2008 Memorial Day Weekend: In More Ways Than One...


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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

Deliberate Misdiagnosis


Vietnam Vets, Experts Urge Government to

Do More

for Agent Orange Victims

Inspector General Report Finds That VA Continues to

Inaccurately Report

Patient Wait Times

Veterans' Groups Pushing For

More Predictable

VA Funding

Half of Veteran Diabetics

Don't Get Needed Treatment

for Hypertension

President Bush Threatens

Veto Senate Passed New G.I. Bill


Gives Thumbs-Down

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.
--- Anon

--- Regards, Walt Schmidt