Saturday, July 17, 2010
Stand Down for Homeless Veterans
(Pic of soldier jumping out of plane courtesy of clipart.com)
A few things are very dear to my heart. Of course, children and orphans (anyone who knows me knows that much). But also our military who serve us by keeping us safe. (A huge hug and thank you to our military.) And then there's homeless people; My heart breaks for homeless people -- half of whom are byproducts of a broken society and came straight from the foster system where they never connected to a loving family. But a third of those homeless folks are veterans.
Now, as Mike Turko (a local San Diego reporter) would say: "That ain't right!" And he's right. It ain't right.
That's why I love what's taking place this weekend in San Diego: a three-day event reaching out to about 1,000 veterans u this area -- most of whom are homeless.
Read more about this fantabulous event in my latest article in The Examiner here. And please leave a comment. I love to hear from you.
Janey L. DeMeo M.A.
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