Congresswoman Annie Kuster Remains Silent On Veteran Bible Controversy

The POW/MIA “Missing Man” Memorial at Manchester VA Medical Center

Separate Entrances

The lack of any comment by Congresswoman Annie Kuster is telling in that she is a strong advocate for improving services for women veterans, including those who are Military Sexual Trauma survivors. Kuster and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, Republican of Indiana, have sponsored H.R. 713, a bill to improve MST survivors’ access to treatment. The Kuster-Walorksi bill would enable MST survivors obtaining treatment outside their Veterans Integrated Service Network to be compensated for their travel expenses by the V.A.

The Manchester VAMC hosted The Clothesline Project to raise awareness of MST. (Photo: Jon Hopwood)

“Take Another Entrance”

The POW/MIA “Missing Man” memorial is located in the main entrance of the VAMC, the same entrance that leads to the elevators to the Women’s Clinic. The elevators at the main entrance also lead to the fifth floor, which houses psychological services. Veterans typically take the entrance closest to where their appointments are, if parking is available.

Manchester VAMC Missing Man Memorial with Bible (Photo: Jon Hopwood)

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