RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH OUR TROOPS
MAF’S 2013 YEAR IN REVIEW DAY 5
At the end of every calendar year, we at Move America Forward look back on some of the highlights of the last year. It’s a great way to remind you, our supporters, of all the wonderful things we were able to do for the troops thanks to your generous donations.
ANSWER THE CALL:
3RD SPECIAL FORCES GROUP
In September MAF sent dozens of packages to our friends in the 3rd Special Forces Group deployed in heavy fighting in the Shok Valley, Afghanistan.
Based out of Fort Bragg, NC. The unit was formed and activated on December 5, 1963 and was created from several other Special Forces groups brought together to create a unique and versatile fighting force. Deployed mostly during the Vietnam War, the group was disbanded in 1969 until 1990 when it was reactivated once again to fight for their country!
The 3rd SFG was used for many specialized missions in the first Persian Gulf War in 1991 including a daring raid to secure the US Embassy in occupied Kuwait. Since 9/11 they have been heavily involved in the Middle East.
OBAMA TRIES TO SHUT DOWN WAR MEMORIALS &
HOLD VETS HOSTAGE OVER OBAMACARE FUNDING
When it looked like Congress wasn’t going to pass funding for Obamacare, President Obama childishly closed national parks and war memorials. Despite efforts to fund everything except Obamacare, the government “shut-down” has come and Obama tried to make Veterans pay for it by locking them out of their own war memorials.
This is not political theater, this really happened.
Angry veterans flocked to local memorial parks and monuments to find them gated off with security guards and signs posted BLAMING the closures on government shutdowns.
The WWII vets, though some of them as old as 90, remained tough as ever. They stormed by the barricades, daring anyone to try and stop them. No one was going to keep them away from their own war memorials. Park officials had no choice but to let them through.
It was an act of defiance by patriotic Americans telling Obama “We’re not going to let you play politics with the legacy of what we fought for. These are our places of honor, not yours!”
This is the perfect time to consider making one last donation for our troops by sponsoring a care package from Move America Forward. Whether it’s a Christmas Care Package, K9 Care Package for the working dogs in their squad, or a Wounded Warrior Care Package! Help us start strong in 2014 and together we will continue to do great things for our troops!