‘Million Vet March’ to descend on DC

Outraged that the government shutdown has denied veterans access to numerous memorials in Washington, D.C., a group organizing a march on the capital is gathering support from all over the country.

Million Vet March on the Memorials is planning an Oct. 13 protest, according to its website:

We do not care what political leanings you may be; be it liberal, conservative, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Independent or whatever.  The actions of the U.S. government this week with regard to barricading and shutting down the World War II Memorial to veterans, that may or may not be on their last trip to Washington DC, is a despicable act of cowardice.

Veterans this week were unwillingly pitted as pawns in this crisis.  We feel that this should never be the case.  This is why we will go to Congress after the budget crisis and ask for a bill to be introduced that would prevent any member of the government from closing our memorials down to any American, except for maintenance purposes.  In the meantime, we will have our March in Washington DC on October 13th!  Our veterans deserve that!

The group’s Facebook page, launched Thursday, has already garnered over 8,000 “likes” and has caught the attention of the bikers and truckers who have organized similar demonstrations.

The march is being promoted on Twitter under #1MVetMarch:

Million Vet March tweet

Supporters are helping to make car pool arrangements:

Million Vet March carpool tweet

Million Vet March is compiling a list of veterans memorials around the country so that those who are unable to go to D.C. can participate in their own states.

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See also: Biden calls park ranger who blocked vets: ‘I’m proud of you’

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.
Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

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121 thoughts on “‘Million Vet March’ to descend on DC

  1. celticwaryor says:

    Anybody car/truck pooling from Wyoming? Can’t afford to get their on my own, but I could help pay my way.

  2. Chris Waugh says:

    What memorial located in Orange County NY. Should we go to

    1. Michael B says:

      How close are you to Saratoga Battlefield Nat’l Park?

  3. OurVetsUSA says:

    Our Veterans are our heros!!!!! They fought for this entire country to be free. The politicians are free to sit in their political seats because of our vets. NOW, SOMEONE WHO HAS NEVER PUT ON THE BOOTS, CARRIED THE GUNS, WORN THE UNIFORM, DODGED THE BULLETS OR GIVEN HIS LIFE IS TRYING TO SEAL OFF THE SMALL PIECE OF GROUND WHERE WE GO TO HONOR THEM. THE WHOLE BUNCH SHOULD BE ASHAME. IMPEACHMENT NOW OR IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE. FIRST OR GUNS AND NOW THIS.

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