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Americans appeal to President Obama: Honor
America's WWI Veterans!
11, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/
-- This Veterans
highly distinguished Americans from across
society's spectrum – organized by FamilySecurityMatters.org –
reissues an open letter/petition to
President Obama, demanding that he honor
America's World War One veterans by allowing
the replacement of the Mojave Desert War
Memorial Cross, the
sole National Monument to the nearly 5
million American veterans of that war .
This is the third appeal in 6 months; both
previous appeals, issued on behalf of
twenty-three million veterans, have been
ignored by their Commander-in-Chief.
Reminiscent of President Reagan's famous
challenge to Gorbachev - "Tear down this
wall!" – signatories to this letter/petition
(found here: http://www.HonorOurWWOneVets.org)
ask President Obama to "Put Back This
They include: former Senator Rick
former Speaker Newt
twoMedal of Honor recipients;
retired military leaders from Major Generals
to Lt. Colonels; a Pulitzer andPeabody, Emmy-award-winner;
former U.S. Ambassador and director of Voice
of America; the president/CEO of The
Catholic League; business leaders; a former
Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney; the Lt.
Colonel who carried the "nuclear football"
for President Clinton; the lead counsel for
and even a survivor of the USS/Indianapolis.
They - and We the People – demand President
Obama's swift action to defend the integrity
of federal war memorials and honor the
dignity and memory of America's war
Six months have passed since the Mojave
Desert War Memorial Cross was desecrated and
stolen by vandals on May
A serious federal crime has been committed –
and nearly 5 million American veterans are
denied their only national monument – but
President Obama and his administration
refuse to act.
president of www.FamilySecurityMatters.org
said, "As we've explained to President
Obama, we've raised private funds to replace
the cross with an exact replica. No federal
effort or funds are required…but we will not
rest until our nation's sole federal war
memorial honoring nearly 150,000 Americans
who perished in WWI is restored to its
original, 76-year- old resting place. Not
now, not ever."
Supreme Court Justice Anthony
remarked that the Mojave Desert War Memorial
Cross "evokes thousands of small crosses in
foreign fields marking the graves of
Americans who fell in battles, battles whose
tragedies are compounded if the fallen are