“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.”
American Respect for Service
American strength springs from its people. Our strength and freedom is protected by those who answer the call of duty and serve in our military and those who protect our health and lives in our communities. The service-before-self pledge needs to be once again honored as the creed of our nation.
Beyond selflessness, the pledge rests on the core values of respect, duty, integrity, personal accountability, and courage. These are values that should be instilled in all our citizens, organizations and institutions. These values also represent what Americans want to see in our elected officials.
Having committed their lives to service over self, Veterans are devoted to ensuring our security, dedicated to maintaining U.S. global strength, and steadfast in sustaining respect for the U.S. military and their fellow Americans. Service in the U.S. Military instills character, discipline, honor, and commitment to our Constitution and the freedoms safeguarded within.
The strength of the US all-volunteer military is an outcome of the exceptional generations of veterans that proceed them in service. The strength of the military is its members, veterans, and families. Their wellbeing needs to be prioritized to keep the nation strong. Vets4Vet Leadership is dedicated to instilling veteran leadership into the Congressional decision-making process to support the following principles:
Protect and preserve the health and wellbeing of active-duty military and veteran families by adequate funding healthcare, disability, long-term care, life insurance, education, and transition employment programs
Increase military pay to fulfill our sacred responsibility to adequately pay and provide for service members and their families
Provide ample Federal resources to veteran suicide, mental health, homelessness and unemployment efforts in partnership with veteran service organizations and other capable NGOs
Veterans’ programs should be given funding preference to help sustain our all-volunteer military that is a cornerstone of America’s strength