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  • Mayor supports removing Confederate Monument from Forest Park

    12/24/2015 9:12:24 AM PST · by Darth Gill · 17 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | Steve Giegerich
    ST. LOUIS - Mayor Francis Slay is calling for the removal of a monument to Confederate soldiers from Forest Park. The mayor took the position after a special committee recommended earlier this month that the monument be either donated to the Missouri Civil War Museum or placed into storage. Either option would cost the city $129,280 to dismantle the monument, according to the report by the St. Louis Confederate Monument Reappraisal Committee.
  • NAACP still pushing to sandblast Confederate leaders from Stone Mountain

    07/20/2015 7:21:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Hot ^ | July 20, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Once the Confederate Battle Flag came down on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol complex, the Left had won their great victory and everyone could go home and get on with their lives, right? (I’ll pause for a moment so everyone can finish laughing.) Of course not. Nothing is ever truly going to be enough, and the NAACP has been on a push for more than a week with a larger target in mind. A much, much larger target. They would like the 90 by 190 foot sculpture at Stone Mountain Park in Georgia sandblasted from the face of...
  • Jefferson Memorial, Confederate statues enter national race debate

    06/25/2015 7:23:58 AM PDT · by illiac · 39 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/24/15 | David NG
    he Thomas Jefferson Memorial, which has stood near the banks of the Potomac River in Washington for more than 70 years, is a classical tribute to the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president.. This week, the Jefferson Memorial was drawn into the national debate about race following the shooting deaths of nine people in a predominantly black church in South Carolina last week. It joins other public statues depicting Southern or Confederate figures, including Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, that some are arguing represent the country's racist past and should be removed. CNN anchor...
  • If It’s March, They Must Be Honoring Terrorists

    03/17/2015 5:50:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 15, 2015 | Stephen M. Flatow – In various cultures, a particular month, day or time is associated with a certain annual activity. For example, here in the United States, November—every other year—is election time. In Israel, every May brings the solemnity of remembering fallen soldiers, followed immediately by celebrations of national independence. And if it’s March and you happen to live in Palestinian Authority (PA)-controlled territory, then you know it’s time for publicly praising and honoring one of the most gruesome Palestinian massacres of Israelis and Americans in modern history. That’s because March 9, 1978, was the day that a squad of 13 Palestinian...
  • Memorial Services In US For The Three Israel Children Murdered By Hamas

    07/01/2014 6:12:59 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 13 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | July 1, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    Memorial Services In The US For The Three Israeli Children Murdered By HamasEdited by Joel LeydenNew YorkCommunity-Wide Memorial Service for the Three Israeli Teens, z"l Naftali, Gilad and Eyal Naftali Fraenkel (16), Gilad Shaar (16) and Eyal Yifrah (19) 3 Candles Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 Doors Open: 7:00 PM Program Begins: 7:30 PM The Jewish Center 131 West 86th Street (Between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues) New York City Join us for a community-wide memorial service for the three Israeli teens who were heinously kidnapped and brutally murdered. Please show your support for the victims and their families. Speakers will include...
  • Obama: US must have veterans’ backs

    11/09/2013 9:13:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 9, 2013 6:04 AM EST
    President Barack Obama is marking Veterans Day by making it his mission to ensure America has the back of its veterans. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says now that more veterans are coming home from wars, the U.S. must serve them as well. He’s promoting programs to hire and educate veterans. …
  • Which Company Supplied the Barricades on the Mall? (Vanity)

    10/15/2013 7:52:48 AM PDT · by agrarianlady · 15 replies
    Does anyone know which contractor supplied the black fences around the monuments? I would like to contact whichever company that supplied the barricades at the monuments and ask it to come and pick them up. A boycott and bad publicity is what they deserve for this.
  • Obama vs. Vets:most airheaded, obnoxious, arrogant,uncaring,and self-defeating political gimmick

    10/09/2013 6:07:15 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 24 replies
    am thinker ^ | 10/9/13 | e cooper
    The government has been shut down since October 1st and President Obama has decided to close Washington by making life as inconvenient as possible. He did this before with the Sequestration when he would not permit any White House tours. Instead of understanding that he should work for the best interests of Americans, helping them wherever possible, he has done just the opposite. It appears he sees this as a game where he wants to win at all costs with the clear loser the American people. In response there is the possibility of a new rally, "Million Vet March On...
  • Obama's Punishment of Citizens is Neither American nor Christian [Vanity]

