Monday, July 13, 2009

DO NOT DISPLAY YOUR FLAG: Correspondence with VA

Dear Mr. Rosebrock:

We have previously advised you that posting of material on VA property is not allowed. We again request that you and your group refrain from attaching flags, placards or any other material to the perimeter gates and fences. Those who violate regulations prohibiting this activity (38 CFR 1.218(a)(9)) will be subject to a central court violation notice. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Sincerely,

Lynn S. Carrier

Associate Director

VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System



Robert Rosebrock's First Response


Lynn S. Carrier
Associate Director
VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System

Dear Ms. Carrier:

We have been hanging the American and POW / MIA Flags on the front gate of the Los Angeles National Veterans Home since March 9, 2008, at our Sunday Rallies to "Save Our Veterans Land."

On November 30, 2008, you ordered the federal VA police to order us to remove the "We Support Our Troops" Flag that included the insignias of the five branches of the U.S. Military.

Sgt. Webb advised us that we could hang the American and POW / MIA Flags on the front gate and we have continued to do so without interruption.

However, on June 21, 2009, you issued another order to the VA police to order us to turn the American Flag around or remove them. This order was made at the end of our Sunday Rally so we removed them and left.

We are in full compliance to fly the American Flag upside down because Veterans' property and their lives are in extreme danger. Thus, when Sgt. Webb complied with our right to fly the American Flag rightside up on the front gate, we are in compliance with the U.S. Flag Code to fly it upside down.

Nonetheless, on Sunday, June 28th, you issued an order for a U.S. Government surveillance van to park within 100 feet of where we Rally and to monitor our every move.

Purple Heart Post Commanders Walter Martin and Luis Rivera drove inside and challenged the presence of the surveillance van and it was removed from the premises. If it was there legally, it would have stayed and both Commanders would have been arrested. The opposite happened; and in fact, Ralph Tillman, director of public affairs and asset management sent an apology to Commander Martin, stating: "We do regret any inconvenience this may have caused."

Since June 28, 2009, we have also been hanging the Military Order of Purple Hearts Flag on the front fence along with the American and POW / MIA Flags. Lest you've forgotten, this National Home was specifically deeded to be permanently maintained for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers.

Ms. Carrier, you continue to order the VA police around as though they are your puppets, and under your orders, they have stalked us, spied upon us, harassed, intimidated and persecuted us, yet we have done nothing wrong.

On the other hand, when the paparazzi for the "Celebrity Carnival fundraiser" climbed all over the Veterans fence a few hundred feet from where we Rally, you did nothing. Nor did you do anything with the Iranian protesters climbed on the Spanish American War monument in front of the Los Angeles National Veterans Cemetery.

This is sheer discrimination and selective enforcement! Thus, it is you Ms. Carrier who has been violating the law and our First Amendment Rights.

Attached is the "Resolution to Protect a National Sacred Trust" by the Veterans Caucus of the California Democratic Party that was adopted by the Executive Board of the CDP on July 19, 2009.

This Resolution is paramount regarding the general attitude toward the public park, yet you and your fellow bureaucrats at the West LA VA kowtow to the Veterans Park Conservancy group, which is not a Veterans organization by any stretch, while ordering the VA police to harass and intimidate "real" Veterans who are rightfully and morally opposed to the public park and other land grabs.

Members of the California American Legion, the American G.I. Forum, AMVETS, the Military Order Of Purple Hearts, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Veterans United For Truth, National Veterans Coalition, Gathering of Eagles, Veterans For Common Sense, Military Spouses For Change, Veterans for Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Gold Star Moms, and countless others who fully support our Sunday Rallies to "Save Our Veterans Land."

The question is if you are a paid government employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs, why are you serving the local homeowners instead of the Veterans whom you are being paid to serve?

Moreover, if you want enforce the "law," why don't you enforce the Congressional Act of 1887 and the Deed of 1888. In fact, if you and your fellow bureaucrats would honor these sacred Documents, we wouldn't be Rallying to "Save Our Veterans Land."

In summary Ms. Carrier, you've become both an insult and an embarrassment to America's Military Veterans. If you and the West LA VA bureaucrats do not rescind the public park sharing agreement posthaste, then you should do the honorable thing and resign or Secretary Shinseki needs to terminate your employment at the largest VA in the nation.

