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SURVEY: Should the White House and Department of Defense plan homecoming pa

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SURVEY: Should the White House and Department of Defense plan homecoming parades for the units that served in Iraq?

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TOPIC: The most frequest complaint expressed by both Korea and Vietnam War veterans is that there were no parades or homecomings marking the end of hostilities in their wars. As of this time neither the White House nor DOD has scheduled any Homecoming or "Victory" celebrations to mark the end of combat operations in Iraq as the last combat units in Iraq are scheduled to return home at the end of August 2010...

 

SURVEY LOCATION: http://home.pacbell.net/veterans/s-080710.htm

 

Contact Person for this Survey: Roger Simpson, PIO

Public Information Office: http://www.13105320634.com

The American War Library: http://www.amervets.com/

16907 Brighton Avenue

Gardena CA 90247-5420

Phone / Fax: 1-310-532-0634

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Parades are always nice, for some people, I know of some veterans who aren't big on that stuff. I would hope that most local communities who have the traditional parades on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, etc would give some acknowledgment to our most recent veterans. I want our government officials to give top priority to providing the needed long term support that all our veterans deserve. Those items don't give many opportunities for "photo opts" but are the things that can make a big difference in people's lives. If a special ceremony in D.C happens, fine. But is it appropriate to do so while others are still in that "other place "?

 

Edited by: mrroberts on Aug 8, 2010 12:22 PM

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