View Full Version : This says it all about Veterans support.
Coming to a billboard near you.....:mad:
I was just curious, do you know where this billboard is?
Somewhere in Texas.
KINDA SEZ IT ALL DON'T IT !!!!!
WHERE IS THE CLOSEST BOARD TO RENO? I'LL TAKE THE FIRST FIREWATCH (OR TWO) ON IT AND EVEN HAND OUT FLYERS IF NEED BE.
I take offense at such a sign because there are people out there including the VA that will help our returning veterans when they arrive at home. The current military has stood the test of time and represented this nation is a very superb manner. They are immediately eligible for health care at the nearest VA Hospital by filling out a 10-10EZ and submitting it. Major veterans organizations including The American Legion are working extremely hard to insure that our returning veterans receive benefits when they return to this great nation.
The VA is the second largest department in the federal government behind the Department of Defense and in some cases things fall through the cracks, but there are people out there to help prevent veterans from falling through the cracks. I have been representing veterans for over thirty years and I still give a hoot.
Veterans Service Officer
Juneau Co. WI
Perhaps this tidbit will help explain the need for such a billboard.
Veterans march forjustice
J. Stryker Meyer
On Wednesday, a sad bit of history will resurface in Washington, D.C., when Medal of Honor recipient Col. George E. "Bud" Day will lead a march of military retirees to protest a recent court ruling that denies war veterans lifetime medical care.
World War II and Korean War military retirees from throughout the United States and overseas will join Day at the Reserve Officers Association at 1 Constitution Ave., to march to a rally at the Supreme Court building, to the Capitol and the White House.
Day has been fighting the government for more than six years to restore free, lifetime medical care promised to military retirees. In November, the U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a 1998 district court ruling that recruiter promises of lifetime health care for military retirees are not backed by statute and are not legally binding.
Day, an attorney, is representing more than 22,000 veterans in a class-action appeal to the Supreme Court. Medical benefits for more than 1.5 million retirees are at stake.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a former prisoner of war, has written a letter to President Bush supporting Day's effort and has promised to march Wednesday.
The march stirs memories for World War II Marine vet William Avery of Oceanside, whose father, a WW I vet, drove from their home in Iowa to Washington, D.C., in 1932 to protest nonpayment of a $200 stipend that was promised to veterans from that war.
"I was only eight at the time," Avery said, "but I remember my dad driving a big black car around town picking up fellow veterans for the ride to Washington. They packed a huge tent in the trunk. ... He told me that they stopped along the way and knocked on the doors of complete strangers (asking) for food."
Avery, who served in the Merchant Marines before joining the Marine Corps during WW II, said his dad despised Gen. Douglas MacArthur, who led Army troops against the veterans' march in 1932.
"It'll be interesting to see how many vets turn out for this protest," he said.
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We need at least 100 of these in DC.... should take up a collection to fund them.
I'll sure donate to that collection!
It is a sad state of affairs, when the government
that sends us off to some far off land to fight their
wars, figures they don't owe the vets at least medical
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