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The Walking Veteran in the Waldron Arkansas Christmas Parade
02 Dec

Disturbing Trend To Violate Veterans Rights

Thomas Hudson, The Walking Veteran

Thomas Hudson, The Walking Veteran

The Walking Veteran, Thomas Hudson, has reported to Veterans March a disturbing trend set in Waldron, Arkansas that has implications of violating constitutional civil liberties and federal law

The Walking Veteran has been in Arkansas several times during the previous six months leading the authorized Veterans March program, “Protecting Our Senior Veterans.” The Veterans March executive board, at the request of The Walking Veteran, had approved the program with three objectives set forth:

  1. Identify issues that rises to the level of protential elder abuse, judicial misconduct, coruption, fraud, and illegal claims.
  2. Identify issues that rises to the level of protential elder abuse, judicial misconduct, corruption, fraud, and illegal claims.
    Provide logistical support to substantial the program and investigative logistics within the vast Veterans March Network
  3. Bring awareness to the American public
  4. Seek legislative support and establish propossials for future legislation
  5. Make referrals of any alleged elder abuse, judicial misconduct, corruption, fraud, and illegal claims, to the proper enforcement agencies and to seek justice within the legal limits for those who have harmed any senior veteran.
Cheyanne Fain pulling The Walking Veteran Wagon [PHOTO: The Resident Press - Tammy Teaque]

Cheyanne Fain pulling The Walking Veteran Wagon [PHOTO: The Resident Press – Tammy Teaque]

The Walking Veteran was scheduled to walk in the Waldron Christmas parade Saturday, December 1, 2018. Cheyanne Fain, forth grade, of Waldron had walked and pulled the wagon representing Recognizing Goodness in Youth (RGIY.org) Other veterans had made plans to walk in the parade, but decided not to travel due to the school board’s abruptly cancellation for the Veterans Walk in Solidarity event to be held earlier that day in the Waldron High School.

DISTURBING FACTS AND TREND 

  • The Walking Veteran and Daniel Fielding, Superintendent

    The Walking Veteran and Daniel Fielding, Superintendent

    The Superintendent of Waldron Public Schools, Daniel Fielding, was given assurances by The Walking Veteran that the Veterans Walk in Solidarity high school event was going to be non-political in the same manner as all others events held by Veterans Walk in Solidarity, i.e.: Waldron Arkansas, June 4, 2018.

  • The Superintendent, Daniel Fields, was given additional assurances by the Walking Veteran of a non-political event during the superintendent’s call concerning the school board’s meeting and the decision to cancel. The reason given was the board was concerned over a online post concerning the introducing of a World War II veteran who has also been a victim of the same Judge David H. McCormick. Mayor Keith Greene had even spoke to the superintendent while The Walking Veteran was in the mayor’s office. The mayor stated that the superintendent first stated, “I don’t need to be talking to you, I need to be talking to Mr.. Hudson.”. Those comments were completely not within the spirit of civility and resolution conflict mediation. It was the superintendent that had requested that The Walking Veteran furnish names of mayors and other dignitaries that were going to travel and attend the event in Waldron so he could contact them for verification The Walking Veteran had just concluded a meeting with the mayor when the superintendent had called. The superintendent also had stted tht he would try to find another suitable meeting place for the veterans but never returned any calls.
  • Waldron Police DepartmentAfter arriving to the Christmas parade staging area and setting up The Walking Veteran Wagon with the star logo which represents, Star of Love and Hope – Love for Country and Hope for Tomorrow;” two Waldron police officers drove up in seperate cars to advice The Walking Veteran that the sign, JusticeForFredPotter.com could not be on the wagon.  The officers went on to advise that Allen Potter, RetiredCoast Guard, should not be seen in the town of Waldron.

CONCLUSION OF LAW

Requiring The Walking Veteran to remove the sign has been preliminary determined to be in violation of constitutional law pertaining to freedom of speech and federal law pertaining to discrimination. The determination was made based upon case law and the laws themselves.

Other entries and floats in the parade was allowed to display their organizational names, i.e.. First Baptist Church, etc. The sign, JusticeForFredPotter.com, is a organizational name sanctioned by Veterans March and is not speech of protest. The Walking Veteran sign was allowed to remain.

The Walking Veteran has met with law enforcement all over Nortwest Arkansas who has no problems with discussing the issues of a fellow veteran Fred Potter.  They did not have a problem with the wagon and the JusticeForFredPotter.com sign on it.

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