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  • Having a drink for the veterans. Their spirit was to share.

    08/05/2020 9:03:06 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 2 replies ^ | 5th August 2020 | Ozguy1945
    In Australia a "digger" is a word used for soldiers with very strong egalitarian connotations. That is part of the tradition of mateship which has taken a battering in PC times. In the harsh conditions of war everything was often, but not always, shared much more readily than in the less brotherly "real world". My little mate Trooper Al Godfrey flew the Australian flag outside his home for his three mates Ben Lappin, Doug Tatti and Jack Dillion for 70 years after the war because of his promise to them in Borneo in World War Two. Lest We Forget.
  • Penny Nance at the White House: The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act

    11/30/2019 6:11:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Concerned Women for America ^ | November 26, 2019 | Dr. Toni DeLancey
    Concerned Women for America at the White House. CWA CEO and President, Penny Nance, wearing one of the historic sashes, is a member of the bi-partisan Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission. To commemorate the 100th year anniversary of women’s right to vote, a coin with some of the amazing women suffragists will be minted. Penny Nance joined President Trump in a Signing Ceremony for H.R. 2423, The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act.
  • Communism is making a comeback; so should Captive Nations week

    07/16/2019 4:01:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | July 14, 2019 | Marion Smith
    Welcome to Captive Nations Week. Never heard of it? You’re not alone. Yet this usually-forgotten, federally mandated occasion — now in its 60th year — is worth resurrecting in the 21st century. Congress created Captive Nations Week in 1959, making the third week in July a time to show Americans’ solidarity with the nations dominated by communism. The original law listed 22 captive nations, most of which had substantial communities of citizens in major American cities. After the law’s passage, these communities began to hold parades and rallies every year, from Miami to New York to Los Angeles to Chicago...
  • The 75th D-Day Commemoration: Lessons learned

    06/06/2019 4:38:27 PM PDT · by JZad
    Communities Digital News ^ | June 6, 2019 | Allan C. Brownfeld
    It is only a matter of time before the long-running campaign of illegal spying on Americans and the criminal use of NSA surveillance programs is revealed. And laid at the feet of the Obama White House and Barack Obama himself.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Linus, Pope/Martyr; Commemoration of Saint Thecla, Virgin/Martyr (Gueranger)

    09/22/2018 9:04:27 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Semidouble THE LIVES OF THE FIRST VICARS OF CHRIST are buried in a mysterious obscurity; just as the foundations of a monument built to defy the ravages of time are concealed from view. To be the supports of the everlasting Church is a sufficient glory: sufficient to justify our confidence in them, and to awaken our gratitude. Let us leave the learned to discuss certain points in the following short Legend; as for ourselves, we will rejoice with the Church on this feast, and pay our loving veneration to the humble and gentle Pontiff, who was the first...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Rose of Lima, Virgin; Comm. of Ss. Felix and Adauctus, Martyrs (Gueranger)

    08/30/2018 4:16:09 AM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double A FRAGRANCE OF HOLINESS is wafted today across the dark Ocean, renewing the youth of the Old World, and winning for the New the good will of heaven and earth. A century before the birth of St. Rose, Spain, having cast out the Crescent from her own territory, received as a reward the mission of planting the Cross on the distant shores of America. Neither heroes nor apostles were wanting in the Catholic kingdom for the great work; but there was also, unhappily, no lack of adventurers who, in their thirst for gold, became the scourge of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Octave/Assumption; Comm. Ss Timothy/Hippolytus/Symphorian/Martyrs (Gueranger)

    08/21/2018 9:12:39 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    The Octave of the Assumption (The Immaculate Heart of Mary);Commemoration of Saints Timothy, Hippolytus, and Symphorian, Martyrs White Double of the Second Class HE ALONE WHO COULD UNDERSTAND Mary’s holiness could appreciate her glory. But Wisdom, who presided over the formation of the abyss, has not revealed to us the depth of that ocean, beside which all the virtues of the just and all the graces lavished upon them are but streamlets. Nevertheless, the immensity of grace and merit, whereby the Blessed Virgin’s supernatural perfection stands quite apart from all others, gives us a right to conclude that she...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vigil of St. Laurence, Martyr; Comm. of St. Romanus, Martyr (Gueranger)

