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Off the Record

Greta: Our military has a giant heart - what's ours like?

By Greta Van Susteren

Let's all go "Off the Record" for a minute. I'm still thinking about it, the 70th anniversary of VE-Day. What a great reminder of the bravery and the sacrifice of our military. It's fun to admire them, isn't it? 

But of course, there are also the sad days like today, with the news that one of our military helicopters vanishing in Nepal with six U.S. marines and two Nepalese on board. Those eight members of the military were on a humanitarian mission to provide relief to earthquake victims, helping people they never met. That is just another example of our military's giant heart, risking their lives for complete strangers. 

Now, it takes a big heart do that. Do you ever start to wonder what about us, the civilians? What are our hearts like in return?

There is a new report from Volunteers of America in the University of Southern California that says veterans still have employment problems, that it can be hard for them to find and keep jobs. Our veterans are also facing a disconnect from civilian employers who have problems understanding them. 

So, let me get this straight. The military risks their lives to protect and to help and when they come home, that's how we civilians treat them? I don't know about you, I'm embarrassed. Are you? 

That's my "Off the Record" comment tonight.