Congressmen visit MSU to listen to veterans



Mississippi State University

STARKVILLE – Current and former military service members from around the area were given the opportunity Wednesday to share concerns with three visiting congressmen.

During a special morning meeting at Mississippi State University, U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller of Florida, who chairs the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, addressed an audience at the Colvard Student Union. Also making remarks were U.S. Reps. Alan Nunnelee and Gregg Harper of Mississippi.

Those in attendance included veterans and active duty, National Guard and reserve members, as well as interested members of the general public.

Addressing numerous national news reports of major deficiencies in health care services available to former military members, Miller acknowledged that all veterans have not been given access to the care they deserve.

He added, however, that “It is a moral obligation of ours to keep our promise: When you put on that uniform, we will take care of you.”

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  • charlie

    I’m sure that Mr. Nunnelee reminded the vets that he helps shut down the Government that many of them depend on. And, of course, it cost us 23 billion $, just so that could come home and brag about how “conservative” they are.