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  • America's First Lady Disrespecting Our Veterans

    06/14/2014 1:36:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Google Plus ^ | June 14, 2014 | thewarrior0123
  • A salute to Vets

    12/11/2013 12:47:17 PM PST · by q_an_a · 13 replies
    Food City ^ | 7.1.2013 | Food City
    This youtube video was so powerful - I have not seen it before, but as a Vet, I think it should be seen by many more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoABty_zE00
  • Ron Paul's Veterans Day Tribute "Instead Of Praising Vets For Getting Their Legs Blown Off..."

    11/13/2013 4:01:55 PM PST · by joeclarke · 5 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 11/13/2014 | JoeClarke.Net
    That is very close to what I heard Ron Paul say in a Peter Schiff interview here pa_20131112hgpd_low.mp3 . The link will only be available for a few days. I do think Peter Schiff is a voice crying out in the wilderness exposing Helicopter Ben's crazy fed policies, and I would suggest there is no better professor of economics than Peter. Ron Paul, similarly, is very smart when it comes to  recognizing the evils of the Federal Reserve, United States deficit spending,  as well as international banking, however, Mr. Paul falls way short when it comes to valuing the American military....
  • A Sailor’s Dying Wish

    11/13/2013 12:47:26 PM PST · by virgil283 · 16 replies
    idrivewarships ^ | November 10, 2013 | Jennie Haskamp
    Electrician’s Mate Second Class William Bud Cloud, Pearl Harbor Survivor of the USS Dewey (DD-349) visits the new USS Dewey (DDG 105). " He died 13 days later. For 12 of those 13 days he talked about the Dewey, her Sailors and his visit to San Diego. Everyone who came to the house had to hear the story, see the photos, hold the coins, read the plaques."......H/T iowntheworld.com
  • A special Veterans Day message from Joe Biden

    11/11/2013 1:22:52 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-11-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Patton, Ike, and My Teenage Boys

    11/11/2013 11:54:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2013 | Paul Kengor
    I recently took my two teenage sons to a talk by Frank Kravetz, a 90-year-old World War II veteran who survived Hitler’s Nuremberg prisons. Frank published his story in a memoir, Eleven Two: One WWII Airman’s Story of Capture, Survival and Freedom. Frank’s ordeal began in November 1944 during a bomb-run over Germany. He took his regular position, crammed into the tail of a B-17. The target was Merseberg, a major industrial area. He flew amid an air armada of 500 heavy bombers—each carrying eighteen 250-pound bombs—escorted by 900 fighter planes. While the Americans were ready for business, so was...
  • A Roundup of Veteran's Day memes (11 images)

    11/11/2013 9:26:04 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-11-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Thank you to all who have served so others could live the prosperous life we live today.There are no words that can adequately address the gratitude the nation feels.
  • Veteran’s Day: Remembering Why We Fight

    11/11/2013 8:36:40 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-12-2013 | MOTUS
    Happy Veterans Day to one and all; and a special, humble, thanks to the over 23 million Americans who have served, and are now serving, in uniform to make the world safe for democracy. While the face of freedom’s enemy morphs over time, we must remain forever vigilant against its eternal malignancy. Lest we forget. Auschwitz I know this was posted by robert anthony in yesterday’s comments, butt since today is Veteran’s Day, it’s a good opportunity to repost Weasel Zippers Fun Fact of the Day, via an email from Bill in Kentucky to Bret Baier: “Putting things in perspective:...
  • A Veterans Day Message From President George W. Bush (New-2013)

    11/11/2013 8:16:40 AM PST · by kristinn · 5 replies
    George W. Bush Institute ^ | Friday, November 8, 2013 | President George W. Bush
    Link to YouTube 1:38 video
  • The Eagle's Watch (Veteran's Day 2013)

    11/11/2013 4:18:48 AM PST · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    11/11/13 | Kartographer
    My tribute and thanks to those who have heeded the call and especially to those who paid for our freedom by the giving of thier the last full measure of devotion. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
  • A Debt Unpaid

