Americans have long been united in the belief that former soldiers deserve respect and honor. But the question of what exactly the government owes its veterans – and whether it is fulfilling those obligations – has been more controversial.
The photographs out of Ferguson are new, but the scene is all too familiar: signs, bullhorns, protesters, police. The ongoing demonstrations in Missouri are only the most recent in a long history of American protests.
The Attitudes Toward Vietnam Era Veterans Survey, conducted by Louis Harris and Associates for the Veterans Administration from November 17 – December 19, 1979