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Veterans Day - 2005 (many photos)
various | November 11th, 2005

Posted on 11/11/2005 1:09:17 PM PST by M. Espinola

VeteransDay
- 2005 -

A Korean War veteran watches as participants in the Veterans Day parade march in New York November 11th, 2005. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Sam Vazquez, a Korean War veteran, salutes during the playing of the U.S. national anthem before a Veterans Day parade in New York November 11th, 2005. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

War veteran Fred Burnard, 84, reflects during the Remembrance Day ceremonies at Toronto City Hall, Friday, November. 11th, 2005. (AP PHOTO/CP, Nathan Denette)

Pat Craig, an 81-year-old World War II veteran, is silhouetted as he wheels a cart full of U.S. flags for sale during a Veterans Day parade in Las Vegas, Friday, Nov. 11th, 2005. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Sgt. Major Cecil J. Murphy, a former U.S. Marine in the Korean and Vietnam wars, stands at attention during the Veterans Day ceremonies at The National D-Day Museum in New Orleans, La., Friday, Nov. 11th, 2005. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

A veteran takes part in a Remembrance Day ceremony in Toronto November 11th, 2005. The Canadian government has declared 2005 the year of the veteran. REUTERS/Peter Jones

A display set to represent an individual soldier is shown Friday, November 11th, 2005, during a Veterans Day ceremony at a Vietnam Veterans memorial in Eden Park in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

World War II veteran Leonard Jeans observes a two-minute silence on Armistice Day, from the London Eye in central London, November 11th, 2005. The silence, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, marks the end of the First World War in 1918. REUTERS/Michael Crabtree

Belgian and British World War II veterans, fire brigade and police members attend to a ceremony on Armistice Day at the Menin gate in Ieper, Belgium to commemorate the fallen soldiers of World War I, Friday November.11th, 2005. Belgium marked the 87th anniversary of the end of World War I with somber ceremonies Friday, with King Albert laying a wreath at the nation's tomb of the unknown soldier and the playing of the Last Post at the famous Menin Gate in the town of Ieper. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Veteran John Staples, 83, wipes his face as he looks for a friend's gravestone at a military cemetery on Remembrance Day Friday, Nov. 11th, 2005 in Calgary. (AP PHOTO/CP, Jeff McIntosh)

U.S. veterans salute the color, at the conclusion of a ceremony attended by Vice President Dick Cheney, commemorating Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery, Friday, Nov. 11th, 2005 in Arlington, Va. U.S. servicemen and women are 'tracking the enemies of freedom' in the war on terror and 'holding them to account,' Vice President Dick Cheney said Friday at a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

British World War II veteran Laurence Stubbs attends a ceremony on Armistice Day at the Menin gate in Ieper, Belgium to commemmorate the fallen soldiers of World War I, Friday November 11th, 2005.

Vietnam veteran Gordon Tisdale (L), 64, of Gloucester stands with fellow veterans during Remembrance Day services in central Sydney November 11th, 2005. The annual gathering of war veterans, their families and friends, and government officials honours Australians killed in theatres of war around the world. REUTERS/Will Burgess

World War Two veterans Fred Gallant (front L) and George Dalton (2L) are greeted after arriving on the Remembrance Day train in Ottawa November 10th, 2005. The train travelled from Halifax to carry about 200 veterans and their families to national Remembrance Day ceremonies in Ottawa, as Canada marks the Year of the Veteran. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Capt. Billy Brown, front, and the rest of Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, part of a National Guard battalion that lost 48 reservists, march by the Ohio Statehouse during a Veterans Day parade Thursday, Nov. 10th, 2005 in Columbus, Ohio. Lima Company took 16 of those deaths. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

Lloyd Brown, a 104-year-old World War I veteran is photographed at his home in Charlotte Hall, Md., Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005. Brown remembers Armistice Day in 1918 as few, ever so few, veterans can. 'For the servicemen there were lots of hugs and kisses,' he recalls Brown, a teenage seaman aboard the battleship USS New Hampshire when the fighting stopped. 'We were so happy that the war was over.' Brown adds, 'There's not too many of us around any more.' No one knows exactly how many of America's World War I veterans will celebrate Veterans Day, which marks the armistice of November 11th, 1918, that ended what then was considered the Great War. An estimated 2 million Americans served in Europe after the U.S. entered the war in 1917. Today, just eight veterans as receiving disability benefits or pension compensation from service in World War I. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner)

Members of the Great War Society, in background, pay tribute to First World War veterans Bill Stone, aged 105, left, and Henry Allingham, aged 109, at the National Army Museum, London, Wednesday November 9th, 2005, ahead of Remembrance Day. (AP Photo/Andrew Parsons/PA)

First World War veterans Bill Stone, aged 105, left, and Henry Allingham, aged 109, engage in animated conversation at the National Army Museum, London, Wednesday November. 9th, 2005, ahead of Remembrance Day. (AP Photo/Andrew Parsons/PA)

A long row of soldiers stands at the Veterans Day ceremonies at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in North Hanover Township, N.J., Friday, November 11th, 2005. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Dennis Best, vice president of the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, places his cap over his heart during the recitation of a benediction at a Veterans Day ceremony at the Vietnam memorial site in Philadelphia, Friday November 11th, 2005. Best was a Marine machine-gunner in Vietnam and lost his legs after being wounded in the war. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

