That's my dad in the picture re-enlisting in the Air Force. My father served over 20 years in the United States Air Force and now because of cutbacks he will only receive 2 Honor Gurards at his burial and there will be no gun salute. We only found this out after he passed. Please sign this petition so that anyone who has put in over 20 years protecting our nation will be entitled to at least a 9 soldier military burial. Right now the only military that receives a full burial is those who are killed in action. While they deserve that burial so do those who gave of their time for 2 decades. Please don't let another family go through this. It is very sad to think that my father will not be buried with all the honor he deserves.
Update: I want to clarify that I am going to fight for all Vets not just retirees. My husband, mother, and sister in law are all vets. I started this for Retirees but after reading comments and talking to people anyone who wrote that blank check to Uncle Sam deserves that hoinor. Look for a facebook page link to keep up with updates as we progress in our fight.
It has come to my attention that due to cutbacks retirees are no longer receiving full military funerals. There should never be a question when it comes to giving retirees full honors at burial. Many have spent over half their life serving our nation only to be let down by our government at their time of passing. They should be honored.
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