The United States “must do more” to care for veterans and the families of American service members killed while performing their duties, President Obama said on Monday.
In remarks at Arlington National Cemetery, Obama briefly addressed the growing crisis at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which has roiled his administration in recent weeks.
“We rededicate ourselves to our sacred obligations to all who wear America’s uniform,” he said.
Obama said that it is the country’s obligation to make sure “that our troops will have the resources they need to do their jobs, that our nation will never stop searching” for missing members of the armed forces and “that, as we’ve been reminded in recent days, we must do more to keep faith with our veterans and their families and ensure that they get the care and benefits” that they need.
“These Americans have done their duty. They ask nothing more than our nation does ours for now and for the decades to come,” he said