As a veteran, I wrote to Speaker Boehner to express my disgust at his choice. This is my email to Speaker Boehner
My father was a WWI Army veteran, my uncles served in WWII and Korea. My half brother served in the army Viet Nam in the 1960s. I served during the Viet-Nam Era in the Air Force and my younger brother served in the Army, a couple years after I did, during peace time. We all served honorably and felt proud to do so.
I want to tell you, as a woman who comes from a family where military service, even if only for a single enlistment, is a tradition, that I am profoundly disgusted with your partisan decision to deny Mr. Buckles the honor of resting in the US Rotunda as the United States last WWI soldier, simply because a Democrat asked for that special recognition. Shame on you and those who counseled you to this tainted, ignoble decision! How cruel you're proving yourself to be. I'm ashamed of you.