Yesterday was Veterans Day, but because it fell on a Sunday this year, government offices and some businesses will recognize it today. In addition to pausing to thank all the veterans who have served to protect us, we should also think about the great difficulties veterans face when trying to receive the benefits they have earned. A recent study showed the 25% of the homeless in America are veterans. That’s just shameful.
One source for veterans attempting to learn of their rights is the Texas Veterans Commission. From their Web site:
To guarantee that Texas Veterans and their families receive all the rights and entitlements provided for veterans by law.
To be the very best veterans advocacy agency we can by providing claims counseling, development and representation; by training Veterans County Service Officers (IAW Chapter 434, Government Code) and by marketing our services to veterans and their families.