There are still so many of our Brothers and Sisters that DO NOT Self Identify as Veterans. Some because they did not go to war, others because they may feel they were not in long enough and yet even others that feel they were not “Injured” so they do not consider themselves Veterans …. THIS IS FALSE !
I will say that the TERM “Veteran” does have many definitions when seeking Benefits … However, if you wore the uniform, took the oath and wrote a blank check to protect our nation you are a Veteran. Don’t let anyone, ESPECIALLY Anyone that has never served take that away from you !!!
If you are a provider, I encourage you to Ask any potential client this ….. “HAVE YOU EVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY?” … This releases any fear or doubt regarding the question. You may be surprised how many more YES answers you receive!