Quotations that match 'veteran'.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.
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I come from a district where the veterans are not the richest in the country.
[ Come Country District Richest Veterans Where]
Any veteran can tell you it is already hard enough to see a doctor down at the VA and get the health care they were promised when they signed up to serve this country.
[ Already Any Care Country Doctor Down Enough Get Hard Health Promised See Serve Signed Tell Up Va Veteran Were]
There are no lazy veteran lion hunters.
[ Hunters Lazy Lion Veteran]
America's trying to do the best for its veterans.
[ America Best Trying Veterans]
We are telling veterans they must sacrifice to pay for the pet projects and contracts to campaign donors of powerful members of Congress.
[ Campaign Congress Contracts Donors Members Must Pay Pet Powerful Projects Sacrifice Telling Veterans]
The most basic obligation we have to our veterans is that we keep the promises that were made to them. That is what makes the recent failures of the Veterans Administration so shameful.
[ Administration Basic Failures Keep Made Makes Most Obligation Our Promises Recent Shameful Them Veterans Were]
I was a veteran, before I was a teenager.
[ Before Teenager Veteran]
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.
[ Affairs Cares Committee Ensures Greatest House Leaders Opportunity Our Privilege Provide Responsibility Succeed System Their Veterans Wounds]
Everybody respects the Vietnam Veterans of America.
[ America Everybody Respects Veterans Vietnam]
The decision to go to war is the most important decision that I can make as a representative in Congress. As a veteran, I see any potential military action first through the eyes of the young men and women who volunteered to wear the uniform and would carry out such a mission.
[ Action Any Carry Congress Decision Eyes First Go Important Make Men Military Mission Most Out Potential Representative See Such Through Uniform Veteran Volunteered War Wear Women Would Young]
There would be a paragraph about some veteran digging tunnels for the Germans in a slave labor camp, or something like that. Finally I decided to look it up and go further into it.
[ Camp Decided Digging Finally Further Germans Go Into Labor Look Paragraph Slave Some Something Up Veteran Would]
On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.
[ Day Families Free Fulfill Live Much National Obligations Our Promise Remember Renew Sacred Sacrificed Service Their Us Veterans]
Congress should stop treating veterans like they're asking for a hand out when it comes to the benefits they were promised, and they should realize that, were it not for these veterans, there would be nothing to hand out.
[ Asking Benefits Comes Congress Hand Nothing Out Promised Realize Should Stop These Treating Veterans Were Would]
I think we are looked upon as a veteran band.
[ Band Looked Think Upon Veteran]
Veteran performers are dying off, and new acts simply aren't emerging on the national scene.
[ Acts Dying Emerging National New Off Performers Scene Simply Veteran]
The Veteran's History Project, a nationwide volunteer effort to collect oral histories from America's war veterans, provides an avenue to do just that. Now in its fifth year, the Project has collected more than 40,000 individual stories.
[ America Avenue Collect Collected Effort Fifth Histories History Individual Just More Nationwide Now Oral Project Provides Stories Than Veteran Veterans Volunteer War Year]
Because of the changes in the Padres team I played with last year, I felt like a veteran recently when I worked out with Jason Kendall and he told me he's liked listening to my records since he was a kid!
[ Because Changes Felt Jason Kid Last Liked Listening Out Played Recently Records Since Team Told Veteran Worked Year]
It's not like I'm some kind of veteran and there is this huge age gap. I identify with them more off the field. I need to set an example, which is great, and I look forward to doing just that.
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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.
[ Air Around Away Built Bunch Drunk Get Getting Guys Just Lodge Look Mostly Mystery Reality Temple Their Trying Veterans Wives]
Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.
[ Accepted America Called Defend Duty Our Responsibility Uphold Values Veterans]
A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.
[ Before Had Journalist Never Think Time Twice Veteran Writes]
Emmy Lou Harris introduced me to the work of the Vietnam Veterans of America foundation and the Campaign for a Land Mine Free World.
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The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
[ America Country Earned Gratitude Lasting Our Sacrifice Them Veterans Willingness]
Logan was talking about the Civil War, which claimed the lives of more than 500,000 Americans. He wanted to provide Civil War veterans with a day to pay respects to their fellow soldiers who did not live to see the end of the war, without losing a day's pay.
