The Transylvania Times -

Supporting Veterans


Over the past three days, Americans have expressed appreciation for our veterans by holding parades, giving speeches and other events. Locally, veterans were honored at 11 a.m. today in front of the county courthouse. While it is right to honor veterans this past weekend, we could be much more consistent in our support of them the rest of the year.

Consider the problems facing today’s veterans:

• Every day 22 veterans commit suicide, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Those numbers are lower than the actual number because two of our largest states, California and Texas,...

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