Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin sent out a sentimental Memorial Day message to her Facebook followers, reminding of the sacrifices of the military and subtly chastising politicians for the growing scandal within the Department of Veterans Affairs.
“Please remember our active veterans today as well as those who have fallen,” she wrote. “Every American should feel outrage at any injustice done to our veterans seeking what was promised them when they volunteered to defend the homeland.”
Her comments come as the White House is being pressed to fire VA Secretary Eric Shinseki because of the unfolding scandal of veterans being shifted to the side at government-run hospital facilities around the nation.
“They are owed the health care they have already paid for,” Mrs. Palin wrote. “Friends, be determined to right the wrongs our vets face today. … [Veterans] are more than just names on gravestones in national cemeteries and battlefields.”