Friday, March 13, 2015

President Obama Takes Trip Down Memory Lane on New Speech for Veterans

The Veterans Community keeps hearing the same speeches from the people in charge. From President Obama all the way down to members of congress, and we can't say nothing has changed. 

For the most part, they're all doing more, spending more, promising more but veterans wait too long for good results.

How is it that the list of Presidents and other politicians making promises to veterans grows and nothing gets fixed?
Obama, VA secretary take part in veterans' roundtable
The Republic
Dan Nowicki
March 13, 2015
Obama said the group also discussed mental health and suicide prevention issues.

He stressed "the need to restore trust and confidence in the VA system. Trust is one of those things you can lose real quickly," he added, "and it takes a long time to restore. ... It's important that veterans know somebody's got their backs."

President Obama joined by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald, (left), and Former USAA CEO Josue Robles (right), came to discuss veterans issues at the Phoenix VA Medical Center on March 13, 2015.
(Photo: Nick Oza/The Republic)

President Barack Obama today met with administrators, politicians and veterans' groups at the Phoenix VA medical complex for a status report on reforms and to explore ways to improve customer service for the nation's wounded warriors.

Some lawmakers criticized the president the meeting, saying his administrator was not doing enough to implement congressional reforms passed last year. 

After the meetings, Obama made an unscheduled visit at 2:28 p.m. to the new home of wounded Army Ranger Cory Remsburg, who was partially paralyzed by an IED blast in Afghanistan in 2009. Remsburg received a custom-built home today in Gilbert, courtesy of veterans support groups.
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Obama meets with injured veteran Cory Remsburg
Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg emerges from his van and into his new neighborhood. On Friday, he got a visit from President Barack Obama. (Photo: Jessie Wardarski /The Republic, Jessie Wardarski/The Republic)

President Obama talked about Cory during the DAV National Convention in Orlando
Aug 11, 2013
Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg enters Gilbert Town Hall while being honored by Operation Welcome Home by the town of Gilbert on May 23, 2013. The Army Ranger was injured in Afghanistan in 2009 on his 10th tour of duty.

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