A veteran’s plea: Stop coddling us

Overwhelmingly, we volunteered for tough jobs that put us in harm’s way, did them well, and came home. That’s admirable. But it doesn’t mean we deserve a parking space more than a single parent with a small child. It doesn’t mean we deserve a job more than the forty-something-year-old teacher who just got laid off.

— Richard Allen Smith (A veteran’s plea: Stop coddling us)