today is a time to remember not only my dad, a WW II veteran who served at Utah Beach and in Europe, but all those who have served with the same valor. and not forgotten are those who struggle daily suffering from the sequelae of war. once again i implore the VA to spend its valuable resources on the living and not on beautification of cemetaries. like most government entities, they suffer from ignorance of stewardship. it is so much more rewarding to affect lives of those who will truly benefit rather than on those for whom it makes no difference.