As American Citizens, we have an unspeakable obligation to honor our Veterans and remember those who have laid down their lives for this country.

Although a lot of progress has been made in the last two years, the medical care both mentally and physically available to Veterans is still not what it should be. The government still has huge strides to make in the delivery of medical services to our Veterans. Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq war, came back to this country with a collection of serious problems. They have higher rates of suicide, divorce, alcoholism, drug addiction and arrest for violent crimes than other Americans. As Americans, we have an obligation to help them bind up their wounds and re-enter society after they leave the military. In many cases, they need someone to hold their hand, and to help them to work through the problems that they brought back from a war that we sent them to fight in.

As Memorial Day approaches, it is time for all Americans to take this opportunity to think about what we can do. We can show our personal obligation to our Veterans by helping them to find jobs, invite them to church or just sit down and talk with them. In the end, it is these human interactions that mean more to our Veterans than anything else.

Please reach out to a Veteran on this Memorial Day and thank them for their service to our country and remember the ones who gave their lives.

God Bless America and Happy Memorial Day to all of our Veterans!

Henry Hewes

Author: Henry Hewes

Henry Hewes first leadership position in politics was as the Chairman of "Students for Rockefeller in Massachusetts". In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he was active in student movements that opposed the draft. He was an active supporter of Ronald Reagan in 1976 and 1980 and was a surrogate speaker for Reagan during this period. Mr. Hewes politics can only be described as electric. His positions on individual issues defy holding him as a liberal or conservative. According to Hewes, the core of his political belief structure flows from his Christian faith. He is deeply committed to the rights and responsibilities of the individual and at the same time is committed to protecting and caring for the weak and vulnerable. Mr. Hewes is equally committed to the right to life of all human beings. He opposes the death penalty and is a defender of the Right to Life of unborn children. In 1988 Mr. Hewes was the New York State Director of Pat Robertson's Campaign for President and Vice Chair of George Bush Sr's presidential campaign. In 1989, he ran for Mayor of New York City and appeared in the historic debates with Rudy Giuliani and David Dinkins. In 1991, he was a founder of the New York Pro-Life Republican Caucus and in 1994, he ran for US Senate in New York against Pat Monahan and Bernadette Castro. After a decade of devoting himself to business and charitable activity, Mr. Hewes changed his registration from Republican to Democrat in 2004. He states that his strong opposition to the war in Iraq and to the degradation of civil rights that flowed from the war on terror made it impossible for him to remain a Republican.

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Henry Hewes
Henry Hewes first leadership position in politics was as the Chairman of "Students for Rockefeller in Massachusetts". In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he was active in student movements that opposed the draft. He was an active supporter of Ronald Reagan in 1976 and 1980 and was a surrogate speaker for Reagan during this period. Mr. Hewes politics can only be described as electric. His positions on individual issues defy holding him as a liberal or conservative. According to Hewes, the core of his political belief structure flows from his Christian faith. He is deeply committed to the rights and responsibilities of the individual and at the same time is committed to protecting and caring for the weak and vulnerable. Mr. Hewes is equally committed to the right to life of all human beings. He opposes the death penalty and is a defender of the Right to Life of unborn children. In 1988 Mr. Hewes was the New York State Director of Pat Robertson's Campaign for President and Vice Chair of George Bush Sr's presidential campaign. In 1989, he ran for Mayor of New York City and appeared in the historic debates with Rudy Giuliani and David Dinkins. In 1991, he was a founder of the New York Pro-Life Republican Caucus and in 1994, he ran for US Senate in New York against Pat Monahan and Bernadette Castro. After a decade of devoting himself to business and charitable activity, Mr. Hewes changed his registration from Republican to Democrat in 2004. He states that his strong opposition to the war in Iraq and to the degradation of civil rights that flowed from the war on terror made it impossible for him to remain a Republican.