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  • 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,...
  • Jane Fonda on Donald Trump win: ‘I feel like I was hit by a truck’

    11/11/2016 11:20:07 AM PST · by jazusamo · 155 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 11, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Jane Fonda says she’s fearful for her family and the future of feminism after Donald Trump’s stunning Election Day victory over Hillary Clinton. “How many people here feel that their brains are scrambled?” the actress and liberal activist asked attendees at the Atlanta Women’s Foundation’s annual luncheon Thursday. “I feel like I was hit by a truck, frankly,” she said, CNN reported. “I am scared, as a woman. I have daughters. I have granddaughters. I’m scared. But I know that we need to understand why this happened, and what it means, and how do we move forward together.”
  • An open letter to America’s college cupcakes on Veterans Day

    11/11/2016 10:52:06 AM PST · by pboyington · 16 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 11, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Dear College Cupcakes: America has watched for the last year or so, as our nation’s universities have been consumed by a new strain of left wing totalitarianism that has all the traits of the haunting Marxist dictatorships of the past. Free thought and expression and discussion are disappearing from college campuses and being replaced by behavior and lexicons out of 1984. In the greatest arenas of free speech across this land, you shriek and howl and cry and stamp your feet like two year olds when someone disagrees with you. You have mental meltdowns when reading passages from the world’s...
  • Something in the air

    11/11/2016 10:17:00 AM PST · by pfflier · 12 replies
    There is something in the air. Yuma, Arizona is the butt of many jokes but it is a military town with two bases, The USMC Air Station and the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground just to the north.Today they had their annual Veteran's Day parade. It was way different than the past several years and you could feel the difference. There always have been flags but this year, there were many more and not just in the parade but in the spectator areas too. People and groups were not afraid to show their love and support of our flag. Many...

    11/11/2016 6:44:20 AM PST · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    Vanity | 11/11/2016 | Gamecock
    This morning I attended the 8th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast hosted by the President of the University of South Carolina. It was a great event with probably 600 people in attendance. One of the speakers was the Dean of University Libraries who told us that the University is the recipient of 10,000 reels of film from Quantico chronicling the Marine Corps in the 20th Century. Snippets of film we saw included scenes from Boot Camp, WWII, Vietnam and many other clips. The University has the films safely archived but they want to do more than that! The vision is to...
  • Before it was Veterans Day it was Armistice Day, for the fallen of the First World War

    11/11/2016 3:32:31 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 14 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 11/11/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. Today is the anniversary of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918, when at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, the First World War came to an end after more than four years of carnage. (Armistice Day became Veterans' Day in 1954.) Described by British historian Corelli Barnett as a war that had "causes but no objectives, "the "Great War" left...
  • Google Veterans Day Doodle - 2016

    11/11/2016 3:32:18 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 1 replies
    Google ^ | 11 Nov 16 | Diana Tran
    Today’s Doodle honors the contributions and sacrifices of Veterans and their families across the country. Doodler and veteran Diana Tran shares what this day means for her: Veterans Day is always special for me. Every year on this day, I spend a little extra time reflecting on my service in the United States Marine Corps. I remember the moments when the task placed before me seemed impossible. Whether that task was traversing an obstacle in training or making it through a mission in Iraq, there was one constant that gave me confidence and strength. I knew that the men and...
  • Flashback: Trump Saved NY Veterans Day Parade Marking 50th Anniversary of End of WWII

    01/30/2016 8:28:39 AM PST · by McGruff · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 30, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    A meme was started by Trump antagonists in certain conservative circles that Donald Trump does next to nothing money to help veterans. It turns out Trump has been generous with veterans over the past decades-all it takes is a little more research than those with an ax to grind seem willing to do. UPI reported in 1995 how Trump was credited with 'saving' the New York Veterans Day Parade. The parade that year was marking the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II. From the New York Times in 1995, another report that mentions how Trump came to...
  • It's time we have a holiday to honor those who try to stop wars, too (MASSIVE HURL!)

