Paul Rieckhoff Articles

Celebrate Independence By Helping Our Veterans

America needs to do more to take care of those that made our freedom possible.
8:00 AM, Jul 04, 2011

This week we celebrate the fact that 235 years ago, our Founding Fathers declared our independence. We should never forget though, that the freedom proclaimed in words on July 4, 1776, did not become reality for five more years – only after the Continental Army sacrificed untold amounts of blood, sweat, and tears. From the start, the foundation of this nation has always been the brave men and women in uniform and that is still the case today. But as has happened before, we are not doing nearly enough to care for and stabilize that critical foundation.

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