    10/02/2013 5:29:33 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 21 replies ^ | October 02, 2013 | CivilWarBrewing
    Whenever Republicans attempt to scale back government spending, Obama goes on a retaliatory rampage like a child with a temper tantrum. Even though Obama invented the 'sequester', he blamed it on Republicans then closed public tours of the White House. He did this to punish the American citizen thinking they'd blame Republicans for it. Among other things, Obama cancelled Fleet Week and other military parades following the sequester. This was punishment, depriving citizens of expressing their pride for their country. This is foreign, UNamerican politics. The sequester did not stop the First Lady from going on a $100 million vacation...
  • WWII Vets Plan to Storm Barricades at Lincoln Memorial, After Obama ‘Goons’ Close Sites Down

    10/02/2013 8:40:41 AM PDT · by montag813 · 131 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-02-2013 | John Hill
    Above: National Park Service workers setting up new barricades this morning, around the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.- Yesterday, the Obama Administration got real petty over the partial government shutdown, sending employees to barricade memorial sites around Washington that are normally open 24/7. Thankfully, one group of WWII vets wasn't having ANY of it - removing barricades, with the help of fantastic GOP Reps. like Steve King (R-IA) and others - and refusing to be denied access to THEIR World War II Memorial. Well today, another group of WWII vets plan to do the same thing at the Lincoln Memorial,...
  • WWII veterans storm D.C. memorial closed by government shutdown

    10/01/2013 2:45:16 PM PDT · by dennisw · 98 replies
    stars and stripes ^ | October 1, 2013 | By Leo Shane III
    WASHINGTON — Wheelchair-bound elderly veterans pushed aside barricades to tour the World War II Memorial Tuesday morning, in defiance of the government shutdown which closed all of the memorials in the nation’s capital. The four bus loads of veterans — visiting from Mississippi as part of a once-in-a-lifetime Honor Flight tour — ignored National Park Police instructions not to enter the site as lawmakers and tourists cheered them on. “We didn’t come this far not to get in,” one veteran proclaimed. The scene was both emotional and comical at once. After it was clear they had lost control of the...
  • War memorials vandalised (UK)

    05/29/2013 6:06:15 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | May 27, 2013 | Hayley Dixon
    War memorials vandalised Vandals have attacked two of Britain’s most celebrated war memorials, apparently daubing them with the word “Islam” and covering over inscriptions. By Hayley Dixon 4:24PM BST 27 May 2013 The RAF Bomber Command War Memorial and the Animals in War Memorial, both in central London, were covered in red paint. The Metropolitan Police have not yet made any arrests, so the motivation behind the damage remains unclear. The words written on the memorials have been covered up with plastic sheets after being discovered in the early hours of the morning, but it is believed that "Islam" has...
  • Tensions on streets after slaughter of British soldier: War memorials defaced and mosque firebombed

    05/27/2013 8:37:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/27/13 | Martin Robinson
    Two of Britain´s most celebrated war memorials have been defaced, apparently with the word ´Islam´ scrawled across them and inscriptions scrubbed out with red paint. Police have confirmed they are investigating the vandalism of the RAF Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park and the Animals In War Memorial in Park Lane, both in central London. Pictures taken today show that the damage has now been covered over with plastic or white sheets. Scotland Yard said there have not been any arrests, so it not clear if it has been done by Muslim protesters or far-right groups attempting to stir-up hatred.
  • Keep Stone Mountain carving a Confederate Memorial

    05/01/2013 4:10:00 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 67 replies
    Chattanoogan ^ | May 1, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    “Like previous campaigns criticizing other Confederate Memorials, he sees the petition to remove the carving of Jefferson, Lee and Jackson as an attack on the truth.”
  • Getting Their Message Out

    10/05/2012 5:44:36 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 2 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 10/4/2012 | Richard Williams
    In recent years, we've seen an increase in the number of articles and blog posts comparing Confederate soldiers to Nazis. It is an intellectually dishonest comparison with ideological and political motivations. Those promoting such an interpretation should be pleased with this bit of news . . .
  • Lawmakers snub official war memorial

