Press Release

September 30, 2001

No. 01-26
301 585-4000
Contact: Mokie Porter




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 people.

“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 responsibilities. 

“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." 


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Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is the nation's only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely to the needs of Vietnam-era veterans and their families.  VVA's founding principle is 
"Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another."   


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