[ Americans Civil Claimed Day Did End Fellow Live Lives Logan Losing More Pay Provide Respects See Soldiers Talking Than Their Veterans Wanted War Which Without]
The sacrifices made by veterans and their willingness to fight in defense of our nation merit our deep respect and praise - and to the best in benefits and medical care.
[ Benefits Best Care Deep Defense Fight Made Medical Merit Nation Our Praise Respect Sacrifices Their Veterans Willingness]
By interviewing at least one veteran, you can preserve memories that otherwise might be lost. My uncle was a downed fighter pilot and P.O.W. in World War II, and I am looking forward to recording his story for inclusion in the project.
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It was a requirement by the veterans to list the 57,000 names. We're reaching a time that we'll acknowledge the individual in a war on a national level.
[ Acknowledge Individual Level List Names National Reaching Requirement Time Veterans War]
The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment.
[ Commitment Country Dedicated Deserve Enjoy Freedoms Line Lives Military Our Protect Put Recognized Services Their Veterans]
When you run for president of the United States, everybody does the same thing in the campaign-they talk about veterans, how much they admire them, how grateful they are.
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As the days went on, I didn't mind the games. In fact, I looked forward to them. That was the easiest part of all. I couldn't wait to get to the ballpark I'd be the first one there and I was willing to do anything. I think that's why the veterans liked me.
[ Anything Ballpark Days Easiest Fact First Forward Games Get Liked Looked Mind Part Them Think Veterans Wait Went Why Willing]
America's veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.
[ Ago America Embody Founded Ideals More Than Upon Veterans Which Years]
In mid-May, the House of Representatives approved the full amount of money that the Veterans Administration said was needed for next year - plus an additional $1 billion increase for veterans' health care.
[ Additional Administration Amount Approved Billion Care Full Health House Increase Money Needed Next Plus Representatives Said Veterans Year]
There was a huge, tremendous amount of disabled veterans and the Veteran's Administration just wasn't geared up for it. I know for a fact that it's getting better and better.
[ Administration Amount Better Disabled Fact Geared Getting Huge Just Know Tremendous Up Veteran Veterans]
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.
[ Acts America Badge Brave Combat Continued Despite Establish Heroic Honor Pilots Struggle Their These Veterans Vietnam]
In fact, our monthly trade deficit figure is so huge it equals the entire annual budget of our Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans fought to make us free from foreign tyranny, but the new tyranny is taking a different form.
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The young patriots now returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan and other deployments worldwide are joining the ranks of veterans to whom America owes an immense debt of gratitude.
[ Afghanistan America Debt Deployments Gratitude Immense Iraq Joining Now Other Owes Patriots Ranks Returning Veterans War Whom Worldwide Young]
The men and women of today's VA are dedicated to caring for today's veterans and stand ready to provide for our servicemembers who now defend our freedoms and our way of life.
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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.
[ Americans Families Making Matter May Must Our Patriots Policy Positions Prayers Sacrifices Soldiers Support Taught Thank Thoughts Us Veterans Vietnam Your]
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.
[ Able Although Been Boat Feel Get Might Philippines Place Prison Sense Swift Talk Time Tropical Veterans Vietnam Vietnamese Visa Visited]
The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought.
[ Battlefields Fought History Importance Institutions Military Monuments Our Pay Preserve Respect Sanctity Those Utmost Veterans]
By cutting critical domestic programs such as education, health, environmental protection, and veterans' services, this budget reveals misplaced priorities.
[ Budget Critical Cutting Domestic Education Environmental Health Misplaced Priorities Programs Protection Reveals Services Such Veterans]
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.
[ Along Avenue Comrades Die Enough Happy Hope Live Long March Pennsylvania See Side Surviving Then Union Veterans Will]
Yeah, but you need an experienced radio veteran who is a liberal advocate. And there just hadn't been any radio that did that. And so they weren't trained - they had developed all these bad habits of being objective and balanced and stuff like that.
[ Advocate Any Bad Balanced Been Being Developed Did Experienced Habits Had Hadn Just Liberal Need Objective Radio Stuff These Trained Veteran Weren Yeah]
I started a theater called Steppenwolf. We've been very supportive of the veterans there.
[ Been Called Started Steppenwolf Supportive Theater Very Veterans]
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.
[ Asked Because Building Business Into Memorial Never Once Other Point Pry Veterans Vietnam View War]
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.
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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.
