Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Action Alert: Veteran's Day Letter From SLDN
It's Veteran's Day, what better way to celebrate than supporting our gay brothers and sisters who serve in America's military?
The nation's leading advocacy group for gays in the military is asking for your help in writing letters to the editor. The following letter has a hyperlink that will make it easy for you to do. The hyperlink is included twice.
It was sent out today by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN):
Today, November 11, we mark Veterans Day across the country. On this day, we remember our veterans -- which include an estimated one million LGBT patriots -- and express our gratitude for their service.
As a retired Navy Captain with 29 years of dedicated service, I have seen firsthand how "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" dishonors the brave sacrifices of our service members. I will always love and respect the military, which is why I know our men and women deserve better than the injustice of DADT.
This year, let us honor the courageous men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice and renew our commitment to end DADT.
Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper and make the case for repeal:
If published, your letter will raise awareness about DADT and the need for repeal. A particularly effective letter can get thousands of people talking about the issue and have effects well beyond the pages of the paper.
Join us now:
Thank you, as always, for your support.
CAPT Joan Darrah, USN (Ret.)