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  • Trump to make Paris visit in November to mark 100 years since end of WWI

    08/19/2018 1:12:26 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    The Local France ^ | 17 Aug 2018
    US President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he will be visiting Paris on November 11th in honour of the centenary of the end of WWI. Trump who had planned to organise a military parade in November in Washington announced Friday that he would travel to Paris for the commemoration of the end of the First World War. The US president made the announcement on Twitter (see below) on Friday afternoon at the same as criticizing local politicians in Washington who he said were asking for too much money for the parade. "Never let anyone take you hostage!" he wrote....
  • Pentagon postpones Trump's military parade

    08/16/2018 7:13:00 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 23 replies
    cnn ^ | August 16, 2018 | Barbara Starr, Ryan Browne and Clare Foran, CNN
    (CNN)The Department of Defense says the military parade originally scheduled for Veterans Day will be postponed. "The Department of Defense and White House have been planning a parade to honor America's military veterans and commemorate the centennial of World War I," Defense Department spokesman Col. Rob Manning said in a statement Thursday. "We originally targeted November 10, 2018 for this event but have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019."
  • Trump's military parade now estimated to cost $92 million $80 million more than earlier estimate

    08/16/2018 8:54:38 AM PDT · by Poison Pill · 104 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/16/2018 | Amanda Macias
    President Donald Trump's military parade is estimated to cost $92 million, according to a U.S. defense official with firsthand knowledge of the assessment.An earlier estimate pegged the cost at $12 million.The parade will take place in the nation's capital on Nov. 10 and will feature armored vehicles, aircraft flyovers and period uniforms.
  • Trump getting Washington military parade _ but no tanks

    03/09/2018 6:13:38 PM PST · by mdittmar · 106 replies
    AP ^ | 3/9/2018 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It looks like President Donald Trump is getting the military parade he wants in Washington — though he may get no tanks for the effort.A Pentagon planning memo issued Thursday and released Friday says the parade being planned for Nov. 11, Veterans Day, will “include wheeled vehicles only, no tanks — consideration must be given to minimize damage to local infrastructure.” Big, heavy tanks could tear up District of Columbia streets.But the event will “include a heavy air component at the end of the parade,” meaning lots of airplane flyovers. Older aircraft will be included as available.
  • The Latest: No NFL players protest for Veterans Day [Yet] [ed]

    11/12/2017 12:32:22 PM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    AP ^ | November 12, 2017 | Staff
    No NFL players protested during the national anthem before early games as the league celebrated Veterans Day weekend by honoring the military. The NFL Players Association had asked all players to observe a two-minute moment of silence before games to honor veterans.
  • VP Pence Veterans Day Speech At Arlington Cemetery - Full Speech

    11/12/2017 7:45:46 AM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    YoutTube ^ | Nov. 2017
    Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Arlington Cemetery to mark Veterans Day 2017.
  • WATCH: Navy Veteran & Teacher of Nearly 40 Years Surprised by His Students

    11/11/2017 1:13:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | November 11, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Crestview Elementary physical education teacher Mark Haeslyhas spent his entire adult life serving his country. Haesly served his fellow countrymen in the Navy from 1974-1980. Upon return from service, Haesly picked up teaching physical education to elementary school kids. By all accounts, Haesly served honorably and as a role model to countless boys and girls for nearly 37 years in teaching. The past 21 of these years have been at Crestview Elementary, in Cottage Grove, MN. However, the 2017-2018 school year will be his last year teaching. The Navy veteran is retiring at the end of this academic year.To show their...
  • NFL announces ‘no change’ in national-anthem policy in face of Veterans Day boycotts

    11/11/2017 11:47:44 AM PST · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 11, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    The NFL announced Saturday there has been “no change” in its national-anthem policy despite a Veterans Day campaign to boycott Sunday’s games over the take-a-knee protests. Boycott the NFL, a Facebook page with more than 227,000 followers, has called on supporters to tune out Sunday’s games “in solidarity with veterans around the country,” while the conservative watchdog group 2ndVote asked fans to “stiff-arm the NFL.” “We’re sending the National Football League, its corporate sponsors, and the television networks a message this Veterans Day weekend!” said 2ndVote. “Americans are sick of the disrespectful National Anthem protests that the NFL has not...
  • Trump: Veterans 'This Country's Greatest National Treasure'

    11/11/2017 11:43:10 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 11 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/11/2017 | Wanda Carruthers
    President Donald Trump called veterans "this country's greatest national treasure" in a special Veterans Day message he posted on Twitter Saturday. On this wonderful Veterans Day, I want to express the incredible gratitude of the entire American Nation to our GREAT VETERANS. Thank you! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2017 "America's veterans are this country's greatest national treasure," Trump said. "There's nothing close. You are the best role models for our youngest citizens, and you are a constant reminder of all that is decent, good, and brave."Trump thanked veterans and their families for their service to the...
  • War and Remembrance

