National Geographic : 1945 Oct
Our Veterans need Your help! An Important Message from Major General Norman T. Kirk, the Surgeon General, U.S. Army T HE VAST MAJORITY of our Veterans will re S turn from the War physically fit. Some will not be so fortunate. Some will be disabled... physically and mentally scarred. The Army and Navy provide care for our men in the services; the Veterans Administration for those discharged. In many cases there comes a time when it is best for the Veteran to return to his home environment. Once at home, it is the family's responsibility to help him with sympathy and patience to get back to normal as fast as possible. The help which cannot be given in the home becomes the responsibility of your community, which should be prepared to offer Veterans such aids as these: 1. Medical advice, if needed. 2. Help in obtaining work which is consistent with impairments. For those who return hale and hearty... a rapid return to everyday life may be facilitated if the Veteran may obtain: 1. Help in securingemployment through com petent vocational counsel. 2. Advice on legal, educational,domestic af fairs, and other questions. If your community does not already offer help ful services to Veterans, you-who belong to busi ness, civic, church, and other community groups -may take the lead in establishing such assist ance. If your town already supports Veterans Aid bureaus under various auspices, I urge you to help co-ordinatetheir valuable services, so that Veterans will have the best your community can give them. U. S. ARMY Ask for these free booklets... Metropolitan has prepared several containing suggestions for the reception of returning Veterans. Send today for the one you'll need. For those in the homes of our returning Veterans Booklet 105NA-"Coming Home" For businessmen and community leaders Booklet 105NB -"Employment of the Handicapped Veteran" Booklet 105NC -"Re-employment of the Veteran" COPYRIGHT 1945-METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE CO. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (A MUTUAL COMPANY) FrederickH. Ecker, "% CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Leroy A. Lincoln, PRESIDENT 1 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK 10, N. Y.