I served as a nurse in the Army during the Vietnam era. My deceased husband – William J. Wood – was a Vietnam veteran and the namesake for our Veterans House in Federal Way.
It has been a long time since I have spoken out publicly in support of a candidate. But then I read Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plan for how her administration would address the needs of troops, military families and veterans.
Warren’s veterans services proposal is something I can support. It is the most comprehensive plan for supporting veterans and military families that I have heard in a very long time. I have been part of processes where the goal was to balance the budget on the backs of veterans. Some politicians talk a good game, but our benefits are dwindling.
Warren is believable and passionate about those who continually keep our country free, and will do what it takes to accomplish that mission.
I am also part of a growing demographic where grandparents are taking care of their grandchildren due to the opioid crisis. While I do not expect the government to pay for everything, I do expect it to be supportive of those who have served and those who currently serve. That is the contract we signed.
– Debra Wood