Elect people who will serve veterans' needs
Recently, The Herald's editorial page printed a article by Joseph L. Galloway pertaining to Washington's lack of response to the growing needs of our veterans, especially the ones who are serving their country now.
He pointed out the statistics of our homeless veterans, those with post-traumatic stress and those who are pushed aside with little or no compensation for their loss of life, limbs and a host of other issues associated with combat situations.
We continue to spend billions on a war we are told we are "almost winning" and at the same time cut back on the much deserved benefits of the very source we depend on to do the job for this great country of ours.
We continue to support politicians who talk the talk and do not walk the walk. Those politicians who jump on the wagon to have photo ops with V.A. hospitals and veterans organizations in background need a dose of combat themselves.
We as a nation need to send to Washington representatives who will acknowledge the needs of all veterans, respond to their needs, promptly and follow through, forget the rhetoric and support the vet.
When will it happen? When you and I make it happen ... not until then!
Rude fishermen, slow down in 2008
All I wanted for Christmas and the New Year is for the fishermen to slow down in my cove. Because of the drought, we have a cove near the only access to Lake Wylie. We get 100 percent of the rude anglers. They know better!
Even though our no-wake buoy is missing (reported several months ago), the anglers know to go slow in a cove. I saw one angler plow out of the cove to stop at the mouth of the cove and fish!
We even asked Santa to help. No one else seems to care.