Independence Day 4th Of July

My Family And I Thank You This 4th Of July — 2017

Independence Day 4th Of July

My family and I would like to thank all you veteran readers who were willing to sacrifice your own lives to protect our freedoms.

None of what we have today would be possible without you, and we thank you this 4th of July for supporting the community here on this website and in our Facebook group, Disabled Veterans – Chapter 31 Voc Rehab.

Over the past 8 years, we have made incredible inroads at VA given the lack of support we have from traditional powerbrokers within veteran organizations and private vendors who traditionally take up all the air in the room.

Thankfully, the freedom of the press and the Internet have leveled the playing field, at least for now.

For these freedoms, and for your willingness to sacrifice your lives to protect ours, we thank you.

Happy 4th of July!

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  1. Thank you Benjamin Krause and family for the social media forum that is used and viewed by thousands of Veteran and their families. Thank you for the articles and justice that you are trying to give us as Veterans and our families.

    Appreciate all the hard work and efforts you have done in your journalism work that can be overwhelming by questioning a huge agency such as the Department of Veteran Affairs and appears that you do it effortlessly and we all know that it is so much more than that.

    God Bless you and your family and this great nation.

  2. Ben , thanks you for your all that you do and your family’s support as well! 🙂 Enjoy the day!.

  3. Happy Independence day to Ben, his immediate family, and his Veteran family. I know I’ve grown some, understanding is better, and this site as informative as it gets. God Bless y’all…

  4. 07/04/2017

    Dear Benjamin Krause,

    This is the 241st Birthday of this Nation, it is quite young compared to many other countries and yet we are holding on to many freedoms other citizens do not have, today is the day to remember those freedoms.

    Enjoy the day with your family and friends, and again thank you for your efforts to protect our rights and freedoms.


    Don Karg

  5. Dear Ben,

    A sincere thanks to you and all you do. Praying you and your family, loved ones, and those close to you have a safe and happy 4th!!!

  6. Happy Fourth of July to you and your family, Ben. Thank You for continuing to provide this website that is so very valuable to a lot of veterans.

  7. Hey Elf,

    Did you know:

    “In just a three week period from the end of January to mid-February in the US, as reported by Liz Crokin in

    On Jan. 27 authorities arrested 42 in a human trafficking operation in Tennessee.

    On Jan. 29 authorities announced that 474 were arrested in a statewide California human trafficking operation and 28 sexually exploited children were rescued.

    178 people were arrested in Texas for sex trafficking in sting that operated in January until Super Bowl Sunday.

    On Feb. 14 the Polk County sheriff announced that 42 were arrested in Florida in child pornography related cases.

    In Minnesota last week they arrested 19 and rescued 10 from a two day Human trafficking sting operation. The men thought they were going to hook up with a 13 year old.

    In May, the conclusion of the two year investigation into the Playpen Pedophile Network was concluded, a case that saw at least 247 children abused, yet hardly a mention by “news” agencies.”

    These arrest are going largely uncovered by the MSM.

    In the UK, Operation Hydrant looked into Sex abuse cases and began investigations into more than 1400 individuals including politicians, celebrities, TV stars and singers. It involved abuse and trafficking on an unheard of scale yet remained largely uncovered by the British media (they did however single out several high profile people such as Jimmy Saville).

    And then of course there are the grooming gangs in the UK that are made up largely of Muslim males trafficking and abusing young white girls. In Rotherham, 1400 children were sexually assaulted, abused and/or trafficked, and both local government and the police looked away for “fear of being called racist”. This was the first case of Grooming Gangs that became known to the British public…Soon after, many more towns and cities have been found out to have Grooming Gangs.

    It seems that the Media is not covering this to keep the population in the dark about how much child sexual abuse actually takes place. Most likely they are afraid of the people who will be brought down by covering the arrests. Freak-en Media is also involved.

    1. time to stick pins in the right ballons, or, eh, the right bottoms and get them to get on it, errant muslims do not respect what we do, they will insist that their Sharia law superimpose on our own constitution.

