There's one thing I don't understand and haven't for a while -- since WAY before we ever THOUGHT about a pandemic, nevermind started going through one.

If the reason we are able to have freedoms in this country -- write articles on a station website, start our own business, become a YouTube influencer -- if we're able to do that because of the sacrifices and time put in by veterans who selflessly put their lives on the line (with some making the ultimate sacrifice) -- why is it so hard for them to become employed?

My Pepere lucked out -- he served in the 82nd Airborne for a bit, and when he finished duty, he didn't really have any issues getting a job after. He worked for a printing press, had a couple of other odd jobs too -- he never went without work. Maybe it was different back in the day, but it almost seems impossible for vets to get hired now (which is why there seem to be so many organizations popping up with the mission statement of getting vets hired.)

That's why I was excited when I heard about a brand new employee resource network for veterans that just started up at Dartmouth College. According to a WMUR feature, the veteran network is accessible for anyone at Dartmouth that has served, and can even be extended out to simply anyone that just wants to help a veteran out.

To celebrate, an employee of Dartmouth who is also a veteran, Jason Mosel, decided to run 100 miles in just over 24 hours. He kicked it off yesterday, which was the 245th birthday of the United States Marine Corps, and finished up today around Noon time (Veteran's Day).

Jason told WMUR that he is big on being an inspiration to people, especially when it comes to putting yourself through some suffering to show those people it's worth it. And honestly, any and everything is worth helping our veterans. So if you cross their path, help in any way possible. A job. A smile. An appreciative head nod. They didn't have to serve this country and give us our freedoms -- they chose to. The LEAST we can do is choose to show them thanks for it.

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