(Washington, D.C.) –
“As our men and women in uniform prepare for war, it is our obligation as
veterans to remind our nation to support them,” said Vietnam Veterans of
America President Thomas H. Corey today. “To do less is an insult to all
those who have served and those who have died in defense of our freedoms.
Vietnam veterans who remain on active duty are aware of the demoralizing
effect lack of support for the men and women in uniform has,” he said. “As
Vietnam veterans, we will not abandon them. As citizens, it is our duty to
remember the men and women who volunteer to defend our nation and our fellow
deeply concerned about the well-being of America’s sons and daughters who
will fight this war, and we must be prepared for the human cost,” Corey
continued. “Any military action our armed forces engage in will likely
result in casualties, and some may be taken prisoner or listed as missing.
We cannot allow them to be forgotten or abandoned.
our men and women in uniform includes the prompt return of prisoners and
proper care and treatment for the injured. The President and Congress must
allocate appropriate funding now for their care when they return home.
may grow tired of this battle,” Corey continued, “but that does not release
it of the responsibility to treat our new generation of war veterans with
care, compassion, and respect.
“We will be
watching closely, and if the system fails in its duty, we will move boldly
and challenge it to meet its obligations.
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, and our nation."