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  • Veterans Slam Obama's Leadership On Iraq (What Leadership?!!!)

    11/28/2014 12:41:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Veterans Day has come and gone, but the Media Research Center’s Dan Joseph had just one question to ask the Iraq War veterans: How do they feel about the Obama administration’s decision to pull all combat troops out of Iraq. In short, they weren’t pleased at all. One veteran called the president a “moron,” and that his friends who died over there would be rolling in their graves over Obama’s decision to withdraw from Iraq and end combat operations. Others also voiced their opposition to the decision, noting that there’s a reason why civilian control of the military comes with...
  • Alabamian’s anti-veterans rant lands him in serious hot water

    11/13/2014 2:29:11 AM PST · by GailA · 71 replies
    Yellowhammernews ^ | 11/12/14 | NA
    It looks like what we have here is a classic case of when “keeping it real” goes wrong. On Veterans Day, while most Americans were thanking members of the U.S. armed forces for their service and enjoying their community’s holiday festivities, Michael Schuette of Anniston, Alabama took to Facebook to explain that veterans are not American heroes. In fact, he believes they “kill for profit,” “terrorize” other countries, have “never sacrificed for this country” and do “nothing for the American citizens.”
  • WI: Veteran Day Program Banned from School because of Ceremonial Rifles

    11/12/2014 7:56:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It has long been obvious that the banning of guns from schools has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with the indoctrination of children.   The purpose is to delegitimize the ownership and use of guns.   From weau.com: EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- For the first year, a local veterans group will not be holding a Veterans Day program at the Eau Claire area school district, the decision was because of a disagreement over firearms. While it is stated that there are more reasons involved, the primary one is that school officials do not want any firearms,...
  • Veterans Honored Off Campus

    11/12/2014 6:51:41 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 10, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    This week Americans honor military veterans. On America’s college campuses, the attitude towards them is more ambivalent, at least when their presence on them is compared to their visibility in the rest of America. For one thing, not every campus is closed for Veterans Day. To be sure, many businesses stay open upon that day as well. Moreover, as the Veteran’s Administration web site notes, “there is no legal requirement that schools close on Veterans Day.” Nevertheless, veterans on campus are few and far between. With the possible exception of Troy University, you will find few colleges and universities on...
  • My Grandfather

    11/11/2014 7:13:01 PM PST · by uscga77 · 15 replies
    Today was originally, Armistice Day, the end of World War I. Here's to my Grandfather, Edward Smith who served in a machine gun company in the Meuse-Argonne Forest and St Miheil battles. He saw more than any person should ever see and said very little about it to his wife or his son, my dad. It's said he suffered the ill effects of mustard gas. He did enjoy his time after the war in the Army of Occupation. Here's to grandpa, one of those Yanks who helped turn the tide of that awful war and bring it to an end.
  • The Magnificent Infantry of WW II

    11/11/2014 6:04:22 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 16 replies
    November 11, 2014 | Self
    The Army deployed 65 infantry divisions for the Second World War. Each was a small town with its own equivalents for community services plus eight categories of combat arms. Units such as artillery, engineering, and heavy weapons engaged the enemy directly. Yet of all categories, the foot soldier faced the greatest hazard with the least chance of reward. Except for the Purple Heart and the coveted Combat Infantryman’s Badge, recognition often eluded them because so few came through to testify to the valor of the many. The infantryman confronted the most dismal fate of all whose duty was uninterrupted by...
  • Anti-American Progressives Cancel Veterans Day Ceremony at School for First Time in 80 Years

    11/11/2014 1:01:52 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    TPNN ^ | 11/11/14 | Matthew Burke
    The poisonous progressive agenda has oozed into a school district in Wisconsin which has caused the cancellation of a traditional Veterans Day ceremony that has been held since the 1930′s. Part of the time-honored tradition, which is the main reason the anti-Second Amendment rights leftists have banned the annual event, is because a 21-gun salute is conducted as part of the ceremony, and the controlist educators are worried that some people may feel an “uneasiness,” even though blanks, not real bullets are used in the rifles. “There are just some conditions that we have to adhere to and the shooting...
  • A Message from Ron Paul: Speak Truth to Power on Veterans Day

