A Message from the Chairman___________________________________________________________________
CHRISTMAS - 2016
Christmas 2016 is, indeed, special as it represents spiritual birth, but for America, the possibility of a national birth. For the last 8 years (if not the last 29), our nation had grown progressively weaker both militarily and morally. However, now, due to the efforts of many of us, America can, with the help of the Almightly, "be made great again!"
May we be grateful to Him for this opportunity and for His blessings and mercy!
God Bless you all and God Bless America!
WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!
A Mother's Letter...
Below is a statement by Sgt. Derrick Miller's mother, Renee Myers,
in response to the latest release of 15 hardened terrorists with
extremist backgrounds. Senator Ayotte describes these detainees
as “among the worst terrorists who could jeopardize our national
security and the lives of our troops.” Let it be known, Sgt Miller's
mother has applied for a permit to take a stand in Washington,
DC, for the release of her Son. Our hope is to garner support
among legislatures up on the hill. We will gather on the corner
of the Cannon Bldg, New Jersey & Independence, on September 27,
28, 29th. When the permit is issued, we will send out notice.
We hope you will join us. President Obama needs to show the same
compassion and mercy to our Sons in Leavenworth as he is showering
on terrorists complicit in the deaths of Americans. Please read
Renee Myers plea to President Obama below and Please pass this
to all your lists!
The Band of Mothers
STATEMENT – IN RESPONSE TO RELEASE OF GUANTANAMO DETANEES
As I read once more of the continuing release of the Guantanamo Bay detainees, my thoughts turn to my son – Sgt. Derrick Miller – who sits in Ft. Leavenworth convicted of murder for actions he took during combat in the very same war, waiting for the day that he too will be able to return to his family and loved ones.
The irony is that these men, apprehended by brave fighters like my son, will more than likely return to continue the violence and conflict that continues to threaten us all. Derrick, on the other hand, who wants nothing more than to hold his daughters in his arms, be the best father and provider he possibly can, and resume a life of hard work and public service, remains locked away.
Our enemies continue to swell their ranks with combatants filled with conviction and confidence that they will be hailed as heroes for their fight against our way of life. Our brave men and women in uniform go to battle to defend us, no less committed to fight and die to protect us, but far less confident that their leaders will stand behind them when the time comes for them to make the split second decisions that can mean the difference between life and death.
President Obama has an historic opportunity to show men like Derrick that their bravery and sacrifice are not forgotten. As we continue to show mercy to our adversaries, so too should the same compassion be extended to our soldiers here at home. Please Mr. Obama…it’s time for my son to come home too.
From the heart of a Blue Star mother…
Renee Y. Myers
Read a succinct account of SSG Derek Miller's story by Diana West...HERE...______________________________________________________________________________
The National Vietnam & Gulf War Veterans Coalition pays tribute to our brothers and sisters all across this great nation. Herewith is the song, "Mansions of the Lord," as sung by the West Point Military Academy Glee Club and the Metro Singers, along with the lyrics.
America remains free because of our veterans. We want to remember, also, our brothers and sisters who have made the ultimate sacrifice from the earliest days of our country to now. God Bless us...every one, and God Bless America!
To fallen soldiers let us sing,
Where no rockets fly nor bullets wing,
Our broken brothers let us bring
To the Mansions of the Lord
No more weeping,
No more fight,
No friends bleeding through the night,
Just Devine embrace,
In the Mansions of the Lord
Where no mothers cry
And no children weep,
We shall stand and guard
Though the angels sleep,
Oh, through the ages let us keep
The Mansions of the Lord
Yours in brotherhood,
John J. Molloy, OSJ
National Vietnam & Gulf War Veterans Coalition