Veterans for Allen Coalition Launches
From the Press Release:
'Veterans for Allen' Coalition Launches
ARLINGTON, VA - Senator George Allen (R-VA) was joined today by Commander Paul Galanti, USN (Ret.) at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond to announce the formation of the Veterans for Allen coalition. Galanti, a former Vietnam POW, will chair the group made up of military veterans supporting Allen's Senate reelection campaign. The press conference today was attended by over fifty veterans who will spearhead the group's efforts.
Senator Allen was grateful for the support he received. "America is the land of the free because we are the home of the brave. I am so thankful for the support of American heroes like those who are leading Veterans for Allen. Over the years I've been fortunate to receive the support of Virginia's wonderful veterans, and I especially appreciate the long history of support I've gotten from Paul Galanti. As Senator, you can count on me to continue to strongly advocate for America to keep its promises to the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms with the finest health, benefits and services," he said.
In the Senate, Allen supported significant increases in funding for the department of Veterans Affairs. Since 2001, VA funding has been increased by over 75%. In addition, he advocated for the awarding of two federal grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to construct a second Virginia Veterans Care Center in Richmond and to renovate the existing facility in Salem. He worked with the Military Officers Association of America, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and other service organizations and members of the Virginia congressional delegation to secure these grants totaling over $15 million.
"I'm 100% behind George Allen because he is one of the finest Senators I've known. His attitude, persona, character, demeanor and personality remind me of another great American, Ronald Reagan. I have always admired his service as a delegate, Congressman and Governor; and I believe he is truly an outstanding U.S. Senator for the people of Virginia," said Veterans for Allen chairman Paul Galanti.
He added, "Just as Jim Webb did when he endorsed George Allen for the Senate in 2000, I'm supporting the best man for the job."
The netrooting Democrats think because Jim Webb is a vet that he will get all the support. The recent American Legion meeting showed them they were wrong.!