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THE ELECTIONS, THE SEARCH FOR REMAINS AND VETERAN'S DAY

 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:53 pm    Post subject: THE ELECTIONS, THE SEARCH FOR REMAINS AND VETERAN'S DAY
From Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:00 am to Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:59 am (included)
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We are in the midst of a very interesting week.

We begin this week with Election Day and yet less than 40% of registered voters will exercise their right to vote.

We end the week with the celebration of Veteranís Day.

The one day a year set aside to honor those who we should honor every day.

These are the people who helped protect our country and preserved our right to vote, the right that 60% of us will ignore.

In between these two days we will probably learn of more remains from Ground Zero.

As odd as it may sound these things do have something in common.

Tomorrow many of the politicians who have ignored our pleas will be running for office.

Unfortunately most of them donít really care, because not enough of us vote.

We can change that, maybe not tomorrow, put we can change that.

We have joined a campaign to get people involved and out to vote.

The first step is to register.

We are reaching out to everyone but concentrating on our youth.

We have set up the following link at which any US citizen who will be 18 years old by 12/31/06 can register to vote online.

www.where-to-turn.org

We will continue this campaign and attempt to get students who will be 18 years old by 12/31/07 registered next year.

Our youth are our future and we must teach them not to follow in our footsteps. Political apathy has put us in the situation we are in now.

We have leaders who do not listen, leaders who only follow the almighty dollar and not the will of the people.

Leaders who do not worry. Because we do not vote.

That is why we canít get anything done at Ground Zero no matter how many remains we find.

During this election we have heard over and over how those running will never forget those who died on 9/11 and those who have died or been injured in the service of their country.

But both these groups only seem to be noticed when votes are needed.

We will continue to fight our battle but we also must not ignore our forgotten veterans.

What is wasted every year on campaigns could be used to build Veteran Hospitals.

If elected officials would listen and set aside even 1% of military spending and dedicate it to veteran needs, the veterans would get decent pensions and medical coverage and the families of those who died would get the insurance coverage they deserve.

So letís get out and vote tomorrow.

Letís lead by example to show our children that if we care we can make a difference.

And letís remember the Veterans, who have stood with us on so many occasions and who have offered to help coordinate a comprehensive search.

Letís remember them not only on November 11th but every day. Not because we have to but because we want to.

This week If you run into an elected official let them know what you think.

If you run into a veteran just say ďThank YouĒ

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