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  • WWII Memorial Prayer Inscription OK'd Despite ACLU (Exempt Landrieu approves!)

    07/02/2014 8:04:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Military ^ | 7/02/14 | Travis J. Tritten
    WASHINGTON -- The World War II Memorial in Washington may soon have a new prayer inscription added, disappointing secularists and rights groups who had opposed the measure based on opposition to religion displayed in public spaces. President Barack Obama signed a law Monday calling for the fountain memorial to display the text of a national prayer given by Franklin D. Roosevelt during the D-Day invasion of Europe in 1944, which unleashed fierce fighting and eventually led to the end of the war. "With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the...
  • ‘Rolling Thunder’ Rumbles Through Washington D.C. in Honor of Nation’s Veterans (Video)

    05/26/2014 9:10:17 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 42 replies
    Thousands of bikers roared through the nation’s capitol on Sunday for a “Ride for Freedom.” The Rolling Thunder displayed American flags in a display of respect for those veterans who lost their lives in the nation’s wars. The Rolling Thunder will take part in the annual National Memorial Day Parade today. God bless you all! WATCH:
  • Today is About More than Our Fallen Heroes

    05/26/2014 8:59:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Memorial Day began as a simple observance of our heroes. Declared by Maj. Gen. John A. Logan as Decoration Day in 1868, the unofficial holiday was intended to furnish the graves of soldiers with flowers, flags, and recognition. “We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance,” Logan explained. “Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.” But there is more to today than merely proclaiming that the lives of so many soldiers were not lost in vain....
  • Why Soldiers Leave Coins as a Memorial

    05/23/2014 9:58:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    kgw ^ | May 20, 2014
    Have you ever noticed coins on a gravestone, and wondered why they were there? When a U.S. service member or loved one leaves a coin on a gravestone it has special significance. Though the meaning of this custom has changed over time, it’s a tradition with a long history.The idea of leaving coins with the departed dates back as far as the Greeks and Romans. According to Greek mythology, the River Styx separates the living from the dead and Charon, the ferryman of Hades, will not carry your soul across without a payment. So unless you had a coin, your...
  • PETA Asks Iowa DOT For Permission to Build Memorial...

    04/24/2014 1:13:22 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 30 replies
    The Daily Journal ^ | April 24, 2014 12:41 GMT | Associated Press
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has asked Iowa transportation officials for permission to build a temporary memorial tombstone that they say will honor hundreds of turkeys killed in a recent truck crash. Ankeny resident and PETA member Alex Moore says in a letter dated Tuesday that he wants to erect the 10-foot structure in remembrance of more than 500 turkeys killed in a crash April 12 in Sioux City. The truck transporting the animals overturned.
  • Report: Obama To Attend Dem Fundraiser In Texas Same Day As Fort Hood Memorial

    04/08/2014 4:55:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    memorial service Wednesday at Fort Hood — the site of last week’s shooting rampage. The memorial is also the same day Obama will reportedly attend a Democratic fundraiser in Houston for House and Senate candidates. The Associated Press obtained an invitation to the April 9 event where tickets start at $16,200 a person and go up to $64,800 for a couple. Democratic leaders Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are also expected to attend. The AP reports that the money raised at the fundraiser will go to
  • Suit seeks removal of Bladensburg cross

    03/13/2014 8:01:15 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/01/2014 | Michael E. Ruane
    The American Humanist Association filed a lawsuit last week in federal court in Maryland calling for the removal of Bladensburg’s 40-foot Memorial Peace Cross, which honors men from Prince George’s County who died during World War I. The association and three individual plaintiffs contend that the cross, which is on state property, violates the constitutional principle of separation of church and state. The cross was dedicated in 1925. ...One of the individual plaintiffs, Steven Lowe of Washington, contends that the cross "associates a Christian religious symbol with the state and gives the impression that the state supports and approves of...
  • Thought-Provoking, Pro-Life Memorial to 'The Child Who Was Never Born' in Slovakia...

