Current and veteran military personnel have been on the streets, participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement and protecting the 99% since the beginning.
On November 2nd, members of the New York City Chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War and other veterans marched to Zuccotti Park announcing their support for the 99%, and calling on other veterans and service members to join the Occupy Wall Street movement.
“We are veterans of the 99%. We have been directly affected by the economic and social issues raised by Occupy Wall Street. We are part of this movement, and we believe it is time for us to make our participation as veterans more deliberate and more visible. As veterans who have served our country in the military, we now have a unique opportunity to continue serving here at home through our participation in this civic movement. As veterans, our presence in this movement is itself an intervention in the evolving narrative about Occupy Wall Street.”
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