In an age where veterans who served our country with dignity and honor who now find themselves among the homeless on New York City Streets, it is outrageous and appalling that Mayor Bill de Blasio is declaring that illegal aliens are eligible for a lottery for affordable housing in NYC.
There is not one mention of housing for homeless veterans.
It seems that the mayor and Commissioner Loree Sutton of the Department of Veterans’ Services are only interested in us twice a year: Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
They are happy and pleased to pose with us as we honor our nation’s dead and our brothers and sisters who served so gallantly, and often came home to derision and neglect, as was the case with Vietnam Veterans.
There are thousands of Veterans on the street and in less-than-adequate shelters who are not being properly served by the mayor.
I call on Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Sutton to actually do something for veterans, rather than pose for pictures with us.
Vietnam Veterans of America Queens Chapter 32
Member, Disabled American Veterans
Member, American Legion