    12/19/2011 8:14:02 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Fox 25 Boston ^ | December 18, 2011 | Mike Beaudet
    (FOX 25 / - They served our country during a time of war, but now some Massachusetts veterans say state lawmakers are turning their backs on them. The Korean War is already known as “The Forgotten War”. Local veterans of that war say Beacon Hill is forgetting about the state's official Korean War Veterans Memorial in Charlestown.
  • Snafu mars Pearl Harbor 70th anniversary ceremony

    12/08/2011 3:48:33 AM PST · by Enchante · 25 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/07/2011 | AUDREY McAVOY
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A snafu marred the critical moment of silence Wednesday at the Pearl Harbor ceremony observing the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack.... ...But on Wednesday, emcee Leslie Wilcox was still speaking at 7:55 a.m., even as the Hawaii Air National Guard's F-22's roared overhead on schedule 42 seconds later.
  • I'm Sick of 9/11 Memorials (Vanity)

    09/11/2011 8:59:46 AM PDT · by JewishRighter · 188 replies · 1+ views
    Self | 9/11/11 | JewishRighter
    I don't know about other FReepers, but I am sick and tired of the 9/11 memorials. Maybe you read my headline and thought I am an insensitive jerk, a troll, a liberal or a lunatic who doesn't have the sense to realize the importance of marking this day appropriately. You'd be 180 degrees wrong and that's just my point. I mean I'm sick and tired of the way this day is remembered. I mean the weepy, maudlin preoccupation with the "tragedy" of 9/11. Of course, I don't mean that there should be no solemn observance to pay the proper respect...
  • Soros: 9/11 Memorials are Nothing but Muslim Hate

    09/09/2011 6:17:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 83 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 9/9/11 | P.J. Salvatore
    George Soros has spent an inordinate amount of his life trying to change the landscape of economics to his benefit. Now he’s attempting to manipulate the sentiments surrounding the 9/11 anniversary. As the U.S prepares to acknowledge the 9-11 10th Anniversary, multi-billionaire financier George Soros released a report that claims a conservative cabal of groups and individuals are Islamophobic and the 9-11 memorials are more about hatred for Muslims than commemorating the killing of close to 3,000 Americans by radical Islamists.
  • My Dad’s special day (Vanity)

    05/16/2011 12:10:45 PM PDT · by ShasheMac · 31 replies
    This past Saturday, my 86-year old dad got up in the wee hours of the night and, along with a group of other men his age, flew from Fort Myers, Florida, to Washington D.C., courtesy of Honor Flight, the Southwest Florida branch. If you’re not familiar with Honor Flight (I wasn’t until he was selected to participate), it is a volunteer organization that raises money and attempts to take as many remaining World War II veterans to D.C. to visit the memorials there that honor their service. Their first stop was the WWII memorial, then they went to the Korean...
  • E-Tombs, For The Dead Who Were Digitally Connected

    11/22/2010 6:48:29 AM PST · by OneVike · 29 replies
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 11/22/10 | Chuck Wolk
    There are those who think that for too long the dead have been stuck in the past, and that it is time we allowed them to enter the future. So a team of designers has developed a Blue-tooth-enabled grave stone that will allow friends and relatives to really get in touch with the life that was uncle Joe, aunt Sue, brother Mike or even Ma and Pa Kettle. Those silent moments at grave sites are going to be a lot more enjoyable, as we will now be able to relive the moments that were truly memorable. Thanks to the...
  • 9/11 Memories, Memorials, Reflections: Controversy Free Zone

    09/11/2010 1:53:00 AM PDT · by · 5 replies ^ | September 11, 2001 | David Shedlock
    Today's post is for family and friends of victims of 9-11 to post their personal thoughts and remember what happened on that day of infamous terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and over the fields of Shanksville, Pennslvania. Others may offer their prayers for these families or their own memories of that day. This is not the place, however, to post your thoughts about controversies surrounding the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, Islam in general, Mosque-Building or Quran burning. Feel free to honor our troops, the firemen and policemen that have given their lives to save...
  • Veterans Rally to Halt Memorial Vandalism

    04/13/2010 3:02:45 PM PDT · by concretebob · 12 replies · 439+ views
    PRNewswire ^ | 13 April 2010 | Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Veterans Rally to Halt Memorial Vandalism PHILADELPHIA, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterans and other volunteers will gather Wednesday, April 14, at noon at the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial to voice their concern over vandalism and to offer their support by patrolling at the site. The Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is organizing veterans and others to monitor activities at the Memorial starting this week through Memorial Day. Veterans will be asked to speak at the noon press conference to voice their concern about the desecration of the Memorial. More detail will be provided about the patrols and other measures to...
  • American leaders don't need to apologize to Europe.

