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Target Stores & Vietnam Veterans

Well if this don't say it all.......
From: Dick Forrey, Vietnam Veterans Association

We asked our local Target store to be a sponsor of the Vietnam Veterans'
Memorial Wall during our spring recognition event. We received back
a reply from Target management that "veterans do not meet our area of
giving."  We only donate to the areas of the arts, social actions, gay and
lesbian causes, and education."

My thought:  If the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and veterans in
general, do not meet their donation criteria, something is wrong at Target.
We were not asking for thousands of dollars, not even hundreds, but simply
sponsorship of an endorsement  for a "memorial remembrance."

As follow-up, I E-mailed the corporate headquarters and their response
was the same. Personally, I will NOT be purchasing anything at Target
Stores again.  If the Vietnam Veteran or Veterans in general do not meet
their area of giving, then why should I, as a Vietnam veteran, spend my hard
earned money in their stores?

Please pass this on to as many people as you know.

Sincerely,
Veterans Helping Veterans

PS: Target will also not allow the Marines to collect for Toys For Tots
during the holidays.

Steve D'Lugos
Sales Center Vice President
U.S. Army/Navy/Marine Corps
AT&T Government Solutions
Office 703-506-5080
Cell    540-729-0266
Fax    703-827-5406
E-mail: sdlugos@att.com