America needs to stand up for her veterans, the brave souls who honorably and faithfully serve their country and sometimes lay down their lives in the process.
The sights and sounds of war are utterly incomprehensible to the people whom have never experienced them. A lot of soldiers who return from the battlefield do so with scars, some visible and some mental.
The trauma of war can be so damaging and lasting that even after returning to civilian life veterans experience trouble coping with their injuries and readjusting to normal life. The toll that our soldiers face is so great that according to the Daily Caller, approximately 20 veterans commit suicide every single day.
Veteran suicides account for 20% of all suicides in the United States despite veterans only accounting for 9% of the population. A new study was released in which the VA looked through 55 million records from 1979 through 2014 and in all 50 states.
The current number of 20 veteran suicides per day is lesser than the widespread notion of 22 per day. However, even one suicide is too many! Our heroes should not be left to suffer in silence and resort to such drastic measures to quiet their pain.
America, we need to step up as a country and take care of the men and women who have laid it all on the line for us.