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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...
  • Remembrance Day, Veterans Day, Honor and Sacrifice… VIDEO

    11/11/2010 6:27:31 AM PST · by Opinionatedtoday · 3 replies ^ | November 11, 2010 | Marinka Peschmann
    On this Remembrance Day and Veterans Day, two poems to honor the fallen heroes who sacrified all –in defense of their respective countries and our freedom. The first, In Flanders Fields, written by a Canadian soldier and the other, The Final Inspection, the author is unknown. In Flanders Fields By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt...
  • 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...
  • Tribute to Barack Obama on Veterans Day (Gag a Maggot Alert!)

    11/15/2009 7:29:28 AM PST · by AnnGora · 12 replies · 738+ views
    CBS Sunday Morning | November 15, 2009 | AnnGora
    If there are any doubts at all that the press is a willing enabler to bolster Obama's image as Commander in Chief, CBS Sunday Morning just erased them. For a Veterans Day tribute, a reporter for the New York Daily News just narrated his experience at Arlington when, coincidently (cough, cough) the President just happened to make his visit. He lovingly describes the heartfelt actions of Obama, his spontaneous (cough, cough) trip to Section 60, and his tender concern for the families and friends of the fallen. This heartbreaking scenario was told along with dozens spur-of-the-moment snapshots of our caring...
  • Vietnam, Iraq Vets Recall War Experiences

    11/12/2009 4:54:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 360+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2009 – Generations of American servicemembers braved and survived the din, destruction and uncertainty of war to return home to enjoy the freedoms they helped to preserve for their fellow citizens. Retired Navy Rear Adm. Robert H. Shumaker is a famous U.S. military veteran who coined the term “Hanoi Hilton” when he was a prisoner of war from 1965 to 1973 in North Vietnam. Any person –- civilian or military –- who thinks they may have emotional problems should seek professional help, he said. DoD photo by Gerry J. Gilmore  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Yet,...
  • My Solemn Meeting on Veterans Day With President Obama at My Friend's Resting Place in Arlington

    11/13/2009 10:44:50 AM PST · by kristinn · 56 replies · 3,057+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, November 12, 2009 | James Gordon Meek
    He didn't introduce himself. He didn't have to. President Obama simply stuck out his hand and asked for my name as he stepped toward me amid a bone-chilling drizzle in the Gardens of Stone. This was Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery. I wasn't there as a reporter, but to visit some friends and family buried there when Obama made an unscheduled stop - a rare presidential walk among what Lincoln called America's "honored dead" - after laying a Veterans Day wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. What I got was an unexpected look into the eyes of a...
  • Vet-Speak (Oliver North)

    11/12/2009 9:04:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies · 549+ views ^ | November 13, 2009 | Oliver North
    BRANSON, Mo. -- They have come from every state in the union -- more than 50,000 veterans and their families. They are here to celebrate "Veterans Homecoming Week" in a city that "never forgets our heroes," where businesses proclaim to "hire veterans first" and entertainers proudly announce the units with which they served -- to the applause and cheers of fellow soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen and Marines. They come for reunions with comrades from campaigns in faraway places and to remember their shared sacrifice in long-ago battles. They come here because Tony Orlando's "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole...
  • US POLITICS MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY (BHO At Arlington, 11/11/09 - A Penny For Their Thoughts)

    11/11/2009 11:02:33 PM PST · by onemiddleamerican · 15 replies · 940+ views
    Veterans listen to U.S. President Barack Obama speak during a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES POLITICS MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  • The Late Movies: Dogs Welcoming Home Soldiers (several videos) Happy Veterans Day

    11/11/2009 5:27:25 PM PST · by nuconvert · 19 replies · 1,106+ views
    I can’t begin to imagine how hard it would be to leave my family for months at a time, especially if my destination were Iraq or Afghanistan. And I don’t know how I could deal with my wife being deployed overseas. These reunion videos—for me, at least—shed a tiny beam of light on how emotionally draining being a military family can be. They’ll also make you want a dog. To commemorate Veterans Day, here are some overjoyed dogs greeting returning soldiers.
  • In Defense of Armistice Day

    11/11/2009 4:18:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 626+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Wed, Nov 11, 2009 | GABE PRESSMAN
    We call it Veterans Day now, but it used to be called Armistice Day, and I can’t help wondering whether we’ve lost something by converting a holiday originally meant to celebrate the veterans of World War I into an omnibus holiday, to honor all veterans of all wars. When I was a kid, we celebrated Armistice Day at my elementary school, P.S. 35 in the Bronx. And it was a very special holiday. Ms. Barr, our principal, came from a family that knew General John “Blackjack” Pershing very well. That general was her hero and she wanted us to embrace...
  • Obama Speaks To Veterans Day Crowd: 'That Is Why We Fight' [Is Iran Listening?]

