Garett Reppenhagen, a Colorado native and U.S. Army veteran, is the Rocky Mountain regional coordinator for the nonprofit Vet Voice Foundation.
The organization empowers veterans to speak out on issues such as jobs, health care and housing. Conservation is also a topic near and dear to veterans’ hearts, he said, citing recent polls that show a majority of veterans want to protect natural resources and public lands.
“It comes back to why we wanted to serve our country and make that sacrifice in the first place,” Reppenhagen said.
“Conservation of these places is important so future generations have something to explore, and where they can be inspired,” he said.
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FOCUS: 10 Things Kim Davis Almost Definitely Said to Pope Francis
Jesse Berney, Rolling Stone Berney writes: "The meeting, which was confirmed by the Vatican, happened behind closed doors, so we can't be certain what they discussed. But we can guess. Here are 10 things Davis for sure maybe probably told His Holiness." READ MORE
10 Things Kim Davis Almost Definitely Said to Pope Francis
By Jesse Berney, Rolling Stone
30 September 15
We don't know much about what Davis and the pope discussed during their closed-door meeting, but we can guess
ope Francis met secretly in Washington last week with Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who defied a court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, her lawyer said in a telephone interview Tuesday night," the New York Times reported Wednesday morning.
"Francis gave her rosaries and told her to 'stay strong,' the lawyer said."
The meeting, which was confirmed by the Vatican, happened behind closed doors, so we can't be certain what they discussed. But we can guess. Here are 10 things Davis for sure maybe probably told His Holiness.
"I'm so honored to meet you, Pope Benedict!"
"I'm glad we agree marriage should only be between one man and one woman. Or one woman and three men. Four times."
"Not that I'm opposed to a fifth go-round if I meet the right guy." [Places hand on pope's thigh.]
"I can put in a good word with Sean Hannity if you ever want to go on Fox."
"What do you mean you've never heard of Mike Huckabee? He's like the pope, but for America."
"You're in America now. Speak English."
"I can never remember that part of the Bible where it says the gays did climate change. Do you know it off the top of your head?"
"You know what else we have in common? We both wear the same outfit every day."
"I'm about to cash in big time. Lecture circuit, reality TV, book deal, the whole enchilada. How much does this pope gig pay?"
"Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior?"