Fellow Veterans and Friends of Veterans:
At last Sunday's Rally to "Save Our Veterans' Land," there were four attendees ... three of them in their 80s."
STEVE PALMER, 86 year-old World War Veteran
NEWT YOUNG, 81 year-old Korean War Veteran
LARRY CARDENAS, 80 year-old Korean War Veteran
Thanks to these "Old Guard" Veterans who are so loyal and dedicated to our cause.
Today is our 98th consecutive Sunday Rally and we are winning this major battle against the bad guys. The question is will you be on this winning team of the "Old Veterans Guard?" I've never been prouder than being on this team of Champions!
Today is also Super Bowl Sunday, so most people will be pre-occupied with something more important than taking back Veterans land and bringing back "Home" 20,000 of our fellow Veterans who are homeless in Los Angeles. Think about that when you are sitting in the comfort of your own home watching the Super Bowl.
Let's take a look at what Vince Lombardi, the legendary NFL football coach of the Green Bay Packer Super Bowl champions had to say about winning, being #1, being a champion.
WHAT IT TAKES TO BE #1
"Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all the time thing. You don't win once in a while; you don't do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game, and that's first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay, and I don't ever want to finish second again. There is a second place bowl game, but it is a game for losers played by losers. It is and always has been an American zeal to be first in anything we do, and to win, and to win, and to win.
Every time a football player goes to play his trade he's got to play from the ground up-from the soles of his feet right up to his head. Every inch of him has to play. Some guys play with their heads. That's O.K. You've got to be smart to be number one in any business. But more importantly, you've got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. If you're lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he's never going to come off the field second.
Running a football team is no different than running any other kind of organization -- an army, a political party or a business. The principles are the same. The object is to win -- to beat the other guy. Maybe that sounds hard or cruel. I don't think it is.
It is a reality of life that men are competitive and the most competitive games draw the most competitive men. That's why they are there -- to compete. To know the rules and objectives when they get in the game. The object is to win fairly, squarely, by the rules-but to win.
And in truth, I've never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn't appreciate the grind, the discipline. There is something in good men that really yearns for discipline and the harsh reality of head to head combat.
I don't say these things because I believe in the "brute" nature of man or that men must be brutalized to be combative. I believe in God, and I believe in human decency. But I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious."
- Vince Lombardi
"If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done."
"Success demands singleness of purpose."
"Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will be judged by only one thing -- the result."
"Three or four plays decide a ball game, and you never know which ones it will be."
"There is no substitute for work."
"You don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time."
"You can do it if you have singleness of purpose and discipline."
"The woods are full of performers -- we want champions."
"If two teams are the same in physical ability and mental ability, it's the team with pride that wins."
Thanks again to the 80 year-olds of the "Old Veterans Guard"
... Champions in Vince Lombardi's Book ...
Join The Veterans Revolution and you will be joining a team of Champions!
God Bless America and The Veterans Revolution
TODAY - 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Northeast corner of Wilshire and San Vicente Boulevards