    11/11/2013 6:29:04 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Nov. 11, 2013 | Elise Cooper
    November 11th is designated as Veterans Day, when Americans say thank you to those who served and fulfilled their patriotic duty, preserving their fellow citizen's freedoms. It is a holiday that celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans; yet, those that fought in Vietnam have never received enough appreciation or recognition. American Thinker wants to dedicate this Veterans Day to all those who served during the Vietnam War. Those interviewed include veterans as well as authors whose recent books have included a shout-out to the Vietnam veterans. Those who fought in Vietnam dutifully served under horrendous conditions, many times...
  • Veterans Aren’t Losers, Liberals

    11/11/2013 3:18:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    This Veterans Day, let’s honor our warriors, not patronize them. We veterans resent the left glomming on to us to justify the welfare state, responding to any observation regarding the millions of liberal-voting deadbeats feeding off of Uncle Sucker with the smug rejoinder “What about the veterans who need help? Why do you hate veterans?” Like progressives ever cared about our warriors – the only reason they aren’t lined up to spit on our returning fighters is they know they’d get their teeth knocked in. Let’s be clear – being a veteran is not a “Get out of work...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Veterans Day 2013 ~ November 11, 2013

    11/10/2013 5:00:12 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 163 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
         ~ The FReeper Canteen Remembers ~   ~ Veterans Day 2013 ~   Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. However, most Americans confuse this holiday with Memorial Day, reports the Department of Veterans Affairs. What's more, some Americans don't know why we commemorate our Veterans on Nov.11. It's imperative that all Americans know the history of Veterans Day so that we can honor our former service members properly.  Memorial Day honors service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during...
  • Thanking Our Veterans

    11/10/2013 9:02:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2013 | Ed Feulner
    It’s one thing to say, “Thank a veteran.” It’s another to actually do something to show that gratitude. Take the World War II veterans that made headlines last month during the government shutdown. Largely overlooked in the furor that erupted when they were barricaded from their own memorial is how they got to Washington, D.C., in the first place: through a non-profit group known as the Honor Flight Network. The seed that would create the HFN was planted shortly after the WWII memorial opened in 2004. Earl Morse, a retired Air Force captain working in a Department of Veterans...
  • Veterans Day 2013: 50 free meals at restaurants and freebies nationwide

    11/09/2013 9:44:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 9, 2013 | Roz Zurko
    Veterans Day 2013 free meals and free events are offered to veterans and active duty service members. On Monday, Nov. 11, a veteran can actually have a free breakfast, lunch and dinner while heading out for some free events in between meals! Then they can top the day off with the many offerings of free food for snacks, according to The Parade Magazine on Nov. 8. The nation is finding all sorts of ways to thank the veterans and the active military today as their service to the country is so appreciated. Military Benefits website offered up some of the...
  • Vets day events begin Friday

    11/08/2013 9:24:49 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — A number of events connected with Veterans Day will begin Friday. At noon Friday, the groundbreaking for a chapel on the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery will take place. Funds for the chapel had to be privately raised, as neither the federal government nor the state, which operates the cemetery, could use taxpayers’ funds for the project. The cemetery’s nonprofit foundation was able to raise more than $200,000 in 15 months, meaning if the weather cooperates, the chapel could be dedicated on Memorial Day in 2014. Fundraising to obtain another $50,000 continues in order to furnish the...
  • Honor For Whom Honor is Due

    11/13/2012 3:55:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    On the heels of a pivotal national election, I'd like to remind Americans that it is our troops' service and sacrifice that safeguards our precious right to cast those ballots and savor the freedoms that we hold dear. They represent the best of America. Yesterday, we honored all U.S. veterans and troops currently serving for their unwavering courage, their dedication to keeping our nation strong and protecting the liberties we continue to enjoy. We also pay tribute to the wounded, missing, fallen and their families. My father, Ray, fought and was wounded in World War II in the Battle of...
  • Biden's Message To The Nation's Vets

    11/12/2012 11:01:56 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-12-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Veterans Day 2012 ~ 12 November 2012

    11/11/2012 5:03:15 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 86 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
         ~ The FReeper Canteen Remembers ~   ~ Veterans Day 2012 ~   Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. However, most Americans confuse this holiday with Memorial Day, reports the Department of Veterans Affairs. What's more, some Americans don't know why we commemorate our Veterans on Nov.11. It's imperative that all Americans know the history of Veterans Day so that we can honor our former service members properly.  Memorial Day honors service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during...
  • Obama hails veterans, pledges continued support

