Without our veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, where would America be today? It is any one’s guess, but certainly not the freedom and liberty we enjoy. We have ownership, jobs, health care, cars and any number of opportunities because we fought for freedom over a few centuries.
There are those who would take away what we have as Americans. We continue to maintain an armed force to protect our boarders so we can continue to enjoy what we do have. Something to give serious thought to.
Our men and women in uniform stand ready and willing to rise to those who would take away our freedom. They survived the battles of years past and present day, and many come home broken in need of help as was promised.
Where does this help come from? It comes from Veterans Affairs, a government-run and regulated agency. But in view of scandalous indiscretions, many veterans are simply tossed aside in a hurry-up-and-wait situation, and many die just waiting for help.
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What is wrong with this picture? Improprieties and interpretation of who gets what and for what, torn bodies, PTSD, cancer. Oh, just let them wait, maybe they will die. Is this how our veterans should be treated who fought the battles?
The American people need to stand up and be counted. Urge our elected legislators to do what is right to care for those in need. Call your members of Congress to do what is right for our veterans.
John J. Bury