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disabled veterans and post 9-11 GI Bill

Military Authority Member
sandra davis June 2nd, 2011

When our country came under attack on 9/11 several brave men and women answered our countries call to arms. Like as happens in any military action some of these men and women sustained injuries which changed their lives. IN 2009 the government passed the post 9/11 bill. With this act service men and women were allowed to transfer GI educational benefits to dependants. For the men and women permanently disabled in OIF and OEF before 2009 this option was not available. Under current legislation it never will be. Instead, these brave men and women are forced to watch such benefits expire. Unable to work why would someone want to waste our countries finances by working on a degree they are never able to use. Instead, forced by the financial burden of being unable to obtain and sustain full time employment they are forced to tell their children,"Sorry dear, I have the finances available but to me only not you and I cannot help you fulfill your higher education dream>" I ask you is this right? When they answered their country's call I'm sure these brave souls didn't say I want to not be able to provide for my family and I'm glad that I can watch your dreams go down in flames as opportunities are taken from you BECAUSE I was injured. Is this America?

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