Offering a free prosthetic-carrying case to someone who loses a limb in war is liking giving a free eye patch to someone who loses her eye trying to stop a mugging. It’s a nice gesture, but it misses the mark. The government needs to support the veterans to the fullest financially when they get hurt fighting for this country in battles that have nothing to do with them. They can buy their fake-leg cases with their compensation.
Veterans often find themselves destitute, sometimes directly as a result of their experiences serving the american governtment. Wait times at Veteran's hosptitals are long, and there is not enough mental health help. Many veterans have a difficult time finding a job because their skills do not translate to civilian life.
No, the United States government does not do enough for veterans. Veterans have fought and taken the chance of dying for this country. The United States government should make sure that any service that they need as a result of serving this country is free to them and they should be treated like heroes.
While the Pelican Case is a step in the right direction, I feel the U.S. Government has fallen short in many instances when it comes to helping our veterans. The unemployment rate among veterans is still very high, medical services by agencies such as the VA are dated and need measures to bring institutions such as this one into the modern era. More should be done with tax payer's dollars to improve the lives of veterans.