FIEST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS COMES EACH DECEMBER 28TH, WILL AMERICA CONTINUE TO MISEDUCATE ITS CHILDREN ABOUT REAL COSTS OF WAR????
By Kevin Stoda, lifelong American Educator and Patriot
I came across this recent article and relevant year-beginning topic on how the U.S. government, the USA military leadership, and Americans in general continue to neglect American veterans--while failing to educate its populace about the real costs of wars.
The articles was in Stars and Stripes and on several NPR news programs. It is entitled, "Brain Wars: How America's Military is Failing its Wounded". It was written/compiled by ProPublica's T. Christian Miller.
A few years back, I wrote a lengthy blog on how the USA always fails its youthful soldiers and then asks the future, current, and older generations to keep paying the costs--over and over. That article was called, " SOME PARENTS OF VETERANS COMING HOME FROM IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN ARE HAVING TO GIVE UP RETIREMENT TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR BRAVE OFFSPRING ."
My piece was originally a four part piece that I spliced together to create a sense of connectedness--where I, as a lifelong educator--have found society, media, and schools--and even America's AARP--failing to connect issues properly as costs and burdens of war incapacitate my homeland.