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  • Town rallies after being forced to remove Christian flag [Rienzi MS]

    02/05/2017 6:24:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    WREG, CBS 3, Memphis TN ^ | 03:20PM, February 4, 2017 | Nina Harrellson
    More than 100 supporters showed up to a rally in a small Mississippi town Saturday to fight back after being forced to remove a Christian flag flying over Veterans Memorial Park. One organization stepped in and threatened to sue if the flag wasn’t taken down. But the Christian supporters say they’re not backing down. “There just comes a point in time when you’ve got to be politically incorrect and take a stand,” said organizer Kevin Nelms. They rode from the VFW in Corinth, 12 miles, to the Veterans Memorial Park in Rienzi, proudly waving their Christian flags. The same flag...
  • Marines may ditch 'The Few, the Proud' slogan

    10/03/2016 12:16:08 AM PDT · by blueplum · 47 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 30 September 2016 | Jeanette Steele
    The Marine Corps may replace its iconic slogan “The Few. The Proud. The Marines.” The service is putting together a new advertising campaign that could include a tagline to succeed the current one, which has been used on and off since 1976. Here’s the apparent problem with the longtime slogan: It doesn’t explain what the Marines actually do, which is fight. “(We) examined the existing tagline and felt that it did an excellent job describing who we are, but it didn’t go further and state what it is that we do,” said Lt. Col. John Caldwell, spokesman for the Marine...
  • Community disorganizers literally destroying our veterans(American legion?)

    08/28/2016 7:16:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/28/2016 | Joanna Rosamond
    While the American Legion is hosting its 98th lavish National Convention, with Hillary Clinton and Robert McDonald as guests, on Wednesday, August 31, the veteran community has been struck with "yet another" unglamorous tragedy: our "yet another" 76-year-old veteran shot himself on August 21 after being denied care.
  • VFW rips Trump's 'out-of-bounds' attack on Khan family

    08/01/2016 10:31:26 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 128 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/1/2016 | Nick Gass
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars blasted Donald Trump on Monday for his comments about Ghazala Khan, the mother of a fallen Muslim Army captain, calling the Republican nominee "out of bounds." “Election year or not, the VFW will not tolerate anyone berating a Gold Star family member for exercising his or her right of speech or expression,” said VFW leader Brian Duffy in a statement. Story Continued BelowTrump said in his interview with ABC that aired Sunday that Ghazala Khan "wasn't allowed to have anything to say" as her husband, Khizr, criticized the Republican nominee at the Democratic National Convention...
  • Donald Trump: ‘We’re Going to Bring Honesty back to Government’

    07/26/2016 4:44:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    Republican nominee Donald Trump enjoyed a warmer welcome from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Charlotte, North Carolina than his rival Hillary Clinton received on Monday. The New York Republican told the crowd that spending time with veterans has been the “greatest honor of this campaign.” “Our veterans are the bravest and the finest people on earth,” Trump said, as he pledged to work with the VFW if elected president. “Our most basic commitment to provide health and medical care [to veterans] has been violated completely.” “The other candidate in this race, crooked Hillary Clinton, […] has a much...
  • FULL SPEECH: Donald Trump, Mike Pence Speak at VFW National Convention in Charlotte (7-26-16)

    07/26/2016 8:51:11 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/26/2016
    Tuesday, July 26, 2016: Full replay of Donald Trump and Mike Pence's remarks at the VFW National Convention in Charlotte, NC.
  • LIVE STREAM: Trump @ VFW National Convention Charlotte, NC. 7/26/2016. Time to be announced.

    07/26/2016 2:49:03 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 252 replies
    Time is tentative, will update once we have a confirmed time***Tuesday, July 26, 2016: Live streaming coverage of Donald Trump’s remarks at the VFW National Convention in Charlotte, NC. Charlotte, NC ***Time is tentative, will update once we have a confirmed time*** Charlotte Convention Center
  • Hillary Tells Veterans She Takes "nothing more seriously than our security."

    07/25/2016 3:32:31 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 62 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 25, 2016 | Allan J. Favish
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LLzKEudhgA Listen at 14:09 when Hillary says: "I take nothing more seriously than our security." She did not discuss what the FBI Director said about her private email server, or how her State Department denied our Ambassador in Benghazi additional security, how she and Obama refused to rescue the Americans in Benghazi when lives could have been saved.
  • VFW Commander to Obama: Don't Insult Vets' Intelligence

    06/06/2016 2:05:23 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    NewsMax ^ | June 3, 2016 | Jason Devaney
    VFW Commander to Obama: Don't Insult Vets' Intelligence By Jason Devaney | Friday, 03 Jun 2016 01:36 PM The Veterans of Foreign Wars organization is pushing back at President Barack Obama's assumption that the nation's veterans are easily swayed in their political opinions. "I don't know how many VFW Posts the president has ever visited, but our near 1.7 million members are a direct reflection of America," VFW National Commander John A. Biedrzycki Jr. said, reports Fox News. "We don't have confused politics, we don't need left- or right-wing media filters telling us how to think or vote, and we...
  • John McCain slams key veterans’ advocacy groups

