Hidden away in the back of the wooded Veterans Affairs campus between Minnehaha Falls and the Mississippi River is a home for veterans.
About a dozen of the 41 residents of the Minneapolis home gathered around a picnic table in their back yard, while a 92-year-old World War II veteran fed a flock of wild turkeys. Each expressed fear and uncertainty about the move to Hastings, and Veterans Affairs’ close guard of information.
Several of the men had once stayed in the Hastings home, and had fought to leave. In 2008, one veteran was stomped to death by another, and in 2010, top administrators lost their jobs for retaliating against staff who spoke up about substandard care of residents.
“None of the vets can understand how we were not represented in this situation, who was speaking for us, who was there to defend us, what happened to our rights,” says resident Nathan Golden.
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Does VA live in a constant fear of common sense?
Veterans should be kept informed of any changes coming to the way they live. Seems like common sense? I leave it to you to make your own decisions.