Veterans Deserve Our Gratitude Not Empty Promises
The men and women of our armed forces deserve our gratitude. They have fought, sacrificed, and died for the freedoms we hold dear.
At the ACLJ, we spend every day fighting to defend our First Freedoms, our freedom of speech and of religion. Yet this work wouldn’t even be possible if it were not for the enduring sacrifice of our military to protect our freedoms.
From the Revolutionary War to World War II to the War on Terror and every battle for freedom in-between our service men and women have secured for us the liberty we so cherish.
We owe them an enormous debt. But we owe more than our gratitude. We owe our nation’s veterans the best medical care available.
Disturbingly, the VA scandal has exposed a federal bureaucracy that has not only left our veterans behind it is broken a solemn promise to those who were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.
Dozens of veterans have died waiting for medical care. It’s an utter disgrace.
President Obama and his Administration has left our heroes behind. His recent press conference promising an “investigation” is wholly insufficient to correct this horrific dereliction of duty. There are reports that 26 or more VA hospitals could be embroiled in this exploding scandal.
Our military deserves better, far better.
They gave their last full measure. They deserve more than this Administration’s empty promises.
This Memorial Day as you gather with friends and family, at cookouts and barbecues, remember those who have sacrificed so much for each and every one of our freedoms. Thank a service member; thank a veteran. And together we must renew our resolve to ensure that our federal government pay the debt owed them, to give them the care they need.
They deserve it. A grateful nation demands it.