    11/11/2017 5:49:27 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 6 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 11 Nov 2017 | Mark Steyn
    I spent much of the morning before Veterans Day in various TV green rooms with a whole lot of vets, and also a young lady whose father died in Iraq in 2006. She is rightly proud of the dad she lost when she was barely old enough to know him, and he would certainly be very proud of the way his young daughter has turned out. But I wonder more and more whether our society is worthy of the terrible sacrifices of so very few. For Remembrance Day around the Commonwealth and Veterans Day in the United States, we present...
  • The Solitary World of a Vet

    11/11/2017 12:41:04 AM PST · by pboyington · 58 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 11, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    On Veterans Day, it is important for those who have never served to take a moment to understand the solitary world of a vet. Millions of vets are and have been successful in all endeavors. They are doctors, lawyers, business people and a thousand other professions. Not all have PTSD; not all are the troubled, brooding, street corner homeless guy, although they exist and need help desperately. No matter how successful a vet might be materially, more often than not, vets are often alone, mentally and spiritually each day and for the rest of their lives. Vets’ stories are all...
  • Happy Veterans Day: And we fight on

    11/10/2017 8:47:32 PM PST · by Ceebass · 7 replies
    Dave Brat ^ | 11/10/17 | Dave Bratt
    "Posterity -- you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, April 26, 1777 Dear __, This Veterans Day weekend we honor all the brave men and women who have given so selflessly to keep our nation safe and our liberties secure. This is also a time to thank those who currently serve in uniform -- many of whom are deployed right now around the globe in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism. With millions of active duty,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Veterans Day Weekend Tunes ~ 11 November 2017

    11/10/2017 6:11:40 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 214 replies
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  • How to Thank a Soldier on Veterans' Day

    11/10/2017 10:30:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    American ^ | November 10, 2017 | Elise Cooper
    Veterans' Day is a time for Americans to step up and honor those who have served in the armed forces. From the days of the Founding Fathers to today, those in the military, whether enlisted or drafted, made tremendous sacrifices for their fellow Americans. We should offer thanks, but the question is how we go about doing it. Today, many people will tell a veteran, "Thank you for your service." During the Vietnam War, those who fought gallantly for this country would have welcomed that greeting instead of being spat upon and called baby-killers. But for those who fought in...
  • Weekly Update: Comey’s Illegal Leak?

    11/10/2017 9:38:21 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 10, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Justice Department: Comey’s Leak to New York Times was Unauthorized, Compares to Wikileaks We Sue DOJ Over Comey’s Controversial Senate Testimony Happy Veterans Day Justice Department: Comey’s Leak to New York Times was Unauthorized, Compares to Wikileaks There are too many contradictions and curiosities in the James B. Comey affair for it to stay covered up forever. This week we announced that the Justice Department is now comparing former FBI Director Comey to WikiLeaks. After Comey was fired by President Trump on May 9, 2017, he gave the New York Times a February 14, 2017, memorandum written about a...
  • College Stops Flying US Flag Entirely After Flag-Burning Incident

    11/20/2016 8:11:29 PM PST · by kevcol · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 20, 2016 | Blake Neff
    Hampshire College in Massachusetts has announced that it will no longer fly the U.S. flag at all in response to an incident where the flag was taken down and burned. The president of the college says that by getting rid of the flag the school will be able to focus on other issues like halting Islamophobia and promoting gay rights. The mess for Hampshire College started a week and a half ago, after Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election. The school responded to Trump’s victory by keeping the U.S. flag at half-staff, as if in mourning, which upset...
  • Confederate flags shock viewers at Petaluma Veterans Day parade

    11/12/2016 9:02:45 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 90 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 12, 2016 | Rachel Swan
    The appearance of Confederate flags along the route of Friday’s Petaluma Veterans Day parade has sparked outrage among some viewers, including San Rafael Rep. Jared Huffman. “It was just so out of place that I had to do a double-take,” said Huffman, who appeared in the parade riding an old WWII-era Jeep with Petaluma resident Steve Countouriotis, a decorated war hero.
  • History of Veterans Day

    11/12/2016 9:48:56 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | November 12, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    The Great War--World War I--officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. November 11, 1918 is generally regarded as the end of “The Great War.” One year later, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. He declared, "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism...
  • Divider-in-Chief on Veterans Day

    11/11/2016 6:30:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush ^ | November 11, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Obama did his final Veterans Day appearance at Arlington National Cemetery today, and the media of course made a big deal about that. There's gonna be a lot of Obama lasts coming up that they're gonna be crying tears over, and this was one of them today. Grab audio sound bite number 20. I mean, this I think captures and encapsulates yet another set of challenges that we have because I really would like to be able to -- I don't know if I can do it. I haven't really thought about how. I really would like...
  • In Honor Of Veterans Day, Here Are 101 Veterans Currently In Congress

    11/11/2016 6:15:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | November 11, 2016 | Erika Haas
    In light of Veterans Day, let us honor those who have not only served in our military, but in the 114th Congress. There are currently 101 members - 18.7 percent of Congress - who have served, or are serving, in the military. More specifically, there are 81 veterans in the House of Representatives, and 20 veterans in the Senate. According to the Congressional Research Service, these Congressional members have served in the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kosovo, as well as during times of peace. Current members of the House of Representatives who have served,...