    05/27/2015 7:04:49 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 47 replies ^ | May 25, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    Memorial Day and Veterans Day often get equated, but there is an essential distinction between the two. Veterans Day honors all who have served the American military in wars. Memorial Day honors those who've perished. It's an annual reminder that wars have grave human costs, which must be both recognized and minimized. Those costs are not inevitable. We ought to also set aside time to remember those throughout American history who have tried hardest to reduce them, to prevent unnecessary loss of life both American and foreign: war resisters. War resistors can be heroes....
  • The Changing Role of America's Armed Forces

    11/11/2015 6:59:00 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 2 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 November 2015 | John F. McManus
    The following is the first chapter of Changing Commands: The Betrayal of America's Military, written by John F. McManus and published by The John Birch Society in 1995. In observance of Veterans Day 2015, we offer this as an opportunity to reflect back 20 years on the observations of Mr. McManus to see the progress made on such an insidious agenda of changing the role of America's armed forces. The book is available at the Role of America's Armed Forces"The Clinton Administration appears dedicated to sending the U.S. military into dangerous seas of multinational peacekeeping in an effort...
  • French Woman Meets Vet’s Family After Caring For His Grave

    11/11/2015 6:03:58 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies ^ | 11/11/15 | Bill Hudson
    About 125,000 World War II soldiers and airmen are buried in 11 cemeteries in France. For many of their families it’s difficult, if not impossible, to pay a foreign visit to decorate their loved-one’s grave. But 70 years after World War II ended, French volunteers continue their pledge to do what American loved ones can’t. “He was in a bomber group and they were flying a mission over France,” said the nephew named after his uncle Chuck. Gunner Charles Speier was just 20 years old, a gifted artist, when he and his bomber crew were shot down April 1, 1944....
  • Another Veterans Day, another political show of rhetoric and bling

    11/11/2015 4:51:30 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/11/15 | Judi McLeod
    Those who serve their country should be remembered not just on Veterans and Remembrance Day, but every day Never is it more noticeable than it is on Veteran’s Day that talk is cheap. When President Barack Obama will lay the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington today, commemorating Veterans Day, 2015. Thanks to the convenience of cyberspace, photos of the laying the wreath will be seen worldwide. But there are no pictures anywhere in cyberspace of the 307,000 veterans who died waiting for care that never came. Those felled by illness they brought back from the...
  • Another Veterans Day, another political show of rhetoric and bling

    11/11/2015 3:07:35 PM PST · by Yankee-Maine
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/11/15 | Judi McLeod
    Missouri University: They should have been treated as a child would have been treated The Internet today has been simply aflame with stories and articles about the complete meltdown of sanity at Missouri University (or Mizzou if you prefer) over one of the precious students finding themselves offended by something. Sadly, however, exactly what it was that offended the students was rather elusive. On the other hand, their response to these alleged offenses was utterly evident. For our convenience, the best organized of the student protesters drafted a list of demands, including the termination of the university’s president, which they...
  • Veteran's Day Tribute from Trump campaign via email

    11/11/2015 12:12:19 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 41 replies
    via email | 11/11/15 | Donald J. Trump
    Dear [redacted], November is a great month for Americans. In New York City, we get to look out on Central Park and see the leaves change as we move from the beauty of Fall to a magnificent city cloaked in the chill and briskness of Winter. What we Americans often gloss over is that November is a time for celebrating the very reason we enjoy the freedom, opportunity and prosperity found nowhere else in the world. The reason we are able to live like we do is due to the courage, dedication and sacrifice of those who serve in the...
  • Photos: America Celebrates Veterans Day Coast To Coast

    11/11/2015 12:32:45 PM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies ^ | November 11, 2015 | Mary Chastain
    Cities across America are celebrating Veterans Day today with parades and ceremonies. People in their communities are congregating in schools, town halls, and public venues to celebrate those among them and those who have passed for serving in our military and keeping America free.
  • History: Before it was Veterans Day it was Armistice Day, for the fallen of the First World War

    11/11/2015 10:49:24 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 6 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 11/11/2015 | HarpyGoddess
    Today is the anniversary of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918, when at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, the First World War came to an end after more than four years of carnage. (Armistice Day became Veterans' Day in 1954.) Described by British historian Corelli Barnett as a war that had "causes but no objectives, "the "Great War" left a legacy of disillusionment in its wake and made a shambles of the rest of the 20th century. All told, there were ten million military dead and seven million civilians killed. The resulting economic collapse, the...