Monday, November 12, 2007

Obama Visits Homeless Vets

From The Obama Campaign:

As the nation observed Veterans Day, Senator Barack Obama today visited Buckingham Place , a transitional housing facility for homeless veterans in Nashua, NH. After touring the facility, a 20-unit apartment building that is one of the first of its kind in the country to provide services for both male and female veterans and their families, Obama met with residents to discuss how programs like this one can help keep America’s veterans from ending up on the streets and ensure that they receive the care and support they deserve.

“Our veterans are a part of an unbroken line of Americans who have borne the greatest burden for our freedom. Americans who threw off the tyranny of a king; who held our nation together and set the captives free; who faced down fascism, fought for freedom in Korea and Vietnam, and brought peace to the Balkans; and who fight bravely and brilliantly under our flag today in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Obama said. “Keeping faith with those who serve must always be a core American value and a cornerstone of American patriotism. Our commitment to those who serve begins at enlistment and it must never end. That is a sacred trust. It is a trust we must keep. But every night that a veteran sleeps on the street, we are not keeping that trust.”

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