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Yesterday got ugly when a friend decided to spread the Fox lies glorifying Cliven Bundy. I had put up a meme that mentioned that many of the BLM people are veterans. She called them terrorists. I unfriended her. Today I put this up on my page.

My father Jack Wilson was a World War II veteran on the Pacific Front. My Aunt Hazel Wilson, my Uncle Norwood (Bud) Hughes, and my Uncle Eugene (Gene) Hughes were veterans on the European Front. Uncle Gene lied about his age to join the Army and was captured by the Nazis and spent time in a concentration camp. My older brother Michael (Mike) Wilson served two tours of duty as a Chaplains Assistant in Vietnam. I try and help with the homeless problem here in Winston Salem where 1 in 4 of the homeless are veterans. Veterans are one of my trigger points. I will not tolerate denigrating our men and women who have served our Country often at risk of their lives. I don't always agree with the government who sends them to war but the soldiers themselves have my respect. As in any large group of humans there will be a few rotten apples. The vast majority of our soldiers are decent human beings and have the right to be treated with dignity. They are not terrorists. This is my home page on Facebook. I will kick off anyone engaging in bigotry of any kind and hate speech. I am the proud daughter, sister, and niece of veterans. On this page they will be treated with respect.

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