    11/11/2009 2:29:41 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies · 531+ views
    LATimes ^ | November 11, 2009
    Obama Speaks To Veterans Day Crowd: 'That Is Why We Fight' Obama addresses veterans and their families at Arlington National Cemetery. The holiday comes as the nation reels from the Ft. Hood shootings and the loss of U.S. lives in Afghanistan. November 11, 2009 Reporting from Washington - On a day when Americans acknowledge the service of veterans past, President Obama today told members of the military currently serving around the world that he will honor their work with a commitment to the "hard work of peace." Speaking to veterans and their families at a memorial service at Arlington National...

    11/11/2009 10:54:02 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 69 replies · 2,073+ views ^ | November 11, 2009
    Wow. Somebody contact Google and applaud them for customizing their logo to honor veterans, and this after celebrating Sesame Street for the past week.  They dropped their usual PC party, for at least one day, to actually pay tribute to America's veterans with a touching logo involving a faceless veteran with a child at his feet, looking up, and saluting.Back on Lincoln's birthday, last year, they had to celebrate Darwin's birthday instead.  I was speechless until more inappropriate language came to mind.  And with subsequent custom logos that alert surfers to a special day, their left-leaning web artwork has advertised their values as...
  • Applebees Offers Veterans Day Meals Freebies

    11/11/2009 12:37:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies · 1,906+ views
    Press Zoom ^ | November 11, 2009
    To celebrate this year's holiday, Applebees Veterans Day gives a free meal to those men and women who are either on active duty or veterans. The offer is not for a specific time of the day but any time at the food chain's restaurants. To redeem the offer, anyone can just show their military identification or be dressed in uniform to receive the free meal. Thanks to the Applebees chain for honoring our men and women who give of themselves and their lives for the freedom of others.
  • One Man's Solemn Mission to Recover WWII Remains

    11/11/2009 12:23:44 PM PST · by fishhound · 20 replies · 1,198+ views
    AOl/ Sphere ^ | 11/11/09 | Steve Freiss
    (Nov. 11) -- At first, it seemed like a sick joke or, worse, some sort of scam. The caller from North Carolina was telling John Lenox that the wreckage of his father's plane had been located. Staff Sgt. Alvin Lenox had been dead for two weeks longer than his 66-year-old son, John, had been alive. The Army Air Force radio operator crashed with four others in a cargo plane flying a supply mission from Yantai, China, to Joraht, India, in August 1943. They went down in a treacherous mountain region known as The Hump, which swallowed about 600 U.S. planes...
  • A Veterans Day Tribute and Remembrance

    11/11/2009 12:22:56 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 3 replies · 317+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 10, 2009 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    What does Veterans Day mean to you?
  • A Fitting Memorial to Veterans

    11/11/2009 10:38:20 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 1 replies · 262+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 11/11/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    An inscription on a WWII monument in Kohima, India fittingly describes the sacrifices that our soldiers make with their service to our nation. And on this Veterans Day it is also fitting to focus on it. The Inscription says: "When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today."What could be a more fitting tribute to the sacrifices made by our fallen loved ones, comrades, and servants? They gave their last full measure so we could enjoy the freedoms we are so fortunate to have today. They gave their lives for our benefit...
  • Sound of Silence During Obama Veterans Day Speech at Arlington Cemetery

    11/11/2009 9:29:15 AM PST · by kristinn · 232 replies · 7,719+ views
    Wednesday, November 11, 2009 | Kristinn
    <p>Barack Obama's speech commemorating Veterans Day at Arlinton Cemetery this morning was received with stony silence by those in attendance.</p> <p>What should have been applause lines for Obama about caring for our veterans drew no cheers, no clapping and no 'hooahs'.</p>
  • VIDEOS-Fox NFL Sunday crew in Afghanistan-God bless + protect our troops!+Found Iwo Jima footage

