“In their excellent new book, For Love of Country, Starbucks founder Howard Schultz and Washington Post journalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran make the point that our country has the duty to honor our veterans …”
“They note that less than one percent of the U.S. population have served our military abroad since September 11, 2001, and that their experiences are disconnected from what the other 99 percent of Americans do in their daily lives. They correctly see this as a tragic loss for America. They write that it’s not enough to applaud our fellow countrymen and women in stadiums and arenas. We should learn from them, hire them and care for them.
Schultz and Chandrasekaran couldn’t be more on point, especially as the holidays approach.”
Fulop references the good work being done to end veterans homelessness in Jersey City which are part of “a larger national movement to end veteran homelessness.” He talks about the need to not only provide our homeless veterans find housing but also to help them secure employment.
Steven Fulop is Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who enlisted after 9/11 and served in Iraq.