    02/12/2014 9:34:40 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Created by young Slovak sculpture Martin Hudáček, the work is meant to capture 'the devestation' abortion can bring to a woman, and the 'pain, mercy, and forgiveness' for those who -sadly- chose to terminate a pregnancy... The Roman Catholic artist added that said the sculpture also 'expresses hope which is given to believers by the One who died on the cross for us, and showed how much He cares about all of us.' Amen to that... LifeSite News   Rose and Her Lilly   h/t UE McGill
  • Jerk of the Week - 9/11 Memorial and Museum

    02/08/2014 12:24:26 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 6 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | February 8, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    This week saw an abundance of foul creatures vying for our Jerk of the Week honors. You had Obama lying through his teeth on national tv during his Bill O'Reilly interview. There was media outlets and Democrats spinning that less jobs under ObamaCare was a good thing. However, the most odious thing that I saw this week (I guess I'm just numb watching Obama lie constantly) was news concerning the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. That is why they are our Jerk of the Week. It was announced this week that the 9/11 Memorial and Museum was going to charge an...
  • International Holocaust Memorial Day’s Fatal Flaw

    01/28/2014 8:49:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | Caroline Glick
    On the surface, it is very moving to see half of the members of Knesset at Auschwitz marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. But in a larger sense, it is not at all clear why this is necessary. The Jewish people have Yom HaShoah V’Hagevura, our own national day of mourning for the genocide of our people in Europe. More importantly, we carry the legacy of the Holocaust inside of us. Every day, at some level, we experience the ulcerative loss of a third of the Jewish people in the hell of Europe, because we feel the hollow absence of the...
  • Online Memorial Condolence Site Created for Israel PM, War Hero Ariel Sharon

    01/13/2014 4:08:37 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | January 13, 2014 | Karen Levy
    Memorial Condolence Page Created for Israel PM, War Hero Ariel SharonBy Karen Levy Israel News AgencyJerusalem — January 13, 2014 ... An interactive, online condolence Website has been created by the Israel News Agency and JewishPr.co for Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. The Ariel Sharon Condolence Page is being hosted by Facebook and within 24 hours has already attracted over 2,000 condolences from around the globe. "Ariel Sharon, was not just an Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister," says Joel Leyden, creator of the condolence site. "Sharon was and is a Jewish hero whose life illustrated a dedication to Israel's...
  • Obama, Cameron, Schmidt take selfie at Mandela memorial (It's all about me me me,, I I I)

    12/10/2013 9:25:37 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/10/13 | BBC
    US President Barack Obama, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark's PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt took an impromptu photograph of themselves at the memorial service for the late South African President Nelson Mandela.
  • Netanyahu missing Mandela memorial for cost reasons: Report

    12/08/2013 8:04:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 12/8/13 | Staff
    Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided not to attend a memorial service for Nelson Mandela this week because it is too expensive to travel to South Africa, Israeli media reported on Sunday. Netanyahu had notified the South African authorities that he would fly in but cancelled his plans at the last minute due to the costs involved -- around 7.0 million shekels ($2 million) for his transport and security alone, pubic radio and the Haaretz daily reported. "The decision was made in light of the high transportation costs resulting from the short notice of the trip and...
  • Virginia mayor plans ballpark on site of slave cemetery

    11/12/2013 2:15:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/11/13 | Gary Robertson
    RICHMOND, Va. - The mayor of Richmond announced plans Monday to build a minor-league baseball park on the site of a slave market and cemetery, prompting an outcry over what protesters said would be desecration of the area. Mayor Dwight Jones, a black minister, said the 7,200-seat ballpark would generate badly needed jobs and revenue and include a $30 million memorial. The ballbark is part of a $200 million development in Richmond's Shockoe Bottom neighborhood.
  • FBI orders new agents to see MLK Memorial

    10/28/2013 4:57:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/28/13 | David Ingram
    <p>WASHINGTON — The new FBI chief on Monday ordered all new agents and analysts to visit the national memorial to late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. as a reminder not to repeat the abuses of the U.S. investigative bureau's past.</p>
  • Word of God lives on unknown soldier's tomb in War Memorial

