Edward Meagher joined the United States Air Force in 1966. He volunteered to go to Vietnam and spent well over 2.5 years overseas.
Today, Edward has the privilege of working with veterans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan.
President Obama’s message has been very clear. You stood up for us; we will stand tall for you. He’s ended the war with honor, and he’s brought them home, and he’s doing the same thing in Afghanistan. He understands at a real gut level what these folks have been through.
President Obama has taken a wide view of taking care of veterans who have come back from their service. He’s really addressing all their issues: the medical issues, the transition issues, educational benefits, jobs. They have to have access to jobs. They have to have job training. He’s put real programs in place — programs that work.