“A MAN WHO IS GOOD ENOUGH TO SHED HIS BLOOD FOR HIS COUNTRY IS GOOD ENOUGH TO BE GIVEN A SQUARE DEAL AFTERWARDS.”
PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT
The 2016 election saw many veterans organize support on the state, local and national level. This unprecedented level of enthusiasm had never been experienced on such a large scale. Because of their passion, our nation’s heroes created a direct dialogue with the candidates- and they listened. As the process of VA Reform begins in earnest, Square Deal will serve as a platform for the many voices who demanded change in 2016. Square Deal is a national grassroots organization that will work to ensure that the momentum created by America’s veterans continues in the Trump Administration. Our heroes will now have a direct role in the reshaping of the VA.
IANDS President Emerita Diane Corcoran urges IANDS members and friends to support a video project for veterans called Near-Death Experience, What Veterans Need to Know. Service members who have had an NDE should be assisted by medical personnel or chaplains trained to deal with those who have experienced NDEs. However, because of lack of training, that care is often not available, and the impact of this crucial gap of care can be great. It is traumatizing, exacerbating the effects of already devastating injuries, as well as PTSD, and magnifying feelings of confusion, fear, isolation and hopeless despair. Veterans may carry these feelings for a lifetime.
How many of you had a “Near Death Experience”? How did it affect your life? Tune in Sunday to learn more about “Near Death Experiences”.