    10/29/2009 6:38:58 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 21 replies · 1,055+ views
    Operation Itch ^ | 2009 | Unknown
    How many Europeans are buried on American soil defending America from her enemies... The American Cemetery at Aisne-Marne, France. A total of 2289 of American military dead. The American Cemetery at Ardennes, Belgium. A total of 5329 of American military dead. The American Cemetery at Brittany, France. A total of 4410 of American military dead. Brookwood, England American Cemetery. A total of 468 of American dead. Cambridge, England. 3812 of American military dead. Epinal, France American Cemetery. A total of 5525 of American Military dead. Flanders Field, Belgium. A total of 368 of American military dead. Florence, Italy. A total...
  • Haitian Monument unveiled in Franklin Square[GA]

    10/17/2009 6:03:50 AM PDT · by BGHater · 34 replies · 1,317+ views
    WTOC ^ | 13 Oct 2009 | Justin Burrows
    It took 9 years to complete the Haitian monument in Franklin Square, but it took 230 years for the people of Haiti to receive the proper recognition for their role in the Revolutionary War. "The best moment in my life!" shouted Daniel Fils-Aime, who has seen this project through for those 9 years. "This recognition is a reward for all Haitians whether they are in the U.S. or Haiti," said Ralph Latortue, the Haiti consulate general in Miami. The monument was originally unveiled unfinished with only four statues in 2007, but thanks to a single-donor, the sculpture was recently completed,...
  • Veterans Fight to Keep 75-yr. old Mojave Desert Memorial cross

    After WWI many U.S. soldiers moved to the Californian desert to find physical and emotional healing. In 1934, they erected a memorial to honor their fallen comrades, a single white cross, - a symbol used around the world to memorialize those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The site for the memorial was chosen because at a certain time of day, the sun casts a shadow on the rock which resembles a WWI doughboy. For more than 75 years, the memorial has stood as a reminder that there were those who fought and died for our freedoms. But...
  • (Bill) Clinton To Sit On National Board To Promote OKC National Memorial Mission

    05/03/2009 10:53:21 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 21 replies · 651+ views
    Oklahoma City - Former President Bill Clinton said today he's joining a new board to promote the mission of the Oklahoma City National Memorial. Clinton spoke to about 200 museum supporters, bombing survivors and rescue workers at the memorial and museum during day long visit. He later traveled to Tulsa, where he and former President George H.W. Bush spoke at a dinner for the Salvation Army. Clinton was president when a truck bomb tore through the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19th, 1995, killing 168 and injuring more than 500. He says the stories from survivors and rescue...
  • Washington D.C. Memorials On A Clear Spring Day

    04/16/2009 5:01:25 AM PDT · by mft112345 · 238+ views
    Youtube ^ | 4/16/2009 | MT
    Watch video at: We recommend touring Washington, D.C. during the brief period of cherry blossoms. We made this video, highlighting the Washington Monumement, Jefferson and FDR Memorials, on a day with clear skies.
  • WW2 Medal of Honor recipiant needs OUR help!

    03/23/2009 11:46:36 AM PDT · by cowboy_code · 1 replies · 548+ views
    Erecting Statue to local Medal of Honor Hero Drive begins to raise funds Stamford,CT — The Homer L. Wise Memorial Committee announced today the beginning of a major fund raising drive to erect a Bronze Statue of Master Sergeant Homer L. Wise. Sgt. Wise, of Stamford was awarded the Medal of Honor on June 14, 1944 for heroism during World War II. The Medal of Honor is highest military decoration given by the United States. He was also the recipient of The Silver Star, The Bronze Star, three Purple Hearts and eleven other decorations. One of the most decorated infantrymen...
  • Rally to defend the War Memorials in New Haven April 5, 2008

