Trump’s New VA Secretary Stuns With Bible He Picked To Be Sworn In On- This Says Everythingadmin August 3, 2018 0 COMMENTS
President Donald Trump was able to swear in a new Veterans Affairs Secretary. It was Robert Wilkie who received the honors of taking that position and the bible that was picked to be sworn in on says a lot about the future to come! The Veterans Affairs has been mangled with issues and criticized for years about their poor conditions, treatment, and a vat of problems the size of a Thailand cave filled with missing soccer players.
To say the very least, the VA has a ton of problems and perhaps Mr. Wilkie and Trump can help take care of some. It’s only right that our veterans are treated with the most respect and best treatment we can provide for them.
Considering he signed in on the Bible, then maybe Wilkie is a man of the book and will give unto others as Trump’s given to him. Maybe Wilkie will turn things around for the better, which shouldn’t be too hard at this point considering all the complaints people have about the VA. Everything from mental healthcare for veterans to physical care and more – it all needs to be addressed, problems fixed, and conditions made significantly better.
Wilkie also stated the reasoning behind the Bible chosen to be sworn in upon. “Wilkie used an old Bible during his swearing-in ceremony and he explained the history behind it to the audience.
“The Bible that I will take my oath on reminds me of the 100th anniversary of the end of the war to end all wars,” Wilkie said, referring to WW1, “It was a Bible taken into battle by my wife’s grandfather who had probably never ventured beyond three or four counties in North and South Carolina. But by the time he was 18, he was marching up the Champs-Élysées into the cauldron of the Meuse-Argonne.”
He went on to tell the story of his great-grandfather and other Americans who also fought in World War I.”
There’s quite a bit of inspiration to do well as Wilkie is the son of an Army veteranas well.
Nick from Chicks on the Right wrote: “On Monday at the White House, President Donald Trump swore in Robert Wilkie as the new Veterans Affairs Secretveteransof Trump’s major concerns during his campaign had been to fix the horrible VA, which has been rife with problems for years.
Toward that end, he has previously signed legislation which gave verterans greater options to chose in their healthcare.
Now he’s appointing Wilkie with the hope that Wilkie will bring some substantial changes.
Trump detailed Wilkie’s connection to the military during his swearing-in.
From Daily Caller:
Robert Wilkie is the proud son of an Army veteran, an artillery officer raised on the base at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. That’s a great place. On his daily walk to high school with the woman who is now his wife, he passed by the Fayetteville VA hospital, which bore the inscription: “The Price of Freedom is Visible Here.” It made a big impact. It was a price Robert saw firsthand through his own father, who was gravely injured in combat during the Vietnam War.
Robert went on to serve as an officer in both the Air Force and the Navy, then as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs, and as Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. Robert also serves with distinction as Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
On another part of that battlefield was a young captain of field artillery — my great-grandfather — who left a small-town law practice in Cleveland, Mississippi, to join up with the All American Division, which, by the way, had a reluctant soldier, a scratch farmer from Pall Mall, Tennessee by way of Buncombe County, North Carolina, who would not only earn the Medal of Honor but go on to the be the greatest hero of that war. Private Onslow Bullard, Captain A.D.
Somerville, and Sergeant Alvin York — ordinary Americans called upon to do extraordinary things. It is their … descendants whom we are honored to serve. Millions of ordinary Americans who have answered a special call for us.
Mr. President, I am humbled by your confidence. I am humbled by the prospect of serving those who have borne the battle, those American men and women who have sacrificed so much.”
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