Target Stores Anti-Veteran?

Discussion in 'Veteran's Forum' started by RockSix, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. RockSix

    RockSix

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    My 1SG sent this to me, does anyone know if it is true?

    RockSix


    "All about Target Stores

    (You need to read)

    Wasn't it last Christmas that Target refused to

    let the Salvation Army ring their bells in front of

    their stores? Dick Forrey of the Vietnam Veterans Association wrote. "Recently we asked the local

    TARGET store to be a proud sponsor of the

    Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall during our spring recognition event.



    We received the following reply from the local

    TARGET management: " Veterans do not meet

    our area of giving. We only donate to the arts,

    social action groups, gay & lesbian causes,

    and education." So I'm thinking, if the Vietnam

    Veterans Memorial Wall and veterans in general,

    do not meet their donation criteria, then something

    is really wrong at this TARGET store. We were not

    asking for thousands of dollars, not even hundreds,

    just a small sponsorship for a memorial remembrance.

    As a follow-up, I E-mailed the TARGET U.S.

    Corporate Headquarters and their response was

    the same. That's their national policy. Then I looked

    into the company further. They will not allow the

    Marines to collect for 'Toys for Tots' at any of

    their stores. And during the recent Iraq deployment,

    they would not allow families of employees who

    were called up for active duty to continue their

    insurance coverage while they were on military

    service.



    Then as I dig further, TARGET is a French-owned

    corporation. Now, I'm thinking again. If TARGET

    cannot support American Veterans, then why

    should my family and I support their stores by

    spending our hard earned American dollars!

    And, have their profits sent to France.



    Without the American Vets, where would

    France be today?



    "They, most likely would be speaking German

    and trading in Deutsch Marks"



    Sincerely,

    Dick Forrey, Veterans Helping Veterans



    Please send this on to everyone you know to

    let Target know what we think of Target."
     
  2. reconvic

    reconvic Recon Marine

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    Look under Urband Legends this has been going around for years a hoax.
     

  3. RockSix

    RockSix

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    I'll check it out.

    Thanks.
     
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  5. MarmaladeBoy

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    While the Snopes debunking is all correct, it doesn't address the Salvation Army issue... and for a reason.

    It's correct, last year Target stopped allowing the Salvation Army to collect money at their stores, arguing that it would lead the way to hordes of solicitors; "if we allow one, we have to let everyone do it" line of thinking. It was all over the news, but I never heard if they decided to change the policy or not after all the negative press. Anyone been to Target lately?