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The Silver Star Families of America Opposes Media Access to Dover
The Silver Star Families of America ^ | 2 -19-2009 | Steve Newton

Posted on 02/19/2009 5:32:30 PM PST by Steve Newton

The Silver Star Families of America Backs Gold Star Moms

(Excerpt) Read more at silverstarfamilies.org ...


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KEYWORDS: bho44; bhodod; dover; doverafb; fallen; military; militaryfamilies; ssfoa
In light of President Obama’s remarks and Secretary Gates comments on reviewing the policy of denying the media access to our honored dead arriving home at Dover AFB, we have been asked to comment.

The SSFOA is a non partisan organization whose only mission is to remember, honor and assist the wounded and ill of our armed forces. As such we distance ourselves from engaging in rhetoric of a political nature unless it involves our mission and or it adversely affects the military of the United States.

Thus, in our opinion, allowing the news media free access to Dover is not acceptable.

While the news media could honor and respect the will of the family and our fallen, they may also use the images to politicize our WOT and bring about consequences that occurred during the Vietnam War and would not be in our Nations best interests.

However, ultimately this issue must be addressed by the Gold Stars. The mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters of our fallen: It is imperative that their wishes be observed at ALL times.

The Silver Star Families of America will back the Gold Stars with all our hearts and all our resources up to and including legal recourse.

This issue is for them to decide, not our politicians or bureaucrats.

1 posted on 02/19/2009 5:32:30 PM PST by Steve Newton
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To: Steve Newton

This whole matter is such an obvious and shameless political ploy on the part of the new adminstration AND the media. W didn’t put a stop to the exploitation for his own sake....he cared too much for these families.


2 posted on 02/19/2009 5:57:39 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun

Amen

And this time they have gone too far.

It’s time to take a stand


3 posted on 02/19/2009 6:01:59 PM PST by Steve Newton
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To: Steve Newton
It's sad that such things that obviously 'go without saying' during sane administrations, need be said loudly during not so sane administrations!

Hard to believe that Congress would even want 'media types' (who even some in Congress distrust) so near those hangars that hide all those Congresscritters' free jets from the public!

4 posted on 02/20/2009 11:58:24 AM PST by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free of the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: Steve Newton

Well, I guess I wouldn’t really expect them to understand. Too few of them have any ties to the military. Then when they do far fewer have loved ones in dangerous jobs (I am not AT ALL discrediting any service member of any MOS). This is why having a President with no military service is so unacceptable. They make the hard decisions without fully understanding the consequences.


5 posted on 02/21/2009 4:13:32 PM PST by jprobst
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