"The point of public relations slogans like "Support our troops" is that they don't mean anything... That's the whole point of good propaganda. You want to create a slogan that nobody's going to be against, and everybody's going to be for. Nobody knows what it means, because it doesn't mean anything. Its crucial value is that it diverts your attention from a question that does mean something: Do you support our policy? That's the one you're not allowed to talk about."Above statement by Noam Chomsky.
I think the statues and memorials built to honor the veterans are really there to promote war. The very same people who put them up do not seem to want to do a thing for the living veterans who need help.