Jack Cunningham
Jack Cunningham

Veterans Get Emotional As They Fight To Keep Their Memorial

UPDATE: Vets, Their Families, Their Friends And Supporters Try To Save Coos Bay Veterans Memorial

http://www.americans-working-together.com/this-is-how-one-state-repays-veterans/id93.html

Jack Cunningham
Jack Cunningham

Near 1,350 signers and near 600 shares in less than 48 hours.

SAVE the Coos Bay Oregon Vietnam Veteran Memorial.
Please sign our Facebook petition and share it around to YOUR family and friends.
http://www.causes.com/actions/1743610-save-the-coos-bay-oregon-vietnam-veterans-memorial

Thomas Melas
Thomas Melas
  • Jack Cunningham

You know, I see this monument and I don't see a cross - I see a snapshot of places like the cemetery at Arlington. There are graves of Christians, Jews, Atheists, and others - but when you look across the sea of crosses, Magen Davids, civilian style headstones, etc. you need to remember that those markers are the mortal remains of our troops. Those markers represent the beliefs of those troops, their faith or their lack of faith.

I don't think this memorial is about the cross, I think it's...

You know, I see this monument and I don't see a cross - I see a snapshot of places like the cemetery at Arlington. There are graves of Christians, Jews, Atheists, and others - but when you look across the sea of crosses, Magen Davids, civilian style headstones, etc. you need to remember that those markers are the mortal remains of our troops. Those markers represent the beliefs of those troops, their faith or their lack of faith.

I don't think this memorial is about the cross, I think it's about the great many troops who paid the ultimate price in service to our nation; a reminder, I believe, of the fact that many men are no longer with us but, instead lay in graves before their time had come.

I am in the Army currently, I have been a soldier, off and on, for 25 years and a couple months. Yes, I am Christian, but I really think that the veteran that designed this memorial marker was trying to remind us of the cost some of the troops paid during this war. Look at the photo again, doesn't it seem very close to those used at military cemeteries as far as design, color and it's dimensions?

I think this memorial should remain in place, cared for and maintained by the city - I see no reason to remove it. Should the local government want to remove this marker, how long will it be before protesters begin asking that religious markers be removed from cemeteries on federal or state land, etc?

Jimmy Hanor
Jimmy Hanor

It represents those who gave their lives for freedom . It also shows they gave their lives even to those who want to take it down

Charlene Briggs
Charlene Briggs
  • Jimmy Hanor

God bless you, brother! You are truly an American! Thank you for your service!

Michael Savage
Michael Savage

I am a Vet of that war era, and its sickening to see that even a memorial to those who died is under attack by secular progressives, GOD BLESS AMERICA AND HER VETERANS PERIOD......

Clifford Barnes
Clifford Barnes

I am a Nam vet and get tired of all the crap.

Edie Magill
Edie Magill

Can' t believe I Am seeing this on Easter Sunday...you fricking Atheist deal with it...Christians are not going away...leave the vets alone...b/c of all the vets you are allowed to talk your crap.

Thomas Melas
Thomas Melas
  • Edie Magill

Exactly right - freedom isn't free and we're the ones picking up the tab for groups having the ability to run around using that first amendment; they need to remember that we have that right, too. I think that we should be allowed to put up any monument we care to.

Corey Mondello
Corey Mondello

School Posters stating "God is dead" and "The Devil is alive" are allowed

To:
Campaign Leader Jack Cunningham
(http://www.causes.com/profiles/59628385)
&
Fellow Petitioners,

Just got the email stating:

School Posters stating "God is dead" and "The Devil is alive" are allowed"

High School Students can not pray in school, but posters stating "God is dead" and "The Devil is alive" are allowed.

from:

From Two (so far) Campaigns by Campaign Leader: Jack Cunningham (http://www.causes.com...

School Posters stating "God is dead" and "The Devil is alive" are allowed

To:
Campaign Leader Jack Cunningham
(http://www.causes.com/profiles/59628385)
&
Fellow Petitioners,

Just got the email stating:

School Posters stating "God is dead" and "The Devil is alive" are allowed"

High School Students can not pray in school, but posters stating "God is dead" and "The Devil is alive" are allowed.

from:

From Two (so far) Campaigns by Campaign Leader: Jack Cunningham (http://www.causes.com/profiles/59628385)

1. Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Deserve Their "Welcome Home" And "Thank You" Parade (http://www.causes.com/America_s_Brave_Honorable_Military_And_Veterans)
Posted to "Americans Working Together" (http://www.causes.com/America_s_Brave_Honorable_Military_And_Veterans)

&

2. We Demand The Government STOP Mining Personal Data On Private Citizens
(http://www.causes.com/causes/1008613-stop-big-brother-from-taking-over-america)
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Jack Cunningham
Jack Cunningham

1 in 3 Recent Vets Has Considered Suicide. Support America's PTSD Vets By Calling Congress TODAY
http://www.causes.com/actions/1757707-support-americas-ptsd-veterans-call-your-members-of-congress-today

Beverly Smith
Beverly Smith

because I am an American

Jack Cunningham
Jack Cunningham

After over 3 years in office, Gov. Chris Christie still refuses to respond to disabled combat veteran.
Disabled Vet's Petition To Governor Chris Christie
http://www.causes.com/causes/975027-disabled-vet-s-petition-to-governor-chris-christie

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