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World War Ii Veterans Organization Condemns Racial, Religious Discrimination

The AMVETS, American Veterans of World War II, is “on record against all groups attempting to foment racial and religious hatred in the United States and will stand four-square against them,” Ray Sawyer, national commander said in a statement to the press today.

“We of AMVETS fought for freedom and we intend to see that we and our fellow veterans have freedom regardless of race, or color,” Sawyer said. He cited a resolution adopted by the AMVETS at their national convention in St. Louis in November which stressed the necessity to “act quickly before greater harm is done,” and which termed groups and organizations such as the Columbians as “un-American and an enemy within our borders.”