Below is an excerpt of a forwarded e-mail I recieved yesterday. I was truely offended and outraged when I read it, as i am sure you will be.
At first, I thought this was some kind of a bad joke.. until I checked with MY local Target store..and was told the same thing.
So, I decided to share this with my fellow veterans and their families.
Viet Nam Veterans Association
by Dick Forrey
We asked our local Target store to be a sponsor of the Viet Nam Memorial Wall during our Spring recognition event.
We recieved 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 Viet Nam Veterans 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 endorsement for a "memorial remembrance"
As follow-up, I E-mailed their Corporate headquarters, and their response was the same.
Personally, I will NOT be purchasing anything at Target stores again.
If the Viet Nam veterans, or veterans in general do NOT meet their area of giving, then why should I, as a Viet Nam veteran, spend my hard earned money in their stores?
Please pass this on to as many people as you can.
Veterans Helping Veterans
PS: Target will also NOT allow the Marines to collect for "Toys For Tots" during the holidays.