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Published on May 29th, 2014

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Micah Edmond – To honor veterans, fix the Veterans Affairs Department

Every Fourth of July we celebrate the birth of our great nation. While a time of great cheer, we are also reminded that our independence and continued freedom comes with great sacrifice.

As a veteran that has lost friends on the battlefield, that sacrifice is a harsh reality.

As Memorial Day approaches, it is with fondness and heavy hearts that we remember those in uniform we have lost in the service of our country. Their sacrifice reminds us that freedom is not free and that some things are worth fighting for — our ideals, our families and our fellow Americans. While generations of brave Americans gave their lives near and far advancing freedom and democracy, they are never forgotten. I humbly ask that my fellow citizens join me in paying tribute to the memories of our fallen service members and honor their sacrifice.

While the debt we owe can never be paid in full, we can pledge not to break faith with our active military members and retired veterans. Unfortunately, recent developments at our Department of Veterans Affairs indicate our government is failing our veterans.

Source: The Washinton Examiner. Read full article.

 

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