As regular readers of Liberty Street know, I spent most of the formative years of my life in the U.S. Navy.  I have a deep and long-seated interest in how this and any administration treats both active and retired military personnel.

Yesterday, President Obama was in Reno, Nevada speaking to the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

“Four years ago, I made you a promise,” Obama told the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. “I pledged to take the fight to our enemies, and renew our leadership in the world. As president, that’s what I’ve done.”

. . .

“Because we’re leading around the world, people have a new attitude toward America. There’s more confidence in our leadership,” he said. “So this is the progress that we’ve made. Thanks to the extraordinary service of our men and women in uniform, we’re winding down a decade of war; we’re destroying the terrorist network that attacked us; we’re strengthening the alliances that extend our values. And today, every American can be proud that the United States is safer and stronger and more respected in the world.”

President Obama believes that as millions of my brothers and sisters return home from war we must keep fulfilling our duty to them and their families for their service.  We owe all of our veterans and their families the care they were promised and the benefits they earned.


  • Jobs – President Obama has signed legislation giving tax credits to businesses for hiring veterans.
  • Health care – President Obama has overseen the largest increase in Veterans Administration funding in decades.
  • Education – President Obama expanded & improved the Post – 9/11 GI Bill education benefits for veterans and their spouses.

I have confidence in President Obama that he will continue to stand up for those that have sacrificed to protect our country.

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