Sunday, November 11, 2007

Veterans Day

On this Veterans Day, apologies and a caveat if this post manifests a partisan slant, but here's an extract from a recent New York Times op-ed piece by U.S. Senators Webb and Hagel:

here’s a thought from two infantry combat veterans of the Vietnam era’s “wounded generation”: if you truly believe that our Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are like those who fought in World War II, let us provide them with the same G.I. Bill that was given to the veterans of that war. In terms of providing true opportunity, the World War II G.I. Bill was one of the most important pieces of legislation in our history.
College costs have skyrocketed, and a full G.I. Bill for those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan would be expensive. But Congress has recently appropriated $19 billion next year for federal education grants purely on the basis of financial need. A G.I. Bill for those who have given so much to our country, often including repeated combat tours, should be viewed as an obligation.

Read the entire op-ed and forward it to friends and family, members of Congress, and the President. Support the troops, if not the policies of the President.

Clipper City Brewing supports our veterans
Jump here for a press release concerning a step of support for veterans that Clipper City Brewing Company has taken.

Due to the politically editorial nature of this post, please keep in mind that, as with all posts on YFGF, my opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of the Clipper City Brewing Company.)

1 comment:

  1. "Support the troops, if not the policies of the President."

    Exactly. People in this country seem to confuse the men and women who serve with the policies that shape the conflict they serve in. In the volunteer work I do, it's the veterans who seem to lead the charge and get thing done. I posted my own small tribute this morning for these men and women who deserve so much more.

    Let's raise a glass to our veterans.


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