    03/27/2008 6:19:59 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 30 replies · 657+ views
    The Gathering of Eagles | 03/27/08 | RaceBannon
    This press release contains information on two events of the same day. The Gathering of Eagles event has a time change from the original schedule released: it is now from 12 Noon to 2 PM. The Gathering of Eagles and Eagles UP will be sponsoring the first event and attending the second event. The GATHERING OF EAGLES, a patriotic organization whose goal is to publicly support our men and women in uniform, whether active duty or veteran, announces our whole hearted participation with the New Haven GUARDIAN ANGELS and EAGLES UP in an upcoming rally at the Vietnam and Korean...
  • Swift debate over Rohrbough writings

    09/21/2007 4:13:31 PM PDT · by psycho3lf · 19 replies · 456+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | Sep 21 2007 | Kevin Vaughan
    "Dad, I have a question." Why? ...My son in a Nation that legalized the killing of innocent children in the womb; in a County where authorities would lie and cover up what they knew and what they did; in a Godless school system your life was taken . . . Dan I'm sorry. "I love you dad I'll see you tomorrow." 7:00 p.m., April 19, 1999. It ends with a Bible verse. "There is no peace," says the Lord, "for the wicked." Isaiah 48:22 [snip] ...Rohrbough, who is president of Colorado Right to Life, said he concluded that legalized abortion...
  • Help Save the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    09/13/2007 2:48:36 PM PDT · by StayAt HomeMother · 61 replies · 2,668+ views
    The National Trust ^ | National Trust
    "Help Save the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery It's hard to believe, but officials at Arlington National Cemetery plan to replace the original Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with a new replica solely because of repairable cosmetic imperfections. This 1932 monument is nationally significant and eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The 48-ton marble block has two nonstructural cracks which pose no threat to visitors or the historic structure. Surprisingly, federal administrators want the replica carved from new stone that experts agree will likely again crack along its grain just as marble...
  • Iwo Jima Sculpture, Model for Marine War Memorial, Is Losing Its Home on Floating Museum

    08/01/2007 8:27:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 765+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 1, 2007 | PATRICK McGEEHAN
    A 62-year-old sculpture of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima is getting the heave-ho from the museum on the aircraft carrier Intrepid while the ship is docked in Staten Island for an overhaul, museum officials and the sculpture’s owner said yesterday. The five-ton sculpture, which served as a model for the United States Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va., has been on display at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum since 1995. But museum officials, who are starting to renovate the ship’s interior, said they declined to buy the sculpture from its owner, Rodney Hilton Brown, and asked him...
  • World War 2 FReeper Vets - Heads UP!

    01/10/2007 6:35:26 AM PST · by DollyCali · 47 replies · 961+ views
    January 10, 2007 | DollyCali
    Calling all WW2 FReeper Vets! Next week there will be a special 2-day Finest thread on WW2 vets and the WW2 memorial in Washington DC .It will be a thread that I believe FR will be proud of. I desire the names of all LIVING & DECEASED(on the wall) Freepers for inclusion in the article. Pictures of course are wanted, but not critical. The actual names will only be used with your permission. Right now I know of one living (Wheelbarrow) and one deceased (Bevlar)… the lar (larry) in name. Freepers. I will have a collage pix with the screennames....
  • Another outbreak of Democrat anti-troop hatred

    11/06/2006 6:41:54 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies · 2,541+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | November 06, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    I wrote last week that we'd see more outbreaks of anti-military vandalism leading up to Election Day. In upstate New York on Halloween eve, "(expletive) Bush" and a depiction of a penis were scrawled on the 20-by-40-foot flag and similar pictures in the same shade of green were painted on the American Legion Mohawk Post. Now there's this despicable act in Boise, Idaho reportedly committed by the sons of a state Democrat legislator: Police arrested 24-year old Michael Burkett of Boise early Sunday morning after officers with Capitol Mall Security reported spotting him vandalizing two flag polls on the grounds...
  • Iraq al-Qaida Says Pope, West Are Doomed