    10/28/2013 1:28:10 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    The Australian ^ | 29th October 2013 | Nick Cater
    THE Australian War Memorial has abandoned a proposal to remove the words "known unto God" from the Tomb of the Australian Unknown Soldier after the personal intervention of Tony Abbott. The memorial's governing council decided at its meeting in August to replace two inscriptions on the tomb at the Canberra memorial with words from a speech by Paul Keating. The memorial's director, former Liberal Party leader Brendan Nelson, announced the changes in an unscripted National Press Club speech six weeks ago on a day when attention was focused on the swearing in of the new government. It was several days...
  • Oath Keepers Establishing Rotating Honor Guard to Ensure WWII Veterans’ Access to Their Memorial

    10/15/2013 8:37:06 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 33 replies
    http://oathkeepers.org ^ | October 14, 2013 | Stewart Rhodes
    Time to Back Up World War II Vets as They Continue to Storm ‘Obama Beach’ First Honor Guard Shift: Wed., October 16 to Sunday, October 20 Every Day, Dawn till Dusk (you pick the day(s) you can serve) World War II Memorial, Washington D.C. (and other D.C. area war memorials, if we have enough volunteers) To Volunteer, RSVP by posting a comment to this article, giving us at least your first name, and telling us what day(s) and times you can be there, at the WWII memorial. See below for more details. In yet another intolerable act, the Obama Administration...
  • Shutdown Showdown - Veterans & Supporters Voice Outrage - The Kelly File

    10/14/2013 6:55:25 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 9 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/ ^ | October 14, 2013 | You Tube
    The introduction includes various clips of the Veterans March and comments regarding the media coverage on different networks. Then Kelly interviews Dennis Michael Lynch, a documentary filmmaker who attended the Veterans March in DC on October 13. Dennis shares his experience of the Veterans March.
  • Feds Blocking Road to Open-Air Flight 93 Memorial

    10/14/2013 2:09:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 14, 2013 - 12:12 PM | Eric Scheiner
    Americans who want to honor and reflect upon the memory of the crew and passengers who perished aboard United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001 will find that the federal government has blocked the road four miles down from the open-air memorial near Shanksville, Pa. CNSNews.com photographed the spot of the road closure this past weekend. The steel barrier blocking vehicles from passing says: “Because of the federal government shutdown, this National Park Service facility is closed.” …
  • Snit fit redux: Barrycades ordered back up at WWII Memorial; A simple suggestion [pics]

    10/14/2013 7:38:35 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 38 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10-14-2013 | Twitchy Staff
    President Stompyfeet send essential govt employees to re-install barricades at WWII memorial https://twitter.com/DaveFox5DC/status/389720494737727488 …
  • Veterans toss aside memorial barricades, march on White House

    10/13/2013 1:50:40 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-13-2013 | Katie McHugh
    (image courtesy of dailycaller.com) Veterans from all over the country gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Sunday morning to protest the closure of the memorials during the partial government shutdown, throwing barricades placed in front of the memorials aside in heaps. Organized by Brats for Veterans Advocacy, the Million Vet March on the Memorials drew in a crowd of vocal veterans fed up with the federal government’s shutdown decisions waving enormous American and “Don’t Treat On Me” flags and signs. “I’m totally, thoroughly disgusted in our government’s decision to close these monuments,” said retired Army...
  • Protesters Who Moved Lincoln Memorial 'Barrycades' Removed by Park Police

    10/13/2013 9:49:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/13 | William Bigelow
    On Saturday, at a little before 9:30 a.m., citizens determined to break through the “barrycades” around the Lincoln Memorial moved the government barricades aside and proceeded to enter the Memorial. According to Taylor Hemness from KLTV 7: [The protesters] went completely up those steps, past the National Parks Service members who didn’t do anything to stop them as they made their way up to the Lincoln monument asking people to come with them, begging them to make people in DC listen to what they were doing.
  • Palin to Attend 'Million Vets March' in DC to Honor 'Dishonored' Vets

