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Happy Thanksgiving for Many Veterans? Not!!


By jimstaro - Posted on 24 November 2010

And while this is happening, money also drying up for military help orgs. as well as veterans orgs., we get the pampered class, majority of america, whining about the security they help create the need for, most being of the cheering crowd of these failed wars of choice and loss of personal security under those who ordered it all, even the (T) {tepublicans} in congress!!!!

Unemployed Veteran: 'No Thanksgiving' For Me This Year

11-22-10 - Judy Sullivan, a former Air Force nurse living in Boston, says she has always gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve her country--but she feels like Congress may not be doing all it can to help her in return.

Sullivan told HuffPost she was nominated for a medal in 1979 after running up seven flights stairs in her maternity uniform, six months pregnant, to help evacuate a Texas hospital during a violent tornado. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, she took three weeks off with no pay and eventually lost her job in order to fly down to New Orleans and volunteer with the Red Cross. But now, at 58 years old, Sullivan says she is applying for 25 jobs per week, scraping by on $72 unemployment checks, and has a total of $100 in her bank account--not enough to cover a Thanksgiving turkey, much less housing expenses or medical prescriptions. {read rest}

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