– “Veterans are our friends and neighbors. Don’t let them drown in medical debt”
“A 10-part documentary series from McClatchy Studios follows three U.S. veterans living with PTSD — coming in November. Yelm HS grad Scott Whisler, who served in Afghanistan in 2010, is helping fellow vets deal with the same struggles he has faced.” Click here for the video.
“Veterans Day 2018 has come and gone, along with the sights and sounds of our region’s preeminent patriotic spectacle. The flame of remembrance was lit and guarded overnight. JBLM troops marched down Main Street, high school bands paid musical tribute and one of the nation’s largest Veterans Day parades attracted a reverent crowd on a dry Saturday morning.
“For the 53rd consecutive year, the City of Auburn provided a fine opportunity to honor ‘those who shall have borne the battle and their families and survivors,’ to paraphrase (and slightly amend) President Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address.
“When it ended, however, thousands of veterans and their families continued waging a battle on the homefront: their struggle against crushing health-care bills and other financial hardships.
“Now there’s an easy way to support the men and women of our armed forces well beyond Veterans Day by helping pay down their medical debt,” by The [Tacoma] News Tribune Editorial Board.