    11/11/2012 3:16:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 11, 2012 | Samson Reiny
    President Barack Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to mark the Veterans Day holiday on Sunday, declaring that soldiers' needs would be met even as the country winds down wars in the Middle East and Asia.
  • The most important people in society

    11/11/2012 12:08:44 PM PST · by pieceofthepuzzle · 5 replies
    I was thinking about Veteran's Day, where we are as a country, and those who died to protect what we are now squandering away. I started thinking about those who really are the most important people in our society - the ones who make the most difference and whose jobs mater the most. My conclusion - soldiers. The least important and easiest to find - politicians and entertainers. Thought this was an appropriate topic to discuss, given that we are now living under the umbrella of political celebrities, media celebrities, entertainment industry celebrities, etc.
  • Snyder Brothers, Patton’s Third Army Recalled

    11/11/2012 9:01:07 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register ^ | November 10, 2012 | DANIEL DORSCH
    In early January 1943, the United States Third Army was assembled on the large terrace in front of Peover Hall near Knutsford, England. Before them stood a man in a tailored, brass-buttoned battle jacket with four rows of battle ribbons and decorations. On his legs were riding breeches and polished, high-topped boots with spurs. Around his waist was an old-fashioned leather belt with a large, shiny brass buckle, and he carried a long riding crop with a hidden sword in it. Fifteen stars in total were placed on his shirt collar, helmet and shoulders. "I've been given command of the...
  • Veteran's Day

    11/11/2012 8:26:20 AM PST · by GenXteacher · 14 replies
    youtube | blackadder73nz
    God bless all veterans. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AyDqkSr4nI&list=UUYv53FRgnRMagpLX2E-EoyA&index=1&feature=plcp
  • Happy Veterans Day to all our FR Vets!!!

    11/11/2012 12:55:54 AM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 19 replies
    11-11-12 | self
    Happy Veterans Day to all our FR vets!!! You are the very best and we honor you! It is through your sacrafice that we freely post and exchange ideas. Words can never adequately express our gratitude. May God bless you this day and all days!
  • America's Story (part 10) - Sergeant York

    11/10/2012 1:18:02 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 13 replies
    smithsk.blogspot.com ^ | November 5, 2012 | smithsk
    Remember World War One? My grandfather had fought in that war and it seemed like a century ago ... and it was. In two years will be the centennial of the start of the First World War (1914 - 1918). At that time, it was called the Great War, the World War, the War to End all Wars. Only after the start of World War Two was it called World War One. (First World War.com - A Multimedia History of World War One) We see a legacy of the Great War this coming Monday. Signing the Armistice to cease the...
  • Thank you Veterans and Troops. List of Freebies

    11/08/2012 3:54:54 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 26 replies
    November 8 2012
    Thank you to all our wonderful veterans and troops. Here are some freebies just for you to say THANK YOU from restaurants, stores etc. Have a very happy and blessed Veterans Day.
  • Special events and deals for vets this weekend(Omaha/Council Bluffs Iowa Area).

    11/08/2012 10:23:02 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 3 replies
    Veterans Day is Sunday this year. It is always observed on Nov. 11, to mark the cessation of World War I hostilities on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. Here are some activities planned for Veterans Day and the days around it. All are open to the public unless noted.
  • Germany plans Veterans' Day for fallen soldiers (First since 1945)

    04/06/2012 11:11:25 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 4, 2012 | Allan Hall
    Germany is breaking one of its major post-war taboos by announcing there will be an annual Veterans' Day to remember fallen soldiers. The country's defence minister has unleashed a storm of criticism from opposition politicians and pacifists who object to the army being honoured given Germany's bloody past in the 20th century. German Defence Minister Thomas de Maizière has proposed May 22 as an annual Veterans’ Day to honour former soldiers living and dead. This would mean honouring those troops of both world wars who acted as aggressors - and in the case of the Nazis in World War 2...
  • Roger Staubach: Veterans serve proudly, from the battlefields to businesses