    10/12/2013 5:47:04 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 102 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | Oct 12, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announced that she will travel to Washington, D.C. on Sunday to support and honor the veterans who will be arriving for the "Million Vet March" on the memorials. Speaking at a rally for New Jersey Republican Senate candidate Steve Lonegan along with Mark Levin on Saturday, Palin denounced the Obama administration for dishonoring veterans by barricading the World War II Memorial during the federal government shutdown. She said it was "heart-wrenching," "atrocious," and "not right."
  • People Storm Barricades At Lincoln Memorial

    10/12/2013 8:19:26 PM PDT · by Kolath · 15 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/12/2013 | NLF
    Check out this video of tourists in D.C. storming past the barricades to see the Lincoln Memorial. Video By KLTV.com
  • Hero of the Week - WWII Vets

    10/05/2013 1:48:49 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 10 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | October 5, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    Normally I take this time to point out some odious person (usually a progressive liberal) who seems hell-bent on destroying this great country to be our Jerk of the Week. However, some events transpired this week that brought a smile to my face, so I decided to recognize those responsible to be our Hero of the Week. While it is very easy to point out things that are going wrong, it behooves us to remember that there are things that show us the way and give us hope, and these items need to be acknowledged. For standing up against Obama,...
  • NBC: Police Remove Vietnam War Veterans at Memorial Wall

    10/05/2013 11:27:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 116 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 10-5-2013 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Via William Jacobson, NBC's affiliate in Washington, D.C. reports that police ordered tourists and Vietnam war veterans who were visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall to leave the memorial at one point on Friday. After one group of veterans went around the barricade, "the park ranger told them the wall was closed," NBC's Mark Seagraves reported. "Later another group of vets showed up and moved the barricades. At that point, the memorial filled with vets and tourists. That's when police came and moved everyone out." The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is a black granite outdoor wall on which the names...
  • “Escort And Honor Ride”: Bikers Rally Today For WWII Vets At Closed Memorial

    10/05/2013 8:20:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    Gateway ^ | October 5, 2013 | Rachel Pulaski
    Today, from 9am to 11am, bikers will be rallying at Washington D.C.’s WWII Memorial that has been closed to the public due to the federal government shutdown. The bikers plan to honor the WWII veterans and show their support. ... Riders!…Kick Stands Up and lets ride for these American Heroes!! America’s Greatest Generation defended our rights 70 years ago. Now it’s time that we defend THEIR rights and ensure they have access to THEIR Memorials. It’s time we show our government that we will no longer tolerate the political thugs that feel they can punish America into submission!! We are...
  • OUTRAGE!… Obama Deploys German Shepherds Against US Veterans

    10/05/2013 10:32:42 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 171 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-5-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Unbelievable! Barack Obama brought out the German Sheperds today to threaten US veterans at the Vietnam Memorial. He’s using attack dogs against our veterans! Vietnam Wall entrance is open to all. Guard dog and guards are solely for intimidation. Go in. God Bless 'em pic.twitter.com/O7XSjOzbtj — Steve King (@SteveKingIA) October 5, 2013
  • BREAKING: Ride for WW II Veterans Memorial Set October 5th

    10/04/2013 8:51:48 PM PDT · by Errant · 126 replies
    Conservative Angle ^ | 4 October, 2013
    Less than a month ago, hundreds of thousands of bikers rolled into Washington DC to protest a Muslim march that was planned to be held on the 12th anniversary of 9/11. Even though they were denied a permit, one estimate put the number of bikers who participated in that event at 880,000. Eric Zern, one of two national coordinators of the “2 Million Bikers Ride to DC” is now coordinating the Ride for WWII Veterans Memorial ~ Escort & Honor Ride.
  • WWII Memorial Barricade Wired Shut

