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On Veterans Day, Franken Advocates For The Men and Women Who Served [VIDEO]

On Veterans Day, Franken Advocates For The Men and Women Who Served [VIDEO]

Minnesota Senator Al Franken has a special message on Veteran’s Day — honor the men and women who have served by ensuring that they “can find a home and a job, recover from physical and psychological wounds, and take advantage of the benefits they were promised when they enlisted benefits they have earned with their courageous sacrifices.”

Watch his message below.

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12:37PM PST on Nov 14, 2011

Thanks, Al.

This should go without saying, but Republicans in Congress were actually balking at improving vet benefits. It took folks like Franken to hold their feet to the fire.

8:07AM PST on Nov 14, 2011

Thanks Al.
signed combat vet.

11:26PM PST on Nov 12, 2011

Too often veterans are forgotten. Al Franken is a rare, decent politician. I'm glad he spoke up .

2:41PM PST on Nov 12, 2011

How is it, that this idea is at all revolutionary?
Sanity, oh dear sweet sanity. It's an oasis right here.

2:29PM PST on Nov 12, 2011

I agree with Julie, Dotti, and Doyal... Oh yes, and also Deborah about Frank..

10:20AM PST on Nov 12, 2011

Thank you for the article

9:54AM PST on Nov 12, 2011

This is one of a handful of politicians I actually like, along with Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. He is not afraid to stand up to the powers that be and call a spade a spade in their faces, but does so with dignity honesty and eloquence. I am a big fan of Al Franken and wish we had many more politicians of his caliber and quality.

9:14AM PST on Nov 12, 2011

What a beautiful and heartfelt message this was. Thank you, Al.

8:26AM PST on Nov 12, 2011

Come on Frank W. can't stand to have a democrat make a well spoken piece in honour of veterans?

8:24AM PST on Nov 12, 2011

Al Franken, a Minnesotan to be proud of!

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