    11/14/2011 5:48:30 AM PST · by An American! · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Dallas Morning New ^ | Nov 10, 2011 9:03 PM | Roger Staubach
    Like many in my generation, I look back on my career and am exceedingly grateful that it began with service to my country. With military experience comes a distinct set of values that simply can’t be taught in a classroom or by starting out in the mailroom. These values are what make military men and women the ideal candidates for any job — particularly jobs in the business world. I learned many of these values from an early age, but they were truly ingrained in me as a student at the U.S Naval Academy and while serving our country in...
  • PM Gillard honours US war dead

    11/11/2011 7:16:18 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 12th November 2011
    The ceremony at Honolulu's picturesque Punchbowl Cemetery was Ms Gillard's first official engagement of her trip for the APEC leaders' summit. Just a few kilometres from the site of the infamous Pearl Harbor attack of World War 2, Ms Gillard was given a 19-gun salute as she arrived at the cemetery. She told the crowd of veterans and their families it was a great privilege to be with them. "In this beautiful and hallowed American place where so many of America's own lie in graves which they found too soon you would be well entitled to say: They died for...
  • Calif. Mayor Chooses Occupy Rally Over Veterans Day Memorial (Richmond)

    11/11/2011 12:46:30 PM PST · by yoe · 64 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | Movember 11, 2011 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The mayor of Richmond, Calif. plans to skip her city’s Veterans Day memorial events to attend an Occupy rally, a choice that’s prompting anger and criticism. Mayor Gayle McLaughlin will miss a Veterans Day salute Friday in favor of an Occupy Richmond “public speak out,” the San Jose Mercury News reported. McLaughlin defended her decision, telling the newspaper that the city is not sponsoring the Veterans Day event, and the rally she will attend will honor Scott Olsen, the Iraq war veteran injured at an Occupy Oakland rally last month. Richmond and Oakland, both in the San Francisco Bay Area,...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-11-11

    11/11/2011 2:59:13 PM PST · by dynachrome · 138 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-11-11 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Veterans Day Tribute (Herman Cain, Col Michael Steele)

    11/11/2011 2:31:32 PM PST · by justsaynomore · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/11/11 | Herman Cain/Col Michael Steele
    Veteran's Day Tribute Paying tribute to America's veterans, Presidential hopeful Herman Cain teams up with highly decorated Colonel Michael Steele to offer a powerful and moving message to the men, women, and families of our armed services. Colonel Steele was the company commander of the Third Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment, during Operation Gothic Serpent, the basis for the book and subsequent movie, "Blackhawk Down." Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I, formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918....
  • SARAH PALIN: If You Love Freedom, Thank a Vet! .

    11/11/2011 11:46:21 AM PST · by onyx · 35 replies
    SARAH PALIN'S FACEBOOK ^ | NOVEMBER 11, 2011 | SARAH PALIN
    by Sarah Palin on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 11:54am I proudly display a bumper sticker that proclaims “If you love your freedom, thank a vet!” It was on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 that the armistice between Germany and the Allied nations was formed. A year later the White House commemorated the day as one to be “filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.” Years later 11-11 was officially declared Veterans Day. We are thankful for...
  • Happy Veterans Day: Buy coffee for a soldier (Gary Sinise does)

    11/11/2011 11:32:54 AM PST · by thecodont · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times / LATimes.com ^ | November 11, 2011 | 10:20 am | Rene Lynch
    Actor Gary Sinise is easily recognizable for his role as Det. Mac Taylor on "CSI:NY" as well as for his Oscar-nominated performance as Lt. Dan in "Forrest Gump." But Veterans Day provides a chance to look at another, arguably more important, role that he plays -- as advocate for U.S. military men and women. In addition to having received an Emmy ("George Wallace") and a Golden Globe ("Truman"), Sinise is the recipient of the 2008 Presidential Citizens Medal -- one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a civilian, second only to the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Through...
  • A Veterans’ Day Celebration with the Doolittle Raiders

