To the Editor:
Our legislators in Washington must stop playing politics with our veterans, this is especially true of Vietnam war veterans. Will the game playing carry over to our veterans of present day wars? Will they too become pawns? Veterans have few friends in Washington. Just like the Vietnam veterans, today’s veterans will face
what we are up against, little to no support.
When our men and women in uniform come home from conflicts abroad they are met by the news media, hand shakes by politicians and photo ops. Parades are organized by veterans groups for a “Welcome Home”. Most of these veterans groups are comprised of Vietnam Vets, they make up for the welcome home they did not receive, the Vietnam war offered them only shame and are forgotten. “A nation that forgot its fighters and defenders will itself be forgotten.” — President Calvin Coolidge.
Many veterans suffer with cancer, brain injury, post traumatic stress disorder. Normally these diseases are not noticed and in some cases go untreated until they become severe. Our Congress needs to wake up and provide equitable VA benefits.
The American people are urged to write, call their members of Congress and Senate and demand they take positive action providing VA benefits to those in need.
John J. Bury, U.S. Navy, retired,
To the Editor:
It might not be a problem, but a possibility
God certainly orchestrates circumstances that cause us to marvel. The recent flood In Cresaptown that Calvary Baptist Church/School endured is proving to be yet another miracle birthed out of devastation.
Look to the Jubilee solution to resolve our economic woes
Following the Lehman banking debacle of 2008, the government sponsored bailout of the banking sector to boost the economy created an illusion of recovery.
Common Core curriculum is bad news for West Virginians
If something is not done soon, the vast majority of American K-12 school children will be taught using dubious, federally backed national education “standards” that have come under fire from across the political spectrum.
Please return valuable items taken from woman’s parked van
On July 8 at 2:33 p.m. my 16-year-old granddaughter Caitlyn Cook and I arrived at Children’s Medical Group for a 3 p.m. appointment.
Legion honor guard available to honor veterans at their funerals
We in the honor guard of Fort Cumberland Post 13, American Legion, performed 196 veterans service in 2013.
Remember, we’re not immune to extinction
I’d like to pose a theoretical scenario to Cal Thomas.
If a medical specialist said, “Cal, you’ve got a serious physical problem. Do nothing and you’ll die soon. Follow my prescription, which involves certain life-style changes, and there’s a good probability you’ll live, even if your life may be a bit more constrained than now.”
America has three branches of government for good reasons
“Mikulski Calls for Continued Action to Protect Women's Health Following Dangerous Supreme Court Decision” is the heading you will find on Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s website.
Tell legislators to do what is right for America’s vets
Without our veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, where would America be today? It is anyone’s guess, however certainly not the Freedom and Liberty we enjoy.
Have you noticed, in your travels, that the front end of a police cruiser usually protrudes a bit more than you would expect when the officer has it parked behind another vehicle on the side of the road?
Use local workers in building new Baltimore Pike travel stop
As a delegate to the Maryland General Assembly representing Allegany County, and specifically the City of Cumberland, I welcome you to our community as you prepare to construct a Love’s Travel Stop at the above referenced location (on Baltimore Pike).
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