In this speech, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard talks about the need to take care of the veterans who have dedicated their lives to keeping this country safe. 

She begins with a personal story about members of the military who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Then she turns to what she, and the country, can do to help those who have been lucky enough to come back. Gabbard laments the healthcare situation for servicemen and their families – having to wait months for care. She asks what our response would be to that situation “if that was your son or daughter who had been blown up by an IED who is told to wait 6 months to see a doctor.”



Rep. Gabbard uses the speech to galvanize Americans to re-commit to honoring and taking care of those that put their lives on the line.

“I will never accept defeat. I will never leave a fallen comrade. We will never neglect those who are sick or in need…Let us strengthen our resolve so that we honor our friends and fight for them.”