The brave men and women who fought foreign enemies to defend our way of life shouldn’t have to fight their own country to receive the care and benefits they earned as a result of their service. It’s shameful that some veterans and their families are mistreated in a manner that dishonors the country they love.
Last weekend, our nation remembered the men and women who died in service to our country. This year, we should recommit ourselves to honoring President Lincoln’s pledge to care for those who survived war but bear the scars of battle. For too many, those words ring hollow right now.