Friday, November 09, 2007

Great quote for Veterans Day

“A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made `payable to The United States of America’, for an amount of `up to and including my life.’”

I have no idea who said this. Milk and cookies to whomever can attribute it to its rightful source.

2 comments:

RoseCovered Glasses said...

We have a military veteran friend who was honorably discharged during the Vietnam era. He served in the US Navy while having dual citizenship (Canadian/US). He was born in Canada and his family moved to New York when he was a child and became dual Canadian and US Citizens.

After discharge my friend worked in the US for over 3 decades, paying US taxes and Social Security. When it came time to retire and apply for his pension he was informed that the US Department of Homeland Security had revoked his US citizenship and did not recognize his Canadian citizenship.

The Social Security Administration will not begin his pension payments until his citizenship issue is resolved. He has been trying to work this matter through the VA, his local representatives in government (congressional level) and directly through the Social Security Office. No one seems to know what to do, who should take action and who has responsibility. The DHS will not reply to his inquiries. Any ideas?

For more details see:

http://rosecoveredglasses.blogspot.com/2007/11/help-for-us-navy-vet-without-country.html

Diesel said...

No idea who said it, but it is a great quote.