Veterans Day and Thanksgiving arrive this month, and the state of the nation gives both a somber tone. With the official end of the Afghanistan war in sight, veterans will be welcomed home, but often to a lack of jobs and social services. Veterans deserve thanks but need much more than that. It is a good time to consider supporting Volunteers of America-Massachusetts or the Wounded Warrior Project.
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate America’s bounty. This year, too many Americans, including in this neighborhood, are struggling to put food on the table. But Thanksgiving is also a celebration of American optimism and the blessings we all have to count.
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