This site is designed to help us learn about Social Studies and other areas of interest "beyond the classroom." I plan to enter a post at least once a week, so I hope you join us in this conversation on learning.
Friday, February 20, 2009
How Sad is This Groton?! Approximately 30% of Homeless People in America are Veterans.
Given the regular recruiting that takes place in our school, and given the amount of taxpayers’ dollars that go to war, thereports I have linked here are startling. Many good, patriotic Americans enlist in the United States Armed Forces each year. Most do so to serve their country. According to recent studies, in too many cases, the country is failing to reciprocate that service to many veterans once they retire. I hope Groton families will read and discuss this issue carefully.
Here are a few statistics to add to you conversation...