    11/11/2011 10:32:05 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 11, 2011 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    I recently attended a wonderful celebration with several generations of our military heroes. One of the few advantages of working in Washington is the occasional chance to do something special. Last Saturday night offered just such an opportunity. And, so, my wife and I attended the annual dinner of the American Veterans Center (AVC). The banquet room was filled with veterans who had participated in some of the greatest achievements of the American armed forces. That evening, we were in the middle of history. AVC’s mission is to preserve and promote the legacy of America’s servicemen and women from every...
  • It Is The Soldier

    11/11/2011 6:48:41 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 3 replies
    Koinonia House ^ | 11/11/11 | Father Dennis E. O'Brian, USMC
    It is the Soldier, not the minister Who has given us freedom of religion. It is the Soldier, not the reporter Who has given us freedom of the press. It is the Soldier, not the poet Who has given us freedom of speech. It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer Who has given us freedom to protest. It is the Soldier, not the lawyer Who has given us the right to a fair trial. It is the Soldier, not the politician Who has given us the right to vote. It is the Soldier who salutes the flag, Who serves...
  • Happy Veteran's Day 2011

    11/11/2011 6:40:29 AM PST · by writer33 · 39 replies
    The Right Elective Decisions ^ | 11/11/11 | Chris Davis
    In February of 1775, the British Parliament declared the Massachusetts colony in open rebellion, authorizing British troops the power to kill the rebels. Lt. General Thomas Gage gave the order to destroy stores and quell the rebellion. So began the Battle of Lexington, the American Revolution and the quest for liberty. And on this day, we remember all of those who have served in that capacity, granting us the ability to indeed pursue liberty and happiness. From Breed's Hill to Afghanistan, the U.S. Military has secured those unalienable rights, insuring it will indeed be passed on to our posterity. So...
  • VANITY: The Last Ride Home of Sgt. Steven M. Packer

    11/11/2011 5:44:53 AM PST · by JNRoberts · 2 replies
    It's Veterans Day and I salute all Vets.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Veterans Day 2011 ~ 11 November 2011

    11/10/2011 6:06:26 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 147 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Remembers ~ ~ Veterans Day 2011 ~ Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. However, most Americans confuse this holiday with Memorial Day, reports the Department of Veterans Affairs. What's more, some Americans don't know why we commemorate our Veterans on Nov.11. It's imperative that all Americans know the history of Veterans Day so that we can honor our former service members properly. Memorial Day honors service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle. Deceased veterans...
  • Wall of Sorrow

    11/10/2011 5:50:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Northeast Times ^ | November 9, 2011 | William Kenny
    As the monument nears its 25th anniversary, the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a tribute in granite that stirs pride, inspiration, and never-ending sadness. America changed during the Vietnam War, but the nation has changed even more since the end of the war, according to the men who fought it. When soldiers returned stateside after their combat service, civilians mocked, insulted and spat upon them. Some branded the veterans as failures for allowing the communists to overrun the former French colony, while others called the soldiers “baby killers,” a reference to the large number of civilian deaths that occurred during...
  • The Heroes of 2011 (Oliver North)

    11/10/2011 5:08:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 11, 2011 | Oliver North
    CLOVIS, Calif. — This little town not far from Fresno may be the perfect place to observe Veterans Day as our nation closes a decade of war. A quiet San Joaquin Valley community in the heart of our most populous state, Clovis has lost 10 of its sons — eight of them from local Buchanan High School — in Afghanistan and Iraq. Though the Defense Department apparently doesn't keep statistics on per capita losses for American communities, Clovis may be for this war what Bedford, Va., was for World War II. According to local records, 19 "Bedford Boys" —...
  • 11-11-11 Call To Action Rally - Friday, Nov. 11,2011, Washington, DC

    11/09/2011 5:35:14 AM PST · by trooprally · 10 replies
    There has been a trickle of information on the 11-11-11 Veterans Rally this Friday at the Washington Monument grounds. I have received this info from one of the organizers of the rally. PERMITS: Finalizing permit as I write this. LOCATION: Hopefully at the northeast corner of the Monument grounds. 0600 - Members muster to set up stage. 1000 - Scheduled Events begin MORE INFO - Check The Patriots News for a schedule of events and additional details as they become available.
  • Veteran's Day 2011 - final homecoming of the WWI vets