    09/18/2006 10:54:20 PM PDT · by XR7 · 74 replies · 3,780+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/19/06 | Anna Johnson
    An al-Qaida-linked extremist group warned Pope Benedict XVI on Monday that he and the West were "doomed," as protesters raged across the Muslim world to demand more of an apology from the pontiff for his remarks about Islam and violence. The Mujahedeen Shura Council, an umbrella organization of Sunni Arab extremist groups that includes al-Qaida in Iraq, issued a statement on a Web forum vowing to continue its holy war against the West. The authenticity of the statement could not be independently verified. The group said Muslims would be victorious and addressed the pope as "the worshipper of the cross"...
  • Plane Crashes into World Trade Center

    09/11/2001 5:56:49 AM PDT · by hellinahandcart · 976 replies · 91,202+ views
    NewYork1 | 9/11/01
    Just in. I am looking at a picture of the WTC with smoke pouring out of the western tower. Looks like a huge amount of damage. Debris raining down on people in the street.
  • 9/11/2001 Remembrance Thread & Free Republic Archives from 9/11/2001

    09/11/2006 12:34:37 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 84 replies · 7,054+ views
    Free Republic Archives | September 11, 2001 | FReepers
    Here are some links from the FR archives in observance of the fifth anniversary of 9/11/2001 - Threads list of several breaking news items - Latest Articles The first post reporting the attacks by OldEconomyBuyer - World Trade Center Posted on the first anniversary - Associated Press newswire - September 11, 2001 - Chronology of news alerts, bulletins and flashes
  • The ***Official*** Weekend Singles Thread - Remembering 911(September 8-10)

    09/08/2006 12:45:56 PM PDT · by DollyCali · 362 replies · 3,689+ views
    DollyCali and All of the Singles & their FRiends | September 8, 2006 | DollyCali
    Remembering 911 On Monday is the fifth Anniversary that our country was savagely attacked the united hearts of our nation cried out in pain.. Here are a few pix that I chose out of the more than 500 I have on file. Feel free to post your pix, your memories, where you were and what you were doing “that day” and perhaps how this has impacted your life. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  • Revised Design for 9/11 Memorial Saves Many Features and Lowers Cost

    06/22/2006 12:51:48 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 775+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 21, 2006 | DAVID W. DUNLAP and CHARLES V. BAGLI
    The names of the dead would be raised to the plaza from the pool level below, as many relatives have demanded. But thundering waterfalls would still cascade into those pools, at the bottom of two enormous voids marking the place where the twin towers stood. The reconceived World Trade Center memorial and museum, unveiled yesterday after weeks of anxious anticipation, tries to solve security problems, placate disaffected family members and, most of all, reduce the project cost from an estimated $672 million. A budget target of $500 million was set last month by Gov. George E. Pataki and Mayor Michael...
  • Mexican War Memorial, Vanity.

    02/20/2006 3:41:53 PM PST · by Little Bill · 9 replies · 244+ views
    self | self
    I have had this Idea for a while but was asked not to push it due to the election, 2004. Of all of the wars that the United States has been in, the most ignored is the War with Mexico. I have looked for a fitting Monument in DC and found none. I am proposing that a Monument be erected to Honor those that served in that war. Is it worth presuing?
  • Atheist group wants memorial crosses removed

    12/02/2005 8:53:03 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 30 replies · 1,177+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | December 2, 2005 | Michael N. Westley
    A lawsuit filed by the American Atheists in U.S. District Court on Thursday seeks to remove steel crosses that dot roadways throughout Utah and memorialize Utah Highway Patrol troopers who have died in the line of duty. The suit has drawn harsh reaction from family members of the fallen troopers and promises to be the source of an emotional battle. The crosses, which stand about 12 feet high and bear the trooper's name and the UHP insignia, were erected starting in 1998 and serve as a memorial for 14 troopers who have died since 1931. About nine of the crosses...
  • Atheists File Suit Against UHP Memorial Crosses

    12/01/2005 7:13:41 AM PST · by Andyman · 199 replies · 3,607+ views
    ABC 4 in Utah ^ | 12/1/2005 | ABC 4
    A lawsuit against memorial crosses is set to be filed Thursday by a group that feels they violate the separation of church and state. Three Utah atheists, backed by a national organization based in Texas, are filing suit against the state for allowing crosses to be erected in honor of highway patrol troopers, who have died in the line of duty. Richard Andrews said, "I feel the same way a Jew might feel if you put a state symbol on a swastika" According to the UHP Association, a support group for troopers and their families, many fallen troopers' relatives consider...
  • Two Wins for America on 9/11 Memorials; Multiculturalism Loses

