Topic

memorial

23 petitions

Started 2 months ago

Petition to Mayor Kip C. Walby, Candice B. Rusie, Peter A. Accica, John D. Caron, Ronald J. Frederick, Peter A. Rubino, Chris M. Vitale

Allow veterans who do not live in St. Clair Shores to use Veterans Memorial Park.

On Monday May 14th, I went to Veterans Memorial Park in St. Clair Shores Township, Michigan. I stopped at the park during my lunch time to pay my respects and enjoy the beautiful park. As I was leaving the park, I was stopped by city staff and asked if I lived in St. Clair Shores. I informed the staff that I did not live in St. Clair Shores. At this time I was asked to leave the park because the park is only for residents of St. Clair Shores. As an honorably discharged Navy veteran I was distraught that a veteran would be asked to leave a park dedicated to those who served their country. I would like to request that the city of St. Clair Shores open Veteran Memorial Park to all veterans who served their country. Veterans Memorial Park is a beautiful tribute to those who served; I believe that all veterans who served their country should be allowed to visit, not just those veterans who served their country and live in St Clair Shores. Please support lifting the restrictions on non-St. Clair Shores resident Veterans so all veterans are able to enjoy the park’s beautiful tribute to the men and women that served this country. _______________  Feel free to reach out to the representatives below to voice your thoughts about Veteran Memorial Park.  Mayor Kip C. Walby was elected to City Council in November 1999, elected as Mayor in November 2011 and last re-elected in 2015. Mayor Walby may be contacted at 586-335-8818 or by email at walby@scsmi.netMayor Pro-Tem Candice B. Rusie was elected to City Council in November 2009 and last re-elected in November 2017. Council Member Rusie may be contacted at 586-612-3098 or by email at rusiec@scsmi.net Council Member Peter A. Accica was elected to City Council in November, 2015. Council Member Accica may be contacted at 586-335-1864 or by email at accicap@scsmi.net Council Member John D. Caron was appointed to City Council in December 2011 and last re-elected in November 2017. Council Member Caron may be contacted at 586-777-0611 or by email at caronj@scsmi.net Council Member Ronald J. Frederick was appointed to City Council in November 2005 and last re-elected in November 2015. Council Member Frederick may be contacted at 586-776-9880 or 586-808-3748 (cell) or by email at rfrederick@scsmi.net Council Member Peter A. Rubino was elected to City Council in November 2009 and last re-elected in November 2017. Council Member Rubino may be contacted at 586-770-2695 or by email at rubinop@scsmi.netCouncil Member Chris M. Vitale was elected to City Council in November 2011 and last re-elected in 2015. Council Member Vitale may be contacted at 586-801-4732 or by email at vitalec@scsmi.net

William Schranz
309 supporters
Started 5 months ago

Petition to President Donald Trump, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, Donald Trump, President of the United States, Department of Veterans Affairs, David J. Shulkin, M.D.. Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Ask President Trump and VA Secretary Shulkin to Re-Possess the Mare Island Naval Cemetery

We respectfully request the Executive Branch, President Donald Trump and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin, to honor the military service of our Nation's Veterans by re-possessing / assuming ownership of the Mare Island Naval Cemetery by Fiscal Year 2020. The Mare Island Naval Cemetery (MINC) is a national shrine but its deplorable condition is a shocking disgrace to the honorable service, uncommon valor, and selfless sacrifice of our courageous Veterans buried there and, even worse, to the dignity our great Nation.  After Mare Island Naval Shipyard's closure in 1996 (due to BRAC 1993), the federal government left MINC behind and did not provide any funding to first restore it to honorable conditions (i.e., no National Shrine contract to repair the gravesites) nor for its immense need for ongoing maintenance.  The mission of the Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration (VA NCA) is to provide a dignified burial and lasting memorial for Veterans and their eligible family members and to maintain our Veterans' cemeteries as national shrines. The MINC is a national shrine as it has about 1,000 graves including Veterans who served since the War of 1812. Designated as a National Historic Landmark, it is the final resting place for three Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, James Cooney, William Halford, and Alexander Parker. Also buried there is Anna Arnold Key, the daughter of Francis Scott Key who wrote our National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner. To preemptively fulfill part of the VA NCA's Urban Initiative, the City of Vallejo is also offering to hand-over additional land adjacent to the cemetery which will increase the burial options for our local Veterans and their eligible family members. We respectfully ask you to please sign this petition and send a message to the Executive Branch to please re-possess / assume ownership of the Mare Island Naval Cemetery by Fiscal Year 2020. Here are background information: http://www.timesheraldonline.com/business/20170421/retired-navy-captain-takes-on-quest-for-mare-island-cemetery-restoration http://www.timesheraldonline.com/general-news/20170703/relative-of-young-brit-killed-in-us-service-buried-on-mare-island-hopes-maintenance-efforts-succeed http://www.timesheraldonline.com/general-news/20170724/possible-movement-in-effort-to-save-mare-island-cemetery http://www.timesheraldonline.com/opinion/20170726/ralph-parrott-captain-supply-corps-us-navy-retired-cemetery-a-disgrace http://www.timesheraldonline.com/general-news/20170809/ralph-parrott-making-progress-in-highlighting-mare-island-cemetery-problems http://www.timesheraldonline.com/general-news/20170911/dozens-of-volunteers-clean-up-mare-island-cemetery-for-911-day-of-service http://www.timesheraldonline.com/general-news/20180109/possible-solution-to-mare-island-cemetery-situation-in-sight

nestor aliga
55,522 supporters