Wednesday, August 29, 2012

NY Legionnaire Reacts to Romney Talk in Indy Star

After Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney left the American Legion Convention Aug. 29 to a standing ovation, Bronx, NY  Legionnaire Sean Mannion told the Indianapolis Star: “I thought he was fantastic.”

Romney spoke on the need for a strong defense and the well-being of veterans.

"Overwhelmingly the No. 1 concern I hear from young vets can be summed up in one word: jobs... As president, I will get America back to work again.

“To make it easier for veterans to find employment in skilled trades, I will work with the states to create a common credentialing and licensing standard, and encourage organizations to recognize and grant credit for military training.”

Mannion commented on that to The Star:  “The employment of the veterans is a top priority. The guys coming back from the war theater right now, that’s a must.”