For any military veteran (or supporter of military veterans) who will (or can) be in Washington, DC this Sunday, October 13th, I encourage you to join in the Million Vet March.
It will take place at 9 AM, beginnnig at the World War II Veterans Memorial, as a protest by veterans and others against the Obama administration's reprehensible, petulant closing of open-air memorials to those who have given "their last full measure of devotion" to our great nation.
As one web site notes, "The Administration has closed down war memorials that are normally open 24/7 and that do not have any staff to guard them under normal circumstances."
Several organizations, including Special Operations Speaks and Brats for Veterans, as well as individuals with ties to veterans and veterans-related groups, have organized the non-partisan event.
The former group offered this statement:
The Obama Administration is using the government shutdown as an excuse to keep our veterans from acknowledging the debt owed to them and their predecessors. This is unforgivable. It is also unjustified, as no taxpayer funds are spent by keeping these shrines open. We will open them ourselves, if that’s what it takes.
Please "like" the march's Facebook page (over 36,000 likes at the time of writing this note) and share widely.
I wish I could be there...I hope many of you will find a way to participate and show support for our valiant veterans (and secondarily opposition to the petty tyrant temporarily besmirching the White House with his anti-American presence.)