I saw a bumper sticker on a vehicle today. It was about Veterans Affairs. It said, “The VA, giving soldiers a second chance to die since the 1930s.” It was on a high-end SUV with disabled-veteran plates.

I had the chance to ask the guy who got out of the truck what that meant to him. He said that some veterans feel they’ve been shafted by the VA. He said he was a disabled veteran.

I asked if he got care at Togus. He said yes. I told him I thought it was hypocritical and two-faced of him. He said that everyone has a right to their opinion. I agreed, and said he should start his complaints with the president. I added that I am a 25-year Air Force veteran, and thought it was despicable of him to have that sticker on his vehicle while he utilized the VA.

I get the VA has its issues. I want to make it known that I support the Togus VA 100 percent. I believe if people have a decent attitude and have real illnesses, they will be treated with respect by VA personnel. Being exposed to people with this sort of mentality is the epitome of disrespect to the U.S.

Deborah Phair

Farmingdale

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