Sincerely,
Robert L. Rosebrock
Director, The Veterans Revolution
Co-Director, We the Veterans


Robert Rosebrock's Second Response


Lynn S. Carrier
Associate Director
VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System

Dear Ms. Carrier:

After re-reading your e-mail and reflecting on the disgusting and disrespectful attitude you show toward Veterans, let me be very specific; The men and women who have defended the American Flag have every right to hang "Old Glory" on their own Deeded property -- property that you have aided and abetted in giving away for a public park.

Moreover, before you ever attempt to tell another Veteran not to hang the American Flag on the fence of our National Veterans Home, I want you to take a serious look at the attached photo of the 200 foot Iranian banner hanging on the front fence of the Los Angeles National Cemetery where 85,000 of our fellow Veterans are buried, dating back to the Civil War, and includes 14 recipients of the Medal of Honor.

This is despicable!

How can anyone look at this photo and collect a paycheck from the Department of Veterans Affairs?



Ms. Carrier, do the right thing and resign because you are morally unfit for the revered job that you now hold at the largest VA in the nation.

Sincerely,
Robert L. Rosebrock
Director, The Veterans Revolution
Co-Director, We the Veterans

10 comments:

  1. Brothers and Sisters, will be bloggin this around the World. We are not alone, and this won't stand...

    Not on Our Watch.

    Randall Covey

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  2. Thank you Randall, you are helping many Veterans

    Thank you and God bless!

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  3. As the daughter of a WWII Marine fighter pilot with family military service dating to the Civil War, I am outraged. I will send this blog everywhere I can and will be duly harassing my so-called "representatives" in Crook County, IL. How dare they put their dirty hands on Vet land?????

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  4. This is so disgusting, though I am hardly surprised by Corportate Lobbyist Enterprise called our Government. Just when you think it can't get any worse, they seem to top themselves, almost daily!

    My Dad is a Navy Vet as well as my youngest brother. I take care of our family cemetary plots with great honor which are in different locations in michigan. I can only imagine what they are thinking witnessing the treatment of our american citizens and war vets.

    God bless you for exposing the truth. Please pass this on and tell every true AMERICAN that abides by our Constitution to stand up and fight for all injustice, especially this one.

    Sincerely,

    Troy Howland

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  5. My name is Troy Steward and I co-host an online Radio show with a fellow Sr. NCO, CJ Grisham. The Show is called "You Served" and is military centric and focuses on those that are or have served and those that support the servicemembers. I would really like to have Mr. Rosebrock on the show (airs every Thursday from 7-9PM EST). You can listen to the show online or listen to past episodes at www.blogtalkradio.com/youserved. If you or someone can contact me at troy@bouhammer.com so I can pass on more details that would be great.

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  6. This action by Ms. Carrier is despicable, even by our current government standards. May her termination be quick and soon. Ron W

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  7. I wonder what religion Ms. Carrier is and where she was born? Regardless, she should be eliminated from all public office or any position that would lend her the power to persuade any political or non-profit organization. She is evil, pure evil. As many we now have in office... they are multiplying like cockroaches!

    I have plagiarized some information from http://www.post448.org/specials/lava.pdf in order to send my fax to all of them... and I have found a fax number for that traitor Pelosi who will not receive any email communications unless you are her constituent - here it is!

    Washington DC 202-225-8259

    Now they are hiding from the citizens - the email to her AmericanVoices@mail.house.gov for all NON constituents came back as undeliverable. And on the web site for Ms Carrier... there is no obvious or easy information for contacting ANY of them. Figures, cowards that they are!

    Here's your "Change" and "Hope"... bullshiot! They just amplified the same ole', same ole' by a million. Or is that trillion now? We desperately need to clean house on both sides!

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  8. Calls and emails do no good when they are going out to the enemy. Every agency of our poor government is inflected by Communism. More than just infected, infiltrated. You can't vote away a disease like this.

    As Billy Beck of Western Rifle Association is fond of saying...Do you understand yet? Time to join your local citizens defense militias, people. The enemy is no longer just at the gate.

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  9. Aso with the "land-grab" of the "HOME", a second Deed has been discovered that was executed on the same day by the same parties, for the benefit of disabled veterans, providing land up to the "mean high tide" of santa monica beach from the end of Montana Ave, for the specific purpose of constructing a "beach-house" to help VETERANS heal. It was located by VAL-OR, USA, a veteran advocates lobby organization. There is no history of the beach-house ever being built, there is a parking lot there and, according to online sources, it is "government land"!
    This constitutes an earlier land-heist than the 1902 Brentwood Academy and the 1956 Occidental Petroleum deal. HAPPY VETERANS DAY 2016!

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