Our Voices Are Being Heard

From ConcreteBob:

Rep John Carter (R) TX press conference on the desecration of the Vietnam Memorial Wall:

Watch videos here and here.

text of Rep Ted Poe’s statement on the floor of the House on 20 September 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Madam Speaker, “I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.”
These are the words of General Westmoreland in the war where “all gave some and some gave all.” But the disrespect continues. Now, despicable vandals have desecrated the sacred black granite Vietnam Wall. An oily, slimy, greasy substance was smeared over the Wall and the walkway. The Park Service is attempting to remove the damage, but the monument desecraters run free.
This monument bears the name of 56,000 warriors. They answered the call for America and they died in their youth. I grew up with friends whose names are on that wall.
The unpatriotic, cowardly, abusing criminals should be tracked down, prosecuted, and put in jail somewhere off the shores of America, maybe Guantanamo Bay.
It has been said that “Vietnam was a war that asked everything of a few and nothing of most in America.” Now America must be resolved to capture these outlaws and restore dignity to those who died for the rest of us.
And that’s just the way it is.

TX Rep John Carter (R-Tx):

Resolution Draft:

Condemning the actions of September 7, 2007, resulting in damage to the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial.

Mr. CARTER submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the
Committee on ……

Condemning the actions of 7 September 2007, resulting in damage to the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial.

Whereas the Vietnam Veterans Memorial serves as a memorial to the 2,700,000 men and women in the United
States Armed Forces who served in the designated war zone during the Vietnam Era;

Whereas 58,256 men and women died while serving in South  East Asia or as a result of their wounds or a service-connected disability;

Whereas on Friday evening, September 7, 2007, the United States Park Police reported being notified of a light, oily,
and unidentified substance that was spilled over portions of some of the names, panels, and paving stones of the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial;

Whereas at least 14 of the 140 inscribed panels of the Memorial Wall were damaged; and

Whereas the National Park Service has determined that the damage was the result of an act of vandalism:

Now, therefore, be it Resolved,

That the House of Representatives condemns all attacks upon the memory of veterans and their service to the United States, as exemplified by the incident of vandalism of 7 September 2007.


September 28, 2007. Tags: , , , . military, Troop Support. Leave a comment.