Town Hall Meeting on Dangers of Sequestration

Combat Veteran and Best-Selling Author Ilario Pantano Leads Town Hall on Impact of Sequestration for North Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With steep defense reductions scheduled to take effect beginning Friday, March 1, under the process of sequestration, North Carolinians are anxiously wondering: How will the looming federal budget cuts affect U.S. national security?

On Thursday, February 28, Concerned Veterans for America will host a special town hall meeting in Wilmington to discuss the impact of sequestration on North Carolina and on the U.S. military. The meeting will be led our special guest Ilario Pantano, a U.S. Marine combat veteran and best-selling author.

"If America is to maintain her place as a global force, Washington must pursue victory through real spending reform, not lip service," Pantano said. "Our military must be at the ready for current and future threats; and the taxpayers deserve a budget solution that affords them that security while trimming the fat in Washington." 

Pantano also emphasized the importance of reducing the national debt: "While overlooking more than $16 trillion dollars of debt comes easy in Washington, the burden it places upon the taxpayer is not taken lightly," he said.


Thursday, February 28, 2013


12:00 p.m. ET


VFW Post 2573

2722 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, N.C., 28411

Ilario Pantano is a respected combat veteran, and best-selling author who has worked on Wall Street and small business. Pantano fought in Desert Storm and re-enlisted in the Marines Corps ten years later after witnessing the attacks of 9/11.  He led an infantry platoon of Marines in the first fight for Falluja, Iraq in 2004. Pantano's new book "Revolutionary South: The Liberal War on God, Guns, Guts, and American History" will be released later this year.  

For more information please contact John Byrnes at 919-526-9489 or via e-mail at

Concerned Veterans for America is a non-partisan, non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization that advocates for policies that will preserve the freedom and liberty we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.

Contact: John Byrnes | 919-526-9489

SOURCE Concerned Veterans for America


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