MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Gov. Bob Wise drummed up support in Martinsburg Tuesday for a proposed constitutional amendment that would pay for bonuses to veterans who have been involved in conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo.
If passed by voters next Tuesday, the constitutional amendment would award $400 to any veteran who has been in active service outside the combat area, $600 to any veteran who has served or who is serving in a combat zone and $2,000 to families of veterans who have been killed in service.
Wise arrived at the West Virginia Air National Guard base Tuesday afternoon to talk to reporters about the amendment.
Wise said he believes it is important for voters to support the amendment, given the sacrifices veterans have made in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo.