A new rally is forming, “Million Vet March On The Memorials” that will be held 9am October 13, 2013 at the war memorials in Washington D.C.
The group is fed up with veterans being used as political pawns and are calling all patriots to attend, via their facebook page:
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.
look for local memorials as well if you can not make the long trip. It is a message not just the messenger.
I sure hope you get more than they can handle. I can't make that long trip from Georgia but will be there in spirit.
that is why I say head for the local memorial to honor them as well, make the news that we showed up to honor them all for this idea
Wish I could go...no vehicle...no funds. Praise the Lord that the Vets are going!
Mixed message and too short of a fuse. Supposedly non-partisian, but protesting the barricades on war memorials; so who ordered the barricades & armed security? Yes, the Democratic party, and "make it as miserable as possible" for the mission statement. COL. Riley and others put together a very successful march years ago, but not on 10 days notice. Even retired vets who might want to participate have life events which need to be scheduled.
I will be there. Myself, a couple of Marines and eventually a bunch of bikers kept the WWII Memorial open all day Saturday for the WWII Veterans.
GREAT!!!!!! God Bless them!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope and pray this is the start of taking our country back...I support these find people...