Sent: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 12:43 pm
Subject: Re: It's Our Duty to Save the Veterans Home
A CALL TO ACTION
SAVE OUR NATIONAL VETERANS HOME,
OR LOSE IT TO A PUBLIC PARK.
THE CHOICE IS YOURS!
VETERANS PUBLIC RALLY - V
Sunday, April 20th - 1:00 - 4:00 PM
"Save Our Veterans Home"
National Veterans Home
N/E Corner - Wilshire and San Vicente Boulevards
THANKS to all who attended Sunday's Rally, and a special thanks to Steve Palmer, an 85 year-old World War II wheelchair Veteran who religiously drives from Panorama City in the San Fernando Valley every Sunday to "Save Our Veterans Home." Dick Briethaupt, an 80-year old Korean War Veteran and "Son of the Revolution," faithfully drives from Northridge to support the cause. Dick also works during the week making Rally signs. Gil Flores, a 65 year-old Vietnam War Veteran drove from Garden Grove in Orange County to give his loyal support. Co-organizer of the Sunday Rallies, Vietnam War Veteran Franciso Juarez, drove 100 miles from Tehachipi with his wife Clara. Both faithfully attend our Sunday's Rallies in spite of the 200-mile round trip. Bettina Michaels, a local Brentwood community activist and a Veteran widow, has not missed one Sunday Rally to "Save the Home." Thanks for all who go above and beyond the call of duty to "Save the Home."
A Call to Action: Fellow Veterans, if the "Old Guard" can drive long distances to "Save the Home," how about those of the younger Guard that live close by doing your duty and joining the Sunday Rallies?
WHAT: A Major Veterans Rally to save the Los Angeles National Veterans Home and stop the public park land heist.
WHY: To stop the land giveaway of Veterans' hallowed property and demand government's full compliance and enforcement of the Land Grant Deed of 1888.
"SAVE OUR VETERANS HOME" - This land was specifically Deeded 120 years ago to be permanently maintained as a National Home for America's Military Veterans. Our government must cancel the no-bid, behind-the-scenes land-grab of 16 acres of Veterans hallowed property that was given away rent-free for a public community park. This parcel of land is estimated to be worth nearly one billion dollars, yet Veterans receive absolutely nothing while their healthcare services are seriously underfunded and woefully inadequate.
Veterans Park Conservancy, a special interest activist group has bigger plans to take control of Veterans land and build a "central park west" for the general public. This National Home is a place of historic quietude for Veterans rehabilitation and convalescence and there must never be any consideration for a noisy public community park of any kind whatsoever. There is absolutely nothing in the Deed of 1888 that allows anyone to designate any land for a public park, open space, commercial use, or any other purpose whatsoever, other than for the direct benefit of America's Military Veterans. America's citizenry must demand government's enforcement of the Deed just as it was generously Granted on March 3, 1888: “To be permanently maintained as a National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers.”
WHERE: The Rally will be held at the Front Gate and on the Sidewalks outside of the National Veterans Home, situated at the Northeast Corner of Wilshire and San Vicente Boulevards in Brentwood. (Just north of Federal Avenue)
WHEN: Sundays' Rally: April 20th - From 1:00 - 4:00 PM
WHO: Everyone that supports America's Military Veterans and their National Veterans' Home.
DO YOUR DUTY AND SHOW UP EVERY SUNDAY!
PLEASE Forward This to Fellow Veterans and Friends of Veterans
© 2008 - We the Veterans