“The veterans who served at Fort McClellan deserve answers – we must investigate the link between the toxic exposure at the base and significant health problems those veterans are experiencing,”
Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20)
Meet the many faces of the group members involved with Operation Stand Together. Veterans, family members, and sympathetic supporters are encouraged to submit a "selfie" or group photo, depicting them wearing an OST t-shirt, holding a sign, hanging up a poster, handing out brochures, or even receiving a fundraising check from a local business or organization. We will be honored to share your photo in the slideshow above. Thank you!
THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY OCCURRED
MAY 20, 2017
SYLVAN THEATER, NATIONAL MALL
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
12:00PM Military Branch Anthems
12:05PM Presentation of Colors* District 4, Department of Virginia American Legion Honor Guard
12:10PM National Anthem* Jimmie Edwards, American Legion (Virginia)
Pledge of Allegiance
12:15PM Welcome Remarks Event Organizer
12:20PM Invocation* Stephen Griswold, Event Chaplain
12:25PM Congressional Remarks Congressman Jack Bergman (R-MI-1)
Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI-5)
12:45PM Remarks (Enewetak Atoll) Harry Daniel
1:00PM Remarks (Blue Water Navy) John Wells, Esq., CMDR, USN, Retired
1:15PM Remarks (Family Housing, Hawaii) Dr. Walter Chun
1:30PM Remarks (Kunia Tunnel – FSK) Tara Lemieux
1:40PM Remarks (Wurtsmith AFB) Scott Flannery, LTCOL, USA, Retired
2:05PM “Uncertain Future” song Dana Elliott recording
2:10PM Remarks (Monsanto/Agent Orange) Tami Canal
Kelly L. Derricks
2:25PM Remarks (Monsanto/Anniston, AL) Dr. David Carpenter
2:45PM Remarks (Fort McClellan, AL) Diane Zumatto
2:55PM Remarks (Fort McClellan, AL) Sal Caiozzo
Lisa Jo Sarro
3:10PM Remarks (Burn Pits) Dan Sullivan
3:25PM Remarks (Camp Lejeune, NC) Bill Lee Klingenberg
3:35PM Remarks (Camp Lejeune, NC) “Jerry” Ensminger, MSgt, USMC, Retired
4:00PM Keynote Address Erin Brockovich
4:30PM Closing Remarks
4:40PM Benediction* Stephen Griswold, Chaplain
4:45PM Taps* District 4 Honor Guard
4:50PM Retirement of Colors* District 4 Honor Guard
5:00PM Event Concludes
* - Please stand, if able to do so.
Professional Sound provided by Jonathan Cintron Sound.
Videography services donated by Mr. & Mrs. Scott Flannery, LTCOL, USA, Retired and provided by Professional Image, Washington, DC.
OPERATION STAND TOGETHER represents the collective interests of United States military veterans and their families, who seek to raise awareness to chronic, life-long illnesses and disabling conditions directly resulting from nuclear, biological, and chemical toxin exposures during their active duty service. To that end, we welcome members from all branches of service, as well as their family members. By raising awareness and respectfully voicing our experiences and concerns in an organized, patriotic, and democratic manner, our goal is to significantly improve the lives of those affected through national recognition, legislative reform, healthcare assistance, and disability compensation for those in need.
"In my judgment, there's no question this is the most contaminated site in the U.S."
Dr. David Carpenter, SUNY, Albany; regarding Anniston, Alabama during
a CBS 60 Minutes episode
"Strong evidence that environmental exposure can cause autoimmune disease comes from epidemiologic studies showing the association between a diversity of environmental exposures and an assortment of autoimmune diseases."
Kenneth M. Pollard, PhD,
The Scripps Institute