May 22, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

Update: Weekly Presidential Address: Sacrifice.
On this Memorial Day weekend, President Obama calls on the American people to join him in paying tribute to America’s veterans, servicemen and women – particularly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice - and their families.

This is the first weekend of Summer and a time to mark the sacrifices of our veterans.

It seems appropriate to mark the disrespect that is tragically shown our veterans, and honor some people fighting for them.

From the injustice of jailed Vietnam-era vet Keith Roberts (jailed since 2007 for seeking PTSD benefits that he deserves) to Mike (Beetle) Bailey to Vietnam Vet Bob Walsh (an attorney fighting for veterans), the last several years I have seen up close and personal how the millions of veterans we honor are herded like cattle through the VA system and treated like dirt.

I'll honor veterans this weekend by renewing the fight and honoring the friendships with better men than I who have fought for veterans for decades.

At left is a partial list of others whom I am proud to note as sometimes happy, sometimes grim warriors who give veterans that highest of honor: Giving a shit.

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