Feeding Homeless Veterans 2017
Homeless Veterans National VFA Pizza Day Challenge
"If our Veterans are hungry let us feed them."
For Veteran Service Organizations, Groups, Concerned Communities, Individuals, Restaurants and Others. To provide our homeless Veterans one free pizza lunch on any given day each month. A National VFA Pizza Day is an idea to raise our Nation's awareness to our homeless Military Veteran's crisis. Including a deeper understanding of the on-going tragedy of Veteran suicides.
We give thanks for your support. We are grateful to our Veterans for their National Service and for the many sacrifices they have made for the United States of America.
After accommodating our homeless Veterans and accomplishing a VFA Pizza Day. Send your documented stories, photos, and/or a (1) minute video to be selected and posted on the Veterans For America website; "IN THE NEWS".
Veterans for America, Salutes YOU!
Veterans Helping Veterans
Lancaster Military Veterans and civic leaders came together to build a 6000 square foot 9 hole putting green for Veteran residents and visitors of the William J "Pete" Knight Veterans home on West Ave I in the City of Lancaster.
The Idea was spearheaded by 90 year old Navy World War II Veteran, Frank Belt, President of Kidz Golf, Lou Gonzales, President of Antelope Valley Chevrolet and Matt Williams of Go Green Products
among others. The putting green is a truly beautiful site to see and done at a fraction of normal cost. It's motivating to witness what the idea of (1) WW II Veteran with support of other Veterans and friends can do.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial revealed at Roseburg VA
As the blasts of the 21-gun salute faded across the dry gray sky, a military musician began to play Taps on the bugle.
A crowd of 240 veterans and Douglas County community members raised their hands to cover their hearts, salute and wipe tears as Chapter 805 of the Vietnam Veterans of America unveiled the Fallen Soldier Battle Cross memorial Saturday morning in front of the Roseburg VA Medical Center.
The dedication ceremony honored the 57,439 soldiers who were killed in action during the Vietnam War, and the black box-shaped monument decorated with insignia and quotations is accompanied by a statue of a Battlefield Cross.
As the monument explains on one side, “When a service man or woman is lost on the battlefield, it has become customary to arrange their boots, rifle and helmet in the configuration you see before you. The surviving members of their squad will gather around this Battlefield Cross to memorialize their fallen comrades.”
“This Battlefield Cross is for all those brave men and women who never came home,” Mike Eakin, one of the speakers, said to the crowd. “My hope is that the same Battlefield Cross would be out in the national cemetery where it belongs to pay tribute to those people.”
Terry Mooney, president of the local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, said the memorial is inspiring. He told the story of a veteran who was contemplating suicide, but changed her mind when fellow veterans treated her with kindness and respect. Mooney said the chapter would like to support the VA in helping with suicide prevention and connecting veterans with one another.
Robert Van Norman, a Vietnam Veteran and member of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, came to the ceremony to show his support.
Wearing a hat that read, “Native Veteran,” Van Norman was holding a sacred eagle wing and burning sage.
“We’re honoring a lot of brothers and sisters that aren’t with us anymore that didn’t get to come home,” Van Norman said. “They are truly missed but not forgotten.”
Douglas Paxton, the VA medical center director, said it means a lot to have the memorial at the VA, as it’s a place where veterans find camaraderie. EMILY HOARD The News-Review
Veterans for Standing Rock
Standing Rock produced thousands of US Veterans to Stand for the people against a corporate backed offensive to install the Black Snake. Little is known about an attempted coup d'état in 1933 to use a corporate backed 500'000 veterans to overthrow the US Government!!
The Business Plot was a financial attempted coup d'état in 1933 in the United States.
Retired Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler testified that wealthy businessmen were plotting to create a 500'000 strong US veterans' organization with Butler as its leader and use it in a coup d'état to overthrow President Franklin D. Roosevelt and install the Shadow Government. In 1934, Butler testified before the United States House of Representatives Special Committee on Un-American Activities (the "McCormack-Dickstein Committee") on these claims. No one was prosecuted.
War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses. We must take the profit out of war.
No one told these American soldiers they might be shot down by bullets made by their own brothers here. No one told them that the ships on which they were going to cross might be torpedoed by submarines built with US patents.
My interest is, my one hobby is, maintaining a democracy. If you get these 500,000 soldiers advocating anything smelling of Fascism, I am going to get 500,000 more and lick the hell out of you, and we will have a real war right at home.
-Smedley Butler, Retired Marine Corps General.
NEW VA Website: VETS.GOV