    10/04/2013 7:54:51 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 228 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | OCT 4, 2013 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Tuesday morning, seven National Park Service employees were seen erecting and tending to a barricade around the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. One NPS employee was operating a forklift. There usually aren't any NPS employees working at the World War II memorial. A couple hours later, when an Honor Flight of World War II veterans arrived, accompanied by Democratic and Republican members of Congress, the fences blocking the memorial were easily moved away, allowing the veterans to enter. But the barriers are still at the memorial, and they've been reinforced. This morning, I walked by the memorial and...
  • Saturday ceremony at cemetery will honor 35 vets

    10/04/2013 7:45:12 AM PDT · by SandRat
    SIERRA VISTA — The drive to find military veterans who have died and fell through society’s cracks, leaving them without final military honors, continues. At 1 p.m. on Saturday the cremated remains of 35 veterans, and the wife of one of them, will be placed in columbaria niches at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery off of Buffalo Soldier Trail in Serra Vista. Cemetery Administrator Joe Larson said honoring the 35, who served in War World II, the Korean War and Vietnam War, as well as during the Vietnam era and peacetime, will mean they bring the total of Missing...
  • UNBELIEVABLE: Obama closes Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial over shutdown

    10/03/2013 10:47:49 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 53 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | October 3, 2013 | The Right Scoop
    NEW YORK POST — Tourists travelling to Omaha Beach to pay their respects to the 9,387 military dead at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial will find it closed, a victim of the U.S. government’s partial shutdown. The site overlooking the D-Day invasion beaches is one of 24 U.S. military cemeteries overseas that have closed to visitors since Monday. Ten more cemeteries in in France, as well as others in various European countries as well as Mexico, Panama, Tunisia and the Philippines, will remain closed for the duration of the shutdown.
  • Levin: 'I'll Bring Half a Million People' to WWII Memorial if You Lay 'One Damn Hand' on Veterans

    10/03/2013 8:41:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 52 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 10-3-13 | Tony Lee
    Conservative talk radio Mark Levin said Wednesday if the Obama administration lays "one damn hand" on any World War II veteran trying to see their memorial that he would bring "half a million people" to it. The Obama administration closed the World War II Memorial as part of the government shutdown and even threatened veterans on Honor Flights with potential arrests if they went past what is being called "Barrycades." "I want to say this loud and clear to the people on Capitol Hill who are listening, to this administration. You lay one damn hand on one of those World...
  • Obama and Democrats Continue to Show Contempt for Veterans

    10/02/2013 9:28:40 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 12 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | October 3, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    As I predicted, the current government "slimdown" has caused every media outlet to bust out their sob stories of the mean ol' Republicans with coverage of tourists not being able to enter national parks or museums. Lost in the media anti-conservative blizzard is the utter contempt shown to our military veterans by Obama and his Democrat allies. Yesterday we had House Democrats voting to block funding for veterans' benefits by a vote of 264 to 164. Apparently, rules were in place that required a 2/3 majority to pass the piecemeal spending bill, so a total of 286 votes were needed....
  • Mark Levin to Obama: You lay one hand on WW2 vets and I’LL...

    10/02/2013 6:15:25 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 141 replies
    The Right Scoop via The Mark Levin Show ^ | October 2nd, 2013 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin warned everyone on Capitol Hill that if they lay a hand on the WWII vets at the memorial to arrest them for visiting their own memorial, he’ll bring a half a million people to march on Washington. He says it will ignite a movement like they’ve never seen before: I want to say this loud and clear to the people on Capitol Hill who are listening, to this administration. You lay one damn hand on one of those World War II vets at that memorial and I’ll bring half a million people to that damn memorial! You got...
  • SILVER STAR FAMILIES OF AMERICA UP IN ARMS OVER WORLD WAR ll MEMORIAL FLAP

    10/02/2013 3:14:51 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 75 replies
    Boaz Missouri October 2nd 2013 For Immediate Release
  • Cruz Blames Obama's Fixation On Health Care For WWII Memorial Closure

