I haven't talked much about the fact that my brother-in-law is in Iraq right now. And to tell the truth every time I think about it, watch the news or hear about somebody dying I get upset. Fortunately, for my family Mark is scheduled to come home very soon.
Mark left his family in a nice warm home in a safe part of the world. They have plenty to eat, can go to school and spend their free time just about anyway they want. America is a great place, don’t we have so much to be thankful for! But when Mark and so many others serving come back what are we going to give them?
Just before Mark left for Iraq he lost his job. The entire time he has been away he has worried about what he is going to do to support himself and his family when he gets back. It’s funny that in America a Veteran with an MBA has to worry about working. But employers aren’t e-mailing, banging on the door, the phone isn’t ringing.
So in this time we call Thanksgiving I’d like to suggest we really stop and think about what we have to be thankful for. And if you have the ability to help a Veteran out, offer them a job or just offer them a hand – please do so.