    08/08/2018 9:02:23 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Violet   “Fear not, my servant, for I am with thee, saith the Lord. If thou pass through fire, the flame shall not hurt thee, and the odor of fire shall not be in thee. I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the mighty.” It was the hour of combat; and Wisdom, more powerful than flame, was calling upon Laurence to win the laurels of victory presaged by his very name. The three days since the death of Sixtus had passed at length, and the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] St. Cajetan of Thienna, Confessor; Comm. of St. Donatus, Bishop & Martyr

    08/06/2018 9:02:04 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double CAJETAN APPEARED in all his zeal for the sanctuary at the time when the false reform was spreading rebellion throughout the world. The great cause of the danger had been the incapacity of the guardians of the holy City, or their connivance by complicity of heart or of mind with pagan doctrines and manners introduced by an ill-advised revival. Wasted by the wild boar of the forest, could the vineyard of the Lord recover the fertility of its better days? Cajetan learned from Eternal Wisdom the new method of culture required by an exhausted soil. The urgent...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Commemoration of Saint Paul, Apostle (Gueranger)

    06/30/2018 1:32:07 AM PDT · by CMRosary · 2 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Greater Double WHEREAS THE GREEKS on this day are uniting in one Solemnity, the Memory, as they express it, of the illustrious Saints, the Twelve Apostles, worthy of all praise,—let us follow in spirit the Roman populace, who are gathered around the successor of Peter, and are making the splendid basilica on the Ostian Way re-echo with songs of victory, while he is offering to the Doctor of the Gentiles, the grateful homage of the city and of the world. On the Twenty-fifth of January, we beheld Stephen leading to Christ’s mystic crib, the once ravenous wolf of...
  • Governorship Bans the Word ‘Genocide’; 1915 Commemoration Cancelled

    04/24/2018 10:58:43 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    BIA News Desk -İstanbul ^ | 24 April 2018, Tuesday 14:31 | Pınar Tarcan
    The ceremony to be held at Sultanahmet Square in Ä°stanbul today (April 24) to commemorate the ones who lost their lives in the Armenian Genocide of April 24, 1915 was cancelled. The commemoration ceremony would be held by Human Rights Association (Ä°HD) Ä°stanbul Branch, Commission Against Racism and Discrimination and the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement (EGAM) at 12 p.m. Ä°stanbul Governorship's request that the word "genocide" be removed from the statement to be read out during the commemoration was announced as the reason for the cancellation of the ceremony. Three people have been detained Three members of the Ä°HD, Jihan...
  • Clarence Thomas Live Commemorative Address

    05/14/2016 12:10:00 PM PDT · by knarf · 12 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | May 14, 2016 | knarf
    Right now ... 3:12 PM, Saturday
  • Bulgarian Orthodox Church Restores Liturgical Commemoration of Czar Simeon II

    05/04/2015 6:08:06 AM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    Independent Balkan News Agency ^ | 04-30-2015 | Clive Leviev-Sawyer
    The Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s governing body, the Holy Synod, has decided to include a blessing for Simeon Saxe-Coburg as “His Majesty Simeon II, Tsar of the Bulgarians” in public and private worship. The proposal was made to the Holy Synod by Nikolai, Metropolitan of Plovdiv. Born in 1937, Saxe-Coburg became king of Bulgaria in 1943 after the sudden death of his father, Boris III. Because he was a minor, there was a regency of three. On the communist takeover in Bulgaria at the end of World War 2, a “People’s Court” process was initiated which led to thousands of deaths,...
  • U.S. veterans return to Iwo Jima for 70th anniversary

    03/21/2015 12:54:38 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Today | Eric Talmadge
    IOTO, Japan — Dozens of aging U.S. veterans, many in their early 90s and some in wheelchairs, gathered on the tiny, barren island of Iwo Jima on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the bloodiest and most iconic battles of World War II. More than 30 veterans flown in from the U.S. island territory of Guam toured the black sand beaches where they invaded the deeply dug-in forces of the island’s Japanese defenders in early 1945. They were bused to the top of Mount Suribachi, an active volcano, where an Associated Press photo of the raising of...
  • ANZAC Day – 25th April 2010