    11/11/2009 9:06:06 AM PST · by STARWISE · 7 replies · 1,680+ views
    The friendly crowd was fired up as the FOX Sports NFL crew arrive for their Sunday show in Afghanistan. VIDEO *** While in Afghanistan, Terry Bradshaw got to know some troops and find out what the main priorities are for the armed forces. VIDEO *** This is B-roll video footage of Fox NFL Sunday's pregame show participating in a combat airdrop of food, fuel and water to American service members on the ground in Afghanistan from a U.S. Air Force C-17. Tune in to FOX on Sunday, November, 8 to see the Fox team broadcasting from Afghanistan. Produced by...
  • FINALLY, A LADY (20 Year Navy Vet Gets Sex Change)

    11/11/2009 8:21:03 AM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 79 replies · 2,599+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Nov 9 | Gloria Hochman
    On June 15, Richard Ramsey checked into Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol Township for major surgery. When he left three days later, Ramsey was no longer Richard, but Renee. Her first words to her doctor when she awakened after the operation were, "Now I'm the lady I always knew I was." Ramsey, a tall, lean woman, neatly turned out in black tailored pants and a lavender turtleneck sweater that used to be her wife's, is likely the oldest person in the United States to have surgery to change genders, experts say. She is 77. ... "I would have liked to...
  • Thank You Veterans!

    11/11/2009 6:49:36 AM PST · by TheNewPundit · 12 replies · 356+ views
    I'm A Pundit Too ^ | 11/10/2009 | Troy Stouffer
    Last Thursday as the country watched in horror the extreme cowardice of Major Nidal Hassan at the Fort Hood Army Base, I was reminded of the sacrifice that the men and women of our armed forces make each and every day. Since our great country’s inception, men and women have put their lives on the line for the cause of freedom. More than 1,314,000 lives have been lost in the 233 years since our forefathers declared their independence from tyranny. I have the honor of visiting Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center on a weekly...
  • Honor and Remember-A Tribute to our Veterans!

    11/11/2009 6:47:06 AM PST · by rebelgrl · 9 replies · 747+ views ^ | November 11, 2009 | rebelgrl
    I posted this yesterday, but I wanted to post it again on Veteran's Day. I just had to share this tribute to our Veteran's. This video is an encouragement for citizens to stand for freedom and to stand for those who stood for us throughout history- those who paved the way for freedom, and those who continue to give their lives to serve our Country. God Bless You. And please post your tributes and memorials to honor our Veteran's and all who are serving in our military. Click here to watch Cry Freedom: A Veteran Tribute
  • Emblems aside, respect should be uniform

    11/11/2009 6:02:44 AM PST · by La Lydia · 10 replies · 780+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 10, 2009 | Courtland Milloy
    A remarkable transformation occurs when men and women don their military uniforms among civilians. They get handshakes and compliments and broad smiles. In airport lounges, they get free drinks; as they file aboard airplanes, passengers erupt into spontaneous applause. Of course, it can be quite a different story when they're out of uniform and unrecognizable as heroes. At least on Veterans Day, the luster of recognition is somewhat restored. "When I'm in uniform, I get a lot of 'Thank you for your service,' " said Lt. Col. Marvin Jones of the D.C. National Guard. "At Union Station, people will almost...
  • They Give Themselves Outright

    11/11/2009 5:56:04 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 160+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 11-11-09 | Stoutcat
    Lovely video tribute for Veteran's Day.
  • Veteran's Day 2009 - Thank You Veterans! - "You Are the Ones" - Video

    11/11/2009 5:13:16 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 428+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 11, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Thank you Veterans, for your service to our Nation. This song by the Kuhlmann Sisters really says it all: "You Are the Ones"(VIDEO TRIBUTE)
  • There are millions of people to salute on Veterans Day

    11/10/2009 11:21:08 PM PST · by GoldStandard · 1 replies · 267+ views ^ | 11/10/2009
    Zach Hamilton, 10, right, of Vicksburg, listens in awe on Nov. 10, 2007, before the annual Veterans Day ceremony at Oswalt Park, as Martin Hoehne, of VFW Post 5189, describes his experiences while serving with the United States Navy. Despite the wars the United States is fighting on two fronts and everything your father, mother and grandfather told you about military service, it seems impossible to muster the respect for Veterans Day that it deserves — let alone the service people it honors. In an effort to correct that, here are some things you should know, care of the folks...
  • Sarah Palin: In Honor of Those Who Sacrificed for Our Freedom