[ Among Apparently Been Decision Exist Forward Government Heal Move Object Our Particularly Positive Relationship Some Their Veterans Vietnam Vietnamese Want Wounds]
It is outrageous to know that security procedures are apparently so lax at the Department of Veterans Affairs that a single bureaucrat had the ability to put the personal information of over 26 million Veterans at risk for sale to the highest criminal bidder.
[ Ability Affairs Apparently Bidder Bureaucrat Criminal Department Had Highest Information Know Lax Million Outrageous Over Personal Procedures Put Risk Sale Security Single Veterans]
We pretended there was no problem with Agent Orange after Vietnam and later the Pentagon recanted, after untold suffering by veterans.
[ After Agent Later Orange Pentagon Pretended Problem Suffering Untold Veterans Vietnam]
This year's Veterans Day celebration is especially significant as our country remains committed to fighting the War on Terror and as brave men and women are heroically defending our homeland.
[ Brave Celebration Committed Country Day Defending Especially Fighting Heroically Homeland Men Our Remains Significant Terror Veterans War Women Year]
Our Nation must provide sufficient access to healthcare, adequate benefits, and the supplemental resources our veterans were promised and so dearly need. We owe our heroes no less.
[ Access Adequate Benefits Dearly Healthcare Heroes Less Must Nation Need Our Owe Promised Provide Resources Sufficient Supplemental Veterans Were]
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.
[ After Average Efforts Eight Fitting Football Get Going Life Money Now Only Player Playing Pro Proved Rookies Some Something Spent Their Veterans Worth Years]
While we have made great progress in increasing funding for veterans' benefits, we still have a long way to go in fully meeting the promise to our veterans.
[ Benefits Fully Funding Go Great Increasing Long Made Meeting Our Progress Promise Still Veterans Way While]
These men were wrongfully rejected, the veterans. The fighting man should never have been blamed for Vietnam.
[ Been Blamed Fighting Man Men Never Rejected Should These Veterans Vietnam Were Wrongfully]
The need for this clinic is clear to me, to the veterans who are currently forced to travel hours to receive care, and even to the Veterans Administration that itself identified creation of a clinic in this part of our state as a priority to be completed by 2006.
[ Administration Care Clear Clinic Completed Creation Currently Even Forced Hours Identified Itself Need Our Part Priority Receive State Travel Veterans]
Because all of us believe and understand in the fabric of the common bond of why we call ourselves American is to care for the men and women who wear the uniform; and when they take off the uniform, we care for them when they are veterans.
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However, as our brave men and women continue to return from the battlefields of the War on Terror, Congress must respond by enacting policies that meet the evolving needs of the veterans community.
[ Battlefields Brave Community Congress Continue Enacting Evolving However Meet Men Must Needs Our Policies Respond Return Terror Veterans War Women]
Our nation has kept faith with its veterans. Funding for veterans healthcare and benefits is strong, and has increased more than 75 percent in the last decade.
[ Benefits Decade Faith Funding Healthcare Increased Kept Last More Nation Our Percent Strong Than Veterans]
Although AmeriCorps is making a difference among its participants and the people they serve, we must address homelessness and the need for job training among our veterans.
[ Address Although Among Difference Homelessness Job Making Must Need Our Participants Serve Training Veterans]
America's veterans deserve the very best health care because they've earned it.
[ America Because Best Care Deserve Earned Health Very Veterans]
While President Bush's tax give-aways for the rich are pushing us further into debt, he compensates by increasing the out-of-pocket costs to our veterans.
[ Bush Compensates Costs Debt Further Increasing Into Our President Pushing Rich Tax Us Veterans While]
On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.
[ Battlefield Behind Home Leave Military Nation Our Pledge Pledges Return Soldier Veteran]
While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms.
[ Americans Country Countrymen Day Dedicated Defend Fellow Forget Freedoms Honoring Made Many Must Never Only Our Protect Sacrifices Solely Veterans While Year]
Veterans continue to get the short end of the stick when it comes to this administration.
[ Administration Comes Continue End Get Short Stick Veterans]
We owe our World War II veterans - and all our veterans - a debt we can never fully repay.
[ Debt Fully Ii Never Our Owe Repay Veterans War World]
Oklahomans value our children and our seniors. Oklahomans value traditions of faith. Oklahomans value our heroes, our veterans. Oklahomans value innovation and the creative arts.
