The Veterans Revolution commenced shortly after Veterans Park Conservancy (VPC) obtained an unprecedented arrangement with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to build a public park on a billion-dollar parcel of Veterans property, rent-free, “for the enjoyment of the entire community,” instead of the VA building new housing for disabled homeless Veterans.
Moreover, VPC is not a Veterans organization. To the contrary, it is
an affluent and influential non-profit homeowner corporation in
Because the VA opted for a public neighborhood park instead of
building Veteran housing in accordance with the Deed of 1888, there
are tens of thousands of war-injured and impoverished Veterans
living homeless and hungry on the dangerous streets of
And since Veterans land was getting smaller and the homeless Veteran population was growing bigger, it was necessary to step forward and defend this sacred property and to stand up for America’s Military Veterans who are disabled and disadvantaged.
This orderly Revolution is made up of fellow Veterans and Friends of Veterans (Citizen Soldiers) and is led by the Old Veterans Guard, a volunteer group of elderly Veterans in their 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, representative of World War II, Korean and Vietnam Wars, and the Cold War.
The Veterans Revolution was founded upon the steadfast conviction that the Deed of 1888 is the “Law of the Land,” and not the wealth and power of non-Veteran special-interest groups and political cronyism. Following are the guiding principles of the Veterans Revolution:
· Our Motto is “In the Deed We Trust.”
· Our Duty is to Protect the Property Rights of the National Veterans Home and to Defend the Human and Civil Rights of America’s Disabled and Disadvantaged Veterans.
· Our Promise is that “Never again will disabled and disadvantaged Veterans be denied proper shelter and care at the National Veterans Home.”
· Our Policy is “To comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable.”
· Our Code is “It’s better to do right and have enemies than to do wrong and have friends.”
Our Anthem is seven words:
Prayer of the Veterans revolution
“Let us pray that those who defend and care for
never defend and care for
so-called leaders have defended and cared for them.”