04 Feb '12, 6am

Veteran Job Corps, FDR would be proud | Care2 Causes

Veteran Job Corps, FDR would be proud | Care2 Causes

Today’s announcement of the Veterans Job Corps initiative is taking a leaf out of a book written by FDR back in the 30s. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) took young men and put them to work building public edifices, roads and parks. Two members of my family were in that group – my uncle was in it for 2 ½ years. He needed work while he saved to go to college. My dad was in the WPA in the summer, in the architectural department building halfway houses and park shelters. As my dad said to me today, “those were the only jobs there were” during the Great Depression. My uncle went on to serve in the Army, was wounded and decorated during WWII. My father is a very proud Coast Guard veteran of WWII. We’ve been hearing for a while about veterans who were trained as Military Police, or had an MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) as a firefighter but who are forced to go throug...

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