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  • A Modest Proposal for Future Veterans Day Celebrations

    11/11/2010 7:02:19 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-11-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Today is Veterans Day, and I know we throw parades and make sure calendar companies know that this is the day to print "Veterans Day" in size 4 font on their product, but I'm not sure thats enough anymore. Hollywood is on the edge of starting its awards season, and thinking about that got me thinking that maybe they could let us borrow their red carpets and paparazzi for the Veterans Day parades, they don't need them yet anyway.... Now, you might be thinking, are there enough of both to spread around the entire country? No! So the second...
  • Google Veterans Day Controversy: American Flag, Islamic Crescent Moon Doodle Sparks Internet Outrage

    11/11/2010 12:19:29 PM PST · by lbryce · 84 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Content ^ | November 11, 2010 | William Browning
    Motifs of the American flag have become a regular addition to Google's artistic repertoire celebrating patriotic holidays but today's Veterans Day doodle has sparked a measure of controversy. In the past Google personified its doodle with red, white and blue letters but the addition of an Islamic crescent moon-looking "e" has all the Internet abuzz. Tweets via Twitter have included a broad range of hostile opinions about 'Old Glory' appearing with the shadow of a stylized Islamic crescent moon--especially on Veterans Day. The Google doodle is definitely stirring up fears of fanning the flames of anti-Islamic sentiments in America. Was...
  • I Am Humbled.

    11/11/2010 11:56:24 AM PST · by Bodhi1 · 9 replies
    All American Blogger ^ | 11-11-10 | Duane Lester
    I had a Redbox movie I needed to return (Robin Hood, if you're wondering) and I needed to pick up a few things from the grocery store, so I decided to put on my old USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) ballcap and take advantage of the free breakfast for veterans at the local Maryville Hy-Vee Food Store. When I walked into the store I saw the eating area fuller than I had ever seen it. There were even tables set up outside the seating area for overflow customers. Before I could make a move towards the cashier, legendary store greeter (and...
  • Obama: Democracy is Messy--Avoid It

    11/11/2010 10:11:44 AM PST · by jazminerose · 5 replies ^ | 11/11/10 | Joy Tiz
    Joy Tiz ©2010 Today, we sometimes hear that democracy stands in the way of economic progress. -Barack Obama This wasn’t the first time Obama marveled at the ability of Indonesia to withstand the horrors of democratization. "Indonesia survived, at least on the surface, financial meltdown and democratization." (Audacity of Hope). Obama has never given Suharto credit for his unbroken commitment to fight communism. Rather, he refers to Suharto’s regime as “brutally repressive” and blames the United States for supporting Suharto’s regime. Obama does not bother himself to ponder what life would have been like for the people of Indonesia had...
  • Ypres, Belgium: Pete Waterman remembers 'that infernal battle'

    11/11/2010 8:52:24 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 6 replies ^ | 11 Nov 2010 | Pete Waterman
    Record producer Pete Waterman and his daughter Toni are profoundly moved by the battlefields where their forefathers fought during the First World War. My grandfather, Walter Lord, the one I grew up with, taught me how to cheat at dominoes. When, a few months later, he discovered that I was indeed cheating, he chased me up the road until he couldn't run any farther. I remember even in the Fifties he would never accept the third light of a match; his superstitious logic was that enemy soldiers in a neighbouring trench would spot the lighting of the first cigarette from...
  • Veterans Day Special Editorial Cartoon: So Much Owed

    11/11/2010 7:36:32 AM PST · by NetRight Nation · 4 replies
    NetRight Daily ^ | November 11, 2010 | William Warren
  • EXCLUSIVE: Marisa Miller Hangs Up Wings, Focuses on the Troops (OF COURSE there R pictures! ;-))

