Gathering of Eagles (GOE)
March 19, 2007
If you attended the Gathering of Eagles rally in Washington, DC this
past weekend, you might have gotten one of these envelopes.
Inside each packet was Operation Firing For Effect’s (OFFE) Resolution
calling for full mandatory funding of veteran’s health care and
date, our Resolution has been adopted and passed by several U.S.
northeast cities and townships, including the City of Chicago, Illinois
and over 500,000 labor union members in New York State. Visit this link
to view signed Resolutions –
Chairman, Gene Simes and
GOE organizer, Col. Harry Riley
addition to supporting GOE’s mission, our objective was to handout 2,000
of these Express envelopes. Many of the envelopes contained the OFFE
Veteran’s Medical Alert CD.
Although OFFE’s message of future veteran’s healthcare was not a primary
message of the GOE rally, OFFE was warmly included in the rally program
and everyone there was very supportive of our efforts. Now, let’s see
how many signed Resolutions we receive back.
OFFE DC Team,
Left to right; Rick Townsend, [Name Omitted], Gene Simes, Phu Nguyen, Calvin
Murphy, John Evans
in all, the GOE rally was a tremendous success and Operation Firing for
Effect congratulates the organizers of the event, and we also commend
them for their hard work. Hopefully, this rally wasn’t merely a one time
knee-jerk reaction and is the beginning of a much bigger push on issues
of importance to our former military personnel and their families. If we
are to influence the 2008 national elections, we must unite our efforts
into one major voice. The next time we rally, let’s shoot for 100,000
attendees. The future treatment of our veterans is in the balance.
special thank you to Col. Harry Riley for his leadership and
inspiration, and a very special thank you to; [Name Omitted], Rick Townsend,
John Evans, Calvin Murphy, and Phu Nguyen for their continued loyalty
and service during the Washington, DC event. Sincere accolades to
Viper’s Vietnam Veterans Web page for the continuous GOE updates and
looks forward to working with these Great Americans again in the very
Chairman – Gene D. Simes
The national news media should hang their collective heads in shame for
not covering GOE.