This is in response to Mr. Havey's letter to consider using veterans to guard schools. His idea is to use veterans at a minimalistic compensation or none at all to serve as school guards. Aside from the myriad of factors such a suggestion doesn't account for, I find asking vets to perform this role for minimal to no compensation appalling.
Havey mentions unemployed vets or retired vets to do this. How does minimal compensation help an unemployed vet in their current plight? How many retired folks want to work full time for minimal compensation? Most vets are either going to school, already working, or looking for steady work, guarding schools is a significant time commitment for little to no compensation. The whole tenet behind an honorable discharge is that one has faithfully served their countrymen, what more are you going to ask from these people? If you wish to employ them to do a job, fine, then pay them a fair and respectable wage, don't look to use their service as a cost savings measure.