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From the San Jose Mercury News: Backers of the movement to designate a huge swath of the former Fort Ord as a national monument got a 14,000-acre surprise Friday: a resounding yes from the White House. The announcement came just three days after area officials made their latest rounds in Washington to tout the former … Continue reading
Chris DiMaio served as a Navy doctor in 1968-69 with the 3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd Marine Division and Marine Battalion 1/9 in Vietnam. A member of Vet Voice Foundation, he recently asked the president to designate Fort Ord our country’s next National Monument. From the Santa Cruz Sentinel: Fort Ord was established in 1917. Generations … Continue reading
Vet Voice Foundation has been working to share the stories of veterans on the importance of preserving public lands. Over 1,200 people have signed their petition to Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, urging them to support national monument status for the BLM-managed lands at Fort Ord. Check out some of the interviews with veterans … Continue reading
Retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, Vitali Mostovoj, from Thousand Oaks, CA recent wrote a guest column talking about how western voters across the political spectrum view protected public lands, such as monuments, as critical to their quality of life and called for President Obama to heard the calls of the local community and protect Fort … Continue reading
Vietnam veteran, Gordon Smith, presented Secretary Salazar a VFW Post 5888 letter to Salazar from the local VFW (Post No. 5888) along with a handwritten petition from veterans – ranging from World War II to the Iraq War – in support of a Fort Ord Soldiers National Monument.
From the Sierra Club’s Lay of the Land blog: A diverse group of people packed last Friday’s listening session, hosted by Department of Interior’s Secretary Salazar. In the end, the message from the Secretary and the crowd was clear, there is strong support to permanently protect Fort Ord, perhaps as a national monument. The U.S. Army … Continue reading
Californians Ask Salazar: Will President Obama Help Us Make Fort Ord America’s Next National Monument?
From Vet Voice Foundation: At the invitation of veterans, businesses, and the local community, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last Friday paid a visit to Fort Ord, a former military base located on the Monterey Peninsula near Salinas, California. At a listening session to discuss the future of the site, local activists called on the secretary and … Continue reading
In December, a group of veterans sent a Fort Ord support letter from Vets_12-16-11 in support of protecting the Fort Ord Public Lands as a National Monument, citing Fort Ord’s rich and long history as a U.S. Army installation. Facts about Fort Ord’s Military History Fort Ord was a U.S. Army post established in 1917 as an artillery training field. At that … Continue reading