A United States Veteran should have a funeral and burial full of honor.
According to the Department of Defense:
Public Law 106-65 requires that every eligible Veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony, to include folding and presenting the United States burial flag and the playing of Taps. The law defines a military funeral honors detail as consisting of two or more uniformed military persons, with at least one being a member of the Veteran’s parent service of the armed forces
Because of Federal budget cuts our Veterans will now have to go without the final salute they so greatly deserve. Of course, there will probably be many volunteer organizations and people who step up and try to close the gap, but shouldn’t our government step up and show appreciation for the sacrifice and service? If our government can give food stamps and welfare to those who can afford iPhones, Escalates and weekly nail appointments is it asking too much to give these brave men and women one last ceremonious send off?
Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana is calling the Obama Administration out and asking for a reversal of these cuts. The reductions are a result of the across-the-board reductions enacted by Congress, known as sequestration. I think we all remember the sequestration. This was when the President closed down the public memorials and tried to barricade the Veteran’s from visiting. They may have been enacted by Congress but Jindal’s office claims that the Obama Administration chose the cuts made. According to Public Law 106-65 it would seem that their cuts are illegal, but who will hold their feet to the fire?
This is appalling and every American should stand up and saying NO MORE! Our men and women have sacrificed and fought enough. It’s OUR turn…we should stand and fight for them. This total lack of respect for our Military needs to stop now.