Saturday, February 18, 2012

Iraq Veterans White House Dinner

A National Day of recognition should come from the Federal side but do you really want that right now as both these wars are tied together as one because of 9/11 and the false reasons and trumped up intelligence to invade and occupy Iraq, once again abandoning the main mission and our Countries promises to the Afghan people some ten years back.

At this time this sounds very reasonable and being done in a correct fashion, might be great if they streamed it or televised it as well, hint hint.

Iraq veterans invited to White House dinner-Some restrictions apply
February 16, 2012 - On February 29, in the East Room of the White House, 64 former service members who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn will sit down to dinner with the President of the United States.

The 64 men and women were not randomly invited, but specifically hand-picked by the Pentagon, to represent the more than 1.5 million soldiers (all inclusive of the branches) who served in Iraq.

The White House had criteria: Every state and territory had to be represented. Ethnic diversity was imperative and all branches of the military and every service rank had to be included.

The dinner was to be a melting pot of diversity and culture as well as an accurate representation of those who served in Iraq. read more>>>

Take it from this Vietnam Vet, came home from Vietnam and my last year of four in service to Country back in '71, the National Parade should be held when All the troops are withdrawn, now with the slow ongoing withdrawal as the soldiers try and at least complete some of that main mission and those promises the country made. Much better then what we got, an after thought as the Parades were organized and held for the first Gulf Wars end, the folks went home and have since ignored the veterans with Gulf War Syndrome and more, or the many others since then in communities trying to clear their conscious while forgetting the lessons of Vietnam. Why there one coming at the end of March, not a parade but a day of welcoming home, billed as the biggest welcome home Vietnam Veterans gathering eveeeeer in North Carolina at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, the kids thank god will thoroughly enjoy!

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