This is about a week old, but I hadn’t heard of it until my cousin Scott sent me the link. Apparently Patty Murray done good and got this Act passed to make sure that every veteran gets dignified last salute as they pass into the great beyond. It looks like Congress and the Senate passed the Act last week;
U.S. Senator Patty Murray, (D)-WA, wrote the bill which passed the Senate and then the House on Sunday.
In a statement she said, “When America’s heroes make a commitment to serve their country, we make a promise to care for them.”
It’s something local funeral director Robert Falcon took into his own hands.
He covered the casket and service costs for Robert Varley.
“Our nation’s veterans deserve the absolute best that we can give them,” falcon said.
It was the fourth time Robert had done something like that, but the legislation would lift that burden off of him and the Patriot Guard Riders.
“Because they deserve that respect, no less respect than any other veteran,” said Mary.
Murray pisses me off on most issues, but this time she gets accolades, right up there with the patriot Guard Riders. My cousin never served, but he does take time out of his busy family life to do his duty as a PGR, so hats off to all of them.
Category: Veterans Issues