We are veterans of the United States Armed Forces, including the U.S. Army, United States Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard and we are calling for our fellow veterans to assemble as a peaceful, unarmed militia at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation on Dec 4-7 and defend the water protectors from assault and intimidation at the hands of the militarized police force and DAPL security.
2K EVENT CAPACITY ACHIEVED: Event capacity based on accommodations, travel logistics and supplies; given the time we have to coordinate, resources available and the shipping and weather conditions in the region has been set at 2,000 rostered participants. We currently have over 2,100 Veterans on the roster. Our goal now is to prioritize this list to Veterans and Civilian personnel involved with operations, planning & onsite execution. We will be collecting names for future missions on a new roster (https://goo.gl/forms/37SEWGvbeMLpcrvY2), next mission could be as early as the 2nd week of December. More to come
The funds we raise on this page will go towards providing transportation and supplies for the brave patriots that come and stand with us.
We'll be standing alongside peaceful water protectors, who've endured violent attacks from the private security funded by DAPL and more brutality and arrests at the hands of militarized police and DAPL security. We have full support of the Sioux tribe elders and will be cooperating with them every step of the way.
Here are some of what the protesters at Standing Rock have faced:
Mace, sound cannons. sniper guns pointed at unarmed civilians, journalists being shot with rubber bullets, journalists being arrested for covering the protests, attack dogs unleashed on groups including children, elder Natives getting tased and violently arrest, protesters marked with numbers and kept in dog kennels after arrest...
On Nov 20, Morton County Sherrif Department forces attacked water protectors with water cannons in freezing temperatures and launched concussion grenades into a peaceful crowd. Several had to be treated for hypothermia and one protestor who was hit directly with a grenade has reportedly had her arm amputated as a result.
Everyday becomes more evident that the defenders of America must stand with the Water Protectors. Let's stop this savage injustice being committed right here at home. If not us, who? If not now, when? Are you a hero? Are you honorable? Not if you allow this the be the United States.
Please donate and pass this page along to your friends, family, coworkers and community members.
It's time to display that honor, courage, and commitment we claim to represent. It's time for real Patriots. Now more than ever, it's time for anyone and everyone to lead.
#VeteranStand #WorldIsWatching #SelflessService
Keep track of the mission intel from our Facebook event page, ie central communications for operations announcements. https://www.facebook.com/events/1136540643060285/
To stay up to day with updates from Standing Rock, media/news and in the field live feeds please join us on our newly created community page: https://www.facebook.com/VeteransStandForStandingRock/
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