Today is Veterans Day and this will be my only post for I want to spend time remembering fallen comrades and looking back on my time in service to my country.
Since my days in the Army there have been a wealth of promises to our veterans…..so far most of them have not come about…..and the Biden admin is no different…..we have new promises to do something…..
Now, a decade later and serving as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, McDonough acknowledges the frustration that the topics are still at the top of his agency’s to-do list.
“I’m not asking anybody for the benefit of doubt. Talk is cheap, full stop,” he said.
“I think I have a pretty good understanding of how to get things done. I think we’re out of the block strong. But again, I’m not asking for any benefit of the doubt. I understand we need to execute on this, and that’s what we intend to do.”
Department officials in August announced that for the first time, some veterans exposed to harmful burn pit smoke while serving in overseas war zones will get presumptive disability benefits, a move that could speed up help for tens of thousands of veterans of the most recent wars.
This is strong talk….but vets have had a wealth of strong talk and yet nothing has changed for our many veterans.
I doubt that this will not change a thing….I hope I am mistaken…..
Please find the time to remember our fallen heroes….
Have a good holiday….Be well and be safe….
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