Giving Thanks to Our Veterans

by Fred Bergeron, DTM

According to, as of 2023, there are 67,495 homeless veterans. Shockingly, veterans constitute about 10.6% of all homeless in the United States and they are twice as likely to end up homeless compared to those who didn’t serve in the military.

That’s why it’s important to express gratitude not only for their service to our country but also for risking their lives to protect it.

As an advocate for the homeless, my biggest passion lies in helping these veterans who should somehow be part of the solution rather than the problem. Why am I an advocate? . . . because I’m a homeless survivor as well.

Yes, Veterans Day does come before Thanksgiving, but why not combine both?

Please remember with gratitude those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

May our veterans always be remembered for their sacrifices and love for our nation.

As President John F. Kennedy once said, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

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