    11/08/2011 7:32:26 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 8 replies
    smithsk.blogspot.com ^ | November 6, 2011 | smithsk
    It happened almost a hundred years ago - the Great War, the World War - now known as World War One, as there would be more than one great world war in the 20th century. For many of us, our great grandparents, grandparents, and even parents may have fought in this war. To all of us still living, the Great War seems like ancient history. Volumes were written about this war, which H.G. Wells called - "The War That Will End War." For a summary, below is a brief history of the First World War: .... The "armistice" to end...
  • No Regrets: Frank Kravetz’s Story

    11/06/2011 12:10:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2011 | Paul Kengor
    Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.“Just existing became what was important,” says 87-year-old Frank Kravetz of Pittsburgh, captive of the “hell-hole” that was Nuremberg Prison Camp. “Yet even as I struggled with the day-to-day sadness and despair, I never once had any regrets that I signed up to serve.” An extended tour of Nazi camps as a wounded POW scratching for survival wasn’t what Frank had in mind when he signed up to serve his country in World War II. He refused his parents’ wishes to stay home; they already had two sons...
  • Will Those Who Took an Oath Save Our Republic?(March on DC-Veterans Day 2011)-MUST see

    10/24/2011 3:55:29 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 58 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | 10-24-11 | JB Williams
    *snip* A veterans groups called The Veteran Defenders of America has now answered that question. In a documented Call-to-Action titled a – A Declaration to Restore the Constitutional Republic – former Military and Law Enforcement Officers have come together to demand that all oath-takers immediately execute their oaths in preservation of the Constitutional Republic. At present, every member of the Military, Law Enforcement, Justice, Congress and federal employment is in direct violation of their oaths. As they stand idly by allowing an anti-American transformation of our constitutional form of government, they do so in direct violation of the oaths they...
  • Basketball on aircraft carrier offers different kind of flight

    06/25/2011 11:42:38 AM PDT · by Gumlegs · 14 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | June 20, 2011 | Nick Canepa
    Whalen escorted his group and three local media members to the Carl Vinson for their first operational and planning session on the flight deck, where the game is scheduled to be played shortly after 4 p.m. It could go off without a glitch. “For us, it’s fairly easy,” ESPN coordinating producer Dave Miller was saying. It is not a logistic nightmare, and those involved have complete cooperation from the Navy. A temporary stadium seating 7,000 (my understanding is the crowd will be invitation-only) will be constructed around the basketball floor put down on the flight deck. Plenty of room.
  • ESPN to Televise Hoops Game from Deck of U.S. Aircraft Carrier

    05/16/2011 4:48:01 PM PDT · by Gumlegs · 18 replies
    ESPN Media Zone ^ | May 12, 2011 | Michael Humes
    ESPN has reached an agreement with the Morale Entertainment Foundation to televise Michigan State vs. North Carolina in the Carrier Classic 11-11-11, the first men's college basketball game to be played on the deck of a United States military aircraft carrier, on Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. ET. The United States military ship to host the unique Veteran's Day event honoring the men and women in the armed forces is to be determined but will be positioned in the San Diego harbor. As part of the telecast, ESPN will televise a special halftime entertainment show and post-game concert organized...
  • Students tell ‘what freedom means’

    11/14/2010 4:59:12 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 11 Nov 2010 | Nok-Noi Ricker
    The meaning of freedom to middle school and high school students changes considerably after they get to interview a military veteran. “Now I can see,” Cora Bishop, an eighth-grade student at the Acadia Christian School in Ellsworth, said Thursday as she read from her essay on the topic “What freedom means to me after interviewing a veteran.” Bishop interviewed veteran Richard Giffard of Brewer, who was drafted into the Korean War and later served in Vietnam. “He gave his all, all the time,” she said during a Veterans Day ceremony attended by Giffard and many other veterans on Thursday at...
  • Thoughts from an educator regarding Veteran's Day

    11/13/2010 10:07:44 AM PST · by MissEdie · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Sent from a friend | 11-13-2010 | MissEdie
    Thought for the week: Since yesterday was Veteran’s Day, I thought this was appropriate. Back in September, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a social studies teacher at Robinson High School, did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she removed all of the desks out of her classroom. When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there were no desks. 'Ms. Cothren, where're our desks?' She replied, 'You can't have a desk until you tell me how...