On today of all day’s, Veterans Day, or as it was formally know as Armistice Day is a day that was set aside to honor American dead after The Great War, AKA, World War I. It used to be a special day of remembrance, flags would fly at half staff in the morning in honor of the deceased. At noon the flags would be fully raised in honor of the living veterans. There were parades in almost every town in the country. Now, the country has lost honor by turning it into just another paid day off and an occasion for sales. So sad.
Now to make matter worse, the liberals on the left coast show even more disrespect by honor the dirt bags in the Occupy Movement. Just another nail in Americas coffin.
The mayor of Richmond, Calif. plans to skip her city’s Veterans Day memorial events to attend an Occupy rally, a choice that’s prompting anger and criticism.
McLaughlin defended her decision, telling the newspaper that the city is not sponsoring the Veterans Day event, and the rally she will attend will honor Scott Olsen, the Iraq war veteran injured at an Occupy Oakland rally last month. Richmond and Oakland, both in the San Francisco Bay Area, are about 12 miles apart.
“I choose to honor our veterans, not only on Veteran’s Day, but daily, by supporting an end to military warfare to prevent further fighting and dying in needless wars,” she said in an email. “I am a strong supporter of Veterans for Peace and Iraq Vets Against the War.”
McLaughlin, a member of the Green Party elected to a second term last year, has been supportive of the Occupy Wall Street movement since its inception.
- Calif. Mayor Chooses Occupy Rally Over Veterans Day Memorial (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Richmond Mayor to skip Veterans Day events for Occupy rally (mercurynews.com)
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