It is deplorable that our military veterans are experiencing the highest percentage of unemployment. Surely it’s not because these service members are unemployable. The military teaches a variety of skills that are useful in our economy. It is a false argument to suggest that “trigger pullers” don’t have requisite skills that translate into civilian counterparts, especially when there are approximately five people with varying skills that support each combatant. I would like to ask how many local companies, have hired a veteran? If not, when there has been a job opening, have you reached out to Dobbins AFB or other military installations to find out if you could post a job vacancy for service members about to rotate to the private sector? (This was common when I was in the N
avy a long time ago.) Patriotism is more than displaying the American flag, putting “Support Our Troops” bumper stickers on vehicles, and voting for the politician who “out patriots” his opponents with self-serving lip service.