    11/11/2014 3:14:22 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 23 replies
    Voices of Liberty ^ | 11/11/2014 | Ron Paul
    Veterans Day was initially called Armistice Day to celebrate the end of World War I and recognize the soldiers who died. Today it’s a day in the United States to recognize all veterans in all wars—not just those who died or were wounded or even served in a war at all. It’s designed to heap praise and adulation on all things military. In doing so, in the name of patriotism, it therefore endorses all of our war policies, right or wrong. Every veteran becomes a hero and no questions are to be asked of the wisdom, morality, or constitutionality of...
  • Now And Forever

    11/11/2014 12:36:27 PM PST · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    Self | 11/11/14 | Me
    The American soldier is the backbone of our liberties; the rock upon which tyranny must break. Without their sacrifice, their unwavering commitment to this nation and the ideals it espouses, this republic not only would have fallen but its beacon of hope would have been extinguished long ago beneath the smoke-ridden battlefields of Lexington, Bunker Hill, or Yorktown. Tragically, despite the fact millions of Americans bask in the opportunity and affluence of their God-given rights, those procured by the unassuming few, the struggles of our veterans often goes unappreciated or unnoticed; especially by those who have the most blessings or...
  • Ronald Reagan - Veterans Day Prayer

    11/11/2014 11:02:58 AM PST · by NEWwoman · 13 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 11 November 2012 | Josh Bo
    "I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee." - Joshua 1:5 http://youtu.be/a6yA76fOIwo
  • The Magnificent Infantry of WW II

    11/11/2014 10:01:49 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 8 replies
    Self | November 11, 2014 | Self
    The Army deployed 65 infantry divisions for the Second World War. Each was a small town with its own equivalents for community services plus eight categories of combat arms. Units such as artillery, engineering, and heavy weapons engaged the enemy directly. Yet of all categories, the foot soldier faced the greatest hazard with the least chance of reward. Except for the Purple Heart and the coveted Combat Infantryman’s Badge, recognition often eluded them because so few came through to testify to the valor of the many. The infantryman confronted the most dismal fate of all whose duty was uninterrupted by...
  • Happy Veterans Day

    11/11/2014 9:55:59 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-11-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Thank you to all you Veterans out there!
  • A VETERANS DAY GREETING FROM THE VFW NATIONAL COMMANDER

    11/11/2014 9:02:11 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies
    http://www.vfw.org ^ | November 10, 2014 | VFW Commander-in-Chief
    A VETERANS DAY GREETING FROM THE VFW NATIONAL COMMANDER ‘Our veterans deserve our lasting gratitude and respect’ November 10, 2014 Our great country produces a lot of things. But the standout, the strongest, most resilient, honorable, dedicated, committed and true American product will always be the American veteran. Veterans exist to protect our way of life and on Nov. 11, Veterans Day, we join with the hundreds of thousands of patriotic Americans across the nation in paying tribute to America’s most selfless citizens. On Veterans Day we honor those who are dedicated to something bigger than themselves. We honor every...
  • Photo of eagle on Fort Snelling gravestone touches hearts

    11/11/2014 6:36:07 AM PST · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 8/11/14 | JON TEVLIN
    <p>What you think might be a Pulitzer-quality epic might draw only a nice call from Mom, while a simple tale tossed off on deadline causes an uproar, or an avalanche of praise. One legendary former investigative reporter at this paper wrote scores of stories that changed laws and saved lives, yet never did he get more mail than when he wrote about burying his cat.</p>
  • My Veterans Day Test

    11/11/2014 4:08:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    With Veterans Day being Nov. 11, patriots everywhere feel a sense of pride as we again honor all who have served our country. But can you pass my Veterans Day test? Do you know these facts about Veterans Day? According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics: --There are 19.6 million veterans in the U.S. --There are 9.3 million U.S. veterans who are older than 65. --There are 1.6 million younger than 35. --There are 1.6 million female veterans. --There are 39,890 veterans still alive who served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. --There are...
  • Happy Veterans Day: 2014

    11/11/2014 6:05:14 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-11-2014 | MOTUS
    There are scant words to adequately acknowledge the men and women who have served our country, especially in times of war, so let me simply say thank you.Of course, our FLOTUS has always been able to find unique ways to express her sentiments such as this memorable 2009 ensemble:Concept: military style coat and bootsReality: Smurf style coat with Paddington Bear mukluks Please find your own unique way to honor our courageous veteran’s today. It need not be flashy.  (Veteran’s Day: Remembering Why We Fight) Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror 
  • Google's Demographically-Distorted Veterans Day Homepage

