On a personal note, Did we not re-build France after both World Wars? And they were in Nam before us!
Wasn't it last Christmas that Target refused to let the Salvation Army
ring their bells in front of their stores?
Dick Forrey of the Vietnam Veterans Association wrote.
"Recently we asked the local TARGET store to be a proud sponsor of the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall during our spring recognition event.
We received the following reply
from the local TARGET management: "Veterans do not meet our area of
giving We only donate to the arts, social action groups, gay & lesbian
causes, and education."
So I'm thinking, if the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and veterans in
general, do not meet their donation criteria,then something is really
wrong at this TARGET store. We were not asking for thousands of dollars,
not even hundreds, just a small sponsorship for a memorial remembrance.
As a follow-up, I E-mailed the TARGET U.S.Corporate Headquarters and
their response was the same. That's their national policy.
Then I looked into the company further. They will not allow the Marines
to collect for 'Toys for Tots'at any of their stores. And during the
recent Iraq deployment, they would not allow families of employees who
were called up for active duty to continue their insurance coverage
while they were on military service. Then as I dig further,
TARGET is a French-owned corporation.
Now, I'm thinking again. If TARGET cannot support American Veterans, then
why should my family and I support their stores by spending our hard
earned American dollars!
And, have their profits sent to France. Without the American Vets, where
would France be today?
"They, most likely would be speaking German and trading in Deutsch
Veterans Helping Veterans