  8. Thank you for all that you do for Veterans. I know with some of what you are faced with in your working for Veterans it certainly must take a strong family for support so I thank them too.

    1. And to you and your family from us and our family; people tend to lose sight of the incredible sacrifices made by so many in circumstances so severe and trying that it “shocks the conscience” and disturbs the complacency to which all are tempted to succumb. From the Battle of the Bulge, to Tarawa, to the Chosin Resevoir to the desert of Iraq and the mountains of Afganistan, to the Jungles of Southeast Asia the memories are recorded in our minds and souls, attempted to be recorded in words and pictures which cannot even approach the real life memories. So many gave so much so that all of us can stand on the street corner on a soapbox and shout to the heavens our opinions. Never, ever, ever forget that “Eternal Vigilance is the true price of liberty”. The only victim responsible who is surprised by a sneak attack is the victim who chose not to be on alert at all times. Thanks

  9. Thank you Ben, may your family have a great day, in fact give them a hug from all of us. They should be very proud of you and you are what Americans should follow and stand up.

    when I look at my children and now their children, I always think about how this would not be possible if the guy who shot me, would have succeeded in killing me.

    I guess God had other plans for me !

    Thank you all you other Veterans that are doing Gods work, helping others. It does not go unnoticed !

    [1] Fellow-citizens–It is a noble land that God has given us; a land that can feed and clothe the world; a land whose coast lines would inclose half the countries of Europe; a land set like a sentinel between the two imperial oceans of the globe; a greater England with a nobler destiny. It is a mighty people that He has planted on this soil; a people sprung from the most masterful blood of history; a people perpetually revitalized by the virile workingfolk of all the earth; a people imperial by virtue of their power, by right of their institutions, by authority of their heaven-directed purposes, the propagandists and not the misers of liberty. It is a glorious history our God has bestowed upon His chosen people; a history whose keynote was struck by Liberty Bell; a history heroic with faith in our mission and our future; a history of statesmen, who flung the boundaries of the Republic out into unexplored lands and savage wildernesses; a history of soldiers, who carried the flag across blazing deserts and through the ranks of hostile mountains, even to the gates of sunset; a history of a multiplying people, who overrun a continent in half a century; a history divinely logical, in the process of whose tremendous reasoning we find ourselves to-day

  11. Ben, for the stubbornness to hang in there and to scramble and climb to a level from where you are able to make a difference, we thank you. Keep on keeping on and take no crap from the bureaucrats, the top heavy
    upside down organization called the “VA”. Happy 4th, and remembering all the blood sweat, and tears from all of our brothers and sisters who have gone on before us and for those who are now struggling to keep it together.
    Semper Fi! and Hoorah! To all of our fellow vets on this site, Yeah!……………….

  12. I’ve seen a couple VSO info commercials this morning, asking of course, for donations.

    My donation to those do nothing VSO’s is me attempting to stand on my head with a lit sparkler sticking out my ass.

    Happy 4th! (be careful out there, snowflakes are still butthurt)

  13. To all who gave some, and to those who gave all!

    “HAPPY 4th OF JULY!”

    Thank You, Mr. Ben Krause for giving us a place to vent!

    1. P.S.
      Too bad there are those out there who have no idea what this “holiday” actually stands for!

  14. BEN..Wish you and and your family a great 4th and every one else on this sight the same…..

  15. I second what cj wrote.

    Different day, same stuff here. Being totally ignored and censored, no freedom of the press locally. Now all we need is the spirit of 1776, the integrity and government/Constitution we were meant to have instead of the cluster we have to endure today.

    Have a great and safe day all. Don’t furn your bingers. lol

    1. T…I was wondering what happened to you, glad your still kicking the can..LOL And as for censored , I know the feeling….

      1. Oh yeah, I’m still at it. Was hoping to give my Congressman Larry Bucshon another try for some communication, before their break, but he is in Lithuania for the 4th. It’s all like writing letters to the directors at the Indy VA hospital… nothing in return.

        Have a good one!

  16. @Ben: Ben, from my family to yours, thank you for all you have done, and continue to do, and for this forum.
    A dream, a place, a voice for all. well done.

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