September 21, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Veterans Cheer Designation of Chimney Rock As A National Monument

PAGOSA SPRING, CO - A national veterans organization, the Vet Voice Foundation, is cheering President Obama's designation of Chimney Rock National Park as a National Monument - a move that will protect over 4700 acres in Colorado.  The Vet Voice Foundation recently organized a trip to Washington for veterans to meet with individual Congressmen and Senators to stress the importance of the designation.

In a statement, Mark Starr, an Iraq War Veteran and Program Director for the Vet Voice Foundation said:

"As a Veteran, I'm particularly pleased that President Obama protected Chimney Rock National Monument. As a veteran, I believe it is our shared responsibility to protect what makes America great, from a democratic government to public lands that are truly for the public. Chimney Rock and parks like it are important for the recreational and educational opportunities they provide
families, tourists and returning veterans.

But Chimney Rock is also part of our cultural heritage in Colorado and our legacy to the next generation. Thanks to local communities, Congress, and the White House working together in a bipartisan fashion to protect Chimney Rock, future generations of Americans will also enjoy a visit."

Founded in 2009, the mission of Vet Voice Foundation is to mobilize veterans to become leaders in our nation's democracy through participation in the civic and democratic process. VVF seeks to harness the energy and drive of the dedicated men and women who have fought for their country, and put it to work at home and in their communities on the important issues they face, such as health care, jobs, the environment, and housing.

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PAGOSA SPRING, CO - A national veterans organization, the Vet Voice Foundation, is cheering President Obama's designation of Chimney Rock National Park as a National Monument - a move that will protect over 4700 acres in Colorado.  The Vet Voice Foundation recently organized a trip to Washington for veterans to meet with individual Congressmen and Senators to stress the importance of the designation.

In a statement, Mark Starr, an Iraq War Veteran and Program Director for the Vet Voice Foundation said:

"As a Veteran, I'm particularly pleased that President Obama protected Chimney Rock National Monument. As a veteran, I believe it is our shared responsibility to protect what makes America great, from a democratic government to public lands that are truly for the public. Chimney Rock and parks like it are important for the recreational and educational opportunities they provide
families, tourists and returning veterans.

But Chimney Rock is also part of our cultural heritage in Colorado and our legacy to the next generation. Thanks to local communities, Congress, and the White House working together in a bipartisan fashion to protect Chimney Rock, future generations of Americans will also enjoy a visit."

Founded in 2009, the mission of Vet Voice Foundation is to mobilize veterans to become leaders in our nation's democracy through participation in the civic and democratic process. VVF seeks to harness the energy and drive of the dedicated men and women who have fought for their country, and put it to work at home and in their communities on the important issues they face, such as health care, jobs, the environment, and housing.

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