The recent scandals at the Department of Veterans Affairs culminating in the resignation of Secretary Eric Shinseki are a sobering reminder of the difficulties we face in caring for America’s veterans. Fortunately, veterans service organizations exist and have a rich history of advocacy on behalf of veterans. But unfortunately, declining membership in these organizations makes the future of veterans’ advocacy uncertain.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.