Helping a Homeless Veteran
Over the course of my spring break I went to visit some colleges. I stayed in the town of Gettysburg for two days at a bed and breakfast. When eating breakfast there I met a Vietnam veteran and talked with him about how poorly veterans are treated after returning home from war, especially the Vietnam generation. After having this talk, I understood the suffering that veterans go through after returning from war. I thanked this man for his service and taking the time to talk to me. Later that day my family and I left Gettysburg and headed down to Maryland. When approaching Baltimore, we saw a homeless man on the side of the highway. This man was holding up a sign that said “I am a homeless veteran please help”. I was driving the car and decided to pull over. The man walked up to the car. I handed him a 20 dollar bill and I thanked him for his service. He said thanks a lot and said it meant a lot to him.