.
“Last Thursday, dozens of members of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America went to the National Mall in Washington. There, they set up 1,892 American flags – one for each member of the military who’s committed suicide, just since January 1st of this year. That’s based on an estimate of 22 current or former soldiers per day taking their own lives.
“A recent survey found that nearly 50 percent of the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans group members know a comrade who’s committed or attempted suicide. And yet they’re not getting the help they deserve, while they’re put on ridiculously long waiting lists for veterans’ benefits. Meanwhile, if you are a veteran or know one who’s struggling with the aftershocks of war, Google the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. That’s TAPS. They’re ready to take your call, seven days a week.”