The Last Word: Peace for Vets

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An amazing event? I never would have dreamed it! “It is a time for change,” said Barack Obama, the nation’s first African American president.  

The country is hoping for better times ahead. In the meantime, God only knows what is taking place on earth. Israel is attacking Gaza, bad weather, days of hard rain, young African American men killing each other.  

However, it will be an Obama–Jam at the capital this month, with all the big names, Oprah and all the other stars.  

Hopefully there will be local change also. A former U.S. Army Green Beret, a war veteran awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart found himself homeless. He was an African American, facing unemployment with bad times and trouble adjusting back home.  

Living on the streets of Washington, D.C. two blocks from the White House, the flashbacks are gone but the tough times are still here. So with this new Administration that calls for change, let’s hope that this combat vet will find peace. And we as a people will find the Promised Land. 

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