Jack Cunningham
Jack Cunningham

Chip God Away One Day At A Time

This is another disgrace. Call your members of Congress. Get involved...

Military Academy may drop the phrase SO HELP ME GOD

http://www.americans-working-together.com/stop_abuse_of_political_power/id18.html

Bill Skaggs
Bill Skaggs
  • Jack Cunningham

Not every American is Christian. I don't care if you worship your god, but don't force others to do so under the guise of patriotism. A non-Christian can serve our country as well as any.

Deanna Mae Holloway
Deanna Mae Holloway

Either love this country with all of it's religious memorials and our freedoms to express our love and appreciation for those who have fought for these freedoms or take the first plane to Afghanistan and join the other God haters!

Bill Skaggs
Bill Skaggs
  • Deanna Mae Holloway

So forget about the Constitution and kick out all the non-Christians?

Robert Gootz
Robert Gootz

I am appealing to every God Loving Veteran, American Citizen and active Service Man and Woman to please click on the link and sign the petition to stop the removal of this Vietnam Memorial in Mingus Park, Coos Bay Oregon. It's not a big or fancy memorial, but it does belong to the 58,282 service men and women who gave up all their tomorrow for your today's it also belongs to 303,644 who were wounded and let's not forget the 1,652 MIA's who still remain there where about unknown and don't...

I am appealing to every God Loving Veteran, American Citizen and active Service Man and Woman to please click on the link and sign the petition to stop the removal of this Vietnam Memorial in Mingus Park, Coos Bay Oregon. It's not a big or fancy memorial, but it does belong to the 58,282 service men and women who gave up all their tomorrow for your today's it also belongs to 303,644 who were wounded and let's not forget the 1,652 MIA's who still remain there where about unknown and don't forget about their families who have suffered for years without an accounting of their husbands, fathers, brothers and friends last but certainly not least the 779 POW's who suffered years of torture and torment at the hands of their enemy at the Hanoi Hilton and other POW prisons and stayed true to their brothers in arms through a living Hell. But to some that does not matter, the only thing that matters to them is that this Memorial has a Cross on it and they find it offensive, let me ask you something if someone tried to take a cross off your loved one's final resting place would you allow it or would you fight? So let's fight for those who died giving us the right, we are still Americans are we not. Please share and email and don't forget to click on the link and sign the petition.

Semper Fidelis

Sgt. Gootz
USMC 66-69
Alpha 1/4 RVN 67-68.
3rd Mar. Divi.

Sandy Valencour
Sandy Valencour
  • Robert Gootz

I'd fight for any veteran that has a cross or any other symbol requested on their final resting place. Nam is getting it again and it truly pisses me off! If offended, these idiots can look away from the cross!

Eddie Van Winkle
Eddie Van Winkle
  • Robert Gootz

AMEN Sandy, When is our Govt. both local and Fed. going to stand up to this anti Christ trash that is telling us we can't have crosses on anything military. My blood pressure goes radical when I read about this trash. They may start a revolution!!!! I guarantee, believer or not, Every knee will bow in judgement before our Lord. Stand up Christians for our God and our vets....

Don Bomar
Don Bomar
  • Robert Gootz

As one of the people who built this memorial and vet, It means alot more to us than it does them.... the military has used a cross to mark the graves of fallen soldiers for many years and is to honor the dead more than to honor Christ.. to Honor Christ is up to each individual.

Greg Talbot III
Greg Talbot III
  • Robert Gootz

Thanks for sharing this, Robert Gootz. I have signed the petition, shared the link on my walll, and encouraged my fb friends to do the same. We must stand up against this so-called Freedom FROM Religion Foundation, en mass, any time they show up anywhere. Resist, nullify and expose!

Suzanne Strache
Suzanne Strache
  • Robert Gootz

Sandy V: "I'd fight for any veteran that has a cross or any other symbol requested on their final resting place." So would I! That would be their right. But this is not a grave. This is a memorial on public property, and the cross doesn't represent all who fought. I believe they ALL deserve honor and thanks. Not only the Christians.

