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Veterans Quotes

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There was a huge, tremendous amount of disabled veterans
and the Veteran's Administration just wasn't geared up for it.
I know for a fact that it's getting better and better.
- R. Lee Ermey

America's Veterans have served their country with the
belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.
- John Doolittle

I hope to live long enough to see my surviving comrades
march side by side with the Union veterans along Pennsylvania Avenue,
and then I will die happy.
- James Longstreet

Twenty-five million veterans are living among us today.
These men and women selflessly set aside their civilian
lives to put on the uniform and serve us.
- Steve Buyer

 

I also believe our country made a promise to veterans and their families.
Veterans have kept their end of the bargain,
and now, the VA is looking to pull out the rug.
- Ellen Tauscher

But despite their heroic acts, the Vietnam Veterans
of America continued to struggle to establish a combat
badge in honor of these brave pilots and medics.
- Tim Holden

Oklahomans value our children and our seniors.
Oklahomans value traditions of faith.
Oklahomans value our heroes, our veterans.
Oklahomans value innovation and the creative arts.
- Brad Henry

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The sacrifices made by veterans and their willingness
to fight in defense of our nation merit our deep respect and praise -
and to the best in benefits and medical care.
- Sue Kelly

The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments,
and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to
preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought.
- Henry Waxman

We owe our World War II veterans - and all our veterans -
a debt we can never fully repay.
- Doc Hastings

Veterans continue to get the short end of the stick
when it comes to this administration.
- Corrine Brown

America's veterans embody the ideals upon which America
was founded more than 229 years ago.
- Steve Buyer

Emmy Lou Harris introduced me to the work of the Vietnam
Veterans of America foundation and the Campaign for a Land Mine Free World.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

In addition to demanding answers and accountability
from the Veterans Administration,
Congress had to act to ensure veterans do not suffer
because of the actions of a federal agency.
- Doc Hastings

America's trying to do the best for its veterans.
- R. Lee Ermey

I come from a district where the veterans are not the richest in the country.
- Corrine Brown

We are telling veterans they must sacrifice to pay
for the pet projects and contracts to campaign donors
of powerful members of Congress.
- Nick Lampson

I learned a lot from Vietnam veterans,
especially as some of them turned against their own war.
- Robert Jay Lifton

When I was building the Vietnam Memorial,
I never once asked the veterans what it was like in the war,
because from my point of view, you don't pry into other people's business.
- Maya Lin

We pretended there was no problem with Agent Orange
after Vietnam and later the Pentagon recanted,
after untold suffering by veterans.
- Jim McDermott

By cutting critical domestic programs such as education,
health, environmental protection, and veterans' services,
this budget reveals misplaced priorities.
- Dan Lipinski

Our nation has kept faith with its veterans.
Funding for veterans healthcare and benefits is strong,
and has increased more than 75 percent in the last decade.
- Steve Buyer

Caring for our veterans is the duty of a grateful nation.
Unfortunately, the Bush administration and congressional
Republicans have not lived up to this duty.
- Patty Murray

These men were wrongfully rejected, the veterans.
The fighting man should never have been blamed for Vietnam.
- Neil Sheehan

Since the Revolution, eight generations of America's
veterans have established an unbroken commitment to freedom.
- Steve Buyer

While President Bush's tax give-aways for the rich
are pushing us further into debt,
he compensates by increasing the out-of-pocket costs to our veterans.
- Tom Harkin

The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice
for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
- Jeff Miller

The men and women of today's VA are dedicated to caring
for today's veterans and stand ready to provide for
our servicemembers who now defend our freedoms and our way of life.
- Steve Buyer

Now Congress learns that the Veterans Administration
failed to provide complete,
accurate information on the money it needs for both this year and next year.
- Doc Hastings

It was a requirement by the veterans to list the 57,000 names.
We're reaching a time that we'll acknowledge the individual
in a war on a national level.
- Maya Lin

When you run for president of the United States,
everybody does the same thing in the campaign-they talk about veterans,
how much they admire them, how grateful they are.
- Mark Shields

Our Nation must provide sufficient access to healthcare,
adequate benefits, and the supplemental resources our
veterans were promised and so dearly need.
We owe our heroes no less.
- Dan Lipinski

Although AmeriCorps is making a difference among its
participants and the people they serve,
we must address homelessness and the need for job training among our veterans.
- Cliff Stearns

Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend
America and uphold our values when duty called.
- Bill Shuster

I work with a couple charities called Serving Those
Who Serve and Rebuilding Together.
Both are supportive of veterans when they come home.
- Jessica Biel

I started a theater called Steppenwolf.
We've been very supportive of the veterans there.
- Gary Sinise

The young patriots now returning from war in Iraq and
Afghanistan and other deployments worldwide are joining
the ranks of veterans to whom America owes an immense debt of gratitude.
- Steve Buyer

I remain committed to improving the government services
to which Hudson Valley veterans are entitled.
- Sue Kelly

Everybody respects the Vietnam Veterans of America.
- R. Lee Ermey

While we have made great progress in increasing funding for veterans' benefits,
we still have a long way to go in fully meeting the promise to our veterans.
- Sue Kelly

America's veterans deserve the very best health care
because they've earned it.
- Jim Ramstad

From the world wars of Europe to the jungles of the Far East,
from the deserts of the Middle East to the African continent,
and even here in our own hemisphere,
our veterans have made the world a better place and
America the great country we are today.
- John Hoeven

