VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA URGES THE
NATION TO REMEMBER SERVICEMEN AND SERVICEWOMEN
As our country prepares for war, we
must focus on the men and women who stand ready to accomplish their mission.
“We, as veterans, demand that the use of our military force be judicious,”
said Vietnam Veterans of America National President Thomas H. Corey.
"We know that those Vietnam
veterans still on active duty are looking out for the well-being of America’s
sons and daughters who will fight this war. As Vietnam veterans, we are aware
of the importance of a supportive nation. Let us keep our thoughts with those
young men and women who have volunteered to defend this country and its
“The American public must be
prepared for the price of war,” said Corey. "Any military action is likely to
result in casualties, including some who may be taken prisoner of war or
listed as missing in action.
"We must insure the prompt return
of prisoners and full care and treatment for the injured. We urge the
President and Congress to allocate adequate funds for their care when they
return home. “The nation may grow weary of the battle,” Corey continued, "but
that does not free it of the responsibility to treat our new generation of war
veterans with care, compassion, and respect.
"On behalf of our country’s sons
and daughters, we will be watching, and if the system fails in its duty, we
will not hesitate to move boldly and challenge it to meet its
“Our prayers and thoughts go out to
the families of those serving,” Corey said. “In our communities nationwide,
let us support the men and women and their families who brace for the unknown
and prepare for war.”
"Never again will one generation of
veterans abandon another--May God bless them."