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President Obama tonight signed a bill that restores federal funding for military death benefits, just hours after spokesman Jay Carney deemed it “unnecessary.” On Tuesday, the Maryland-based Fisher House Foundation had stepped up with an offer to pay the $ 100,000 survivor benefits, which generally pay for travel and funeral expenses for the families of fallen troops.
That gesture earned a tweet of thanks for actor and patriot Stacey Dash.
Veteran suicides have been on the rise over the last decade, as the VA reports suicides grew from an estimated 7,3000 suicides in 2000 to 8,030 in 2010, 20 to 22 per day. In first six months of 2012, nearly one active U.S. soldier a day committed suicide. The nonprofit Stop Soldier Suicide was formed by ex-Army and Active-Duty soldiers in 2010 to curb these statists to zero, and bring attention to the growing suicide epidemic among active and veteran service members.