On the Phone: Glenn Thrush, Politico Senior White House Reporter
Topic: President Obama’s scheduled events today to commemorate the Memorial Day holiday, including a speech marking the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War at the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Washington.
Col. Robert Norton (Ret.), Military Officers Association of America, Government Relations Deputy Director
Topic: A discussion on what the FY 2013 Budget Request for the G.I. Bill, which provides education benefits for veterans. The program was expanded in 2008 by Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) to provide additional benefits for military veterans serving after September 11, 2011. Guest will also offer advice for veterans looking to receive benefits under the program.
Lt. Col. Eric Egland, Troops Need You President and Author, “The Troops Need You, America”
Topic: Discuss how Egland helps troops here at home and abroad through his organization TROOPS NEED YOU, and how private organizations fill in the gaps not properly or adequately covered or funded by federal government.
Matt Lewis, Daily Caller Senior Contributor
Topic: As part of our “Spotlight on Columnists” series, we’ll take a look at some of the recent pieces by the Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis.