The world is changing – values should not. We are losing WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam-era veterans at an accelerated rate. The values they fought for matter, and must be kept alive. Sadly, federal and state-level representatives seem to miss the point, of what they fought for.

In the US Congress, with 535 seats between the House (435) and Senate (100), a total of 97 veterans from 36 states serve, up by five since 2020, the first bump since 1965 – almost 60 years.

That said, the slide is steady, thinning of veteran ranks is a concern, as Congress decides on national defense and veteran issues. In 1973, three out of four in Congress were vets – no more.

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