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target stores/vietnam vets

Discussion in 'Legal' started by wingman, Dec 5, 2003.

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  1. wingman

    wingman Member

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    Subject: Vietnam Vets and Target
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    > Vietnam Veterans Not Worthy Of Target's Help?
    > By Dick Forrey, Vietnam Veterans Association
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    > 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 arts, social actions and education." My
    >
    > thought: if the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and the Vietnam veteran
    >
    > himself, does not meet the criteria of these areas, something is wrong
    > at
    > Target. We were not asking for thousands of dollars, not even
    > hundreds,
    > but simply sponsorship 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 buying anything at Target Stores again. If
    > the
    > Vietnam Veteran does 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 only to as many people as you know. Maybe Target and
    > other businesses will get the message.
    >
     
  2. Greg L

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  3. rayjay

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    Just sent Target a :cuss: E-mail. I will no longer shop at Target and my wife agreed
     
  4. DadOfThree

    DadOfThree Member

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    Read Greg L's link before you boycott.
     
  5. Andrew Rothman

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    For the link impaired, the VFW web site states:
    http://www.vfw.org/news/target.htm
     
  6. greg700

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    I would only boycott target if they contributed to causes that I do not agree with (like handgun control). But why would anyone boycott a store because they refuse to donate money?
     
  7. MuzzleBlast

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    Isn't that like extortion?
     
  8. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Member

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    This is an Unban Legend...

    That has been around for a few years. Don't waste your time. The information is not accurate and misreported. This thing just won't die a quiet death.
     
  9. Lone_Gunman

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    It would be nice if people would check their sources a little bit before posting BS on the internet, wouldnt it.
     
  10. ninjaj448

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    There have been instances of 'veterans' soliciting money for various causes that are no more veterans or representatives of such organizations than our most recent past president. One such instance surfaced earlier this week in Southeastern Michigan where a 'marine' was collecting for 'Toys for Tots', which is a valid Marine Corp Reserve endeavor at this time of year. He was confronted by a real Marine when he noticed several errors in the uniform the clone was wearing.

    Someone is always scamming this time of year; it pays to check out sources.
     
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