    11/11/2014 5:11:44 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 104 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hey, at least Google didn't "honor" Veterans Day with a homepage featuring Jane Fonda on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun. So yes, let's take some satisfaction from the fact that Google did depict actual members of the US military on its homepage this morning. That said, Google couldn't resist inflicting its PC-politics onto the homepage, with wildly unrepresentative demographics. The image shows five military members. Standing alone out front is a woman. Of the five, three would appear to be members of minority groups, and two are women. One white guy manages to make it in. Compare and contrast with...
  • Google (Veteran's Day front page puts woman in front, men behind)

    11/11/2014 4:31:35 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 49 replies
    Google ^ | 11 November 2014 | Google
    Interesting that Google the front page shows all the military men in the background and the woman out front on the Veteran's Day page.
  • Jon Voight: President Obama ‘must be stopped’

    11/10/2014 5:40:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 10, 2014 | Jennifer Harper
    Academy Award winning actor Jon Voight has issued a call to arms as the nation honors their military with heartfelt thanks and thoughtful appreciation. He is fed up with President Obama’s “executive privilege” and urges Americans to voice some outrage. “Today is Veteran’s Day. We honor all our living and fallen heroes - thousands of young men who sacrificed their lives so we can live as free men. One of our own young Marines, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, was just released from a Mexican prison after long tortuous months, and we just found out from his own words during a Greta...
  • The Magnificent Infantry of WW II

    11/10/2014 5:05:50 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 15 replies
    Self | November 10, 2014 | Self
    The Army deployed 65 infantry divisions for the Second World War. Each was a small town with its own equivalents for community services plus eight categories of combat arms. Units such as artillery, engineering, and heavy weapons engaged the enemy directly. Yet of all categories, the foot soldier faced the greatest hazard with the least chance of reward. Except for the Purple Heart and the coveted Combat Infantryman’s Badge, recognition often eluded them because so few came through to testify to the valor of the many. The infantryman confronted the most dismal fate of all whose duty was uninterrupted by...
  • Hero's Welcome Home (Veterans Day Special Tomorrow Night With Gary Sinise & Robert Irvine)

    11/10/2014 1:48:50 PM PST · by goldstategop · 1 replies
    Cooking Channel ^ | 11/12/2014 | Cooking Channel
    A Hero's Welcome is a one-of-a-kind television special airing on Veteran's Day that will leave you crying tears of joy and appreciation for one American hero and his family. After proudly serving his country for years, and making a miraculous recovery from life-threatening injuries due to an IED blast in Iraq, Staff Sergeant Wood is preparing to retire from the military. And that's where we come in, bringing together an incredible team, including award-winning actor Gary Sinise, Food Network's Robert Irvine, HGTV's Genevieve Gorder and our friends at Marie Callender's, to pull off an incredible home renovation and celebration to...
  • The Magnificent Infantry of WW II

    11/10/2014 12:11:02 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 27 replies
    Self | November 10, 2014 | Self
    The Army deployed 65 infantry divisions for the Second World War. Each was a small town with its own equivalents for community services plus eight categories of combat arms. Units such as artillery, engineering, and heavy weapons engaged the enemy directly. Yet of all categories, the foot soldier faced the greatest hazard with the least chance of reward. Except for the Purple Heart and the coveted Combat Infantryman’s Badge, recognition often eluded them because so few came through to testify to the valor of the many. The infantryman confronted the most dismal fate of all whose duty was uninterrupted by...
  • Soldiers Betraying Soldiers

    11/10/2014 9:42:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10 | Katie Kieffer
    Secret stories of soldiers stabbing their fellow soldiers in the back read like crime thrillers. Our bravest soldiers and veterans are increasingly the victims of abuse by other soldiers with more political clout. President Obama boasts of his ability to “evolve” on gay marriage. He has also evolved on other issues, such as his level of respect for the military. That is, if regression is a form of evolution. Air Force Times recently published a story headlined “When Generals Behave Badly,” detailing an epidemic of corruption among the military’s top brass. Obama is doing little to discipline his generals found...
  • 2014 Veterans Day Free Meals

    10/30/2014 2:10:35 PM PDT · by PeteePie · 19 replies
    Military Benefits. info ^ | 2014 | Military Benefits
    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals, Discounts, Sales and Deals Read more: http://militarybenefits.info/veterans-day-discounts-sales-deals-free-meals/#ixzz3HfEEMUVw
  • 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.