{This blog is not affiliated with the VA. Though a Veteran, four yrs. all shore in Navy last year In-Country Vietnam, I don't work for the VA}
**USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent**

The Countries Responsibility is to Fully Fund the Agency Charged With Fulfilling the Obligations Promised to Those That Served Said Country! But those served, some veterans as well, find it easier to follow the started attacks, conservative ideology, on the agencies dedicated personal, while ignoring the many costly issues especially from our wars! Gen Shinseki had finally started addressing those issues and building the agency the Country promised but ignores and uses as a political pawn, Poser Patriotism, while addressing the Veterans issues of the present and two more long wars! Political ideologies and personal greed should never cross the doorways of Veterans Facilities nor Veterans Issues!!

Survey Finds Few Veterans on Congressional Staffs - Group says Congress should set example by hiring more vets

TX-19 Congressional Candidate Neal Marchbanks - Veteran: 28 March 2014 - "Congress controls the budget for the VA and it is the fault of Congress that the VA does not have enough employees and that the facilities are too small."

Congress, in Veteran Marchbanks statement, are the people served and who representatives work for, or are supposed to!

Sixth District Congressional candidate Seth Moulton: "Congress has made 'travesty' of veterans care" 05/14/2014

“We are dealing with veterans, not procedures—with their problems, not ours.” —General Omar Bradley, First Administrator of the Veterans Administration

"If military action is worth our troops’ blood, it should be worth our treasure, too — not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

"12 years also is a long time. We now have a lifetime responsibility to a generation of service members, veterans and their families." Dr. Jonathan Woodson 11 Sep. 2013: With 9/11 Came Lifetime Responsibility
{two tax cuts, especially for the wealthy, came with these two recent unpaid for wars, nor the results of, DeJa-Vu all over again from the previous decades and wars from! Ignore the many issues, by those served, no need to fund!}

Sen. Bernie Sanders told Republicans: “If you can’t afford to take care of your veterans, than don’t go war. These people are bearing the brunt of what war is about, We have a moral obligation to support them.” February, 26th, 2014

25 June 2014 U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller: Veterans' Affairs issue an 'all too similar' scene

How We Could Do More For Our Vets: "We need to go into debt to pay our debt to U.S. veterans to make sure they get the care and services we owe them."

“Why in 2009 were we still using paper?” VA Assistant Secretary Tommy Sowers “When we came in, there was no plan to change that; we’ve been operating on a six month wait for over a decade.” 27 March 2013


Presidential Proclamation -- Veterans Day, 2013: "As we pay tribute to our veterans, we are mindful that no ceremony or parade can fully repay that debt." read more>>>

Read about now,
Bush Institute aims to identify best resources for vets' transition ,for it's archived and never to be heard about again!

And more disturbing, under both bushes, in relation to even before and through the early years of the Afghanistan, quickly abandoned missions of, and Iraq occupations, this:

ProPublica and The Seattle Times Nov. 9, 2012 - Lost to History: Missing War Records Complicate Benefit Claims by Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans
"DeLara's case is part of a much larger problem that has plagued the U.S. military since the 1990 Gulf War: a failure to create and maintain the types of field records that have documented American conflicts since the Revolutionary War."

Army Says War Records Gap Is Real, Launches Recovery Effort

The War On Military Records

12/10/2013 - The era of big data has arrived on the battlefield and we need to find new ways to deal with it.

Add in the issues of finally recognizing in War Theater and more Veterans, by the Shinseki Veterans Administration and the Executive Administrations Cabinet, what the Country choose to ignore from our previous decades and wars of: The devastating effects on Test Vets and from PTS, Agent Orange, Homelessness, more recent the Desert Storm troops Gulf War Illnesses, Gulf War Exposures with the very recent affects from In-Theater Burn Pits and oh so so much more! Tens of Thousands of Veterans' that have been long ignored and maligned by previous VA's and the whole Country and through their representatives!

How does a Country HONOR It's Fallen, by Their Own 'Sacrifice' in Taking Care of the Brothers and Sisters They Served With!!

"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." - Abraham Lincoln

"To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan" - President Lincoln

Are You Concerned About a Veteran? The Veterans Crisis Line Can Help>>>

For our sisters: National Women Veterans Hotline, call 1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636) New Hotline now up and running


Friday, March 2, 2012

A Nations Gratitude? Who Watched?

Not really knowing what the numbers are I'm only making a guess. Probably not many outside of the Military and possibly some Veterans communities, also the always few, out of the millions in population, especially those that start organizations in picking up the slack of that the constantly, especially this past decade, underfunded VA can't and need to fight for funding to keep their caring orgs. going in helping the veterans, those who serve don't serve little groups around the country of caring citizens we serve the whole Country, that Nation! Why do I guess that? Because no National TV Channel carried the dinner, C-Span aired it and streamed it, the White House streamed it, so it wasn't because there were no camera's allowed. Didn't see much on the social online sites mixed in with the political etc. and personal posts, nor did I see anything on the popular interactive online news and interactive blog sites, prior to or while the speeches at the dinner were being made, nor the next day.

Iraq War vets honored at White House dinner
03/01/2012 - More than 70 veterans of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn represented the tens of thousands of U.S. troops who have served in Iraq since 2003. The White House held a dinner to recognize their efforts, as well as those who support them.

I had a thought prior to the dinner, wondering how the comparison would be with the Dinner Honoring the Iraq Veterans, some now In-Theater Afghanistan, compared to the delayed to Monday night running of the Daytona 500. The day after, yesterday, I caught only a very few clips on News outlets, local, national and online, about the dinner and none leading off any, {but boy howdy, be an extremist conservative online blogger, that called himself a journalist, who's claim to fame was attacking and destroying others with heavily edited video's and especially his words lacking total civility, who dies suddenly at the age of 43, looking much older then that, and not only all the news outlets report but the internet Lights Up all day some on same already start conspiracy theories about the sudden death.} nor were they on each half hour of local news which now cover a couple of hours of early evening TV viewing.

Obama, Biden Celebrate Military’s Virtues

White House Pays Tribute to Iraq War Veterans, Families

Pentagon Leaders Join White House in Honoring Iraq War Vets

White House Salutes Iraq War Vets

A Nations Gratitude, DeJa-Vu all over again, and again, and again........! No different then previous! Ask a veteran of 'Operation Desert Storm' who's suffering from the many related ailments of Gulf War Syndrome and the many Injuries of War, or the families have the many who had suffered and have passed on and those family care givers of Veterans up till recently, as to the most recent prior to these two wars and them the continuation of, just how how long the nations gratitude lasted after the parades of flag waving patriotism!

Welcome Home Little Brothers and Sisters!!
And there will Still be No Demand for Sacrifice by Country!!
No Revenues = No Sacrifice = No Support = DeJa-Vu all over again!. Now a decade and counting added to the previous decades of under funding the VA, while the peoples reps Still try and lay blame on the Agency, after rubber stamping wars and costs of and those represented cheer on these wars!

While the wealthy and other investors garner their booty, still, from both and many citizens have the chutz·pa to call themselves more patriotic{?} then others wrapped in those false flags, using false slogans and various cheap symbols of!

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