Servicemen and woman applaud remarks by President Bush as he speaks on Veterans Day in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania November 11th, 2005. (Jason Reed/Reuters)

Veteran Donnie Wine of Wrightstown, N.J. stands with a small United States flag in his pocket during Veterans Day ceremonies at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in North Hanover Township, N.J., Friday, November 11th, 2005. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

A U.S. Air Force bugler plays taps during the Veterans Day ceremonies at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in North Hanover Township, N.J., Friday, November, 11th, 2005. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Flags are placed near a Vietnam Veteran's memorial following a Veterans Day ceremony, Friday, November 11th, 2005, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2005; afghanistan; airforce; america; armisticeday; army; canada; heroes; iraq; korea; navy; remembranceday; vererans; veteransday; vets; vietnam; wwi; wwii
Few World War I veterans are still alive

Let's resolve to honor our veterans


1 posted on 11/11/2005 1:09:20 PM PST by M. Espinola
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To: M. Espinola

Thanks for the post!


2 posted on 11/11/2005 1:32:58 PM PST by Rummyfan
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To: M. Espinola

Wonderful post! God bless all our Veterans and their families!


3 posted on 11/11/2005 1:33:21 PM PST by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: M. Espinola

Thank you for posting these glorious pictures. God Bless them all for protecting our liberty.


4 posted on 11/11/2005 1:35:03 PM PST by raisincane (Dims think we're all oblivious to the obvious)
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To: M. Espinola

First World War veterans Bill Stone, aged 105, left, and Henry Allingham, aged 109, engage in animated conversation at the National Army Museum, London, Wednesday November. 9th, 2005, ahead of Remembrance Day. (AP Photo/Andrew Parsons/PA)

WOW - Imagine that, living to be 105, and still not the oldest person in the room! Imagine the stories those fella's could tell - their lives have spanned 3 centuries (1800's, 1900's, and now the 2000's!) Just amazing!


5 posted on 11/11/2005 1:46:46 PM PST by Ro_Thunder ("Other than ending SLAVERY, FASCISM, NAZISM and COMMUNISM, war has never solved anything")
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To: M. Espinola

Wonderful post!

Thank God for all vets!!

(Salute Pop! CMsgt Thomas M. Garcia, 1925-1999)


6 posted on 11/11/2005 2:27:13 PM PST by proudmilitarymrs
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To: M. Espinola

"As our troops fight a ruthless enemy determined to destroy our way of life, they deserve to know that their elected leaders who voted to send them to war continue to stand behind them," the president said. "Our troops deserve to know that this support will remain firm when the going gets tough. And our troops deserve to know that, whatever our differences in Washington, our will is strong, our nation is united and we will settle for nothing less than victory." President G.W.Bush November 11, 2005


7 posted on 11/11/2005 2:30:22 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: M. Espinola

Thank you, Vets!


8 posted on 11/11/2005 3:53:09 PM PST by NorseWood
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To: Rummyfan; areafiftyone; raisincane; proudmilitarymrs; NorseWood
Thank you.
9 posted on 11/11/2005 4:32:25 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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To: M. Espinola

Nice collage! Thanks.


10 posted on 11/11/2005 4:36:04 PM PST by Radix (Wishful Thinking: A Tag Line Field which actually contains enough places to complete a serious thou)
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To: Ro_Thunder
It is incredible to think they lived through the entire 20th century, the last few years of the 19th, century, and are now in the 21st century. When the vet who is 109 years young was born the very first horseless carriages were just being tested.

William McKinley had just beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 presidential race.

In 1896 the Duryea Motor Wagon opens Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth at Madison Square Garden in New York.

1896 was the first time full color lithographic advertising prints for Ivory Soap are sent directly from specialty printers to magazine publishers, who bind them into magazines.

The very first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece.

J. Walter Thompson Company begins using the Rock of Gibraltar in its advertising for Prudential Insurance Co.

Eastman Kodak introduces the Brownie camera, priced at one U.S. dollar.

Herman Hollerith, after successfully applying his punched-card technique to the U.S. Census, founds Tabulating Machine Company, which later changes its name to International Business Machines, and still later to IBM.

Agricultural chemist George Washington Carver [b. near Diamond Grove, Missouri, 1864, d. Tuskegee, Alabama, January 5th, 1943] becomes head of the Department of Agricultural Research at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, where he will develop techniques for regenerating land by growing sweet potatoes and peanuts.

Donald Cameron of Great Britain devises the first septic tank that promotes anaerobic fermentation.

Michael Idvorsky Pupin [b. Idvor, Austria-Hungary, (Yugoslavia), October 4th, 1858, d. New York, March 12th, 1935] of Columbia University takes the first diagnostic X-ray photograph in the United States.

11 posted on 11/11/2005 4:58:31 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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To: Radix

Thank you. There were so many photos to choose from I decided focus of this grouping for this Veterans Day - 2005.


12 posted on 11/11/2005 5:00:33 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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To: M. Espinola

nice thread.


13 posted on 11/12/2005 10:26:57 PM PST by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: M. Espinola

Great post; thanks!


14 posted on 11/12/2005 11:01:53 PM PST by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. George W. Bush)
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To: Albion Wilde; Coleus
Our Vets thank you for your support.
15 posted on 11/13/2005 10:58:43 AM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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