To all American military veterans:
All the continuing problems we veterans are having with Veterans Affairs, a government operation, bring to mind another time American veterans were having with an earlier administration.
I am referring to the June 1932 Veterans March on Washington under President Hoover. The "bonus" marchers were then driven out by D.C. police.
That march encompassed around 7,000 veterans. That was then, this is now.
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The numbers of affected veterans has reached many thousands or more, still alive and waiting.
Since the "do-very-little" Congress has been dragging its proverbial feet for so long through several war aftermaths, I suggest the time to do it again to jar them into reality is long overdue.
Not only have "we" been treated poorly in favor of wasting "our" money outside America while this problem simmered on their back burner for literally years, history shows it was obviously done in favor of things far less important.
Seems "they" only come to life when we are again called upon to risk all for their sorry rears once again.
Thus, perhaps a very strong, deliberate march.
I just thought if the seed is planted, it just might grow. We don't seem to be making the needed headway as things are.
Rolland S. Freeman, Marine Corps and Air Force veteran