Open Letter to U.S. Senators RE: Veterans Day and USS Liberty Veterans Association

Open Letter to U.S. Senators RE: Veterans Day and USS Liberty Veterans Association
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Veterans Day was established to be a celebration in honor of America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

USS LIBERTY survivors of The Six Day War live and vote throughout our nation with many residing in Florida.

The following publication of emails from this civilian to her Florida Senators is my expression of love in honor of 34 men killed in action onboard the USS LIBERTY and for their brother survivors of The Six Day War.

By Eileen Fleming

On August 30 2017, I contacted the Orlando office of Senator Bill Nelson and was directed to email scheduler_fl@billnelson.senate.gov, who I wrote:

Subject: USS Liberty Veterans Association President Requests Sept. 25 meeting

This is a request from Ernest Gallo, President of the USS Liberty Veterans Association, and a few supporters seeking an appointment with Senator Nelson’s veterans affairs and foreign policy liaisons for mid morning or later on Monday September 25 to:

Present paper copies of this Petition to Congress 

To seek the Senators leadership in support of this American Legion RESOLUTION passed at The American Legion Ninety-Ninth Annual National Convention, Reno, Nevada August 22, 23, 24, 2017

We also will present the Senator a copy of our soon to be released DVD “We Americans and the USS LIBERTY” featuring the following veterans:

USS Liberty Commander David Ed Lewis 

USS Liberty Marine Sgt. Bryce Lockwood 

USS LIBERTY survivor Larry Bowen speaks about 50 yrs. Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome

 

On October 13, this American emailed:
TO: Brown, Angela (Bill Nelson)” <Angela_Brown@billnelson.senate.gov>,
“Hague, Danny (Bill Nelson)” <Danny_Hague@billnelson.senate.gov>,
“Dalton, Bale (Bill Nelson)” <Bale_Dalton@billnelson.senate.gov>
“Beaudet, Sean (Bill Nelson)” <Sean_Beaudet@billnelson.senate.gov>,
“Price, Lizy (Bill Nelson)”

Dear Senator Nelson Staff,

I write you now to introduce a few USS Liberty Veterans and REQUEST only a YES or NO from Senator Nelson: 

Will he lead congress to honor the USS LIBERTY Veterans with an invitation to members of the crew wanting to speak on the congressional record this year because The American Legion has:

Called upon the 115th United States Congress to publicly, impartially, and thoroughly investigate the attack on the USS Liberty and its aftermath and to commence its investigation before the end of 2017, the 50th anniversary year of the attack.

A few of the crew:

Don Pageler has been treating his PTS by speaking to civic groups, active troops, churches and the Western Museum of Flight about his Post Traumatic Stress USS Liberty Story

Joe Meadors is spearheading the USS Liberty Veterans Association ACTION NETWORK which includes Letter to Congressional Delegation: Investigate the Attack on the USS Liberty

Larry Bowen is the VP of the USS Liberty Veterans Association and he speaks HERE about 50 yrs. PTS.

Palm Coast constituent Ernest Gallo, President of the LVA  is featured in “We Americans and the USS Liberty” 

THANK YOU for a swift reply as I intend to publish this email request on October 20 HERE ###

NO RESPONSE has yet been received and due to family matters I published before my deadline, so I will alert Senator Nelson’s staff of this post and welcome any response for publication.

 

On October 11 2017, this American emailed Senator Rubio’s office in follow-up of a meeting with Thomas D. Self, Jr. the REGIONAL DIRECTOR for U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who assured me he would deliver copies of “We Americans and the USS LIBERTY” DVD, the Petition and Resolution 40 with my request for a Statement for publication.

NO response has yet been received, but with publication of this piece, I will alert Senator Rubio regarding it by tweeting him and emailing Thomas D. Self, Jr. his REGIONAL DIRECTOR.

Dear Thomas,

Thank you again for meeting with Phil Restino and me on Sept. 29.

I write you now to introduce a few USS Liberty Veterans:

Don Pageler has been treating his PTS by speaking to civic groups, active troops, churches and the Western Museum of Flight about his Post Traumatic Stress USS Liberty Story

Joe Meadors is spearheading the USS Liberty Veterans Association ACTION NETWORK which includes Letter to Congressional Delegation: Investigate the Attack on the USS Liberty

Larry Bowen is the VP of the USS Liberty Veterans Association and he speaks HERE about 50 yrs. PTS.

Ernest Gallo, President of the LVA  is featured in “We Americans and the USS Liberty” 

We are all hoping Senator Rubio will lead congress to honor the USS LIBERTY Veterans with an invitation to speak on the congressional record because The American Legion has:

Called upon the 115th United States Congress to publicly, impartially, and thoroughly investigate the attack on the USS Liberty and its aftermath and to commence its investigation before the end of 2017, the 50th anniversary year of the attack.

Thank you for Senator Rubio’s swift reply,

Eileen Fleming,
Senior Non-Arab Correspondent for USA’s The Arab Daily News

Author, Reporter

Coordinator LIBERTY CENTRAL II###

 

The screenplay, “This American and USS LIBERTY Survivors of The Six Day War” will soon be available at FilmFreeway which reaches over 400,000 filmmakers and artists worldwide.

This American and Israel’s Nuclear Whistleblower VANUNU Mordechai, is my first entry and the Logline –the one sentence that sums up the movie is:

True story of this middle aged American who realizes her childhood dream of being a reporter after a serendipitous meeting with Mordechai VANUNU, Israel’s nuclear whistle-blower who was freed from 18 yrs. behind bars to Jerusalem under restrictions including he not speak to foreigners.

“This American and USS LIBERTY Survivors of The Six Day War” longline:

True story of USS Liberty survivors of The Six Day War, 50 yrs. of PTS due to LBJ’s Cover-Up that every president since has colluded in; and what Anti-Semitism has got to do with it.

 

Eileen Fleming is TADN’s volunteer Health Reporter and Senior Non-Arab Correspondent

 

Fleming produced the UNCENSORED “30 Minutes with Vanunu” Mordechai, Israel’s nuclear whistleblower


Contact her HERE 

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Eileen Fleming

Senior Non-Arab Correspondent for TADN at The Arab Daily News
Senior Non-Arab Correspondent for The Arab Daily News
Producer "30 Minutes with Vanunu" who founded WeAreWideAwake.org in response to her first of 8 trips to both sides of The Wall in Palestine Israel.
In 2012, Eileen ran for US House of Representatives District 5, in Fl.
Read her FREE eBooks and more at:http://www.eileenfleming.org/
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