Ret. Gen. McCaffrey visits veterans home

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Former White House drug czar and retired U.S. Army General Barry McCaffrey visited Grand Rapids Thursday to honor those who have served our country.

Early in the day, the four-star general visited the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. There, he shared his opinion on how veterans are treated in the United States.

"There's 22 million veterans in America," he said.

"When you look at the Gallup poll data, it is the most trusted institution in American society. The American people have been very good to their veterans. Both the State of Michigan, the Veterans Administration, the Salvation Army -- probably 15 percent of their work supports veterans."

In the evening, McCaffrey spoke at the Salvation Army's Celebrating our Veterans event at the Steelcase Town Hall on 44th Street.


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