State of South Carolina Archives: on Homeland Security

Joyce Dickerson: Take action against neglect of our veterans

I am the wife of a veteran. Whenever I walk into a VA Hospital alongside my husband, one of the first signs I see posted is that of President Lincoln's promise: "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan."

It breaks my heart to learn of the neglectful treatment that veterans from across our great country are experiencing. And in the worst cases, veterans have actually died while waiting for care from several of our VA Hospitals. With proper and timely care, these deaths may have been prevented. We are responsible for looking after those who have looked after us, protecting our freedoms.

Battling this kind of neglect of our veterans is why we need bold and courageous leadership in Washington. As US Senator, I can and will go to battle for our veterans and their families. You can count on me to protect President Lincoln's promise to our veterans. Let's take action!

Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website May 15, 2014

Nikki Haley: We are a patriotic people; we love those in uniform

The hardest part of my job is the calls I make to the families of our fallen heroes, but each time I put down the phone, I am touched and amazed by the strength, the grace, and the pride with which these brave survivors handle the tremendous sacrifice of their loved one.

We are a patriotic people, South Carolinians. We love our state, we love our country, and we love our men and women who put on the uniform, who keep us safe. They are our parents and our children, our husbands and our wives, our mothers, our fathers, our siblings, our friends.

Tonight, there are 766 families across the state with loved ones in the South Carolina Army National Guard who are deployed and serving overseas, far from their homes. Our family shares a special bond with the military families of South Carolina. Like them, we know the pride of watching our loved one wear the uniform of the strongest, proudest nation in the history of the world--loving his job.

Source: 2012 S.C. State of the State Address Jan 18, 2012

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