The Northwest Community College in the great state of Wyoming has a policy which requires any student group seeking funding to perform community service in order to demonstrate a sense of community. A new veterans group of 25 students asked for some funding and was told they had to perform community service. Dillon Deffinbaugh, head of the student group made clear it was important not to set a precedent by allowing prior community service to be considered.
I am speechless. One percent of Americans serve in the Armed Forces which protect the other 99%. Members of the Armed Forces do not hand out soup to the homeless or take care of the elderly, they actually risk their lives in order to serve the American community. Veterans return from service in Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD. I have a hunch none of those performing community service in Powell, Wyoming will become stressed.
Happy Pearl Harbor day.