Glenna Hatcher
Glenna Hatcher

Haven't our Vietnam Veteran's been unappreciated enough !

Yonis Crantz
Yonis Crantz
  • Glenna Hatcher

That's a great way of putting this sad situation.

Patrick Quinn
Patrick Quinn
  • Glenna Hatcher

Glenna, it was vets that filed this petition. You are assuming all vets want this religious display on public property. Being "unappreciated" and removing a constitutional violation from a public park are two unrelated events.

Pegi Walker
Pegi Walker
  • Glenna Hatcher

Mr Quinn should spend his time making his comments on one of the Non-Christian, non-Cross believing sites. Obviously they are not appreciated or shared on this "Save the Monument with the Cross" for OUR veterans. I would guarantee there are very MANY more vets believing and thanking GOD to this day and everything that Cross represents as opposed to those he referred to.

Maxine Hardy Hammond
Maxine Hardy Hammond

DOESN'T SURPRISE ME IN THE LEAST, AS OBAMA HAS NEVER BEEN IN THE ARMED FORCES NOR IN BATTLE AS OUR BRAVE SOLDIERS HAVE, AND TO DINIGRATE THEM IN THIS WAY IS A SIN, AND I BELIEVE ALL TRUE AMERICANS CAN SEE THE EVIL IN THIS LATEST THING AGAINST OUR COUNTRY,

AND OUR MEN IN UNIFORM, SHAME ON THIS ADMINISTRATION FOR THIS TERRIBLE THING, SEEMS THEY DO NOT RESPECT THIS U.S.A. AS ANY TRUE AMERICN SHOULD..

Ron Fenner
Ron Fenner
  • Maxine Hardy Hammond

Hitler was the same way called himself to deceive while destroying Germany then took the useful idiots to war and caused 50 million to die

Ron Fenner
Ron Fenner
  • Maxine Hardy Hammond

He said he was a Christian to get their vote and because everything was a so called Christian they fell for it

Barbara Rodriguez
Barbara Rodriguez
  • Maxine Hardy Hammond

I want to apologize to all veterans, but especially to those who fought in Viet Nam. I came up in the 60's and personally witnessed the pstd(they hadn't even had the term then;) that the men from my neighborhood came back with, including my first love. To insult them, their families, and those who gave their lives is more than out of line; it is sacrilige. This type of protest shows a society in decline. No matter what this country's faults; people all over the world want to come and live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Patrick Quinn
Patrick Quinn
  • Maxine Hardy Hammond

@Maxine Hardy Hammond, Obama has nothing to do with this issue. Why are you insinuating that he is behind this complaint? Veterans filed this complaint, not Obama.

Mervyn Russell
Mervyn Russell

I am a Vietnam Veteran, I fail to see what is so offensive to anyone weather there is a cross or a Star of David or any other form of honoring our war dead. I've lost many friends in this war (Vietnam War). Our country should not have put us in such danger, what about God's laws? "Thou shall not kill." Who is standing up for God's commandments? Our politicians send us off into a foreign country that most of us has never heard of. Putting young men and Women in harms way, forcing us to kill...

I am a Vietnam Veteran, I fail to see what is so offensive to anyone weather there is a cross or a Star of David or any other form of honoring our war dead. I've lost many friends in this war (Vietnam War). Our country should not have put us in such danger, what about God's laws? "Thou shall not kill." Who is standing up for God's commandments? Our politicians send us off into a foreign country that most of us has never heard of. Putting young men and Women in harms way, forcing us to kill or be killed. I have found the truth and I should not have even agreed to go to war for some thing that God's law clearly states that we should not do. Freedom of religion, what does this mean when what we are doing is clearly contrary to the teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. America has stuck it's nose into the affairs of other countr too many times. We can not be the police force of the whole World. Jesus' teachings plainly states that we are to love our neighbor as ourselves Semper FI

James A. Murphy
James A. Murphy

This is crazy! Haven't our Nam Vets suffered enough????? Whoever started this craziness should get a class on what made this country so great! It was and is OUR Veterans!!!!!!