    11/10/2009 10:15:27 PM PST · by euram · 10 replies · 660+ views
    Facebook ^ | 11-11-09 | Sarah Palin
    In most of our cities and towns, you’ll see memorials to brave Americans – some in uniforms of wars from long ago – who defended freedom. If you look down at their inscriptions, you’ll see that they were dedicated by the mothers, fathers, wives and orphans of the veterans who gave all for their country. In distant lands across the globe, you’ll find silent fields of white markers with the names of Americans who never came home, but who showed their dedication to their country by where they died. Today we honor those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice,...
  • Happy Veterans Day! (Repost, lot's of photos)

    11/10/2009 5:32:27 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 16 replies · 1,523+ views
    My Daughter's photos | 6-10-05 | My Daughter
    I've been asked by many to repost this for Veteran's Day. This is what I have so far. Happy Veterans day to vets and active duty military. We love you and are praying for you every day! God Bless You! Photos of my soldier in Iraq, enjoy...... 6-10-05 As many of you know, my daughter is in Iraq. Here's a photo essay detailing some of her activities there. I hope you all enjoy...... My daughter, left, and her Iraqi roommate before they left for Iraq. They are in the same platoon. A convoy... A baby goat... Nora, her 10 year...
  • Vietnam myths haunt Afghanistan: On Veterans Day, hard experience deserves a hearing

    11/10/2009 4:08:35 PM PST · by Abakumov · 7 replies · 466+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 11, 2009 | Editorial
    Adm. Jeremiah A. Denton Jr. is a true American hero. The former senator, retired admiral and naval aviator spent almost eight years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, half of that time in solitary confinement. When forced by his captors to do a television interview in 1966, he blinked the word "torture" in Morse code. He's the kind of man Washington leaders might want to listen to more carefully than the average purveyor of foreign-policy wisdom.
  • Veteran's Day

    11/10/2009 2:07:48 PM PST · by NMEwithin · 12 replies · 322+ views
    Vanity | 11/10/2009 | NMEwithin
    This being my first real Vanity and my first Veteran's day on Free Republic, I wanted to post a something to my fellow vets and their families who are active on Free Republic.I am a combat vet of Operation Desert Storm where I served in the capacity as a Combat Engineer and in these years that I have been out of the service I have seen the country I love and believe in become something it is not. However, this does not discourage me. Everyday I come here and I see people both civilian and military who continually remind me...
  • UW to honor war heroes with Medal of Honor memorial (WA)

    11/10/2009 11:10:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies · 823+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | November 10, 2009 | Jack Broom
    In observance of Veterans Day, the University of Washington will dedicate a new memorial to eight UW alumni who have received the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest honor for valor in battle.Earning a medal, of any sort, was the furthest thing from Bruce Crandall's mind on the morning of Nov. 14, 1965, as he repeatedly flew his Huey helicopter through a hail of enemy fire in Vietnam. Only this mattered: His comrades needed him. Likewise, John "Bud" Hawk wasn't looking for glory on Aug. 20, 1944, when he stayed exposed in a French orchard, taking a shot in the...
  • 2009 Veterans' Day - Restaurant Discounts!

    11/09/2009 9:20:44 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 4 replies · 690+ views
    NRN ^ | 11/6/2009 | Lisa Jennings
    Starting this weekend (SIC: Past Weekend), restaurants across the country are honoring veterans for their service with special offers.
  • VFW Gives Troops Free Talk Time on Veterans Day

    11/09/2009 3:33:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 165+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2009 – Deployed and hospitalized servicemembers are expected to make about 120,000 calls home this Veterans Day, and it won’t cost them one thin dime. The Veterans of Foreign Wars organization is once again offering “Free Call Day” through its Operation Uplink program. USAA, which offers financial services to servicemembers, is sponsoring the day of free phoning, which is expected to total some 1 million minutes. “We are very pleased to join forces with USAA, an association recognized as a devoted friend and advocate of the military community, to offer a special Veterans Day Free Call Day,”...