    04/24/2010 9:21:47 PM PDT · by TonyfromOz · 2 replies · 197+ views
    PA Pundits International ^ | 25 April 2010 | TonyfromOz
    Today is a special day in Australia, the most solemn day on our Calendar in fact. It is ANZAC Day, the day we recognise all those veterans who gave us the freedom we have today. This day was specially selected because at 4.15AM, at Dawn on the morning of this day in 1915, an Australian and New Zealand Corps came ashore under intense fire at a small cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula, now known forever as ANZAC Cove. The campaign may have been a disaster but this was the first time Australians had fought as an Australian entity, and they...
  • Muted commemoration as Hawaii turns 50 as a state (an effigy of Uncle Sam, desecrated U.S. flag)

    08/23/2009 2:03:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies · 2,137+ views
    Daily Journal Online ^ | 8/23/09 | MARK NIESSE
    Muted commemoration as Hawaii turns 50 as a stateBy MARK NIESSE Associated Press Writer Sunday, August 23, 2009 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii welcomed its entry as the 50th state with a new postage stamp Friday but independence supporters marked the day with passionate protest — including an effigy of Uncle Sam being beaten and Hawaii’s star cut out from the U.S. flag. State leaders called Friday’s events a “commemoration” of Hawaii’s 50 years of statehood rather than a “celebration” out of respect to Native Hawaiians and their unresolved claims since the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom. A few hundred...
  • Arlington ‘Flags In’ Tribute Begins Memorial Day Commemoration

    05/23/2008 4:02:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 162+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 23, 2008 – More than 3,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines officially kicked off the Memorial Day commemoration last evening as they placed 265,000 miniature flags at every grave at Arlington National Cemetery. U.S. Army Master Sgt. Sandra Quaschnick, right, and U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Bailey, left, render salutes during the "Flags In" ceremony to honor fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 22, 2008. Quaschnick and Bailey are assigned to the Fife and Drum Corps of the 3rd U.S. Infantry, "The Old Guard." Defense Dept. photo by Sebastian J. Sciotti Jr.  (Click photo for...
  • EchoTaps Tribute Scheduled for May 19 in Minneapolis, MN

    02/20/2007 12:10:14 PM PST · by sailordoc · 214+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WHAT: EchoTaps Worldwide WHERE: Fort Snelling National Cemetery ~ Minneapolis, Minnesota WHEN: 11:00 AM ~ Saturday - May 19, 2007 ~ Armed Forces Day ADMISSION: Free ~ Open to the Public ~ Handicapped accessible CONTACT: Jeff Seeber, Project Director, EchoTaps Worldwide is a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Bugles Across America to create awareness of VA programs and the availability of volunteer buglers to play Taps at the funerals of Veterans. Musicians will render Taps at 11:00 AM local time on May 19 beginning at American Battle Monuments Commission sites overseas...
  • First national commemoration held since July 1979 for POWs,MIAs

    09/28/2005 4:03:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 365+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sep 28, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Antonio Rosas
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- “Once captured, there is no comprehending what goes through your head,” said former Marine and Vietnam prisoner of war, Walter W. Eckes, 59, who spoke at the Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital’s 15th annual Prisoner of War/Missing in Action remembrance ceremony Sept 16. The first national commemoration for POWs/MIAs was July 18, 1979. Since then, Congress has passed yearly resolutions for the tribute. But in 1996, a presidential proclamation designated the third Friday in September as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. For the commemoration in 1991, the hospital planted a tree as a living memorial...
  • UN commemorates Baghdad bombing

    08/19/2005 10:48:18 AM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 5 replies · 243+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 19 August 2005 | BBC
    The bomb attack killed 22 United Nations staff UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has paid tribute to the 22 workers killed in a bomb attack on the organisation's headquarters in Baghdad two years ago.He said the failure to find those behind the bombing was an example of the impunity that so often followed attacks on UN workers around the world. He commended UN staff currently in Iraq for braving hardship and fear. Among those killed in the bombing was the UN special envoy to Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. snip... (excerpted)