Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said every American should be outraged at the scandal in the Veterans Administration in which at least 40 veterans reportedly died after being placed on secret waiting lists. She asked Americans to “be determined to right the wrongs our vets face today.”
“Please remember our active veterans today as well as those who have fallen,” Palin wrote in a Memorial Day Facebook post. “Every American should feel outrage at any injustice done to our veterans seeking what was promised them when they volunteered to defend the homeland. They are owed the health care they have already paid for. Friends, be determined to right the wrongs our vets face today.”
Palin also asked Americans to “never forget the true meaning of Memorial Day”:
Enjoy this long, glorious spring weekend, and please never forget the true meaning of Memorial Day. We set this time aside to honor the men and women who for generations have ensured our safety and our ability to spend a day like this in freedom and peace. They are more than just names on gravestones in national cemeteries and battlefields. They were someone’s child, sibling, spouse, parent, and friend. As President Reagan said, on Memorial Day we remember “those who were loved and who, in return, loved their countrymen enough to die for them.”
Thank you, God, for instilling the passion for freedom in these patriots. Thank you for equipping America with the resources to defend the liberty You have given us.
Palin then wrote that “Lincoln knew our military heroes as ‘those who gave the last full measure of devotion’ for our freedom; let’s continue Lincoln’s legacy of respect and always keep faith with our veterans.”
“They, more than any, deserve our country’s unending respect and gratitude,” she said.
Last week, Palin blasted the Obama administration and Democrats for treating illegal immigrants better than the country’s veterans and said that “any politician siding with this tragic reality is unfit for office,”
“Compliance with these un-American acts in this Obama Era deserves the scorn of citizens; we will do all we can to oust those who follow the Obama/Pelosi/Reid lead on disgusting treatment of our military and red carpet treatment of their law-breaking chosen ones,” Palin wrote on her Facebook page.