EXCLUSIVE: Ten veterans’ groups wrote a letter to President Biden expressing their displeasure after the Defense Department denied their request for a permit to use its parking lot to stage their Rolling to Remember Memorial Day event.
“Mr. President, we know your support for veterans is genuine, but we wanted you to know that veterans are very unhappy with this decision, and the actions of your administration will unfortunately lead some to question your support,” the letter read.
“We are struggling to understand why your administration rejected a permit from veterans’ groups that are trying to maintain a tradition that has spanned more than three decades,” the groups wrote. “This event will bring much-needed attention to the ongoing problem of veteran suicide, which takes the lives of 22 veterans each day, as well as the 82,000 service members who are still missing overseas.”
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American Veterans (AMVET) said that it had requested the permit for this year
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