I am a veteran. And Veterans of all wars are my brothers and sisters. But let’s not get distracted here. The WW-II memorial was closed – and that is regrettable; but in the totality of things this is a non-starter.
The Republicans have refused to fund the Veterans Administration at a rate to cover the increases due to vets returning from two simultaneous wars.
Services have been cut back over the past year; and now due to the government shutdown VA staff is being furloughed starting today. The local regional office in
that handles my medical
needs is closed, along with counseling services, VA hotlines, VA
registration offices and more. For all
practical purposed the VA is in stand-down.
So let’s stop bemoaning the parks and monuments closings that are inconvenience peoples vacation plans.
The whole country is taking a hit, and a photo-op of Michelle Bachman and the rest of the Mickey Mouse Club escorting WW-II vets past the barriers at the memorial was a disservice to all veterans.