Here is a message I recently received from my friend Brig. Gen. (ret) Robin Umberg urging us to vote Yes on Measure B.
I want to share it with you:
As a soldier for 36 years and an Army Brigadier General (ret), I know that the women and men I have served with are the bravest and most devoted people I have ever met. They were all willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for our country and deserve to be honored and remembered within a sacred military cemetery.
Passing Measure B is the only way that veterans will get the cemetery in Orange County that they deserve. That’s why I’m writing to you today — to make sure that you and your friends are prepared to vote Yes on Measure B.
Here are the facts: It has been endorsed by the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and both Republican and Democratic Parties of Orange County. Think about that. A Yes on Measure B will cost citizens less, achieve the mission of constructing the cemetery in the quickest time frame, and this change of site will not increase Orange County’s traffic. It will ensure the establishment of a gorgeous cemetery that will be visible from two highways.
We are closer than we have ever been to providing this much-needed space for remembering our veterans. We can’t let them down now — please vote Yes on Measure B by June 5th.
Thank you for honoring our veterans.
Brigadier General (ret) Robin Umberg.”
[Please note: The use of military rank or photos does not imply endorsement by the Department or Defense or the Army.]
For more information about the veterans cemetery, please see:
Setting the Record Straight on the OC Veterans Cemetery
Putting Politics Aside to Honor Veterans with a Final Resting Place
Stop Playing Political Games with Veterans Cemetery
Stop the Politics and Build the Veterans Cemetery Now
Distinguished Environmental Group Laguna Greenbelt Endorses YES on Measure B for Veterans Cemetery!
Irvine Takes Historic Step Forward for a Veterans Cemetery at the Former El Toro Marine Base
Tell the Irvine City Council to Keep Your Promises to Our Veterans
The Strawberry Fields Site is the Best Location for the Veterans Cemetery. Now Let’s Get it Done!
Don’t Be Deceived By The “Save The Veterans Cemetery” Petition!
OC Register Slams Agran, Lalloway, and “Despicable,” “Misleading” Veterans Cemetery Petition
Help Us Defeat the Paid Mercenaries who have Invaded Irvine and their Fraudulent “Save the Veterans Cemetery” Petition!
As the daughter of an Orange County Korean War combat veteran, I am proud to have participated in making sure that Orange County’s veterans – who have sacrificed so much for us – will at last have a final resting place close to their families and loved ones.
Please help by voting YES on Measure B.
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