Jan 8, 2010

Now, Our Angels in Uniform Need Our Help

During World War II, Army Nurse Cadets worked day and night to save the lives of our injured soldiers here on the home front. These angels in uniform had officer's rank and were indispensable during this agonizing chapter in our history. But they were never technically considered to be veterans, so today they are not eligible for veteran's benefits. Those are benefits they could desperately use now. The Cadets are in their 80s and older, facing large medical expenses, and coping with very limited incomes and assets. Now it's our time to do for them.

Here's how you can help: Contact your congressional representatives and urge them to support the proposed United States Cadet Nurse Corps Equity Act (H.R.1522). This bill has been stuck in committee for a long time. If it passes, the Cadets would get veteran's status, and thus have access to veteran's pension and medical benefits. That's the least we can do for these selfless citizens in their golden years.

To find out the direct email of your representatives, use these websites:




1 comment:

Kathi said...

Thank you, for posting this...I was not aware that our country had been so remiss in thanking these nurses, and will certainly add my voice to those urging support for H.R. 1522.

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