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Dandelion
- 935 days ago - taps.org
With 18 of our Veterans and active duty soldiers committing suicide daily this is a program that is trying to help. Please circulate it as your part of honoring this Memorial Day. Perhaps it will reach the eyes of the people who need it. Help if you can.



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Teresa W. (702)
Monday May 28, 2012, 6:53 am
sadly noted
 

Raymond G. (12)
Monday May 28, 2012, 7:02 am
Noted
 

Nyack Clancy (451)
Monday May 28, 2012, 8:34 am
noted
 

Sue H. (7)
Monday May 28, 2012, 9:12 am
Thanks for this!
 

Tom Tree (238)
Monday May 28, 2012, 9:50 am
Thanks
 

tasunka m. (338)
Monday May 28, 2012, 11:48 am
noted. the kids who don't get in to the service are on antidepressants, so this is more serious and includes the whole generation
thanks kola, as always you find the time for those in need.
 

Dandelion G. (384)
Monday May 28, 2012, 11:56 am
Thank you my friend for stopping by. If we each did a little something it will add to the little something someone else is doing and help those who are doing a lot more, then we will all be the better for it.
 

Joe R. (190)
Monday May 28, 2012, 12:07 pm
Thanks Dandelion.
 

LaurenAWAY Kozen (163)
Monday May 28, 2012, 12:09 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting Dandelion.
 

Phyllis P. (389)
Monday May 28, 2012, 2:10 pm
Sad state of affairs.
 

Mary T. (185)
Monday May 28, 2012, 3:03 pm
So sadly noted and will share this site with friends, Thanks Dandelion.
 

Dandelion G. (384)
Monday May 28, 2012, 3:17 pm
Thank you Mary, if we reach the one persons eyes, that needs to see this, then we may of saved a life in doing so. One life is oh so precious as are they all.
 

Barbara K. (75)
Monday May 28, 2012, 3:31 pm
Thanks my friend. We do have a whole generation who will be affected by these wars. As you know, I lost a son-in-law and have 2 nephews who lost limbs in Iraq. There are some things that some just can never recover from.
 

Dusty Debandi (113)
Monday May 28, 2012, 3:34 pm
Memorial Day is a time to reflect on what this Country means to you, what freedoms that you hold dear to you and to mourn the loss of those who lost their lives protecting OUR Freedoms and those who today are still suffering in one form or another from injuries that may not be so obvious such as PTSD, depression, etc. It is also a time to celebrate those who loved our Country so much as to be willing to lay down their lives for this Country because they hold within them a deep sence of loyality for their Country and are proud of the values for which their country stand by and believe in. It is a time to honor those with our deepest respect who have sacrificed themselves for the greater good of everyone. This is the time to recognize our Military and appreciate them. They become soldiers because they hear a higher calling on their lives to be of service to their Country and their Government - but on the battlefield and in the end........they are fighting merely for their lives and to survive.
There are Holidays for Mothers, Fathers, Sweethearts, Presidents and even Secretaries Day but his is the time to Honor Our Military and thank those families who also gave all to support their family members who became Soldiers. It's a time for the famiies to not only reflect on how their sons/daughter passed but to also recognize how they lived and reflect on the impact that their being made in their lives.
It's a time to bring awareness to a Society who so easiely forgets the sacrifices that these solders and families have made and well as to bring recognition to those still left behind to deal with the tragedies of war and the after effects war has upon our soldiers and to make ourselves and our funds available so that no soldier need ever be without housing, food, clothing, and any medical treatment that they might need both physically as well as mentally & emotionally.
I AM SO PROUD OF EACH AND EVER SOLDIER THAT SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES FOR THE LOVE OF THEIR COUNTRY...THOSE PAST & PRESENT AND THOSE DECEASED & STILL LIVING.
 

Franco Di Palma (374)
Monday May 28, 2012, 7:27 pm
This is such a sad and terrible part of the life these good people have to endure. We must all send them love and pray for understanding. Thank you Dandelion for sharing this information, sad though it may be.
 

Edith B. (145)
Monday May 28, 2012, 9:06 pm
Thanks, Sheryl. My family has always honored Memorial day as a day to remember veterans and our departed loved ones. We usually spend the day decorating graves at local cemetaries. I shared this on Facebook.
 

Dandelion G. (384)
Monday May 28, 2012, 9:40 pm
Thank you Edith.
 

Judy C. (100)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 12:41 am
I knew the suicide numbers were high, but not thst high. This looks like a very worthy effort to help. Thanks Dandelion.
 

