Where are the Wars?

By: Whitney Ray Email
By: Whitney Ray Email

George Lutz wears his son’s dog tag around his neck, a reminder of a life cut short.

“He was shot in the head by a sniper in Iraq.”

George is traveling the country to honor fallen veterans, with a flag he designed just for the occasion. Monday he was at the state capitol presenting a flag to the family of a pilot killed in Vietnam.

“I hope no one forgets. We can’t forget the fallen,” says Lutz.

But it seems politicians have forgotten.

The mantra this election cycle is jobs, jobs, jobs, while the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are hardly mentioned. In the race for US Senate only Republican Marco Rubio has National Defense near the top on his page of issues, and it’s still in the third positions.

Cindy Houston, who lost her dad in Vietnam, wants to hear more from the congressional candidates about how they will vote on veteran’s issues.

“I’m sick of these politicians who put their parties and themselves ahead of their country.”

In 2008, the wars were a huge part of the presidential campaign, with a promise to end the war in Iraq helping President Barack Obama win.


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