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  •  Is Katherine Brooks a veteran? If not, why is (22+ / 0-)

    she dictating anything about who can march in this parade or not? A civilian who has never served should just STFU.

    This is the most disgraceful thing I've heard of in the run-up to Veterans Day and I hope the Phoenix area veterans groups will all stand together and say: "Either Veterans for Peace is allowed to march along with us or we won't be attending either. We'll go somewhere where all veterans are honored and respected, and none are denied the respect they deserve because of politics."

    •  Her bio (3+ / 0-)
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      Katherine Brooks is a native of Phoenix, currently living in Glendale.  Katherine has been married to John, an Air Force Academy graduate and veteran, since 1979.  They have 3 grown children; John, Madison and Alexandra.   Their son John is a Marine Corps Veteran who served 2 combat tours in Iraq and 1 combat tour in Afghanistan.  Completing 5 years of active duty, he then served 2 years as a Marine Corps Reservist.

      Katherine is honored to be a founding Board member of Honoring Arizona’s Veterans and passionate about giving back to our Arizona veterans by supporting HAV’s mission.  “It does not matter the extent of what I am able to give in time and resources to our veterans – it will never come close to what they have given me and our country”

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        Katherine Brooks is the wife of an Air Force Veteran and the mother of a US Marine Corps Combat Veteran. Her son Sgt. John Brooks became a scout sniper, serving two tours in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and one tour in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

        Prior to her term as President-Elect for HAV she served on the board of directors and as an officer of other non-profit organizations and brings that experience to HAV where she currently serves as President.

        Her fundraising efforts include garnering more than $425,000 in six weeks to support Mountain Ridge High School in their efforts to play in the 2008 Presidential Inaugural Parade.

        She most recently served as President Elect and board member for a 185 member Marching Band Booster Organization.

        Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. Theodore Roosevelt

        by Zwoof on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 11:10:28 AM PST

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    •  The Very Idea! (3+ / 0-)
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      That any veteran who fought in a war, and saw his fellow soldiers die, would ever oppose senseless wars fought to enrich the weapons and munitions manufacturers is just simply absurd!  

      Where is the Chickenhawk Brigade when we need them most?  Rush Limbaugh could you please flash your a$$, I mean show us your battle scars?

      My wife, daughter and granddaughters should have more privacy in their doctor's office than I have buying another rifle or shotgun.

      by NM Ray on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 12:24:13 PM PST

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