Recently, I received an inquiry regarding the difference (if any) between a “military service member” and a “veteran.” Often, the term veteran or vet is used as a catch all term for both active duty, retired and former service members. President Abraham Lincoln established the framework of the Department of Veterans Affairs with this quote “to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.”
Veterans may soon be provided free child care while undergoing treatment for mental health and other medical issues. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced the possibility of this benefit in hopes that it will make it easier for veterans to get help. A House of Representatives Bill (H.R. 840) would extend and seek to make permanent a 2011 pilot program Veterans Child Care benefits program.
The Mantra for 2019 is “Serving Those Who Serve.” I am making it a personal mission and challenging my readership to adopt this mantra as well.
When I say “Serving Those Who Serve,” I mean all who serve in any and every capacity to make us safer, healthier and happier. In short, the backbone of “Keeping America Great!” Over the holidays, I received a T-Shirt from a dear friend that had the American Flag on it and the words “No One Fights Alone.”