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Memorial Day: Remember The Common Soldier

We Americans are blessed to live in the greatest country on earth, where we are able to enjoy freedoms that most can only dream of. But that freedom comes at a terribly high price—something we all need to be reminded of as Memorial Day approaches.

By Concerned Veterans | Friday, May 22nd 2015





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Op-ed | Why I'm proud to be part of freedom's long line of defenders

War brings tragedy and death, it also reminds us what really matters, and how fortunate we are to live in a country where brave men stand ready to give their life for our freedoms

By Pete Hegseth | Friday, May 22nd 2015





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CVA To Congress: Hold The Line On Aurora VA Hospital

In response to hyperbolic declarations from VA Secretary Robert McDonald that accuse the Congress of “punishing” Colorado veterans if they don’t give the VA another blank check to finish the new Aurora, Colorado VA hospital, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) CEO Pete Hegseth issued the following statement:

By Caroline Phelps | Thursday, May 21st 2015





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Op-ed | Halting vet suicides requires culture change

In April, my Army unit that served in Afghanistan passed a dark milestone: We’ve now lost more men to suicide than we lost in combat.

By Sean Parnell | Tuesday, May 19th 2015





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Building on our 2013 #MillionVetBacklog effort, the 2014 #VAaccountability Project is an ambitious project to bring long-overdue accountability to VA. In addition to information about VA problems and solutions, the project’s website — www.VAaccountability.org — will provide concrete ways for CVA members and all Americans to demand accountability at Veterans Affairs.

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In 2006, more than 70 troops lost their lives fighting for Ramadi, which recently fell to ISIS. Gen. Martin Dempsey said the city was “not symbolic in any way” and and not “central to the future of Iraq.” But families of the fallen feel otherwise. #WeaknessIsDangerous

#MemorialDay is not about recognizing those who serve—it’s about remembering those who never made it home. About remembering the sacrifice made—in blood—for the freedom we enjoy. http://bit.ly/1HzmAEG

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