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  • The National World War II Memorial was funded almost entirely by private contributions

    10/02/2013 8:45:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The National World War II Memorial was funded almost entirely by private contributions, as specified in Public Law 103-32. The campaign received more than $197 million in cash and pledges. Support came from hundreds of thousands of individual Americans, hundreds of corporations and foundations, veterans groups, dozens of civic, fraternal and professional organizations, states and one territory, and students in 1,200 schools across the country. Donated and pledged funds were used to cover the total project costs of approximately $182 million. These costs include site selection and design, construction and sculpture, a National Park Service maintenance fee required by the...
  • Anti-tax activist seems to open door to end of Bush tax cuts [Norquist caves?]

    07/21/2011 9:56:44 AM PDT · by VictoryGal · 21 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | July 21 2011 | Jeffry Bartash
    Washington’s renowned anti-tax fighter, Grover Norquist, apparently thinks that letting tax cuts expire doesn’t violate a no-new-taxes pledge he has extracted from most Republicans. See pledge signees here. Norquist told the Washington Post that letting broad-based tax cuts passed in the Bush era would not violate his Taxpayer Protection Pledge. “Not continuing a tax cut is not technically a tax increase,” he told the Post’s editorial page.
  • Foreign Ministry trusts US 'Durban II' involvement

    02/16/2009 11:22:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 694+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/16/09 | ABE SELIG
    The Foreign Ministry said on Sunday it will take a "wait and see" attitude after learning the Obama administration will participate in planning for a UN conference on racism dubbed "Durban II," despite concerns that the meeting will be used by Arab nations and others to demonize Israel. Anti-Zionist Jews and pro-Palestinian supporters participate in a protest march in Durban to coincide with the opening of the 2001 UN Racism Conference [archive]. Photo: AP [file] Slideshow: Pictures of the week While the US has said it would decide at a later date whether to participate in the conference, the State...
  • Military pays tribute to World War II bomber pilot (Tissues Required)

    08/15/2006 6:36:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 1,538+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Tech. Sgt. Cohen A. Young
    8/15/2006 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- A World War II bomber pilot was laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Aug 11. Retired Maj. Gen. Jack I. Posner was one of the last remaining bomber pilots from World War II. His burial site is in a direct line of sight of the new Air Force Memorial. The general's son, Col. John D. Posner, said that his father would have appreciated the view. The procession to General Posner's final resting spot included an Army caisson, the U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard, and family and friends. "My dad spent upwards of almost...
  • Missing World War II Airmen are Identified

    06/27/2006 4:40:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 1,708+ views
    DoD News ^ | OFFICIAL
    The Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that nine airmen missing in action from World War II have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. The nine are 2nd Lt. Hugh L. Johnson Jr., Montgomery, Ala.; 2nd Lt. Byron L. Stenen, Northridge, Calif.; 2nd Lt. John F. Green, Watertown, N.Y.; 2nd Lt. John M. Meisner, Pembroke, Mass.; Staff Sgt. Walter Knudsen, Sioux City, Iowa; Cpl. John A. DeCarlo, Newark, N.J.; Cpl. Robert E. Raney, Monon, Ind.; Cpl. William G. Mohr, Mt. Wolf, Pa.; and Cpl. Michael J. Pushkar, Mahanoy City, Pa....
  • Hickam honors World War II vets with new C-17

    06/15/2006 5:42:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 929+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Tech. Sgt. Chris Vadnais
    6/15/2006 - HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii (AFPN) -- The delivery of the seventh of eight C-17 Globemaster IIIs here June 14 brought 15th Airlift Wing and Pacific Air Forces Airmen together with World War II veterans. The aircraft, christened "The Spirit of 'Go For Broke,'” is a tribute to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. The 442nd fought in Europe in World War II, and was the most decorated unit in the history of the U.S. military for its size and length of service. The unit was composed of Japanese-American soldiers intent on proving their loyalty to the U.S. Many...
  • Navy to Present Medal of Honor to Family of World War II Vet

    05/12/2006 5:06:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 1,037+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | May 11, 2006 | Lt. Chris Servello
    SPLIT, Croatia, May 11, 2006 – The Croatian family of a U.S. Navy enlisted man will accept a posthumous Medal of Honor here next week for the man's heroism during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Navy Adm. Harry Ulrich, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe, will present a posthumously awarded Medal of Honor to the family of Chief Watertender Peter Tomich at a ceremony May 18. Retired Croatian army Lt. Col. Srecko Herceg Tonic will receive the U.S. military's highest award on behalf of the Tomich family. Tomich, a U.S. citizen of Croatian heritage, served in the U.S. Navy...
  • Missing World War II Airmen identified

    05/09/2006 5:43:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 1,396+ views
    5/9/2006 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- The Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office, or DPMO, announced today that two members of a four-man Army Air Forces crew missing in action from World War II have been identified. They are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. The crew is pilot Capt. Douglas Wight of Westfield, N.J.; co-pilot 1st Lt. Herbert Evans of Rapid City, S.D.; crew chief Cpl. John Hanlon of Arnett, Okla.; and radio operator Pfc. Gerald Rugers Jr., of Tacoma, Wash. Lieutenant Evans and Private Rugers were individually identified, while group remains of all four will be...
  • II MEF CG, wife participate in Read Across America (IMPOSSIBLE to have DRY EYES)

