Washington DC War Monuments At Night
Last night was the first night I have ever seen the DC war monuments. If you have not see these in person, you should make a point to see how amazing these are.
After looking through all the Agent Orange documentation from the Alvin Young Collection, I have a new appreciation for what we asked the Vietnam Veterans to do over there. It is really a shame that we forced these Veterans to poison themselves and then turned our backs on them for decades later. Let’s hope we never do that again.
Rather than write a long piece, I thought I’d just include these pictures of my walk tonight.
For those of you following the blog, my meetings today went great. I met with Under Secretary Allison Hickey, Assistant Secretary Dr. Tommy Sowers and staff from the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs.
Later this week I will write more about these meetings. For now, I thought I’d include these pictures.
World War II Memorial
Korean War Memorial
Vietnam War Memorial
Atlantis Medical Wellness Center is giving free B-12 shots to all Veterans this year from Nov 11th-15th, 2014.
“It is really a shame that we forced these Veterans to poison themselves and then turned our backs on them for decades later. Let’s hope we never do that again.”
Ask the Desert Storm troops if everything is “A” “OK” for them, it seems they are the next Viet Nam Vets going through their on HELL!
What is a worse shame than that is to check ebenefits daily to be told your claim may be solved next year when my husband may not have til next year. He received the ichmetic heart pay from agent orange last year and now are waiting for what seems like forever to get the rest of his claim solved. We are also warned way ahead of time that his deferred illnesses are going to be denied but he may qualify for unemployability. I am so sorry no one informed us that he may be eligle for this 30 years ago instead of waiting until his health is bad and we do not now if we have tomorrow. He did fill out a card that was was mailed to him years ago about agent orange but we have no idea what happened to that card so there is no way to prove that the agent orange may have affected him for the last twenty years and not just the last two years. How sad!
I do hope that if anyone reads this that may make a difference that they contact us at [email protected].
My husband was a Vietnam Veteran and I would ove to travel and see this when we can afford to. That would be wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
ATTENTION ON DECK
SEMPER FIDELIS, MY BROTHERS
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