I'm going this afternoon to see my uncle at the VA today and I just thought I would post what happened last time and offer a suggestion..
The VA hospital is probably one of the most disgusting place one could visit...kind of like a junk yard for the war machines that gave all they had and ended up wrecks. Mangled bodies missing limbs and the wracked frames, loneliness and unwanted solitude. Well my visit was good and then I went out to smoke...The vets outside talked my ear off for ten minutes and they thought ,when I went to go back inside for more visiting, that I was bored with them....I kindly explained no that I just needed to get back to my visit...I guess to make a long story short I would just say that it wouldn't hurt any of you to go and visit a veteran..even if you don't know them...You can arrange to do so through your local VA or through a local nursing home. Telling them you you care means a lot and it brightens what would ordinarily be a bleak and desolate day. Many of them spend whole days and weeks and probably months without a visit from anyone.. Its hard to go into those places, and I even had some hesitation just because it isn't pleasant, but after the first time you get used to it and is a lot easier on the eyes and the emotions. Have a good day everyone and don't don't be ascared..*LOL*