Sunday’s Million vet march: not what organizers wanted.

On Sunday there was a march protesting the closure of the war memorials. At this event conservative figures such as Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin spoke.  The organizers for the Million vet march on the memorials posted on their Facebook page:

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Official Stance of the Million Vet March on the Memorials:

The political agenda put forth by a local organizer in Washington DC yesterday was not in alignment with our message. We feel disheartened that some would seek to hijack the narrative for political gain. The core principle was and remains about all Americans honoring Veterans in a peaceful and apolitical manner. Our love for and our dedication to remains with Veterans, regardless of party affiliation or political leanings.

In a follow-up post they said:

Supporters, as we have said all along.  We are not affiliated with any political party nor did we accept any donations.  Which we could have used, but we didn’t like what we saw that was coming out of Washington; even being courted to become a political action committee which we turned down.

This was then posted on their web-site:

The political agenda put forth by a local organizer in Washington DC was not in alignment with our message.  We feel disheartened that some would seek to hijack the narrative for political gain. The core principle is about all Americans honoring Veterans in a peaceful and apolitical manner.  Mr. Cruz, Ms. Palin and some attendees, including political parties may have not been aware of the goals of the marches which took place in over 60+ rallies across the nation.

It appears that the shutdown is bringing out the worse from both sides of the isle. Many are not going to like this post, but honoring our vets is more important to me than ANY political agenda.

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