Quotations on Veterans
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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
(Keywords: Opportunity, Committee, Leaders, Privilege, Responsibility, Succeed, Veterans, Wounds)
America's veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.
- Steve Buyer
(Keywords: America, Ideals, Veterans, Years)
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
(Keywords: Home, Months, Service, Today, Veterans, Waiting)
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
(Keywords: Work, America, Land, Veterans, Vietnam, World)
America's Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.
- John Doolittle
(Keywords: Belief, America, Country, Democracy, Freedom, Ideals, Veterans, World)
Everybody respects the Vietnam Veterans of America.
- R. Lee Ermey
(Keywords: America, Veterans, Vietnam)
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
(Keywords: Action, Failure, Answers, Veterans, Washington)
We owe our World War II veterans - and all our veterans - a debt we can never fully repay.
- Doc Hastings
(Keywords: War, Debt, Veterans, World, World war)
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
(Keywords: Time, Prison, Sense, Talk, Veterans, Vietnam)
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
(Keywords: African, America, Country, Europe, Today, Veterans, World)
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
(Keywords: America, Honor, Struggle, Veterans, Vietnam)
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
(Keywords: Temple, Mystery, Reality, Trying, Veterans, Wives)
I learned a lot from Vietnam veterans, especially as some of them turned against their own war.
- Robert Jay Lifton
(Keywords: War, Veterans, Vietnam)
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
(Keywords: Life, Money, People, Football, Now, Veterans, Worth, Years)
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
(Keywords: Business, War, People, Building, Veterans, Vietnam)
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
(Keywords: Politics, War, Veterans, Vietnam)
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
(Keywords: Hope, March, Veterans, Will)
We pretended there was no problem with Agent Orange after Vietnam and later the Pentagon recanted, after untold suffering by veterans.
- Jim McDermott
(Keywords: Suffering, Veterans, Vietnam)
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
(Keywords: Government, Decision, Positive, Veterans, Vietnam, Want, Wounds)
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
(Keywords: Work, Military, Needs, Question, Veterans, Will)
These men were wrongfully rejected, the veterans. The fighting man should never have been blamed for Vietnam.
- Neil Sheehan
(Keywords: Men, Fighting, Man, Veterans, Vietnam)
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
(Keywords: Policy, Thoughts, Americans, May, Soldiers, Support, Veterans, Vietnam)