Thursday, January 31, 2008

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Endorsed Ron Paul for Congress


By Jonathon | January 31, 2008

From Military For Paul
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is an American veterans organization with over 2 million members. VFW works on behalf of American veterans by lobbying Congress for better veterans’ health care and benefits. The VFW also maintains a nationwide organization of employees and volunteers to assist veterans with their VA disability claims and job placement.


VFW also donates hundreds of thousands of dollars and millions of hours for community service. One of their most popular programs, Operation Uplink, provides free phone cards to overseas service members.
The political action committee for VFW, VFW-PAC, endorsed Ron Paul in both the 2004 and 2006 Congressional races. According to Roy Grona, state adjutant for the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Texas, Paul has been endorsed by the VFW in his congressional races in part because of his support for veterans’ benefits.

1 comment:

rising awakening said...

Our men and women continue to serve, to sacrifice, and to die.
Most communities pay homage to the honor, and the tragedy, and the memory of it all. But some politicians disgrace their positions.

In the wake of a torrent of horrible decisions based upon flawed judgment and questionable priorities, and with the Town facing a financial crisis brought on by a series of extremely poor decisions, current Town officials have made their latest target the removal of the howitzer artillery display piece from Surfside Veterans Park. They plan to give it away.

Several years ago, Town officials worked for diligently for three years for the Town to be granted that memorial display (1998 - 2001). Personnel from the Town, including the Town Commission and administrators, veterans, reservists, and active duty men and women from virtually all branches of the military were involved in the effort. We made formal requests in accordance with all proper procedures. The Town's sincere and demonstrated appreciation of all veterans through many programs, projects, events, and other efforts was recognized at all levels. The howitzer was made available in 2001 and provided to the Town by the US Army on the agreed condition that it be displayed where it now is at Surfside Veterans Park as a memorial and tribute to those who serve and those who have served. Prior to the arrival of the display, the Town renovated Veterans Park, installed new landscaping, irrigation, pavers and flagpoles and made vast upgrades to the site. We proudly accepted the howitzer and brought it from a distant depot to South Florida and installed it properly where it remains today. It is a symbol of our community's respect, admiration and appreciation for those who have served and sacrificed to protect and defend our nation and the freedom that our citizens enjoy.
1992 - 2006

Surfside created, presented, supported, and participated in many, many efforts to honor veterans and to sincerely thank them for their service. Examples include:

Memorial Day Ceremonies
Veterans Day Ceremonies
Pearl Harbor Remembrances
Surfside Military Discount Program Honoring all active duty and veteran personnel
Honoring the Fleet Week, USS Bataan, Avon Park Bombing Range, Richmond Naval Air Station, FTL Naval
Air Station, and South Florida Military History projects
Support for local JROTC programs at public schools
Renovation of Surfside Veterans Park
Recipient of Howitzer Display Piece from US Army
Cooperative projects with the US Coast Guard and CGAux.
Visited by Vice Commander, USSOUTHCOM
Visited by Admirals, Generals, and Senior Officers of All Branches
Cooperative International Relief Projects - Town and Military efforts
Rally for America
Participation in local military ceremonies and tributes


2008

Town officials decommission the Town's traditional support for veterans related programs and then very recently announce plans to remove the Howitzer from Veterans Park and to give it away to an outside organization rather than to maintain it at its designated static display location at Surfside Veterans Park where it serves as a tribute to those who have served - and who serve today - and who sacrifice for our nation. Surfside is proud of its public service, of its appreciation for veterans' service, and for its role in local, state, national and international missions of service and good will and of helping to set an example. Therefore residents of Surfside should not be assumed to be associated in any way with the disrespect and dishonor of the current Town officials who while covered in pretense, act to remove symbols of American pride.