    03/02/2006 5:04:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 731+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Tracee L. Jackson
    II MEF CG, wife participate in Read Across AmericaSubmitted by: II Marine Expeditionary ForceStory Identification #: 200632151833Story by Sgt. Tracee L. Jackson MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.-- (March 2, 2006) -- The commanding general of the II Marine Expeditionary Force, Lt. Gen. James F. Amos, and his wife, Bonnie, participated in the Read Across America program at Jefferson Primary School here March 2. According to Jeanette Martinez, a coordinator for the event, the program is designed to show the importance of reading to school-aged children. Guest readers, including senators, commanders, doctors, and other high-profile professionals have visited all...
  • U.S. allows Muslim 'fox in the henhouse'

    03/20/2004 5:56:20 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 15 replies · 1,173+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 20, 2004 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    U.S. allows Muslim 'fox in the henhouse' Guest panelist threatened America, openly supported terror groups Posted: March 20, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: WorldNetDaily is pleased to have a content-sharing agreement with Insight magazine, the bold Washington publication not afraid to ruffle establishment feathers. Subscribe to Insight at WorldNetDaily's online store and save 71 percent off the cover price. By Kenneth R. Timmerman © 2004 Insight/News World Communications Inc. The congressionally funded United States Institute of Peace hosted an event yesterday in Washington on reforming Islam, with a guest panelist who has threatened the United States and openly supported...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    LIVE FREE FROM FASHISTS!
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • More than any other event, World War II changed Tucson

    12/07/2005 5:26:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 1,673+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Dec 7, 2005 | Bonnie Henry
    Ask any old-timer to name the singular event that changed Tucson like no other and all will give you a two-word answer: Pearl Harbor. Before Dec. 7, 1941, Tucson was a cowtown of fewer than 40,000 souls. Burros still grazed at what was then called Davis-Monthan Field. Following the Japanese attack that ushered in World War II for America, more than $3.5 million would be spent on improvements at D-M in 1942 alone. During World War II, close to 12,000 airmen would flow through the base, which became a major training field for bombing crews. One of those men was...
  • Where we were when Pearl Harbor was attacked

    12/02/2005 5:57:53 AM PST · by Moonraker · 78 replies · 4,346+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | December 2, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    On December 7, future U.S. President George H.W. Bush was a 17-year-old student and captain of the baseball team at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. "I remember it well," he says. "We had just left church and started to walk across campus when someone shouted out, 'Pearl Harbor's been bombed.'" On his 18th birthday, the following June, Bush signed up to become a Naval aviator. He completed flight school and earned his commission a few days before his 19th birthday making him the youngest aviator in the Navy at that time.
  • Storied World War II Vets Share Insights With Today's Troops

    11/10/2005 5:00:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 812+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 10, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2005 – Former Tuskegee Airmen -- pioneers who broke through racial prejudice to become the first black U.S. military pilots during World War II -- have solid words of advice and encouragement for today's military members. "Don't let anyone tell you what you can't do," said retired Air Force Master Sgt. Ezra Hill Sr., of Hampton, Va. "We proved that you can do it." Hill said the lessons he learned as one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, who battled segregation and prejudice on the ground and enemy forces in the air, apply equally to today's servicemembers fighting...
  • Happy Halloween from the Pacific, 1945

    10/31/2005 9:28:56 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 3 replies · 1,215+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | October 31, 2005 | Heath L. McMeans
    I have not read Dracula ever again. I was ashamed of myself. Here I was, a 2nd lieutenant of Marines, fresh out of OCS, going to fight those Japanese SOB's, and just think, I let a book of fiction scare me like that.
  • Remains of missing World War II Airmen returning home

    10/19/2005 6:30:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 1,825+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Oct 19,2005 | unattributed
    10/19/2005 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- The remains of three U. S. servicemen, missing in action since 1941, have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. They are Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Augustus J. Allen, of Myrtle Springs, Texas; Staff Sgt. James D. Cartwright, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and Cpl. Paul R. Stubbs, of Haverhill, Mass. On June 8, 1941, the three men departed France Field, Panama, in an O-47A aircraft, en route to Rio Hato, Panama. When the aircraft failed to arrive, a search was initiated by both air and ground...
  • Vice President Cheney welcomes II MEF Marines and sailors home

    10/03/2005 5:15:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 1,141+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 3, 2005 | unattributed
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Oct. 3, 2005) -- The Vice President of the United States, Richard B. Cheney, visited more than 4,500 Marines here Oct. 3, welcoming them home from recent deployment. Cheney’s visit was less about his own appearance at the base and more about boosting morale and extending gratitude from the nation to Marines, some who arrived home as recent as last weekend from Iraq and other operations, including hurricane relief efforts on our own Gulf Coast. Marines from 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment (3/25), a reserve unit based out of Ohio, many of whom returned...