Fellow Americans and Friends of Veterans,
Sunday’s 500th consecutive Veterans’ Rally was a special gathering except for when the VA police repeatedly patrolled back and forth from the Grand Lawn area — stalking, intimidating, harassing us.
At least they didn’t come outside and intervene, their normal M.O.
Eighty-six-year old Dave Culmer, 70 percent disabled Marine combat Veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War, brought fresh fruit, cheeses and hors d’oeuvres for refreshments.
Yvonne Dipre, widow of the late Aldo Dipre, drove in from the San Fernando Valley with her children and grandchildren. They brought delicious, ice-cold watermelon.
Martinelli’s Apple Juice, founded in 1868 (20 years before the Deed of 1888), donated refreshing sparkling apple cider.
Hank Papeika, a 90-year-old World War II and Korean War Veteran, drove in from Thousand Oaks.
Rusty Rustan, a 100 percent disabled Vietnam War Veteran, drove up from Huntington Beach.
It was a memorable Sunday afternoon.
At a time when NFL players disrespect the American flag, we were honoring Old Glory, led by Ted Hayes, aka Mr. Patriot, as we paid special tribute to the late and great Aldo Dipre, a 97-year-old disabled World War II Veteran.
Thanks for all who participated in this the Old Veterans Guard milestone to Save Our Veterans Land and to Bring Our Homeless Veterans Home.
God Bless America and the Veterans Revolution!
Mr. Rosebrock may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org