[ Arts Children Creative Faith Heroes Innovation Oklahomans Our Seniors Traditions Value Veterans]
I am a Korean War veteran. I support our troops as much as anyone in this body, but I do so by advocating redeployment out of Iraq as soon as it can be safely done.
[ Advocating Am Anyone Body Done Iraq Korean Much Our Out Safely Soon Support Troops Veteran War]
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.
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It is unacceptable that disabled veterans in Illinois rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to disability pay. We owe our disabled veterans more than speeches, parades and monuments.
[ Bottom Comes Disability Disabled Illinois List Monuments More Our Owe Parades Pay Rank Speeches Than Unacceptable Veterans]
Twenty-five million veterans are living among us today. These men and women selflessly set aside their civilian lives to put on the uniform and serve us.
[ Among Aside Civilian Lives Living Men Million Put Serve Set Their These Today Twenty-Five Uniform Us Veterans Women]
To honor our national promise to our veterans, we must continue to improve services for our men and women in uniform today and provide long overdue benefits for the veterans and military retirees who have already served.
[ Already Benefits Continue Honor Improve Long Men Military Must National Our Overdue Promise Provide Retirees Served Services Today Uniform Veterans Women]
Caring for our veterans is the duty of a grateful nation. Unfortunately, the Bush administration and congressional Republicans have not lived up to this duty.
[ Administration Bush Caring Congressional Duty Grateful Lived Nation Our Republicans Unfortunately Up Veterans]
It's horrible to think that a small cadre of people would manipulate that information. I mean, for God's sake, we've admitted that we were experimenting on our veterans with mustard gas. So there is no security question. It can't possibly be the reason.
[ Admitted Cadre Experimenting Gas God Horrible Information Manipulate Mean Mustard Our Possibly Question Reason Sake Security Small Think Veterans Were Would]
America's veterans and troops serving abroad today fought hard to preserve our red, white and blue, from the Revolutionary War to today's Global War Against Terrorism, and Congress' action today is appropriate for one of our most sacred symbols.
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As a 22-year Army Veteran who served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and as a Civilian Advisor to the Afghan Army in Operation Enduring Freedom, I understand both the gravity of giving the order, and the challenge of carrying it out.
[ Advisor Afghan Army Both Carrying Challenge Civilian Desert Enduring Freedom Giving Gravity Iraqi Operation Operations Order Out Served Storm Understand Veteran]
But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present.
[ Believe Bravery Day Embodied How More Opportunity Our Past Patriotism Praises Present Re-Evaluate Should Sing Take Than Treating Veterans]
In addition to demanding answers and accountability from the Veterans Administration, Congress had to act to ensure veterans do not suffer because of the actions of a federal agency.
[ Accountability Act Actions Addition Administration Agency Answers Because Congress Demanding Ensure Federal Had Suffer Veterans]
Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious problem for many mothers. It can happen to a first time mom or a veteran mother. It can occur a few days... or a few months after childbirth.
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Since the Revolution, eight generations of America's veterans have established an unbroken commitment to freedom.
[ America Commitment Eight Established Freedom Generations Revolution Since Unbroken Veterans]
I also believe our country made a promise to veterans and their families. Veterans have kept their end of the bargain, and now, the VA is looking to pull out the rug.
[ Also Bargain Believe Country End Families Kept Looking Made Now Our Out Promise Pull Rug Their Va Veterans]
That's what it means to be a veteran; to be scared all the time.
[ Means Scared Time Veteran]
I remain committed to improving the government services to which Hudson Valley veterans are entitled.
[ Committed Entitled Government Hudson Improving Remain Services Valley Veterans Which]
I work with a couple charities called Serving Those Who Serve and Rebuilding Together. Both are supportive of veterans when they come home.
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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.
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America's Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.
[ America Around Belief Country Democracy Freedom Ideals Served Their Upheld Veterans World]
I'm OK being the veteran, but I'm still just a kid.
[ Being Just Kid Ok Still Veteran]
Now Congress learns that the Veterans Administration failed to provide complete, accurate information on the money it needs for both this year and next year.
[ Accurate Administration Both Complete Congress Failed Information Learns Money Needs Next Now Provide Veterans Year]
I learned a lot from Vietnam veterans, especially as some of them turned against their own war.
[ Against Especially Learned Lot Own Some Their Them Turned Veterans Vietnam War]
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.
[ Action Administration Also Answers Central Clinic Continue Demanding Efforts Establishment Failure Fix Intend New North Persist Serve Veterans Washington]