Veterans for a Strong America
"President Obama's Form Letters" +
:30 ad run from Oct. 19, 2012 run in selected markets in CO, FL, OH and VA.
[Music] Karen Vaughn: Just because
they put a uniform on, they didn't become not human any more.
News Announcer (audio):
when their helicopter was shot down
Karen Vaughn: A friend of mine said that the letter that she had received from Bush was a personalized letter.
But the other families in this crash had received letters from
President Obama that were not personalized. [SFX] They were form
A family sacrifices their child, and you choose to send a form
letter to 'em.
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Notes: The Oct. 19, 2012
Veterans for a Strong
America to Run 750K Ad buy in VA, FL, OH and CO
Vets Group Takes President Obama to Task for Sending Form Condolence Letters to Families of Fallen Warriors
Falls, SD - Veterans for a Strong America, supported by over 375,000
supporters, is launching a $750,000.00 ad buy in four critical swing
states to educate voters about President Obama sending form condolence
letters to the families of fallen warriors.
The ad entitled: "President Obama's Form Letters," is running
Virginia, Florida, Ohio and Colorado on broadcast and cable networks.
The ad will run in the following markets: Norfolk, Roanoke,
Jacksonville, Dayton, Cincinnati, Denver and Colorado Springs from
today through October 30th. In addition to the television buy, a
social media campaign will push the entire media package to
The ad features a very emotional Karen Vaughn, mother of
SEAL Aaron Vaughn, discussing the pain of receiving a form letter from
President Obama after the death of her son on August 6, 2011. In
ad Mrs. Vaughn says that, "Just because they put a uniform on doesn't
mean they didn't 't become not human anymore. A friend of mine said
that a letter she had received from [President] Bush was a personalized
letter, but the other families involved in this crash [on August 6,
2011] had received letters from President Obama that were not
personalized. They were form letters. A family sacrifices
and you choose to send a form letter to them."
of Veterans for a Strong America, Iraq combat veteran Joel Arends
stated that, "The character of our commander in chief is measured by
his actions. President Obama has chosen the expedience of form
to the families of our fallen warriors while the president's
predecessor understood the error of his ways and spent countless hours
writing handwritten notes to families of fallen warriors. What is
President Obama so busy with that he can't send personal letters to
each of the families who have lost a loved one in combat?"
About Veterans for a Strong
Veterans for a Strong America is a non-profit and
organization dedicated to communicating the strategic importance of a
strong national defense and ensuring that America remains a strong
nation by advancing liberty, safeguarding freedom and opposing