Shawnie H. (0)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 1:06 am
Sad
 

Harshiita Sharma (138)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 2:32 am
Noted.
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 6:30 am
Thanks.
 

Dandelion G. (384)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 6:58 am
It's a staggaring number Judy and I don't think people have really thought about how high a number that truly is. These are our youth, in their twenties and thirties mostly, and we are loosing them at 18 a day, 6,500 a year, since 9-11 over 10 years, that is a large amount of our Countries children dying and not enough is being done to help them. Is why when I saw this program I needed to get this information out there. It is important to bring this awareness to everyone.
 

Jabi Yeonnmin (170)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 7:14 am
noted - Thank you for posting this information
 

Ms Noting Commentator (21)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 8:50 am
Thank you for posting!
 

M Away M. (461)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 12:41 pm
Thank you dear Dande ~

Sad that the suicide numbers are so high! Personally, not shocked at all....so many come back from the WARS with horrific memories. My Dad never talked about WWII and most of those Men never had any help at all. Sadly, with so much going on in all of the WARS they so need a better SUPPORT SYSTEM than what they have in place!
 

Dandelion G. (384)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 1:00 pm
One of the differances Marilyn was when they came back from WWII they were treated as heroes. Parades and all the pats on the back. The whole Country was involved in the war and the war effort, so they came back to a Country that appreciated them.

VietNam Vets came back to nothing like that, in fact some were spit upon told they were baby killers and the Veterans of the wars today, just come home and other than their family and friends, no one knew they were there. Only 1% of this Nation is involved with the wars today, once they walk off the plane and are united with their family, to the world they are everyone else, only they have just gone from one environment to another in weather, watching their back or someone elses constantly, seeing things no one wants to see, to now having elevator music playing in the grocery store and life simply going on.

Back in WWII there were jobs, and that is when the suburbs were being built and there was GI loans to start a family with a modest home. Now they come out to no jobs, perhaps even lost their home to foreclosure while in service, and it just isn't the same so there are more stressors today. Back then the cause was understood most servicemen are not even sure why they are where they are anymore. Is hard to see your buddy get killed for an "unknown" cause, as many are starting not to buy into the propaganda now.

I recall a film in which many VietNam soldiers were fought to obtain some hill, was terrific fighting and so many saw their buddies killed in front of their eyes. Once they finally got to the top of the hill, they thought was very important, why else had they fought so hard for it. They were told to leave in, in a very short time. Those who had lived, just really lost it mentally, they lost good friends, important people to them to gain this hill just to walk away from it. They were used like expendable pieces on some board game, no thought that a real life was sacrificed for a hill to only walk away from. How does one move on mentally from that?
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 1:05 pm
Thank you Dandelion. I've noted this and circualted the website around on our ScoopIt which gets shared with our Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and WordPress blog. Thanks, again!
 

Dandelion G. (384)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 1:16 pm
Thanks Tonya. Not sure what Scooplt is but sounds wonderful hits all sorts of things. You younger ones got it all over me. lol I do my best for what I know with this new technology.
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 2:48 pm
I know that I'm really disappointed in the last two decades of lack of real presidents after I'd helped end the cold war by steaming nuke subs all over the North Atlantic. I sure didn't do it to help libtard nutcases and theocrat incompetents squabble like seagulls while the nation goes top heavy with debt and tips over. We need to fix the nation, use the phony debt as a lever to destroy teh Chinese communists with, and get our nation back on track to being the best place in the world. Whether it's using a dose of pentathol instead of perverted torture on some mujadeen scumbag in Gitmo, embargoing mainland China until the Communists starve out, surface attack submarines under the Japanese whaling fleet, sabotage Iran's nuclear and military efforts and systems, infiltrating Russian recidivists to prevent fallback to Stalinism, or looking out for our allies like Israel, UK, Scandinavia, and modern Germany, we need to be the USA again, not a paper eagle like Borkup Obummer and Komrad Wilhelm Klinton have been steering us to.
 

Ingrid A. (532)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 7:58 pm
Thank you Dandelion. Its sadly noted.
 

John Gregoire (262)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 5:09 am
Thanks my dear friend, you are doing a great service with this article.
 

Kathy Javens (104)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 7:41 am
Noted. Posted to FB. It makes my heart ache to know that so many lives were lost all over the world in the name of war. I have so much respect for all, living and deceased who have made the sacrifice that we may have the freedoms that we have. May we NEVER lose sight of that.
 

Nancy C. (811)
Friday June 8, 2012, 3:27 pm
Wars for profit must be stopped.
 
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