President Barack Obama and first Michelle Obama arrive at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida, Saturday, August 10, 2013. The Obamas delivered remarks at the Disabled American Veterans National Convention, in Orlando. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
ORLANDO, Fla. (WESH) -- President Barack Obama visited Orlando on Saturday to speak to disabled veterans.
The president not only delivered a speech to one of the most powerful veterans lobbying groups in the country, but he also laid out a five-point plan to help returning and retiring military personnel.
As Obama addressed the convention, he did so knowing many in the room are fighting for more and better health care.
Obama packed plenty of promises and outlined five military priorities, especially for troops returning home from Afghanistan.
"Now is the time to ensure our nation is truly ready, organized and structured to get this right," Obama said.
He promised to fight for a Veterans Administration budget hike, improved education and jobs programs and a stronger push to cut the homeless veteran population. He then tackled mental health.
"Because we have to end this epidemic of suicide among our veterans and troops," Obama said.
Obama unveiled a new national action plan.
"We're going to focus on more effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat mental health conditions like (post-traumatic stress disorder) and (traumatic brain injury), and to get it done, we're moving ahead with more than $100 million in new research," Obama said.