At least, that's apparently how Canada's Government sees them.
The federal government has come under fire from veterans and their advocates to address a rash of recent soldier and veteran suicides, and for the recent closure of nine Veterans Affairs offices.
While the budget contains no new programs to serve veterans, it allocates an additional $6 million over two years in funding for veterans' funerals -- $102 million was previously pledged for 2013-14, and Tuesday's budget adds $3 million for 2014-15, and $3 million for $2015-16. It also expands the funeral fund to soldiers who served in modern conflicts.
Because all the remaining WWII vets are clearly online and if veterans of modern conflicts commit suicide or crimes as a result of psychological damage suffered, how's that the government's responsibility?