The scope of the American Patriot Memorial is both local and national. At the grassroots level, the American Patriot Memorial begins here, in Southern Arizona, as a local effort. The broader vision of the Memorial is extended nationwide as an American movement towards effective and well-supported veterans’ assistance programming and recognition of their honorable service.
Veterans’ services abound in our country, and this is a strong testimony to the value we place on their honorable and indispensable service and our ethical and patriotic obligation to afford our veterans the services they, in return, require of society.
Yet far too many veterans and their loved ones continue to suffer from the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wounds of combat, long after their terms of service have ended. Our homeless populations include a disproportionately high percentage of veterans who have not been successful in transitioning to productive and meaningful civilian life. Substance abuse, criminal offenses, unemployment and underemployment, homelessness and self-harm are the plagues of far too many veterans despite the multitude of established programs and services.
The 2016 Economic Recovery Plan was archived on 05/10/16. It has served its initial purpose as some of the ideas and initiatives expressed in the document have taken root in Tucson while others are gathering momentum Nationwide. The archived document is available by request from email@example.com
“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
John F. Kennedy
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.”