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Posted: 10/30/2006 2:19:41 PM EST

Wasn't it last Christmas that Target refused to let the Salvation Army ring their bells in front of their stores?

Dick Forrey of the Vietnam Veterans Association wrote.

"Recently we asked the local TARGET store to be a proud
sponsor of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall during our
spring recognition event.



We received the following reply
from the local TARGET management:
" Veterans do not meet our
area of giving. We only donate to the arts, social action
groups, gay & lesbian causes, and education."

So I'm thinking, if the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and
veterans in general, do not meet their donation criteria,
then something is really wrong at this TARGET store. We were
not asking for thousands of dollars, not even hundreds, just
a small sponsorship for a memorial remembrance.

As a follow-up, I E-mailed the TARGET U.S. Corporate
Headquarters and their response was the same.
That's their
national policy.

Then I looked into the company further.
They will not allow
the Marines to collect for 'Toys for Tots' at any of their
stores. And during the recent Iraq deployment, they would
not allow families of employees who were called up for
active duty to continue their insurance coverage while
they were on military service. Then as I dig further,

TARGET
is a French-owned corporation .

Now, I'm thinking again. If TARGET cannot support American
Veterans, then why should my family and I support their
stores by spending our hard earned America! n dollars!

And,
have their profits sent to France.



Without the American
Vets, where would France be today?



"They, most likely would be speaking German and trading in Deutsch Marks"

Sincerely,
Dick Forrey
Veterans Helping Veterans


Please send this on to everyone you know
to let Target know
we don't need them either !




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Link Posted: 10/31/2006 1:04:21 AM EST
dammit, I liked Target, too.

I didnt know Target was owned by the French, I guess that explains the bullseye.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:29:37 AM EST
Hi guys. Rest assured that this is an internet rumor. You can see the full text and complete info here:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/target.asp


Too many hateful people try to stir up our ire with a load of bogus messages that find their way around the net amazingly fast. I, too, have been bamboozled by some of them. Now, however, I always check with "Snopes" before I forward them. It's saved me many times.

There are certainly many 100% legitimate messages circulating. The trick is, however, to determine which are real and which are fakes. Snopes helps a lot in that area!

Rome
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 12:27:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2006 12:29:09 PM EST by centermass181]
my wife showed me another 'falsifier' tonight as well. Damn, she like Target.


Link Posted: 10/31/2006 3:41:13 PM EST
I stand corrected, before I posted the message I should have checked my facts instead of believing what others told me.
Please see the following link:


http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/target.asp
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 12:22:56 AM EST
dont get me wrong, Im all for bashing the french.....
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 11:09:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By centermass181:
dont get me wrong, Im all for bashing the french.....


You and me both brother..
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 1:34:04 PM EST
Target screwed me several months ago and lost me as a customer for life ...

It kind of sucks because I (and my wife) really liked to shop there.
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