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Updated: March 28, 2014 8:45AM



Care for troops, don’t just ‘salute’

We salute the troops.

We love the national anthem, especially when it is sung before major events. “God Bless America” is really special.

The flyovers ... the huge American flags waving, the wonderful parades ... celebrities giving speeches about our troops with tears in their eyes ... standing ovations at the State of the Union.

We salute the troops.

We salute the troops deformed in battle — missing limbs, fried minds, can’t walk or talk right.

We salute the troops that can’t even feel their own pain.

We salute the wounded veterans’ family and friends.

I want one politician from any level of government from any area of the country to explain why in God’s name ­— in this country — in this day and age that wounded veterans need charities to help them to attempt to recover. Why? Speak slowly because I don’t understand.

They answered the call. They left their eyes or legs — maybe their brains. And we sent them to charity organizations.

We salute the troops because it’s easy and costs nothing.

Vinay Abdullah

Merrillville



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