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America's Homeless Veteran Problem!

America's Homeless Veteran Problem!

Help stop the homeless veteran problem in this country! In 2017 the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported finding roughly 40,000 homeless veterans in the United States. Those two words HOMELESS and VETERAN should never be uttered in the same sentence. The fact that they are says to me that we have a big problem in this country that needs to be addressed. We have a duty as Americans to fight for the men and women of the military that fought for our freedoms. Below is my story of how I was at one time a homeless veteran:  I...


Does America Need Strict Gun Control Laws?

Does America Need Strict Gun Control Laws?

Here at Rally Point Apparel we are pro-gun. We support every American’s 2nd Amendment Right to Bear Arms. It’s very unfortunate that you can’t turn on the news anymore without hearing a tragic story about a mass shooting. How do we stop this gun violence? Do we impose harsh restrictions on gun control? Do we make it hard for criminals and mentally unstable people to purchase guns legally?   Politicians seem to get in an uproar over gun control laws. They claim that a more strict set of gun control laws will help prevent gun violence. I agree that there...


PTSD Awareness

PTSD Awareness

Why is there such a negative stigma attached to combat veterans suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? I feel like when somebody finds out that I have PTSD their mind immediately goes to the worst case scenario. They automatically assume that because I have PTSD at some point I’m going to flip my lid and go crazy on them. What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? PTSD is defined as an anxiety disorder that can occur following the experience of a traumatic event. A traumatic event is a life-threatening event such as military combat. It is very unfortunate, but many...


WHERE WERE YOU ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001?

WHERE WERE YOU ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001?

I am sure like so many other Americans. I remember vividly where I was and what I was doing on September 11th in 2001.  I was in Army Infantry basic training. I was in week three out of fourteen weeks. We were out shooting at the rifle range when we all suddenly pulled back to the barracks. We weren't told anything initially. I thought it may be another instance when the still sergeants were trying to scare us. We all huddled up and sat on the cold linoleum floor of the barracks. The drill sergeant wheeled in a tv and...

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