Support our vets |

Support our vets

“Support our troops!” This was President Bush’s rallying cry around the Iraq war. These young men and women put their lives on the line and how does the president propose we thank them? By cutting funding for their medical care when they come home. The Bush administration’s proposed budget is a time bomb, designating the cuts to take effect after he has left the White House. The smoke screen is too thin on this one. Let your representatives in Congress know how you feel about the president’s proposal to pull America’s support for our veterans.

When they’re sent to war, they’re our “troops,” young, hopeful, talented, determined men and women, offering their lives in service. When they return, they are our veterans. They may still be young but many are wounded, both mentally and physically. We send them off as heroes. How do we receive them at home? Are we not willing to support our veterans and their families when they return wounded and disabled?

Robin Phillips

Nevada City

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