Friday, May 27, 2005

Giving Rules A Bad Name

Mother of Slain Soldier Denied Gold Star Membership - Fox News

Everyone agrees that Ligaya Lagman is a Gold Star mother, part of the long line of mournful women whose sons or daughters gave their lives for their country. Her 27-year-old son, Army Staff Sgt. Anthony Lagman (search), was killed last year in Afghanistan, but American Gold Star Mothers Inc., has rejected Lagman, a Filipino, for membership because — though a permanent resident and a taxpayer — she is not a U.S. citizen.

"There's nothing we can do because that's what our organization says: You have to be an American citizen," national President Ann Herd said Thursday. "We can't go changing the rules every time the wind blows." - More...

I just want to gag anytime someone uses the "rules are rules" excuse not to do the right thing. Such a shame that it will take some public humiliation to make these 12 board members do what they should. An e-mail might be in order if you are so inclined goldstarmoms@yahoo.com Be nice though, it is Memorial Day on Monday - KS

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