28 Aug '13, 12pm

VP @JoeBiden pledges continued support for Veterans

VP @JoeBiden pledges continued support for Veterans

HOUSTON — The federal government will continue to honor the country’s “one sacred obligation,” to support soldiers and their families during deployments and once they return home, Vice President Joe Biden pledged Tuesday to the nation’s largest veterans organization. Biden praised the sacrifices of veterans and their families during a 30-minute speech to the American Legion, which is holding its annual convention this week at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. “We have a lot of obligations as a nation. We only have one sacred obligation, only one truly sacred obligation and that’s to equip and support those who we send to war and care for and protect them and their families when they return from war,” Biden told the crowd of a couple of thousand veterans and their families. Biden cited increased budgets, improved medical care and better efforts to bring vete...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20130827/NEWS/308270...

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