Stealing a Word
As you’re probably aware, the fund-raising platform that we’ve developed at Veterans Legacy goes by the moniker of Veterans Legacy Patriot Partners.
With the seeming explosion of various right wing groups that have developed in the last few years that co-opt the term Patriot into their names, the discussion of how our program would be viewed came up at a recent Board of Directors meeting.
A spirited exchange ensued! The consensus of opinion was that these groups are stealing a sacred term to gloss over the fact that they are nothing more than racist bullies absolutely undeserving of any respect or recognition.
In fact, it was deemed a major insult to our service men and women who’ve signed on the dotted line to defend our country to the death and especially to those who have died to preserve our rights when this term is denigrated. Recognizing that those rights are their rights as well is what makes us a democracy. However, it was also the belief that changing our program name because of these individuals would be tantamount to a surrender.
In short, that ain’t happenin’!
By unanimous vote, the Board of Directors of Veterans Legacy reaffirmed the name Veterans Legacy Patriot Partners for our fund-raising program. We are Partners to the true Patriots!! We do…..
Honor the Journey
6/11/2021 02:39:05 pm
How dare you. How dare you speak of the OATH we take. It's not "Signing on the dotted line." Ass!!
6/14/2021 05:19:37 am
pa•tri•ot pā′trē-ət, -ŏt″►
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