I received this email today. And I for one will not visit this chain ever again. I've never bought cloths there but I have puchased several of my PS2 games there.
by Dick Forrey of the Vietnam Veterans Association
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
Now, I'm thinking again. If TARGET can not support American Veterans, Then
why should I and my family support their stores by spending our hard Earned
American dollars and to have their profits sent to France. Without the
American Vets, where would France be today?
Feel free to pass this along to whomever you want.
Veterans helping Veterans
Never to be forgotten
Bill Doyle -Father of Joseph
Wtc tower1 101st fl.Cantor