Today we honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Today, on Armed Forces Day, we honor the men and women who are currently serving and those who have served and sacrificed to defend our freedom.
In a speech announcing the creation of the day on August 31, 1949, President Harry S. Truman “praised the work of the military services at home and across the seas.” He said, “It is vital to the security of the nation and to the establishment of a desirable peace.”
Wishing you happy memories with family and friends as you celebrate the final days of summer.
The Military and Family Advisory Network ran an online survey last month that received 16,000 responses from military families across the country, finding that 56 percent of those surveyed found living conditions in base housing was “negative” or “very negative.”
Thousands of military families have complained that the poor housing conditions, which some have called “slum-like,” have led to disease and even birth defects.
This is unacceptable. Our military families deserve better.
Read more via nypost.com: Military families testify about ‘slum-like’ conditions in base housing