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
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.
Veterans Helping Veterans
PS: Target will also not allow the Marines to
collect for Toys For Tots
during the holidays.
Sales Center Vice President
U.S. Army/Navy/Marine Corps
AT&T Government Solutions