Veterans and an overhaul of the VA health system were both talked about on the campaign trail, so we talked with vets about their hopes and what they say should happen as the country welcomes in a new administration.
The Lowell Senior Center and Lowell Museum welcomes Congressman Steve Womack for the annual veterans luncheon. Glenn Jones was an Army reservist and said he had a great experience with the facilities in Arkansas, but his brothers and sisters deserve better treatment around the country.
“If there’s a veteran out there that’s dying of cancer, get him in first. People like me that have got good health, put me in last but let’s take care of these guys and girls,” said Jones.
With the new administration in power, Jones is hopeful for change.
“The first thing they should do is get rid of the upper echelon. They have talked and they have done nothing. All the government has done is throw money at it and there have been no results,” said Jones.
Jones wants all in power to remember those men and women in uniform.
“We’ve got to do a better job with our veterans and administration. We’ve got to do a better job here and it’s just critically important that we continue doing it,” said Jones.