Vets Toss Medals of Honor, Call NATO Summit a Disgrace
BY REBECCA MANSKI
On an intersection in Chicago on Sunday, a line of United States Army and Marine Corps veterans stood in uniform, preparing to discard their medals of honor.
A haze lingered in the blazing 89-degree heat as thunderheads built over the Hyatt Regency, just four blocks away, where global military leaders were discussing the war in Afghanistan at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit.
Many thousands of people had marched south down Michigan Avenue to join the veterans. Miles away from Chicago’s financial district, civilians from Los Angeles to Rhode Island aimed to confront the largest meeting of NATO officials since the group’s inception 63 years ago.