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House Proceeding on Jul 27th, 2009 :: 3:06:20 to 3:09:00
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John Kline

3:06:20 to 3:09:00( Edit History Discussion )
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John Kline

3:06:41 to 3:07:02( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: i rise today in strong support of h.res. 483 and i want to thank my friend, the gentleman from missouri, for his kind remarks. i'm a life member of the veterans of foreign wars, and a proud one at that. a member of post 210 in my hometown of lakeville. the v.f.w. is not just a gang of old guys sitting around,

John Kline

3:07:03 to 3:07:23( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: these are raul patriots, real americans who have sacrificed for our country. the v.f.w. traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the spanish-american war and the philippine insurrection founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service.

John Kline

3:07:24 to 3:07:45( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: before that time, as has been mentioned, many veterans returned home wounded or sick and there was no medical care or veterans pension for them. they were left to care for themselves. the founders of the v.f.w. sought to remedy that and provide support and encouragement to all veterans who served in foreign wars. their mission statement to hor the dead by helping the living.

John Kline

3:07:46 to 3:08:06( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: over time, their mission expanded to, quote, ensuring rights, remembering sacrifice, promoting patriotism, and javo catting for a strong national defense. mr. speaker, some of these veterans go down to the cemetery, the national

John Kline

3:08:07 to 3:08:27( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: cemetery, snelling, in minnesota, every day. to perform services to honor those who have passed. to firthe salute to fold the flag. they do it sometimes when the temperature is way below zero. some of these veterans now are in their late 70's and 80's. but there's a dedication here i

John Kline

3:08:28 to 3:08:49( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: think we should all be aware of. the v.f.w. has a rich history of advocacy,laying a role in education tab lishing the veterans' administration, and fighting to ensure combat-wounded veterans from all wars receive proper compensation. in addition, the v.f.w. has

John Kline

3:08:50 to 3:09:00( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: been a powerful force behind the creation of the vietnam, world war ii, korean, and women iner is vess memorials. aren't they fantastic. there's nothing that lifts your

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