I deliberately did not read anything about the Vietnam
War because I felt the politics of the war eclipsed
what happened to the veterans.
The politics were irrelevant to what this memorial was.
- Maya Lin

The object of my relationship with Vietnam has been
to heal the wounds that exist,
particularly among our veterans, and to move forward
with a positive relationship,...
Apparently some in the Vietnamese government don't
want to do that and that's their decision.
- Ho Chi Minh

As the days went on, I didn't mind the games.
In fact, I looked forward to them.
That was the easiest part of all.
I couldn't wait to get to the ballpark I'd be the first
one there and I was willing to do anything.
I think that's why the veterans liked me.
- Al Kaline

Our greatest privilege and responsibility as leaders
of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs is to provide
our veterans with a system that cares for their wounds
and ensures that they have an opportunity to succeed.
- Steve Buyer

The most basic obligation we have to our veterans is
that we keep the promises that were made to them.
That is what makes the recent failures of the Veterans
Administration so shameful.
- Doc Hastings

Some of the money going to the rookies can now be spent
on people who have proved their worth.
After all, the average playing life of a pro football
player is about eight years and it is only fitting
that the veterans get something for their efforts.
- Bob Lilly

America's veterans and troops serving abroad today
fought hard to preserve our red,
white and blue, from the Revolutionary War to today's
Global War Against Terrorism,
and Congress' action today is appropriate for one of our most sacred symbols.
- Bill Shuster

As efforts to fix this failure at the Veterans Administration continue,
I also intend to persist in demanding answers and action
on the establishment of a new clinic to serve the veterans
in North Central Washington.
- Doc Hastings

The need for this clinic is clear to me,
to the veterans who are currently forced to travel hours to receive care,
and even to the Veterans Administration that itself
identified creation of a clinic in this part of our
state as a priority to be completed by 2006.
- Doc Hastings

The veterans of our military services have put their
lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy.
They have dedicated their lives to their country and
deserve to be recognized for their commitment.
- Judd Gregg

It is outrageous to know that security procedures are
apparently so lax at the Department of Veterans Affairs
that a single bureaucrat had the ability to put the
personal information of over 26 million Veterans at
risk for sale to the highest criminal bidder.
- Bob Ney

Because all of us believe and understand in the fabric
of the common bond of why we call ourselves American
is to care for the men and women who wear the uniform;
and when they take off the uniform,
we care for them when they are veterans.
- Steve Buyer

As a former veteran, I understand the needs of veterans,
and have been clear - we will work together,
stand together with the Administration,
but we will also question their policies when they
shortchange veterans and military retirees.
- Solomon Ortiz

But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more
than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism
that our veterans have embodied in the past.
We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how
we are treating our veterans in the present.
- Nick Lampson

Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making.
Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter
what are positions may be on policy,
as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our
soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers.
- Zack Wamp

However, as our brave men and women continue to return
from the battlefields of the War on Terror,
Congress must respond by enacting policies that meet
the evolving needs of the veterans community.
- Randy Neugebauer

In mid-May, the House of Representatives approved the
full amount of money that the Veterans Administration
said was needed for next year -
plus an additional $1 billion increase for veterans' health care.
- Doc Hastings

Congress should stop treating veterans like they're
asking for a hand out when it comes to the benefits they were promised,
and they should realize that, were it not for these veterans,
there would be nothing to hand out.
- Nick Lampson

It is unacceptable that disabled veterans in Illinois
rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to disability pay.
We owe our disabled veterans more than speeches,
parades and monuments.
- Dick Durbin

Although I wasn't able to get a visa for Vietnam,
I was able to talk with swift boat veterans to get
a feel for the time and place,
and I visited a tropical prison in the Philippines
to get a sense of what a Vietnamese prison might have been like.
- Tony Hillerman

In fact, our monthly trade deficit figure is so huge
it equals the entire annual budget of our Department of Veterans Affairs.
Veterans fought to make us free from foreign tyranny,
but the new tyranny is taking a different form.
- Marcy Kaptur

On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans,
and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our
sacred obligations to our veterans and their families
who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.
- Dan Lipinski

It's horrible to think that a small cadre of people
would manipulate that information.
I mean, for God's sake, we've admitted that we were
experimenting on our veterans with mustard gas.
So there is no security question.
It can't possibly be the reason.
- Dwight Schultz

We have a VA hospital back home in St.
Louis.
Like many of our colleagues, we hear continued concerns
about the access and the service.
I have seen a statistic that more than 60,000 veterans
today are waiting more than 6 months for an appointment at a VA hospital.
- Russ Carnahan

While only one day of the year is dedicated solely
to honoring our veterans,
Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many
of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country
and protect our freedoms.
- Randy Neugebauer

This year's Veterans Day celebration is especially
significant as our country remains committed to fighting
the War on Terror and as brave men and women are heroically defending our homeland.
- John Doolittle

There's an air of mystery around the Masons,
but the reality is that they're mostly a bunch of veterans
getting drunk in a lodge that they've built to look like a temple.
It's just a bunch of guys trying to get away from their wives.
- Jimmy Kimmel

Logan was talking about the Civil War,
which claimed the lives of more than 500,000 Americans.
He wanted to provide Civil War veterans with a day
to pay respects to their fellow soldiers who did not
live to see the end of the war,
without losing a day's pay.
- Doc Hastings

To honor our national promise to our veterans,
we must continue to improve services for our men and
women in uniform today and provide long overdue benefits
for the veterans and military retirees who have already served.
- Solomon Ortiz


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