courtesy of Doug Kidd "All Marine all the time" http://www.leatherneck.com/
I've never been known to 'let go of something' that needs to get done. Like I tell the kids, "If you believe in something, you fight your heart out!"
The following announcement by the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars for those of you who do not know or care about such things), is EXACTLY what I've been talking about recently. It's time to stand UP to the indifference, duplicity, ignorance and ungratefulness of those living in America and 'suckling on the teat' of this Land of Plenty while playing politics.
Those with a 'sense of entitlement' ought to be ashamed of themselves, but they're not. Their positions of power and wealth render them impervious to pleas such as mine. The power-brokers in D.C., the liberals, the progressives, the Democrats and those from ACORN and other 'corrupt' organizations need a big time reality check. Their callous indifference to our Warriors' is heinous, especially in these times.
How out of touch are they? Do they not realize that America has as any enemies within it's borders as we have without? I dare them to read this VFW article and prove me wrong about their selfish indifference. Let them enlighten me on this one. BarbaraKSexton@aol.com
My only complaint about the article below is that THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FORMER MARINE. THEY ARE ONLY RETIRED! I know because I am married to a RETIRED Tank Commander who still does a 'military tuck', etc, etc....
In this day and age of political instability and wars of horrible consequence, we would all do well to be grateful that "Once a Marine, Always a Marine" is a steadfast tenet of the USMC. Should the day come, Heaven forbid, that 'all hands are needed' for some cataclysmic event, you can BET that every United States Marine on earth will rally to the war cry at once!
So, please, dear ones (she says softly now....) take a moment to read this piece and do whatever you can to help. My brother-in-law does transport to and from V.A. hospitals and other places for his fellow retired Marines. You can do this, too. Or donate money, time, spread the word and do whatever you can do to help our Warriors, wounded and not.
I realize some of you may not have given much attention to those who protect your so-called "civil rights", "human rights" and so forth. And some of you always seem to be the first in line for the hand-outs at taxpayer expense. But there is a new regime in Washington with President Barak Obama and it's time for all of you, too, to get on board and to get involved as an American citizen, especially if you are one.
I fully realize that some reading this do not like the military. But, I think differently. Not only am I GRATEFUL that someone is there selflessly defending me and my loved ones....I also have a special soft-spot in my heart for the United States Marine Corps.
Hey, they finally saw fit to issue my husband a wife.
With tough love,
God Bless you for taking this to heart,
Reverend Barbara Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist--Where Science Meets the Cross"
New VFW Program to Assist Former Marines
2/22/10 NEWSThe Veterans of Foreign Wars, in conjunction with the Wounded Warrior Regiment at Quantico, VA, has agreed to provide a new level of service to recently discharged Wounded Warriors.
Any former Marine who has a claim pending at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or wants to file a claim with VA will be referred to a VFW service officer near them who will be happy to discuss their claim and how to obtain the most correct decisions possible from VA.
VFW Department Service Officers and their staff undergo extensive training in order to represent veterans before the VA. They know the process, what to expect and how decisions are made. More important, they are trained to know which decisions are right, and which are not. Their job is to represent veterans.
If you have filed a claim with VA, or want to file a claim, use the link, below, to contact us. We will refer you to a service officer near you who will talk to you about your claim and outline the help we can give you.
If we can help please provide your name, county and state where you live, along with a daytime phone number, and send it to:
VFW article link, once again: