Among the significant, and
seemingly overwhelming, issues engulfing our nation at present is finding employment
opportunities for all, but most especially, for our military veterans. With the budget-dictated cut-backs in troop-strength
already in-play, not to mention the real possibility of an even deeper troop
draw-down, if Congress and the White House can't get their respective heads out
of that well-known, anatomical habitat, employment prospects for our vets will
become even more challenging.
Along with some government
and organization programs focusing on this specific issue, there's another
source of sunlight breaking through the gathering clouds. And that's corporate America. You remember, those private-sector companies,
large and small, that drive our nation's economy, despite being repeatedly-maligned
by elitist-weenies, and increasingly- handcuffed by over-zealous government
regulation. Wal-Mart has just announced
a commitment to hire 100-thousand recent-veterans, nation-wide, during the next
five-years, an outstanding out-reach effort.
Closer to home, among our many community-involved corporate citizens
attuned to, and supportive of, veteran-employment needs, Gulfstream Aerospace stands-out
as a very active recruiter of America's vets, establishing a distinctive unit
within the company here, specifically to attract and hire veterans for their
On behalf of our country, and the communities of our two-state coastal-region, our sincerest thanks to those corporations and companies who've chosen to focus strongly on the hiring of our skilled and talented veterans, the courageous men and women who make it possible for the rest of us to live and prosper within the free-est nation on earth.