    10/01/2005 9:13:51 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 1 replies · 286+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 10/01/05 | Purple Mountains
    The hate-America, multiculturalism crowd tried their best to destroy all relevant meaning to the memorials planned for “Ground Zero” and for the crash site of “Flight 93’, but the unyielding efforts many brave people who lost loved ones on that day seem to have paid off. We cannot relax, because the Ward Churchills of this world are still out there waiting to pounce, but if we are vigilant, we can honor our history proudly and truthfully. “Westchester Housewife Meet Debra Burlingame, who won a battle at Ground Zero.
  • Buddy Poppies fading. Few seem to know significance, bother to buy.

    05/30/2005 8:15:09 AM PDT · by SandRat · 78 replies · 1,605+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | May 30, 2005 | Carol Ann Alaimo
    On a weekend when many Tucsonans are camping in the mountains or partying at poolside, Dan Hawkins has been standing outside a supermarket in 100-degree heat, clutching a fistful of memories that seem to grow dimmer each year. There was a time when passers-by eagerly scooped up the scarlet Buddy Poppies Hawkins has peddled each Memorial Day weekend since 1987. Nowadays, there are far fewer takers for the bright red flowers that recall America's fallen troops. "It used to be a big thing," said Hawkins, 72, a Vietnam veteran and leader of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7399. "Pretty...

    05/28/2005 9:19:04 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 2 replies · 223+ views
    05/28/05 | vanity
    Freedom is not a "default" setting,or bundled software we are born with. It is not something one can download from the Net. In every generation,Americans have stepped forward to lay their lives on the line: sometimes for their own nation;sometimes for people in other nations. There have always been those who feel freedom is best achieved by hunkering down: by pulling our heads into a shell,so we cannot see or hear injustice;by pulling in our legs,so we will not be tempted to go to someone's aid. There was,perhaps,a time when such a course was possible: the time before airplanes,intercontinental missiles,and...
  • How Russia Lost World War II

    05/10/2005 1:53:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 4,184+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 10, 2005 | VICTOR EROFEYEV
    Moscow MY parents named me Victor in honor of the Soviet Union's victory over Hitler, and I am proud of my name. I see no reason to cast doubt on the historical significance of that victory; for years the Russian people, who lost millions of soldiers in the war, have united around the celebration of Victory Day. Yet, as we mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, we are seeing not so much a celebration as a major disagreement between millions of people, and even between nations. This city, having summoned distinguished foreign guests for the...
  • Police Dept. Security Concerns Alter Plans for Freedom Tower (World Trade Center)

    04/30/2005 2:42:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 874+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 1, 2005 | PATRICK D. HEALY and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    Security concerns outlined last month by the New York Police Department have set off a serious reassessment of plans for the former World Trade Center site. People involved in the rebuilding effort say that the revisions that need to be made to the site's most prominent feature, the Freedom Tower, could delay the start of construction from several months to a year. As a result, the lead developer at the site, Larry Silverstein, has proposed seeking public financing - possibly hundreds of millions of dollars - to pay for addressing the Police Department's security concerns. Such a development would be...
  • Never Forget.

    02/23/2005 8:37:13 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 194 replies · 18,695+ views
    Never Forget ^ | 2-23-05
    Please take the time to watch this video, we must remember those on September 11, 2001. We can never forget, and we can not let those who wish us to forget to let us forget. Please, take 15 minutes from freeping, this is bookmarked on my home page, Thank you FReepers. Indy.Never Forget. If you let it run past the video, there are many good quotes after.
  • School may be named for Reagan

    07/27/2004 12:29:58 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 3 replies · 257+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Tuesday, July 27, 2004 | Vince Guerrieri
    A descendant of Upper St. Clair's Boyce family said Ronald Reagan was a fine president, but he doesn't want to see his family's name taken off a school in favor of the Gipper's. Andrew Knez Jr., who works on what used to be the original Boyce property not far from Boyce Middle School, said one less thing named for the Boyce family -- particularly a school -- is one less opportunity to talk about the family and the history of Upper St. Clair. "Local history is really being neglected," said Knez, who lives in Peters.