Saturday, March 28, 2015

Happy Vietnam Veterans Day...

Tomorrow, March 29th, is in the Congressional process of being designated by Resolution as "Vietnam Veterans Day."  It was introduced by Senator Richard Burr, R-NC, on March 26th.  It was then assigned to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

As usual, Congress is Johnny on the Spot with their timing.  This might get reported out of committee in a few weeks, and then passed by voice vote, likely sometime in May...of this year...maybe.

Let's see, the war ended for the US in 1973 and we pulled out of the US Embassy in Saigon in 1975.  Why...that was 40 years ago.  And what was significant about March 29th?  

March 29th marks the anniversary of the 1973 date when all of the US combat units and all of the US combat support units finished the full withdrawal from South Vietnam. 

Now there's a date to live in infamy.

And here you all thought folks had stopped spitting on you.

VNVets

”It is a stain on this nation's honor that the Department of Veterans Affairs has become a deadlier and more difficult adversary to the American veteran than any they have ever faced on a battlefield."-- VNVets

"The concept that Agent Orange, and its effects, stopped dead in its tracks at the shoreline is simply too illogical, and too ludicrous to accept. What does that say about the Obama Administration and his Department of Veterans Affairs?"--VNVets

"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan--to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations." --President Abraham Lincoln

"It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious."--President George Washington

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Do your part to get these bills passed!

Our good friends at the Fleet Reserve Association have an action page [capwiz], that has a pre-written letter that you can add to, and send to your Representative and both Senators.  It is very simple.  Here is the link to their main page, click on http://action.fra.org/action-center/ and on the list choose:

Support Agent Orange/Blue Water Navy Legislation (H.R. 969/S. 681)

Once you get to the page you'll see two boxes, one with the Senate Letter and one for your Representative.  They are essentially the same.  Fill in your personal information, and when you are done, you will have an opportunity to contact up to six friends, to do the same thing.  Please spread the word by using that opportunity.

We have also placed a link at the top of the right hand column to take you to the FRA's Action page. 

VNVets

”It is a stain on this nation's honor that the Department of Veterans Affairs has become a deadlier and more difficult adversary to the American veteran than any they have ever faced on a battlefield."-- VNVets

"The concept that Agent Orange, and its effects, stopped dead in its tracks at the shoreline is simply too illogical, and too ludicrous to accept. What does that say about the Obama Administration and his Department of Veterans Affairs?"--VNVets

"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan--to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations." --President Abraham Lincoln

"It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious."--President George Washington

Copyright © 2005-2015: VNVets Blog -- Now in our Eleventh Year of Service to Veterans; All Rights Reserved. Reprinting or copying of the contents of this blog without the express permission of the author is unlawful.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Gillibrand Reintroduces BWN AO Bill in Senate

No details yet, but this should be the same bill Representative Gibson introduced in the House.   The Senate version is S.681.

On another note, the text of H.R.969 is finally back from the Government Printing Office and can be accessed through the link for the bill at the top of the right column.  H.R.969 now has 163 cosponsors...still 55 short of the minimum necessary to pass the bill. 

VNVets

”It is a stain on this nation's honor that the Department of Veterans Affairs has become a deadlier and more difficult adversary to the American veteran than any they have ever faced on a battlefield."-- VNVets

"The concept that Agent Orange, and its effects, stopped dead in its tracks at the shoreline is simply too illogical, and too ludicrous to accept. What does that say about the Obama Administration and his Department of Veterans Affairs?"--VNVets

"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan--to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations." --President Abraham Lincoln

"It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious."--President George Washington

Copyright © 2005-2015: VNVets Blog -- Now in our Eleventh Year of Service to Veterans; All Rights Reserved. Reprinting or copying of the contents of this blog without the express permission of the author is unlawful.