The Million Veteran March on the VA

Updated October 13, 2013

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I want you to circle the date of Sunday, October 13, 2013.

And then I want you to help “circle the wagons” on that day to help protect and defend our brave veterans who risked their lives for our freedom – and now are being barred from visiting the memorials erected to honor their deeds.

In a mean-spirited fit of selfish anger, Barack Obama has shut down our nation’s war memorials. And he has declared open war on our honored veterans!

The World War II memorial … the Vietnam Veterans Memorial … the Korean War Veterans Memorial – Obama has shut them all down to force his will on the House of Representatives and frankly, to get revenge on the American people who oppose Obamacare and his other naked power grabs.

Let’s put it plainly: Barack Obama is behaving like a vicious tyrant. And if he succeeds in this assault on the democratic system, the Republic we love is at mortal risk. It’s just that simple. That’s why I am asking you now to take two decisive moves to show Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi – and all of their oppressive ilk in Washington – that “We the People” are still in charge. And we won’t rest until we take back our memorials and monuments! –

See more at: http://vetmarch.com/#join

See photos of the #1MVetMarch

Original Post: March 10, 2012 by VFWlady Laurie Cox

What began as a great idea is slowly becoming the latest rave for Veterans across the United States.  Many veterans who have dutifully served their country are tired of long waits, long lines, slow response, and poor facility conditions of the Veterans Administration Hospitals nationwide.

America’s weary soldiers are so tired of less-than-adequate treatment, that a few have decided to band together and do what they do best…MARCH!  Where are they marching?  Well, on Washington of course.  There is already a group on Facebook, and the response has been so overwhelming that a website is under construction.

All they need now is 1,000,000 marching veterans.

Based on the huge number of veterans using the VA system as their sole source of healthcare, getting a million to march shouldn’t be a problem.  Here is what the organizers have to say,

The march on the VA has been created by and for all honorably discharged Veterans and their family’s. This organization represents Veterans from all branches and all wars.

According to the VA there are currently 2.9 million disabled veterans. It is time they hear us loud and clear, we will no longer be pushed aside and ignored. It is time we stand up for ourselves and sound off. We are 1st class citizens and we will no longer be treated like trash.

The VA counts on us to give up and for the most part many of us have. Well that is over with, it is time we start making some demands and letting the VA know we are not going to give up, we will not quit, we will not surrender, This is a fight for ourselves and our family’s.

We will no longer be complacent in this we have a voice and we will use it. This a grass root effort, so please do all you can in the way of spreading the word. The tentative date for the march is October 4, 2012.” Ask to “Join the group” and support Veterans for better VA healthcare! 

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12 responses to “The Million Veteran March on the VA

    • what are you planning on doing “a march” for vets? or what? I am a vet US Marine

      • Yes, Rosalio. Veterans, Veterans supporters, and caregivers. The March is scheduled for October 4th, 2012 because of stories like this:

        Anonymous: “My husbands claim was filed through the VA in Idaho. Due to his illness (stage 4 brain cancer) we had the burden of proof. His original claim was filed 3/09 it was denied. We gathered more information, contacted specialist after specialist, researcher after researcher, every veteran’s group seeking help (months, hundreds of emails, hundreds of hours of phone calls and computer time) until I found additional information. We filed an appeal, it too was denied… We filed for a hearing…. THAT is where we made a difference!! The claim was approved @ 100% 10/10/10 … my husband passed away 10/13/10 … I received the notice of approval 10/14/10…. I was so angry and devastated that he did not get to know all of our hard work did pay off…”

  1. I sure hope that this in deed does happen, and that they are not met with the same fate as the Bonus Army who marched into DC in 1932. They were met by our own government torching their tents and running them out of town.

    • Lucky for us, Debbie, that the present-day media attention would be enough to discourage the burning of tents. Of course, this event is planned as a “March”, not an Occupy movement.

  2. Thank you for posting this, Laurie! I definitely can relate to this, having tired of hearing “…that I deserve the best care anywhere…” as a vet. The local VA hospital in my area created that slogan for female vets. It’s fallen short.

  3. The VA is a corrupt regime…count me in and all that i know will probably do this…great idea!

  4. Disabled Vet – Vietnam (1967-1970) / Son & Brother of disabled Vietnam Vets.
    Just before Thanksgiving I made an appointment with my assigned doctor – appointment date was February 29th. Doctor called in sick – appointment rescheduled for May 27th – if I last that long.
    Live in Nevada – no way I can afford a trip to Washington D.C. but my family and I are with you all.

  5. I would like to point out that for the most part, those who work in the V.A. system (many of whom are veterans)- both V.A. administrators and medical professions – in the Las Vegas Nevada area have all been EXCELLENT in my personal experience. I and many others have been helped in so many ways by V.A. personnel who know how to work wonders around “the system”.
    Then there are the entrenched bureaucrats…
    I left the military in 1977 after twelve years of service. I had NO contact with the VA until 2009 and would not have done so then but for endless harassment from wife and fellow vets. And I would have blown it off were it not for the young lady (a Gulf War Vet) in the V.A. administration office. She kept my hopes and possibly myself alive.
    Last year, she wanted to attend the one course she needed to get her masters degree in counseling folks like myself. The course was only offered during the summer as a two day a week (Friday and Saturday) for three months.
    This lady had about a thousand hours in comp time coming and she asked her supervisor (who has no degree) for Friday afternoons off for those three months. Her supervisor told her to choose between the education she needed and her job.
    Sadly, she chose the education and in August of last year she left the V.A. Her replacement started this month. The supervisor is still there.
    In my humble opinion, ALL retired, and all disabled vets should be put on Tri-Care which would massively reduce the cost of the V.A. and increase the availability and quality of care for our veterans by several orders of magnitude.

    Darwin Rockantansky
    Las Vegas, Nevada

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