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WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2014 – As the Nov. 11 Veterans Day observance approaches, President Barack Obama used his weekly address today to commend service members throughout the nation’s history for their dedication and to encourage all Americans to honor their sacrifices by helping them succeed and get the support they’ve earned.
Noting that he soon will visit Asia, Obama credited America’s enduring commitment and its generations of uniformed service members for continued growth throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
“We salute that Greatest Generation, who freed a continent from fascism and fought across Pacific Islands to preserve our way of life,” the president said. “We pay tribute to Americans who defended the people of South Korea, soldiered through the brutal battles of Vietnam, stood up to a tyrant in Desert Storm and stopped ethnic cleansing in the Balkans.”
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That 'obligation' the President mentions, the only Government branch and it's Cabinet understanding and consistently doing since taking office, doesn't end with our wars! It's in the 'Oath' the Country gives to those who've served it Honorably and return wounded, physically and mentally, and most completely changed by those years of service and sacrifice!!
Neither of these recent wars have yet been paid for, let alone the results from, including the long ignored or outright denied existence of, till this Administrations Cabinet and Gen Shinseki, only Government branch consistent for the past six years, issues! As well as under deficits most of the, grossly under funded, VA budget is still borrowed thus added, problem creating, costs that shouldn't exist!