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Time To Step Up To The Plate

With the economy in the shape it is in, are you able to retire, or do you need to go back to work to make ends meet? Durn ETaBO just may be useful after all. With 17-25 percent of the returning veterans facing unemployment, it’s time for more than a few folks to step up to the plate to help our younger brothers and sisters.

Many of you may not be able to retire on your pensions because they have dwindled. As a society—not just veterans, but the whole society—we have been too involved in looking out for No. 1. Remember hearing, “Look after the troops and the troops will look after you”? This attitude seems to have been forgotten by those who have served and never understood by those who have not.

Each of us knows that we can and could have done more, but it is never too late to help others. “What is in it for me?” you ask? Seems strange, but just like looking after the troops, if you don’t, they won’t. When you do, it comes back to help you when you weren’t seeking it.

So when the going gets tough, the tough get going. You are tough or you would not still be alive. Even with all the aches and pains, it is not our fault we are still alive. Just too tough to give up, I think.
So get up off your laurels and let’s get going. You can do it, and that is a lawful directive.

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