Obama: to do all possible to fulfill promise to veterans
Nov 18, 2015 During his weekly broadcast, U.S. President Barack Obama recently reassured veterans that his administration will do everything it can to fulfill its promise to them.
“In recent years, we’ve made historic investments to boost the VA budget, expand veterans’ benefits, and improve care for our wounded warriors. We’ve now slashed the disability claims backlog by nearly 90 percent from its peak. We’re reducing the outrage of veterans’ homelessness and we’ve helped tens of thousands of veterans get off the streets. The veterans’ unemployment rate is down to 3.9 percent – even lower than the national average…Of course, we’re not satisfied. We’ve still got more work to do – and I’ve directed my administration to keep doing everything it can to fulfill our promise to our veterans”
According to a White House official, all recent U.S. military veterans and their families will be offered in-state tuition rates to public colleges and universities throughout the country.
The official went on to say that this was part of President Barack Obama’s steadfast commitment to military families.
“Our troops and veterans give us their very best. That’s what a soldier named Captain Florent Groberg proved. Three years ago, on patrol in Afghanistan, Flo saw a suicide bomber coming toward his unit. Without hesitating, Flo grabbed him by his vest and helped push him to the ground. When the bomb went off, Flo was badly injured, and four of his comrades were killed. But many more were saved because of Flo’s sacrifice. Flo represents the very best of America – and this week, I was proud to present him with the Medal of Honor for his actions…Veterans like Flo, they deserve our undying gratitude. They deserve the chance to keep serving the country they risked everything to defend. And so we must come together to keep giving them that chance, not just on Veterans Day, but on every single day of the year. May God bless all those who serve and all who have given their lives for our country. And may God bless the United States of America.”