The ‘Defend Freedom’ Veterans’ Bus Tour is in Payson from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 7 for a leadership breakfast at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino. All are welcome and the breakfast is free.
Presented by the Concerned Veterans for America, the tour is providing a platform for U.S. military veterans and others to tell their stories, and explore ways to continue fighting for freedom here at home. Issues to be discussed include the following: preserving promises to veterans by reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs, especially the 500,000 “backlog” of veterans’ benefit claims; reforming Pentagon spending, to ensure we maintain the strongest military in the world and America takes care of troops; tackling our nation’s $17 trillion debt, which is both an economic and security threat; getting veterans involved so they can continue to serve America here at home.
Scheduled speakers are: Amber Barno, U.S. Army Kiowa Warrior helicopter pilot; Jessie Jane Duff, Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, retired; Jane Horton, military families advisor and Gold Star wife; Lt. Col. Steve Russell, U.S. Army veteran and author; Darin Selnick, U.S. Air Force veteran and advisor on the VA; and Pete Hegsseth, Concerned Veterans for America chief executive officer.
For more information, go online to www.DefendFreedomTour.com.