There are a special group of Democrats who first sign up to serve their country, often in wars half way around the world, and then return home and continue to fight for the values they hold dear in the Democratic Party. Right now more than fifty veterans are running as Democrats for Congress and dozens more are running up and down the ticket.
We all know the current administration doesn't hesitate to stand in front of the troops when it comes to a photo-op, but never stands behind them when it comes to providing the armor necessary to fight in Iraq, or the benefits promised when they return home. It's time for veterans to join together and defend our country once more -- and the Fighting Dems intend to do just that. They share the Democratic Party's bold vision to ensure that for the safety and economic security of our country we change course and move our country in a different direction, from Iraq to healthcare and the budget.
Governor Howard Dean initiated the creation of the Democratic Council for Veterans and Military Families to work for and secure a strong national defense, full support for our men and women in uniform, complete care for our wounded veterans and their families and adequate services for all veterans and military families.