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Get Involved: Million Vet March Slated To Voice Disgust Over Government Closing Of Veteran Memorials

October 7, 2013 by  

If news of the Federal government’s illogical barricading of military memorials to make a point over the government shutdown made you angry, an event taking place Sunday throughout the Nation will give you a chance to vent your frustrations over the Feds’ actions.

A recently-created Facebook page  is urging Americans throughout the country to join in a “Million Vet March” by attending rallies set to take place at the war memorials in Washington DC on October 13 at 9 a.m. and at memorials throughout the United States.

The event, billed as a non-partisan event of people from all walks of life and backgrounds, is described as follows by organizers:

We are all military brats, current and former military spouses and some veterans.  We cannot express how utterly disappointed we were that our Greatest Generation were being used as political pawns in the ongoing government shutdown and budget crisis.  This should never be the case.

We do not care what political leanings you may be; be it liberal, conservative, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Independent or whatever.  The actions of the U.S. government this week with regard to barricading and shutting down the World War II Memorial to veterans, that may or may not be on their last trip to Washington DC, is a despicable act of cowardice.

Veterans this week were unwillingly pitted as pawns in this crisis.  We feel that this should never be the case.  This is why we will go to Congress after the budget crisis and ask for a bill to be introduced that would prevent any member of the government from closing our memorials down to any American, except for maintenance purposes.  In the meantime, we will have our March in Washington DC on October 13th!  Our veterans deserve that!

Many in our group have decided that enough is enough.  We are Americans.  We are proud of our heritage and our service.  As all of us were military brats and spouses, we have served in some form or another our entire lives.  This is our way of life.  We will not stand by and let the U.S. government dishonor the legacy of sacrifice of the generations before us.  It is time to make a stand!  We hope that you will join us in our peaceful rally against anti-American policies.  It doesn’t take anything other that!

You can find a list of rallying points throughout the Nation here.  And sign a petition demanding that the Federal government reopen veteran memorials here. 

 

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