The Conflict Between Military Life And Civilian Life

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For many decades now, many brave men and women have joined the military in order to serve the country and protect the rights that are entitled to the American populace. However, when they return back to the states, some soldiers are not able to the cope between the drastic differences between military life and civilian life; as a result, they can be homeless veterans living on the streets. The average citizens consider these veterans as just bums and consider them through the mindset of “out of sight, out of mind”. Meanwhile, municipalities are acting no better as they enact rules that discriminate against the homeless, including laws prohibiting public loitering, panhandling, and squatting. It appears that the public and the government clearly do not do much in terms of helping those that may need assistance, especially former soldiers that fought to protect them. While there are several factors that can affect servicemen into becoming homeless, the knowledge of the factors can be utilized appropriately by the citizens and officials to properly treat these heroes and return them to housed, civilized lives instead of just shunning them. Back in 2007, the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty reported that roughly 3.5 million people are likely to be homeless in a given year and the National Coalition for the Homeless in 2009 states that between one fifth and one fourth of all homeless people are veterans. Besides the numbers gathered by the above organizations,
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