    11/11/2010 7:21:04 AM PST · by Stoat · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 11, 2010
     When it comes to being an All-American supermodel, Marisa Miller knows she needs to be more than just a pretty face and fabulous figure. The swimsuit stunner confirmed to Pop Tarts that she has shed her “Victoria’s Secret” wings and is now devoting time to projects supporting the U.S military. (edit)Speaking of the military, Miller has also teamed up with Harley-Davidson to show support for the brave men and women who serve in the U.S military. Ever since the first American troops rode Harleys during the Mexican Expedition in 1916, the motor company has committed itself to showing appreciation to...
  • Veteran's Day Cartoon from Prayer Pups Christian Comics

    11/11/2010 7:13:02 AM PST · by jcsmonogram · 1+ views
    Prayer Pups Christian Comics ^ | 11/11/2010 | Jeffrey Smith
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and our Nation: Veterans Day 2010(11/11/10)[Prayer]

    11/11/2010 7:04:24 AM PST · by left that other site · 44 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/11/10 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our NationVeterans Day 2010 Paul's Letter To The EphesiansChapter 6 10. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be...
  • Why We Continue to Fight

    11/11/2010 5:04:18 AM PST · by MrsPatriot · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/11/2010 | Pete Hegseth
    Why We Continue the Fight The challenge for this generation of veterans is to harness our shared lessons to ensure that America’s best days remain ahead. Since the towers fell in 2001, America’s newest warrior generation has liberated two countries, battled two insurgencies, surged to victory in Iraq, and begun working toward the same outcome in Afghanistan. In the face of multiple tours, strategic errors, unforeseen injuries, and political posturing, our troops have forged ahead. Having completed tours in Guantanamo Bay and pre-surge Iraq, I’ve seen the horrors of war and the virtues of valor, and I will soon spend...
  • Thanks from one vet to other Freeper vets. (Vanity)

    11/10/2010 11:28:18 PM PST · by StayoutdaBushesWay · 43 replies · 1+ views
    I served from 1980-1982 U.S. ARMY C Company 9th. Medical Battalion in Ft. Lewis, WA. Thank you to my fellow freepers who also served peace time and war time, and a special thanks to those that have disabilities and family members who have made the ultimate sacrifice, you are all in my prayers this Veterans Day. God Bless, Dave
  • Veterans Day 2010 Tribute: Photos And Videos

    11/10/2010 8:52:43 PM PST · by Iraqs Inconvenient Truth. · 8 replies
    Iraqs Inconvenient Truth ^ | November 11 2010 | Dan Brown
    Peace To All The Family’s And Their Loved Ones. Thank You To ALL Our Fellow Americans That Serve(d) OUR Country In A Civilian Or Military Position. Thank You to All Your Family’s. Past ~ Present ~ Future ______ Bless You ALL ~ Peace AMERICA! Dan
  • Vietnam vets betrayed again: Pentagon bureaucrat wants to abridge 50th-anniversary ceremonies

    11/10/2010 8:39:35 PM PST · by Abakumov · 75 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 11, 2010 | Jim Robbins
    The 50th-anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War should be a time of reflection and redemption, when a grateful country pays a long-standing debt to veterans who nobly fought in the conflict but came home to scorn and spit. But if a Pentagon bureaucrat has his way, the Viet vets will be denied their rightful honors once again.... The proposed budget for the commemorations was $100 million, which was less than the amount spent on the World War II and Korean War commemoration efforts. For example, the 1984 commemoration of the Normandy landings alone cost $38 million.... Enter Michael L. Rhodes,...
  • EDITORIAL: Serving those who served--Honor our heroes on Veterans Day and throughout the year

    11/10/2010 4:10:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 10, 2010 | Editorial
    Frank W. Buckles, age 109, still gives interviews about World War I, of which he is the last living American veteran. By contrast, about 2.08 million American veterans of World War II remain among us, but nearly 1,000 die each day. More than 2.5 million Korean War veterans are still alive, and more than 7.5 million Vietnam vets. Gulf War vets number more than 2.25 million. In all, living veterans from war and peacetime service amount to nearly 24 million, including 1.4 million Americans currently on active duty. This amounts to less than 8 percent of the U.S. population. The...
  • Vets Dine Free at Applebee’s on Thursday [November 11]

