Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Million Vet March on the Memorials

By Onan Coca 8 October 2013

Apparently, watching members of the Greatest Generation getting manhandled while they tried to visit the war memorial that was built to honor them and the friends they lost during WWII, was just too much for some members of our veteran’s community. A group calling itself the "Million Vet March On The Memorials" is planning a march on Washington, D.C. to take place on October 13, 2013 at 9:00 am. “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. Read more at Million Man March.

As a veteran of the Korean Era who can not walk without aid, I wish I could go with them. The act of closing the open air memorial, was a deliberate act to hurt as many people, in this case WWII vets, and make the other political party look stupid.

I hope this jumps up and bites the president and his men. Time will tell.

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