We don't have these same statistics for Iraqi and Afghan communities.
Acting in defiance of war
Last week, we marched on the NATO Summit with Afghans For Peace. Then nearly 50 of us symbolically returned our medals to the heads of NATO, in defiance of the continuing 'global war on terror' that has traumatized us as well as Iraqi and Afghan families, has depleted the resources our government has to use at home, and has enriched the coffers of war profiteers.
Nathan Toth is one of the veterans who participated in that courageous act. Read his personal story and why he turned in his medals.
If you missed it last week, Democracy Now has devoted their entire Memorial Day broadcast to our NATO action.
Even though funding for our work has been more difficult to find over the past year, we've experienced an increase in membership. An average of 40 veterans and active duty service members are joining us every month. Our movement is growing, and we are not going away.
We are committed to ending our military's practice of deploying traumatized troops back into combat and fighting for veterans' and service members' right to heal.