    11/09/2010 12:19:50 PM PST · by freespirited · 31 replies
      Last year Applebee’s served over a million free meals to American service personnel on Veteran’s Day. And this year they’re ready to do it again, offering up a free entrée to all veterans and active duty military who come in on Thursday, November 11. They’ll dine from a special “Vet’s Day Menu,” including bacon cheeseburgers, Fiesta Lime Chicken and Double Crunch Shrimp. We love this deal, as well as they’re slogan—that they’re “proud to serve those who serve us.” You will, of course, need to provide verification of service, through one of the following methods: U.S. Uniform Services Identification...
  • Army cadets banned from carrying rifles on Remembrance Day parade because it 'glamorises' weapons

    11/06/2010 7:07:12 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | November 5 | Staff
    Army cadets have been left ‘bitterly disappointed’ after being banned from carrying rifles on a Remembrance Day parade - amid fears the weapons might 'upset' onlookers. The young cadets have proudly marched with rifles for decades and around 100 had spent months fine-tuning the drill where they would showcase their skills. But the cadets were left 'gutted' just days before the big event when military top brass cut the rifles from the display following complaints from members of the public.
  • Heroes (Oliver North)

    11/04/2010 7:14:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 5, 2010 | Oliver North
          PIERRE, S.D. — Next week, America will observe its 56th Veterans Day. It hasn't always been so. In 1938, Congress declared Nov. 11 — designated Armistice Day — a federal holiday to commemorate the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when World War I ended. In 1954, at the urging of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Congress changed the name of the holiday to Veterans Day to honor American veterans of all wars. Then politics intervened.In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson pressed his cronies in Congress to pass the so-called "Uniform Monday...
  • Former president George W. Bush to speak in Ohio (WPAFB Air Force Museum - Veteran's Day)

    10/29/2010 1:24:45 PM PDT · by TSgt · 48 replies
    WKRC Local 12 ^ | 10/29/2010 | WKRC
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Former President George W. Bush will be in Ohio to speak at a Veterans Day tribute. Bush will be at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton on Nov. 11. The event comes as he promotes the release of his memoir, "Decision Points." The museum will offer free tickets Monday and opportunities to pre-purchase autographed copies of the book. Ohio provided the decisive electoral votes for the Republican president's 2004 re-election.
  • Obama DID Have His Hand On His Heart On Memorial Day (Photo Was Misleading)

    11/17/2009 10:44:53 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 67 replies · 5,339+ views
    You Tube Video Of Event ^ | 09-17-09 | self
    We've all seen the photo: But does it tell the whole truth? I'm as anti Obama as anyone but the fact is Obama did have his hand on his heart, just not at the last second of a long musical note. Let me explain: Here is the video. Look at 2:33-2:37 the video clearly shows he does have hand on heart and then the camera pans away. Camera returns at 2:56 and Obama still has hand on heart till 2:59 when camera pans away again. The problem is when do you put your hand back down? As can be clearly...
  • Some attendees feel duped by group's Veterans Day event

    11/15/2009 3:22:17 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 22 replies · 1,571+ views
    Foster's Daily Democrat ^ | Nov. 15, 2009 | Geoff Cunningham Jr
    Some members of local veterans groups who attended an Every Day is Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 8 in Berwick, Maine, said they were surprised to find it was a kickoff for a new Maine affiliate of the national Oath Keepers organization, which has been described as part of a rebirth of the nation's right-wing militia movement. An August report from the Southern Poverty Law Center describes the parent organization as a "particularly worrisome example of the Patriot revival," involving groups with a virulent anti-government sentiment, though organizers of the newly formed Maine affiliate say they are far from being an...