'Million Vets March' slated for Sunday
POSTED: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 3:04pm
UPDATED: Monday, October 14, 2013 - 12:27pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) —
Sunday, October 13, the "Million Vets March" is slated to take place.
The "Million Vets March" is going to be conducted at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., and other Veterans' memorials across the United States.
Veterans from across the nation are set to begin marching around 9:00 a.m., EST.
According to the group's website, they do not care what political leanings you may have be it liberal, conservative, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Independent or whatever. They say 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.
The "Million Vets March" released the following statement to KETK:
"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!"
The Texas rally will be held in Dallas on Sunday. If you wish to attend that rally, please RSVP here. The Louisiana location will be held at the USS KIDD & Veterans Memorial.
You can also sign the petition to keep war memorials open for our brave Veterans by clicking here.
To contact "Million Vets March," you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the "Million Vets March" Facebook page or follow them on Twitter using the handle @1MVetMarch.
Spread the word and let's honor our brothers and sisters who fought to give each and every one of us the rights we so often take for granted.