Veterans Day approaching again, 'Q' the marketing, oh wait it already started weeks ago!! The 'poser patriotism', DeJa-Vu, is alive and well and growing, new meme has been 'lets not treat these veterans like we treated the Vietnam veterans'!! As, DeJa-Vu, these veterans are fighting the same homefront battles the veterans of the past decades, and especially wars from, are still battling, ignored issues or outright denied issues, so many issues, so many have passed on from, so few serve and sacrifice, families as well, the so many!!
It's not that the military paid for advertising, it's that teams passed it off as patriotism
6 November 2015 - It’s not hard to look at professional sports and see why the Department of Defense found their audience incredibly appealing. The competition, the training, the fierce need to win at all costs—it screams military.
I don’t begrudge the military paying to promote the services during professional games, as it’s an obvious choice. What is particularly offensive to me, as a military spouse and supporter of our troops, is the disingenuous nature of the recruitment fodder.
Before the contracts were discovered in May, I believed sports teams were genuine in their recognition and reverence of military personnel. Watching an Air Force sergeant sing the national anthem before kickoff was a level of patriotism that couldn’t help but bring a tear to my eye. And, the halftime surprise homecomings? Forget it—rarely a dry eye in the entire stadium.
It seemed natural for the teams and owners to offer a platform and generous perks to the troops; they deserve the recognition, and many of them missed a full season or more of their team’s sports season. What better way to say, “We appreciate you, thank you for your sacrifice,” then tickets to a game?
The public was led to believe these teams offered free tickets, merchandise and player appearances because they wanted to. Even if you assume they only did it because it made them look good to support a cause a large majority of the country agrees with, they were still the ones doing it. read more>>>
Neither the long term results from, including the long ignored or outright denied existence of, till this Administrations Cabinet and Gen Shinseki, only Government branch consistent for the past six years, Veterans issues from!
As well as under deficits most of the, grossly under funded for decades and the wars from now, VA budget is still borrowed, with interest, thus added problem creating costs, with representative who control the purse strings blaming the mostly dedicated VA personal within, that shouldn't exist!