Providing a military honor guard is a moral obligation

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CT Senate Republicans

State Sen. Rob Kane, R-Watertown, participates in a rally opposing the governor's proposal to reduce funding for Connecticut military honor guard details.

Recently the governor┬áproposed to eliminate Connecticut’s participation in the funeral Honor Guard Detail for members of our military.

It is hard to imagine the negative impact it delivers to a family who has just lost a member. It creates a cold feeling from a state that should without question honor one’s service to the country.

I view it as a moral issue that takes away dignity and honor from the family. It is embarrassing to even have budget cuts like this proposed to the public and, of course, our military families.

I am a member of an Honors Wake Detail for the Marine Corps League and I know first hand the appreciation of the families when we honor their loved ones. Military lives are the foundation of what this nation stands for and this and proposals like this should never be a line item in a budget.

Ted Aub is the chairman of the Madison/Guilford Veterans Advisory Joint Committee.

 

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