Burn Pits in the National Spotlight
The 2022 State of the Union Address by President Joe Biden placed a spotlight on the issue we have been advocating for since 2010 -- veterans suffering from burn pits exposure. Up until then, we have not had the kind of support from the White House on this issue as we have in the past. Now is our time.
It is widely known, and President Biden has acknowledged, that his late son Beau Biden had passed in 2015 from brain cancer, which may have originated from exposure to burn pits while we was serving in Iraq.
Biden's comments on burn pits were included as part of his "unity agenda" where veteran healthcare was a main focus -- specifically veterans suffering from toxic exposure.
Biden said: "I've always believed that we have a sacred obligation to equip those we send to war, and care for those and their families when they come home... And they come home, many of the world's fittest and best-trained warriors in the world, never the same. Headaches. Numbness. Dizziness. A cancer that would put them in a flag-draped coffin."
Our friend and advocate, Danielle Robinson, was recognized by President Biden for her advocacy of her late husband and veteran Heath Robinson both of Ohio.