VFW National Commander Discusses Veterans’ Issues With President

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2009 – The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. met with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office this morning to discuss issues important to America’s veterans, servicemembers and their families.  Glen M. Gardner Jr., a Vietnam veteran from Round Rock, Texas, thanked the president for his strong support of the troops and their families, and for his continued support of one of the VFW’s top legislative issues: advanced healthcare appropriations for the Department of Veterans Affairs.  “The president is well aware that VA has only received three on-time budgets over the past 20 years,” said Gardner. “I wanted to personally thank him for his support of this much needed legislation, and for his outstanding VA budget recommendation for the upcoming fiscal year. The funding increases will help transform the VA into a more user-friendly and responsive provider of world-class healthcare to more veterans in more areas.”



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