Bill Rooney
Bill Rooney
  • James A. Murphy

you got that right !! If not for them, people would not be free to protest or speak their mind. God Bless the Veterans !!!

Joyce Peterson
Joyce Peterson
  • James A. Murphy

Obama does not want crosss place any place, he told a christian college if he came to speak to cover any crosses. The person that spoke out about this was on tv.

Lucia Morgan
Lucia Morgan
  • James A. Murphy

AMEN Mr Murphy....................these people need to be able to spend 5 mins in a foxhole, surrounded by enemy fire doing the only thing they can as they watch their friends blown away right before their eyes................PRAYING TO THEIR GOD!!!! I am pro Christian and proud of it. If they don't like the cross then don't look. Better yet.............put in a cemetery for atheists ONLY!!!! I bet they won't hear a word from us. Our government is allowing them to take all our rights. It...

AMEN Mr Murphy....................these people need to be able to spend 5 mins in a foxhole, surrounded by enemy fire doing the only thing they can as they watch their friends blown away right before their eyes................PRAYING TO THEIR GOD!!!! I am pro Christian and proud of it. If they don't like the cross then don't look. Better yet.............put in a cemetery for atheists ONLY!!!! I bet they won't hear a word from us. Our government is allowing them to take all our rights. It should be made to where each has his own, therefore leave our cross where it has stood so long and where it belongs!!!! Obama will one day be on his knees, too.

Mack Odaniel
Mack Odaniel
  • James A. Murphy

i am a vet. i didn't serve in war time but my dad ww2 and brother venom, i dont know if i could have did what they did to keep this country safe and out of the hands of evil people so they deserve all the prase and dosnt it say on our curancy in God we trust.

Sandy Valencour
Sandy Valencour
  • James A. Murphy

Joyce Peterson Don't know where you get your information but this is a flat out lie. Obama is Christian, has no problem with a cross but the military has been stupid about using the words Jesus or God at veteran funerals. Obama has NOTHING to do with anti religion, any religion since our country is based on our own choice of religion or no religion. Bet ya heard it on faux!

Cecelia Smith
Cecelia Smith
  • James A. Murphy

Exactly. Couldn't agree more.

Elissa Donahue
Elissa Donahue
  • James A. Murphy

most of the freedom of religion members are gay and they are trying to get rid of religions so they can pass their gay marriage laws! they are basically retaliating!

Carol Abrams
Carol Abrams

My husband was a Vietnam Veteran. He should be remembered with all of the others who served.

Barbara Donabedian
Barbara Donabedian

My dad served in Vietnam and I would appreciate this memorial left standing, it means a lot more then just a cross, or a historic landmark, its honor and respect for the people that gave their very lives for everyone. I'm not a religious person myself but my dad taught me to be respectful and removing this would be a great dishonor in my eyes.

Merrill Morris
Merrill Morris

The symbol of the cross was , I am sure, well meaning when first resurrected. However, in the 20 st century there sees to be no place for well intentioned actions.
This little memorial has been around for a long time. If the Freedom from Religion Foundation finds it unacceptable then maybe they should create a more secular memorial to the veteran of the Viet Nam War.

As the Co Founder of the Maine Viet Nam Veterans Memorial I am acutely aware of such difficulties. But in time we agreed...

The symbol of the cross was , I am sure, well meaning when first resurrected. However, in the 20 st century there sees to be no place for well intentioned actions.
This little memorial has been around for a long time. If the Freedom from Religion Foundation finds it unacceptable then maybe they should create a more secular memorial to the veteran of the Viet Nam War.

As the Co Founder of the Maine Viet Nam Veterans Memorial I am acutely aware of such difficulties. But in time we agreed on the memorial that is in the State of Maine Capital Park View Maine's Memorial : http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/56505621.jpg

Patrick Quinn
Patrick Quinn
  • Merrill Morris

Merrill, I appreciate your willingness to ponder this issue and be a voice of reason.

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