If you spend only one weekend in a major American city, you’ll likely see more than a handful of impoverished people in the most desolate corners looking for donations. But while that kind of indigence is heartbreaking because it happens right out in the open, there are scores of other cases of poor and poverty-stricken people that we may not be able to see because their pain is kept private. Yes, instances like this are common in economically crippled countries, but they also happen right here in the United States behind closed doors.
Perhaps the most private pain is the pain endured by military veterans and their families once the soldiers return home from combat zones. It’s not private in the sense that it goes unreported upon — indeed, major news outlets have been covering the plight of vet (more…)
30 Apr 2014