|Veterans respond again at national monuments|
Letter to the Editor:
As an 89-year-old veteran, it gives me the utmost pleasure in acknowledging the deeds of my veteran comrades and supporters in aiding our World War II veterans in accessing entry to the monuments (during the recent federal government shutdown) built in their honor.These monuments are ours, veterans and civilians alike. They were not constructed for ruthless politicians to use as a club over the populous nor to further degrade American veterans and family services. The various monuments were provided by a thankful nation to show our veterans the honor and appreciation they earned and certainly deserve.
The monuments also illustrate to our future generations that freedom is not free and needs to be protected at all costs. They are a symbol to the world, as well, how America stepped forth to save the world from tyranny and to provide a better way of life for many.
The heroic action of removing barricades and assisting our World War II heroes to access their monument is nothing short of miraculous. Going beyond the call of duty is in-borne in all our military forces and I?thank God for providing the courage in our vets to continue this motto.
The actions by these supporting veterans has accomplished something just as important by warning our elected leaders that they have strayed too far from their elected purposes. Take heed,
you have pushed the goal post toward destroying our democracy far enough. Do your work according to our constitution and re-establish state sovereignty and the appropriate powers to their citizens. Our government was intended to be limited in size and power. So let’s keep it that way for the benefit of our citizens.
Our responsibility as veterans did not cease when we turned our military uniforms in for civilian garb. We carry the responsibility of seeing that our comrades did not give their lives in vain, by demanding that our leaders represent American and our legal citizens first. Today we do not see that happening. Foreign governments and illegal persons are being given preference over our interests. We should not and must not accept this form of heavy-handed rule, lest we will continue our dereliction of duty to our country and her citizens.
In closing, I?pray that this will be a wake up call, not only to my fellow veterans, but to all conscientious Americans. This is our country. Let us save it. Our grandchildren are certainly worth it.
|Tuesday, October 29, 2013 11:05 AM|