Monday, April 07, 2008


Vets on the Hill

Do you know who the Vets for Freedom are? From their website:

Vets for Freedom is a nonpartisan organization established by combat veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Our mission is to educate the American public about the importance of achieving success in these conflicts by applying our first-hand knowledge to issues of American strategy and tactics in Iraq.

We support policymakers from both sides of the aisle who have stood behind our great generation of American warriors on the battlefield, and who have put long-term national security before short-term partisan political gain.
Vets for Freedom is the largest Iraq and Afghanistan veterans organization in America.

That’s who we are, some 20,000 strong. Here’s what many of us will be doing in Washington DC tomorrow. An excerpt:

More than 400 members of Vets for Freedom will gather on Capitol Hill to hear words of support from various Senators—including presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)—before individual meetings with their legislators.

Tuesday’s gathering will provide a unique opportunity to get first-hand perspective from recent veterans who came from across the U.S., to spread a message of support for the troops, and to support General David Petraeus as he testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee about progress in Iraq that day.

I’ve been proud to serve on VFF’s National Leadership Team since receiving an invitation from co-founder Wade Zirkle. Pete Hegseth is the current Executive Director, and has acquitted himself with distinction, making numerous high-profile media appearances and keeping VFF energetically engaged.

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