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As we remember those who have served country on this Veteran's Day, it should be noted that the systems that provide care for our veterans are being stretched to the breaking point ("After VA scandal, American Legion director sees wait times and service improving," Nov. 10). The surviving veterans of World War II, Korea and many of our Vietnam vets have reached an age where they require an extensive degree of care.

Many of our newest veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan have sustained injuries that would not have been survivable in previous wars and will require lifetime care. A meaningful way to ease the burden on the system is to support agencies such as the USO, VFW and the Wounded Warrior Project whose mission is to support both active and retired military.

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I'm certain that contributions of any amount would be well used and greatly appreciated. It's the least we can do for those who have done so much for our country.

Marc Raim, Baltimore

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