Rep Allen West will be attending and or speaking at these events in observance of Memorial Day 2012

Sunday, May 27th :  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Boynton Beach Veterans Council Memorial Day Ceremony
Boynton Beach Memorial Cemetery
1611 South Seacrest Boulevard
Boynton Beach
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Hobe Sound Bible Church Patriotic Service
11295 SE Gomez Avenue
Hobe Sound *Closed to media

Monday, May 28th
9:30 pm – 11:00 am

Stuart Memorial Day Parade
500 SE Ocean Boulevard
11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Memorial Day Observance Event
Riverside Memorial Park
19351 SE County Line Road
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Operation Take Time to Honor Closing Ceremony
10489 SW Meeting Street
Port St Lucie

House panel gives thumbs-down to retirement change proposal – Rep Allen West

By Andrew Greenstein of WOKV.COM


A proposal to change the military retirement system is not sitting well with Republicans and Democrats alike on a House Armed Services subcommittee.

The panel discussed a proposal to change the military’s retirement system to one based on contributions, much like a 401(k).

Rep. Allen West (R-FL), himself a veteran, says that’s not fair to those who protect America’s freedom.

“When I look at people that are serving in our military, that’s a defining contribution,” West said at the hearing.  “And on the back side, I think that we should be giving them a defining benefit for that contribution.”