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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 9:40am
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Horrible & Pathetic:

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Military veterans are upset after the annual Camp Lejeune fireworks show for military members and their families was cut.

What makes it even worse: A Pittsburgh area company offered to do the show for free, but the government said, thanks, but no thanks.

The military says the show meant for more than 47-thousand Marines and Sailors was cancelled due to federal cutbacks.

“They were very appreciative, they were certainly hoping they could do it. There just aren’t the funds due to sequestration.”

The Zambelli Family has done the fireworks at Camp Lejeune before, and this year, after hearing they were cancelled due to federal money problems, they promised to do them for free.

The military still said no, citing additional costs besides the fireworks.

Dr. George Zambelli says the military told them, “there’s a lot of costs to putting on a function like that. The funds just weren’t available. They back and said it couldn’t be done.”

Veteran’s and military families say they don’t care, they consider it a slap in the face.

One local military family member said, “We’re very disappointed. This is the Fourth of July we’re celebrating.

You know our country, and we’re celebrating our military that sacrifices for us to live in a free country.

Veteran Mark Bergman said, “It’s a load of crap. We sacrifice everything, our time with our families. We dedicate ourselves to our jobs, and we do it better than anybody else in the world.”

The Pentagon estimates the additional costs for a fireworks show between $50-and 75-thousand dollars.

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The most important celebration of our Freedom as a Country, and our veterans get this???  Every Veteran & Citizen should be outraged.

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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 10:02am
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OMG!! What a slap in the face to america from our own military! Makes you wonder who's really running the show.
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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 10:12am
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CoffeeRon Said:

OMG!! What a slap in the face to america from our own military! Makes you wonder who's really running the show.

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I would venture to say that the directive originated at the civilian leadership side of the military and not the military brass.

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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 3:35pm
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I'm an american, but I am not a vet. I chose to serve my local community in a different way (but thats beside the point). I have a great deal of respect and honor for all who have served our country in the military and of all who serve now. If it weren't for them, we would not have the freedoms we have today! I am utterly disgusted by this appalling news!

Thanks for sharing Len!

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And on the other side of the coin. Barry Zito of the San Francisco Giants is donating $500. for every strikeout thrown today in ML baseball games to the "Welcome Back Veterans" organization. Should amount to about 100K.

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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 8:21pm
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emradguy Said:

I'm an american, but I am not a vet. I chose to serve my local community in a different way (but thats beside the point). I have a great deal of respect and honor for all who have served our country in the military and of all who serve now. If it weren't for them, we would not have the freedoms we have today! I am utterly disgusted by this appalling news!

Thanks for sharing Len!

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What is going on now reminds me of the old quote, "The lunatics are running the asylum."

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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 8:23pm
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steven_meyer Said:

And on the other side of the coin. Barry Zito of the San Francisco Giants is donating $500. for every strikeout thrown today in ML baseball games to the "Welcome Back Veterans" organization. Should amount to about 100K.

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What a wonderful thing he is doing.  And the picture shown of him and what appears to be a wounded veteran, very heartfelt.

Len

 
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