Monday, February 04, 2008

Vets on the Hill

As Iraq slowly fades off the media radar and is replaced by the economy, it's important to remember that the war in Iraq will continue to be a political issue no matter who is elected this November.

To that end, Vets For Freedom is bringing together Iraq and Afghanistan Vets for another Vets on the Hill.

On April 8, 2008 in Washington, DC, Vets for Freedom will hold America's single largest gathering of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
SIGN UP HERE to be a part of "Vets on the Hill," the culminating event of the Vets for Freedom National Heroes Tour.
If you're a veteran of Iraq, Afghanistan, or another theater of the War on Terror,
sign up today to show up on April 8 and tell Congress to support General Petraeus and our fellow troops as they continue to succeed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Unlike our anti-war opponents, we will not stage protests, chant slogans, or impede the work of government. We will meet constructively with as many members of Congress as we can to express our first-hand experiences and explain why it is important that the sacrifices of our comrades-in-arms not be in vein.
Vets for Freedom will cover all travel expenses for the trip. So mark your calendar, sign up today, and tell your fellow veterans.
As many of you will recall, this isn't the first time we've done this. In September of 2007, Vets for Freedom brought 250 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to Capitol Hill to support General Petraeus and urge Congress to provide the troops the resources, manpower, and time necessary to compete their important mission.

At the time, it was the largest single gathering of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to-date on Capitol Hill; and that day, members of Congress from both sides of the aisle heard the on-the-ground truth from soldiers, marines, sailors, and airmen who've seen the battle first hand. Soon thereafter, they voted to fund the troops.
On April 8th, 2008 we're going to do it again. And we're going to bring even more veterans to Capitol Hill this time!
And remember, if you're on active duty-you can still participate. Current DOD regulations allow you to participate as long as you are: 1) out of uniform; 2) not speaking on behalf of "the military"; and 3) not protesting. The same goes for National Guard and Reserve troops. Please join us.

There's no requirement to be a conservative, Republican, or even a supporter of the president or his administration. All that is needed is having served in theater and a belief that we should win the war rather than run from it. The MN chapter of VFF can be found here.

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