A disgraceful 12% of our veterans are unemployed and 100,000 are without homes today. We honor and thank all veterans on this day. I join everyone in thanking them for their service and remember that this nation is at war right now and has been for 10 years.
Yet words are not enough. This nation and we the people owe every veteran a roof over their head and a job. They did their duty, and we have this duty to them. This must be an unbreachable social contract.
If you can hire a veteran, please do it. Please support both public and private initiatives that employ veterans and provide housing.