POSTED: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 6:47pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 10:29am
tyler — There they were Monday in whatever stadium the Giants play in now.
I think it's in New Jersey.
But the New York Giants got a parade with all the bells and whistles in Manhattan, in what some call the Canyon of Champions.
Good for the Giants. They are the football champions of the world.
But notice that an NFL team got a hero's welcome and pat on the back in the Big Apple, but our veterans have not.
Does anyone see anything wrong with this.
The Huffington Post writes New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says there will be no city parade for Iraq War veterans in the foreseeable future because of objections voiced by military officials.
The mayor said on his Friday appearance on WOR Radio, officials in Washington "think a parade would be premature while we still have so many troops in harm's way around the world."
Bloomberg says Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey and other Army officials "made it clear" to the city "they do not think a parade is appropriate now."
A Pentagon spokesman in December said the nation's largest city had yet to make a formal proposal for a parade. He said officials were grateful communities were finding ways to recognize the sacrifices of troops and their families.
Why not have a parade?
Other big cities have parades?
Here we are again afraid we will offend someone.
Let me tell you, anyone we would so call offend is offended by us anyway.
I'm all for the Giants being recognized, but not recognizing those who have risked their lives for freedom shows our country has its priorities all wrong.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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