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:
Why are fair officials targeting firefighters?
The Allegany County Fair has been known for its Demolition Derby for a long time. Several years back the operation of the derby was awarded to the local Cresaptown Volunteer Fire Department.
Here’s a time when W.Va. law took precedence over Md. law
There may be an applicable precedent concerning any assumption that the Potomac Highlands Airport Authority (PHAA) can choose to ignore West Virginia territorial state laws.
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It shouldn’t take a study to figure out what city needs
Another study on what to do with Cumberland? (“City’s economic consultants unveil good, bad at study update,” June 26 Times-News, Page 1A)
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.
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