Madam Speaker, I get fairly emotional when we talk about our veterans and those who serve our country and our community.
Our freedom is not free. It comes at a very real cost and a very real sacrifice to those who serve our country and their families. Sadly, what we have seen is that time and again they are forgotten. They are told to go to the back of the line instead of being told, “Thank you, your bill has been paid in full.”
We need to do more. We need to make sure that they have that one-stop shop and that they do not have to continually relive the stories. It re-traumatizes veterans and their families. We can do more. We should do more. Sadly, this budget would not do more.