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Old 01-12-2013, 01:22 PM
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Boycott Target!

They are obviously not pro Military, they allow the anti war protestors to park there all of the time.

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I am stationed in Washington State and shop often at the Target Store on Silverdale Way in Silverdale, WA as do most of my Brothers and sisters in arms. On May 30, 2012 my husband, MA2 (EXW) Sean E. Brazas was Killed in Action while serving in Afghanistan. Today, we hung a Gold Star Banner in his honor on the street light on the corner of your store. We called weeks ahead of time to let the store manager know that we would be having this ceremony. The street light is on city property so we were just doing it as a courtesy call to let the store know there would be a lot of traffic on the corner infront of the store. We also informed the manager that the parking lot may have additional cars parked in it due to the ceremony. The ceremony was from 1030 am to 1100 am. The manager told us we were absolutely NOT aloud to use there parking lot for any part of our ceremony, to include parking our vehicles. We politely reminded her he was KILLED IN ACTION protecting our freedoms. She once again denied the request and told us it was "Target Policy". We went ahead and used the parking lot to park our cars anyway. We had several mayors, county commissioners, and service members in attendance along with myself, Seans wife. We utilized the very very BACK of the parking lot to park our cars then gathered near the street corner. While people were pulling up and gathering 2 target employees approached me and asked me what was going on. I explained to them that we were having a public ceremony on the street corner for my husband and we were simply parking our cars and gathering on city property. The gentleman told me this required written permission. I explained that I had asked for permission and was denied.. But this was city property where we were gathering and as far as parking was concerned I did not see any "No Trespassing" signs. I also explained it was 1030 in the morning and there were tons of open parking spaces available for customers. They continued to give me a lecture about how we could not utilize the parking lot. By this time the sheriff had arrived to attend the ceremony and said he'd take Care of it and said we were in no way violating any laws. Thankfully, the rest of the ceremony went flawlessly, no thanks to Target.

I was VERY disappointed in the way things were handled. It's unfortunate that your company is not more supportive of the military, especially of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. I hope someone somewhere reads this and fixes this so called "policy" you guys have in place. Its truly Unacceptable

Thank you for your time

Very Respectfully,
Allie Brazas
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:24 PM
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I know this is not the point of your post but I went to the same High school as Sean. I didn't know him but my wife and a lot of my friends did.
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I know this is not the point of your post but I went to the same High school as Sean. I didn't know him but my wife and a lot of my friends did.
Wow wasn't expecting that.
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Main office's response............


"The Target team offers our deepest appreciation and condolences to the family of Sean Brazas for their sacrifice and to the Silverdale, Wash., community for its loss. We sincerely apologize that actions and comments by our store team marred a community event to honor this hero on Friday. At Target, we proudly support the men and women who serve our country in the armed forces and their families. As a company that prides itself on supporting our military, we are disappointed in this development and working actively to connect with the Brazas family and others connected to the event in Silverdale."
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"The Target team offers our deepest appreciation and condolences to the family of Sean Brazas for their sacrifice and to the Silverdale, Wash., community for its loss. We sincerely apologize that actions and comments by our store team marred a community event to honor this hero on Friday. At Target, we proudly support the men and women who serve our country in the armed forces and their families. As a company that prides itself on supporting our military, we are disappointed in this development and working actively to connect with the Brazas family and others connected to the event in Silverdale."
A little too late...................
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Toy understanding target is a french owned Muslim controlled company. I may be totally off on this but i remember that from a big hooplah about not putting anything that stated "Christmas " in the stores.

I'm glad y'all didn't back down from them.

Rip Sean
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done..wont see another penny of mine
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Angry CANT AGREE MORE!! To late for a fake apologie!!

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They are obviously not pro Military, they allow the anti war protestors to park there all of the time.
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Just another reason for me to not shop at Target
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