More of this Administrations working to help and include our Brother and Sister Military Veterans, across the Executive Branch and it's Cabinet, in the Countries contract to them, that those served refuse to equally sacrifice to fulfill, as well as further service to Country.
The examples, from day one as this Administration came into office, and continues with into the second term, are numerous, just visit many of the Cabinet agencies websites. The only Government branch consistently keeping the Military personal, their families and the Veterans Community near the top of the oh so many issues the country has!
With Veterans Day, 11 November 2013, approaching CBS news site has a number of reports posted related to the Veterans community, these below are but a few:
Former Marine Sgt. John Fales, Jr., was blinded in Vietnam combat in 1966. He has since spent his lift making sure everyone - from fellow blinded veterans to members of Congress - understands what's freely available to sensory-disabled vets to ensure them as normal a life as possible.
November 1, 2013 - Divjot Singh moved to the United States when he was 16. He joined the Marine Corps at 18. By 19, he was in Iraq.
"I'm very thankful for what America's given me and my family," Singh said in a recent interview. "After high school, I decided to pay that back."
He faced a new challenge when he returned from his last deployment in 2010, a challenge familiar to many veterans: Finding a job.
"I had people tell me I should apply at the local mall because they were looking for some guards, and that's what my background fit."
Three years later, Singh works in Manhattan, assisting the finance world with its technology needs.
"The life that I knew completely changed." read more>>>
October 31, 2013 - Robert Weaver's father was a career Army man, and Weaver followed him first as a child to postings around the world and then to Vietnam as a soldier himself.
Weaver's family had insisted that he go to college, so he enrolled in what was then the Pennsylvania Military College, now Widener University, and joined the U.S. Army through the college's ROTC program.
In his early 20s, he was a platoon leader and a company commander in the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and he served his yearlong tour at the beginning of the 1970s with pride.
"The military to me is just what you do," Weaver said. "It's not optional. You're an American, and if your country's at war, you go in the Army or go in the Navy or go wherever. My dad did that his whole life, 36 years."
For his 21-year-old daughter, Hillary Weaver, that sense of duty characterizes her father too.
"What is truly remarkable to me is not what my dad did during the war, but the extremely productive, selfless life he lived after he returned," she said. read more>>>