Sunday, May 25, 2014

Honor Memorial Day

It is particularly important this year that we make it a point to honor Memorial Day. It should always be so. But, due to the atrocious behavior of some within the Veterans Administration, we must keep a special thought and prayer. 

If you are having a cook out, as so many are, take a minute or two to talk about the plight of veterans who are having their health care abused by hack bureaucrats. If you have youngsters at your get-together, make sure they know why we have Memorial Day.

What would really be great is if everyone would take the time to send an e-mail to their Congressmen and apply the pressure of public outrage. We have allowed five years of promises with not one minute of progress. Enough.

It occurs to me that there is a framework for a solution. To put it simply, some veterans suffer from maladies that are common to the population in general, such as heart problems and cancers along with a whole list of others. Let these veterans go to local hospitals that are staffed and equipped to deal with them.

Illness and injury that are associated with armed conflict such as injuries caused by IEDs, bullet wounds, and PTSD can be dealt with at Veterans Hospitals where they have the knowledge and experience to help. Each according to their abilities, so to speak.

There is much that needs to be done, but not one more veteran should be allowed to suffer from the inadequacies of the who would be our rulers but cannot even be our leaders. Every American, veteran or not, should be enraged by this ugly situation. Every member of the press, liberal or not, should be writing with their sharpest pen and spare no politician who has allowed this to get to this point. And that, in my humble estimation, is about all of them.

Honor our veterans. Each and every one of them. They have honored you with their service. They deserve no less.  

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