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!
> 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'
> Dick Forrey
> Veterans Helping Veterans
> Please send this on
> to everyone you know
> to let Target know
> we don't need them either !