Senator Claire McCaskill (D) told us that her mom was going to be doing a few commercials.
Betty Anne McCaskill (D): Claire came home and says, mother you’re not goin’ believe this, they’ve been burying soldiers who fought in the war in the wrong graves in Arlington. I said, what.
I said, there’s no excuse for it. And she says, I know and we’re gonna get that corrected.
Claire’s father was in Word War Two so she was particularly aware of veteran’s causes. We didn’t know ’til he died and in his discharge papers I found that he had a Bronze Star. And he hadn’t even told us about it.
She respected her dad a great deal and so when she saw what had happened in Arlington she was just furious. So she started in and the next thing I knew they were upending all those people in charge at Arlington and getting the right people in there so they could get that straightened out and people could know where there loved ones were buried. That made me very proud.
[Claire McCaskill. Senate.
Paid For By McCaskill For Missouri 2012]