Article by Marc Davis, Huffington Post
Why are so many military veterans reeling with “a sense of anger, hurt, frustration and betrayal?”
And why is a group of them marching on Parliament Hill?
Shockingly, it’s because ex-servicemen with PTSD aren’t getting our government’s respect and full support.
Consequently, the suicide rate among ex-servicemen is at an all-time high. (I’ll explain in a moment.)
Consider this: Canadian soldiers on active duty in war-torn regions like Afghanistan have always had the benefit of a mighty military infrastructure to back them up. Whether help comes in the form of artillery fire, jet fighters, or helicopter gunships, no expense is spared to support and protect our troops when the bullets start flying.
But is the federal government willing to continue to fork out $85 a day to keep each of our veterans with PTSD out of harm’s way?