2008 Memorial Day Weekend: In More Ways Than One...
Published: May 23 2008
I had initially planned to have a 'regular' themed Memorial Day Weekend Column. In fact, you can find one such post I put together for the Disabled Military Group on Disaboom -- a disabilities site -- at (
). You can also find my past Memorial Day weekend columns at (
) and (
). However, due to certain recent events I decided to include something a tad different this year. Therefore, with no further fanfare...
Our First President George Washington Said
"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportionate to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their country."
While Currently Is Being Said And Done
Senators Demand Investigation into
Vietnam Vets, Experts Urge Government to
for Agent Orange Victims
Inspector General Report Finds That VA Continues to
Patient Wait Times
Veterans' Groups Pushing For
Half of Veteran Diabetics
Don't Get Needed Treatment
President Bush Threatens
Veto Senate Passed New G.I. Bill
to Legislation That Would Help Women Veterans
Definition Of A Veteran
A Veteran - whether active duty, retired, National Guard, or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The "United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including my life."
That is debt of honor about which far too many people in positions of authority no longer understand.
--- Regards, Walt Schmidt