'On a busy city corner, there’s a man playing a trumpet with a bucket nearby holding a few dollar bills and a little bit of hope. His song echoes off the concrete as people scurry by, rationalizing, “I’m late. Someone else will drop a dollar in his cup.” He is not their concern. He’s a veteran.
This dismissive, inward focus is what keeps people operating in safe zones far beyond the sidewalk. A “That’s just the way things are” mentality creeps into our business models and our corporate culture — including our VA medical facilities — from the full pursuit of possibility and meaningful progress. Maybe we can’t change the world, but we can change our choices. A good place to start is to change the days of those who served our country, and now need a little return on that down payment.'
This excerpt is from an article written by Paralyzed Veterans of America Associate Executive Director of Medical Service and Health Policy Lana M. McKenzie and published at InsideSources.com on August 28, 2017: