ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER --- Orange County veterans have been fighting for a veterans cemetery here for almost 20 years. Sadly, they have recently also been used as pawns in a disgraceful political battle that parallels the mistreatment of returning Vietnam veterans. Since the closure of the El Toro Marine Air Station, veterans have been promised a final resting place at the historic air base time and again. However, just as that promise was about to be fulfilled, the former mayor of Irvine seized the opportunity to make the proposed veterans cemetery a political wedge issue.
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