John McCain will be making at least one appearance in South Dakota before November when he appears at the Buffalo Chip on the first day of the Sturgis Rally August 4th. The former POW will be participating in the Tribute to American Veterans and Active Duty Servicemen.
McCain, who never fails to remind us of his war hero past and his unwavering support for the troops is following in the footsteps of past guests including Patriot Guard Riders, the U.S. Army Golden Knights, B-1B fly-bys and numerous color guards and flag-folding ceremonies at the annual event.
And maybe while in the company of all those vets he can again explain why he doesn’t feel the government should provide them a significantly improved educational benefits program in return for their service in the form of an updated GI Bill.
The new GI Bill modernization legislation introduced over a year ago by Jim Webb (D-Va.) and Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) that would pay for the college for our vets has received bi-partisan support and has been co-signed by both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton but the outspoken Vietnam vet is strangely reluctant to add his name to the bill. Why?
McCain has said he hasn’t had time to read the bill and isn’t sure if he could support it.
Nothing but the best for our vets ain’t that right John…