    10/02/2013 9:21:19 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 26 replies
    TPM ^ | 10-2-2013 | Catherine Thompson
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released a statement Wednesday faulting the Obama administration for the closure of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Cruz's full statement: President Obama is so fixated on forcing Obamacare on the American people that he's even willing to deny World War II veterans the right to access the memorial they have earned through their heroic service. This scenario encapsulates the bigger problem in Washington. President Obama is so set on imposing his destructive, far-left ideology that his government is literally barricading World War II veterans out of their memorial and blocking funding to the...
  • Honor Flight to World War II Memorial in jeopardy due to shutdown

    10/01/2013 8:24:42 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 155 replies
    northwestohio.com ^ | 10.01.2013 at 7:11 PM | Chris Delcamp
    TOLEDO -- Locally in the Glass City, we can see the affects of the government shutdown at our museums, monuments, and national parks. The gates are closed and locked, denying access completely to the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. TSA employees were still working at Toledo Express Airport, but when WNWO called the TSA to find out if they would be affected, there was a message that said the public relations representative did not have access to her voicemail or email due to the government shutdown. In a letter from Marcy Kaptur's office in the 9th District, it read, "...only services...
  • WWII Vets Knock Over Shutdown Barrier to Visit Memorial

    10/01/2013 10:24:46 AM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 109 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 1, 2013 | Leo Shane
    A group of World War II veterans in an Honor Flight group Tuesday knocked over barriers imposed during the government shutdown at the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., to get inside. As part of the federal government shutdown, national parks are closed. But the group of veterans continued to the monument Tuesday, as reported by Stars and Stripes reporter Leo Shane.
  • Obama during Navy Yard memorial: Gun violence in America 'ought to obsess us' (Video)

    09/22/2013 9:36:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    examiner ^ | 9/22/13 | Renee Nal
    President Obama discussed his long-time political agenda during a memorial service Sunday among grieving family and friends of the victims of the horrific Washington Navy Yard mass killing last week. David Jackson and Kelly Kennedy of USA Today reported breathlessly on the president's shameful comments. Obama said that the murder of twelve innocent people "echoes other recent tragedies" and went on to name other mass killings. Although the president predictably harped on his gun control agenda, the memorial service should have been a tribute to the fallen. He declared, "Our words and our prayers are not enough ... We are...
  • Memorial Thread ~ FReeper "blackie" went Home September 13, 2013 ~ 14 September 2013

    09/14/2013 9:35:26 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 131 replies
    A FRiend
    ~ Memorial Thread ~ ~ FReeper "blackie" has gone Home ~~ September 13, 2013 ~ FReeper "blackie" (the name he used here on earth) is a US Navy vet. Rest in Peace, Blackie. Abide With Me Abide with me; fast falls the eventide; The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide. When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with me. Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day; Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away; Change and decay in all around I see; O Thou who changest not, abide with me. Not...
  • Pro-life activists to hold memorial services at graves of aborted babies country-wide on Sept. 14

    09/09/2013 3:02:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 9, 2013 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    STATEN ISLAND, NY, April 24, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – On September 14, memorials will take place at gravesites of aborted children all over the United States, to mourn their loss and pray for an end to abortion. The “National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children” will be the first nationwide event to honor infants killed by abortion. Organizers say the event will be held annually for as long as abortion is legal. Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Priests for Life and the Pro-Life Action League have organized the nationwide observance, which will be marked by simultaneous memorial services in multiple...
  • Vandal Attempts to Blow Up Vietnam Memorial in Oregon Park

    08/28/2013 5:58:32 AM PDT · by Center2Right · 3 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 27 2013 | Michael Gryboski
    An attempt was recently made to vandalize a war memorial at an Oregon park at the center of a church and state controversy with an improvised explosive device. An unknown individual detonated the IED near the memorial, located at Mingus Park in the City of Coos Bay, sometime late night between last Thursday and last Friday.... Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/vandal-attempts-to-blow-up-oregon-memorial-embroiled-in-church-state-controversy-103128/#l4eKDdzkvpFj6zWq.99
  • Disputed quotation on track to be erased from MLK Memorial this month

