Help the White House "Salute the Troops"

Help the White House "Salute the Troops"

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Hey, I was in my late teens when I saw how Viet Nam vets were treated, and it wasn't right.

Now, we have a much better chance to show how much we appreciate the service of Americans fighting for us, via the White House "salute the troops" effort.

The current Administration has been seriously supporting veterans by getting them the educational and medicial benefits they're earned, with a Veterans Administration that's finding new and better way to serve vets.

Now it's our turn, at least to say thanks. Check out that page, do what you can.

You've seen how I'm working with the Department of Veterans Affairs for some time, more next week, and I'm helping vets groups like the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America. My role is always very small, but that's what it takes. Now, I've been asked to think about getting jobs for vets, and I might be asking for your help.

For now, tweeting and on Facebook:

Time to #salutetroops: I appreciate your service, particularly overseas, and will do my small part. Next: jobs for vets.

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Robin 'Roblimo' Miller

I was in my late teens at that time too, but just enough older than you that I got the old-style recruiting pitch, not "be all you can be" but "be at the induction station Tuesday at 8 a.m. or go to jail."
Please, Craig, I know it's all in and hip now to give much brass band to to Iraq and Afghan vets, and they deserve it, but there's one hell of a lot of laid off "never gonna have a good job again" Vietnam and cold war vets getting called "lazy" by the republoonies because some of them/us have been out of work for a year or two years or more.
Please don't forget them/us. We/they're in their/our 50s, our bodies often cracked up and joints sore, maybe had a heart attack or two, too young for Medicare and Socialist Security but too old for many employers to want us.
I know it's groovier to help the newgen vets, but please try not to 100% forget those of us your age, even a little older. Thx.

Craig Newmark

Robin, thanks for your service! Already working with more than one vets group, and I can see that VA medical services are for vets of both past and current conflicts. Lots more needs to happen.
Thanks!
Craig

Combattocorp

Craig,
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Chad Storlie

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