(Post vote comments: it is a sad day to see our representatives vote in a herd mentality fashion; displaying appearances for political superficial reasons, than genuine reasons for the betterment of veterans and others equally motivated for love of country.) Veterans' sacrifices are much revered and appreciated. However once they separate themselves from the military's active duty they should become part of the main stream citizenry. Personal qualifications and even field competition are required for healthy society. After all being part of the military is employment closer to unionized benefits such as VA medical and other exclusive society with exclusive privileges. Being in the military is a personal choice. The more pressing issue is the over privatization of military support and other military related activities, which are national security issues.