HONOR OUR DEAD, BY TAKING CARE OF THE LIVING.

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For all the Mother’s-Blue, Silver and Gold., peace, hugs, prayers and thank you.

WELCOME HOME

For yesterday, today, tomorrow and always, thank you.


A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America,” for an amount of “up to and including my life.” (Author unknown.)

Again and again, Broken Promises…don’t let it happen, sign the petition. (from the V.F.W.)

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Dear Friend,

It’s unconscionable!

Our leaders in Congress are actually considering cutting 10 critical benefits that affect our nation’s service members, veterans and their families. VFW is calling it the “10 for 10” plan—cutting 10 benefits to pay for 10 years of war. Read more about it.

We can’t let this happen! VFW needs you to sign this important petition. We’ll let Congress know we have an army of patriots behind us who won’t let them level unjust funding cuts on our defenders and their families!

Sign the Petition

America’s debt crisis calls for tough decisions. That’s a given. But there is no way we’ll allow them to make budget cuts on the backs of our veterans.

You can also help by getting your Facebook friendsinvolved! We need every patriot to stand up and be heard!

http://www.vfw.org/News-and-Events/Articles/10-FOR-10–VFW-WON%E2%80%99T-STAND-FOR-BROKEN-PROMISES/

Update..11/17/11..Colbert Nation:  “The Word”… Steven Colbert’s satire is spot on.  Congress demands more sacrfice from our  Veterans, our Service men/women…Spot on…

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/402700/november-17-2011/the-word—the-1-?xrs=share_fb

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/402700/november-17-2011/the-word—the-1-?xrs=share_copy

WELCOME HOME and THANK YOU. Vietnam Veterans Day March 30th.

http://veterans.senate.gov/rankingmember/ranking-press-releases.cfm?action=release.display&release_id=2aa7e16a-9bad-4c3e-ab8e-a076cd861d93

http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/vietnam/

From Ron Fox, friend and Vietnam veteran:  To my brothers and sisters who served with me.  This is very moving and reminds me of how proud I am of all of you that served with me in that far off distant place that lives in our hearts and minds. This film is worth seeing over and over again. This is a video made by and for Michigan Vietnam Veterans, but I believe all of you should appreciate this.  http://www.v-prod.com/trailer_vietnam.html

(Above post/link from Blue Star Mom Pat and below link/You tube Video from double Blue Star Mom Patty – Chewy (Biker Dog) and his driver bring such a wonderful tribute as the Patriot Guard Escorted “The Wall That Heals” on March 29, 2011.  Semper Fi.  BRAVO ZULU and Thank you.)

“My boy was much more to me, than a name on a wall”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YisFkvI_-o&feature=player_embedded#at=94

“The Greatest casualty is being forgotten.” broken promises..

On Monday, Feb. 14, 2011…Valentine’s day..a day of love… ‘greater love has no man than this, that a man lays down his life for his friends.’ John 15:13

Is a day and opportunity for those who have not forgotten the sacrifice of service of the wounded warriors.  Go to the Wounded Warrior Project site and or Facebook page and unite in support of keeping our nation’s promises to our service men and women.

From the Wounded Warrior Project site:  http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/content/view/1191/

On Monday, February 14th join us in an outreach movement to send a message to the White House:

  • Tweet your demand for support for wounded warriors. Paste the following message into Twitter:
    @whitehouse: Time is up, President Obama. Support family caregivers of wounded warriors now. http://tiny.cc/6vmjv #MilitaryMonday
  • Donate your Facebook status to the effort for the day with our message or become a fan of our page and follow the updates on the issue. http://facebook.com/wwpinc.fans
  • Contact the White House at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact and share your outrage at the lack of support for our nation’s heroes and their families.
  • Visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org for additional ways to get involved and show your support.

Read more: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/content/view/1191/#ixzz1DfCDNgpM

(from the Wounded Warrior site): Visit the White House’s Facebook page and leave a comment, demanding that they direct implementation of this support NOW! To leave a comment, you’ll have to click the button to “like” the White House. If you’re not a fan, you can always “unlike” it after leaving your comment.

Suggested post: Mr. President, last May, you signed legislation directing the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide comprehensive support to wounded warriors’ family-caregivers. Under that law, families should be getting those needed services by now, but VA help seems still a year away. Mr. President, please cut through the red tape and direct implementation NOW! The families have already sacrificed so much!

 

Promises, but still no help, for those caring for   wounded vets

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/02/17/veterans.caretaker.law.stalled/index.html?hpt=Sbin