Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Senator Gillibrand: I'm for Veterans

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in a new ad states she is for veterans.

"They bravely fought for our country, and it's appalling to me how our troops and veterans have been shortchanged." She goes on to say "That's why I fought to raise their pay, create incentives for vets starting their own business, and co-sponsored the new G.I. bill that's helping thousands of veterans get a college degree."

Although the ad does not mention the fact that she has been very vocal in support of repealing the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", it is true that she does support the end of this policy.

She goes on to close with "They fought for our country, and now we need to fight for them."

That sounds very nice and well and good, but I fail to see her as a co-sponsor for S.2743 The Cold War Service Medal Act 2009; despite several requests that have gone unanswered.

Her support for the Cold War Service Medal would, I am sure garner a few more votes, as there are several thousand "Cold Warriors" living in New York. Show us you really care, be a cosponsor.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
"We Remember"

---------------- "And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades." -- Robert M. Gates, 1996