In honor of our family friend and her unborn child, Francheska “Cheeka” Velez:
Tomorrow the US Army will present Purple Hearts to those injured & killed by terrorism at Ft Hood. Why it matters: @SenTedCruz
Army Secretary John McHugh announced in February the service would award the medals, calling the gesture “an appropriate recognition of their service and sacrifice.” While opponents of President Obama predict he will attempt to garner credit for this “change of heart and the water-carrying news media will help him, it was the Republicans in the U.S. Congress who got these heroes their medals and benefits,” said former Naval officer and federal law enforcement official Charles Collingwood.
Special thanks to The Blaze for producing a moving documentary to tell this story:
Waiting For Justice
The victims say they feel abandoned by the U.S. government and by their military. The Pentagon last year fought efforts to award the Purple Heart out of concern that doing so could harm Hasan’s chance at receiving a fair trial.
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