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Veterans respond again at national monuments PDF Print E-mail

Letter to the Editor:

As an 89-year-old veteran, it gives me the utmost pleasure in acknowledging the deeds of my veteran comrades and supporters in aiding our World War II veterans in accessing entry to the monuments (during the recent federal government shutdown) built in their honor.

These monuments are ours, veterans and civilians alike. They were not constructed for ruthless politicians to use as a club over the populous nor to further degrade American veterans and family services. The various monuments were provided by a thankful nation to show our veterans the honor and appreciation they  earned and certainly deserve.

The monuments also illustrate to our future generations that freedom is not free and needs to be protected at all costs. They are a symbol to the world, as well, how America stepped forth to save the world from tyranny and to provide a better way of life for many.

The heroic action of removing barricades and assisting our World War II heroes to access their monument is nothing short of miraculous. Going beyond the call of duty is in-borne in all our military forces and I?thank God for providing the courage in our vets to continue this motto.

The actions by these supporting veterans has accomplished something just as important by warning our elected leaders that they have strayed too far from their elected purposes. Take heed,

you have pushed the goal post toward destroying our democracy far enough. Do your work according to our constitution and re-establish state sovereignty and the appropriate powers to their citizens. Our government was intended to be limited in size and power. So let’s keep it that way for the benefit of our citizens.

Our responsibility as veterans did not cease when we turned our military uniforms in for civilian garb. We carry the responsibility of seeing that our comrades did not give their lives in vain, by demanding that our leaders represent American and our legal citizens first. Today we do not see that happening. Foreign governments and illegal persons are being given preference over our interests. We should not and must not accept this form of heavy-handed rule, lest we will continue our dereliction of duty to our country and her citizens.

In closing, I?pray that this will be a wake up call, not only to my fellow veterans, but to all conscientious Americans. This is our country. Let us save it. Our grandchildren are certainly worth it.

Harvey Hyslop

Eagle River

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 11:05 AM


+14 #9 2013-11-04 06:56
John, Frank & Harvey,
Why don't the three of you guys go to Donna's Cafe and work this out. I'm sure Harvey would be willing to buy coffee for everyone, and we wouldn't have to read all the bickering.
+16 #8 2013-10-31 10:32
Thank You Harvey. You continue to serve your country.
-27 #7 Frank Gabl 2013-10-30 17:54

Of course Obama disdains the military and veterans simply by his actions of thumbing his nose at them when it was easily within his power to wave the restrictions.

Actually, I contend the same dynamic was in play with Mr. Hyslop since you and Barack Obama are both disciples of Saul Alinsky and products of the same mold.

After all, you and Barack Obama both feel the same way about that phony immigration march attended by mostly illegals with the excuse of first amendment rights.

Now how vindictive is that to allow a march under the guise of "free speech," yet deny the vets who selflessly put their lives on the line to protect that "free speech!"

You can't get much more repugnant on the smell test than that one.
+27 #6 2013-10-30 10:13
Frank, if you think Obama hates vets and the military there truely is no hope for you. The immigration march at the mall had to be allowed do to it being a protest and free spech, visiting a memorial is not the same. The same thing happened in 95 when the govt shut down, the Lincoln, Jefferson and other things were closed. Lastly, I welched? How can I welch when I never even bet anything in the first place. Now you are merely lying and making things up but that's never stopped you before. I would never bet you simply because I don't trust you.
-30 #5 Frank Gabl 2013-10-30 09:08

A "sigh" and then a litany of propaganda from a fellow Obama "community organizer," Susan Flores, is your indefensible defense?

Shame on you for your tongue and cheek insincere comment to Mr. Hyslop as well as dodging a golden opportunity to right your wrong against him.

Couple the above with welching on our bet under my letter below - and you truly are having a bad day.
+26 #4 2013-10-29 20:29
Frank....sigh, Obama hates the military and vets? More lies. As for the immigration march..."Susana Flores of Casa de Maryland, a community organization that assists immigrants and helped organize Tuesday's rally, said they were given clearance for the rally by the National Parks Service based on First Amendment grounds. National Parks Service spokesman Mike Litterst confirmed that the march will go on.

"Under the same First Amendment rights that are allowing Honor Flight veterans and their families to visit the veterans memorials on the National Mall, other groups will be granted access to the park for First Amendment activities in accordance with National Park Service established regulations," Litterst said in a statement."
-26 #3 Frank Gabl 2013-10-29 14:38

Just another fabrication as usual.

It was Obama's hatred for the military in general and living veterans in particular that enabled him to allow an immigration march by mostly illegals, while 90 year-olds like Mr. Hyslop were slapped in the face with gates.

By the way, here's your big chance John to make amends.
+22 #2 2013-10-29 12:31
I agree Harvey and that's why I wrote to Duffy and told him he was wrong to shut the govt down. The Republican shutdown caused not only 24 billion dollars wasted but much more from private contractors who lost money and bringing the country on the brink of default. It was sad that he and his fellow Republicans did this.
-28 #1 Frank Gabl 2013-10-29 11:23
Mr. Hyslop,

I take great pleasure in knowing you are well and still have as much fight in you as it would have taken to be one of 16 survivors of the very first battle in the Korean War.

By the way, I apologize for referring to you as our "90" year-old hero of two wars.... about 2000 times on these pages!

Good Luck

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