To the Readers' Forum:
The national, state and local elections are over. The TV ads are done and all of those running for office spent $6 billing to get elected.
Yet here in Chautauqua County, we have over 50 homeless vets and some of them have wives and children. There are over 350,000 homeless vets nationwide. The veterans their families are living in their cars, tents or any other shelter they can find.
If you took all the money spent on getting elected on every homeless veteran in the United States, that person would receive $18,000, which is enough to rent an apartment ($500 per month) for three years. Now I realize that rents are much different depending on where you live, but you get my idea.
Also, why not use our empty schools and office buildings to house the veterans and their families.
Let us all help our homeless vets when we can. The Chautauqua County VA office can be reached at 661-8255. The VA office helps those that they know about.
If you know a homeless veteran, give them a call and if you want to help, ask them how you can.
From this Vietnam vet, thank you to all vets past and present.
1st Vice Commander
Herman Kent Post 777 American Legion