    08/02/2013 2:17:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/01/13 | M. Alex Johnson
    A paraphrased quotation that critics said made the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sound "arrogant" will be erased from King's monument in Washington in time for the 50th anniversary of his celebrated March on Washington, U.S. officials and the memorial's sculptor said Thursday. **SNIP** The sculptor, Lei Yixin, explained that he shortened the quotation so it would fit. But critics — including civil rights activist and former U.S. poet laureate Maya Angelou — have complained ever since the memorial was unveiled that the truncated quotation made it sound like King was declaring himself a hero, when he was actually downplaying...
  • SEE THE GREEN PAINT SPLATTERED ON THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL DURING APPARENT VANDALISM ATTACK

    07/26/2013 6:41:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/26/13 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    The U.S. Park Police in Washington say the Lincoln Memorial has been temporarily closed after someone splattered a splash of green paint on the statue.
  • City of Longmont Honors Fallen CO Police Officers With Moving Ceremony

    07/10/2013 5:19:47 PM PDT · by BobTEA
    Youtube video ^ | June 20, 2013 | Bobtea2
    In 2012 Colorado lost six law-enforcement officers killed in the line-of-duty. On May 19, the city of Longmont held a fitting, dignified, and moving memorial service to honor the fallen officers. The video covers the highlights of the memorial, which included a bagpiper, 21-gun salute, and taps. Worth watching to the end. May we always be thankful for those who put their lives at risk to keep our nation safe.
  • Our Town is Turning into a ZOO! (vanity)

    07/08/2013 1:09:20 PM PDT · by SparkyBass · 16 replies
    vanity
    Tomorrow's "Yarnell 19" memorial is getting out of hand. a temporary cell tower is being erected in the Kohl's parking lot. SS communication? Jamming? Semis with big-screen TVs for parking lot viewing of the memorial. TV trucks with big dish transmitters (NBC will pipe it live, and feed other networks, but lots of local tv crews). The city finally finds it necessary to cut the weeds around the arena area. Civic center, library, local pool to all shut down. Traffic is going to be a nightmare tomorrow. So glad I work from home. Only airport is a small one, Biden...
  • Bumblebee memorial scheduled for Sunday at Wilsonville Target

    06/29/2013 7:43:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | June 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Case
    Fifty thousand bumblebees will be honored in a memorial this weekend at the Wilsonville Target where a majority of the insects died. State officials directly linked the die-off to trees that had been sprayed with the insecticide Safari. Rozzell Medina, of Portland, said on the Facebook page that the event will "memorialize these fallen lifeforms and talk about the plight of the bees and their importance to life on Earth."
  • Boston dismantles bomb memorial in bid to 'look to the future'

    06/26/2013 5:05:21 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | JUNE 25, 2013 | RICHARD VALDMANIS
    BOSTON - Boston city workers and volunteers on Tuesday disassembled a makeshift memorial to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing in a move the mayor said he hoped would help the city "look to the future." Crews arrived in Copley Square, near the marathon's finish line, shortly after dawn to remove teddy bears, crosses, flowers and photographs placed there since twin bombs killed three people and injured 264 others on race day, April 15. The site had for weeks drawn family and friends of victims, some of whom left running shoes and hand-written posters with phrases such as "love...
  • America’s honor

    05/27/2013 10:00:43 AM PDT · by DFG
    Power Line ^ | 05/27/13 | Scott Johnson
    On Memorial Day 2007 the Wall Street Journal published a characteristically brilliant column by Peter Collier to mark the occasion. I don’t think we’ll read or hear anything more thoughtful or appropriate to the occasion today. Here it is: Once we knew who and what to honor on Memorial Day: those who had given all their tomorrows, as was said of the men who stormed the beaches of Normandy, for our todays. But in a world saturated with selfhood, where every death is by definition a death in vain, the notion of sacrifice today provokes puzzlement more often than admiration....