    06/02/2016 8:40:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Most of the time, major political figures try to stay on the good side of the nation’s leading veterans’ organizations, but Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is comfortable going in a different direction. The Republican senator appeared on his daughter’s radio show late last week – just a few days before Memorial Day – and Meghan McCain asked about the need for improvements in the VA system. The GOP lawmaker, facing a tough re-election fight this year, didn’t hold back. JOHN MCCAIN: I blame some of the old veterans’ service organizations like the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American...
  • VFW Fires Back At Obama Over His Criticism Of Their Politics

    06/03/2016 7:39:40 AM PDT · by LUV W · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 3, 2016 | Fox News
    The nation’s largest veterans group hit back at President Obama on Thursday and urged him not to “denigrate” their intelligence after the president suggested their members were easily swayed by cable news and “right-wing radio.” The Veterans of Foreign Wars called out the president after Obama referenced the political opinions at “VFW halls” in an Indiana speech Wednesday that toggled between campaign politics and the economy.
  • VFW to Obama: ‘No confused politics here’

    06/02/2016 1:05:12 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    VFW ^ | June 2, 2016
    WASHINGTON — In defending his administration’s handling of the economy, President Obama took a swipe at the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States yesterday by alleging it was confused by rightwing media pundits and outlets. During a speech in Elkhart, Ind., the president said “I'm concerned when I watch the direction of our politics. I mean, we have been hearing this story for decades — tales about welfare queens, talking about takers, talking about the 47 percent. It's the story that's broadcast every day on some cable news stations, on rightwing radio. It's pumped into cars and bars...
  • Obama Blames 'Right-Wing Radio' for Making 'People Think Big Government is the Problem'

    06/02/2016 8:02:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 06/01/16 | Trey Sanchez
    "It's pumped into cars and bars and VFW halls all across America." President Obama visited Elkhart, Indiana on Wednesday and during a town hall meeting blamed "right-wing radio" for distorting his economic record and for making "people think big government is the problem." "I hope you don't mind me being blunt about this," the president said, "but I've been listening to this stuff for a while now and I'm concerned when I watch the direction of our politics." When Obama visited Elkhart seven years ago, the unemployment rate was near 20%. Now, he boasts that the rate has dropped...
  • Obama: 'VFW Halls All Across America' Have Warped View of Economy

    06/01/2016 3:00:01 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 82 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jun 01, 2016 | Chris Deaton
    President Obama said Wednesday that people in "VFW halls all across America" and other places with access to cable news and talk radio have a warped view of the economy.
  • A Patriot's Heart

    03/06/2016 7:10:33 AM PST · by libertylover · 2 replies
    VFW ^ | 29 Feb 2016 | Grayson Campbell
    2015-2016 Voice of Democracy Contest First Place National Winner Grayson Campbell from Florida “My Vision for America” In 1997 I became an American. I was born into freedom and I have been afforded rights and opportunities that so many around the world will never experience. What I wasn't born with was the heart of an American. My patriot’s heart journey began many years ago, when I was a middle school student attending a Veteran's Day ceremony. During the ceremonial march of the color guard and presentation of the American Flag, I noticed an elderly gentleman in partial uniform seated directly...
  • Video: Elderly vet protesting Obama at VFW speech gets manhandled for … holding up a sign

    07/23/2015 8:57:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Not manhandled by security, I should note, but manhandled by two fellow vets. And I’m not exaggerating in using that word: They’re shockingly rough with a guy who looks to be in his mid-70s. A broken hip will learn the old-timer not to go mouthing off about Benghazi, I guess. Kind of surprised to find two Obama fans this ardent at a VFW gathering, to be honest. Perhaps reflecting mixed feelings about the president among veterans, Obama often drew tepid applause, especially for comments about his nuclear deal with Iran. He did, however, receive a rousing ovation after calling for...
  • Obama calls for release of Americans held in Iran, after nuke deal omitted them

    07/21/2015 4:51:36 PM PDT · by dware · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07.21.2015 | Fox News
    President Obama called Tuesday for the release of Americans held in Iran, individually naming them during a speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention -- a week after his diplomatic team helped strike a nuclear accord with Iran that did not secure the prisoners' freedom. The deal's failure to address the prisoners' status has fueled criticism of the Obama administration, though State Department officials have said they raised their imprisonment repeatedly. The president also scolded a reporter last week at a White House press conference for suggesting he was "content" to leave the prisoners out of the deal.
  • President Obama to speak at VFW convention in Pittsburgh

    07/18/2015 6:16:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    An address by President Barack Obama will highlight the 116th VFW National Convention when it comes to Pittsburgh this weekend. The convention, which is closed to the public, begins Saturday at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center downtown, with Obama's address scheduled for Tuesday. The president has previously spoken at the Veterans of Foreign Wars' national convention in 2012 and 2009, and in 2007 and 2008 as a presidential candidate. "We are very grateful to President Obama for choosing to address America's oldest and largest major war veterans' organization," VFW National Commander John W. Stroud, a retired Air Force first...
  • President Obama coming to Pittsburgh, will address VFW convention next week

    07/17/2015 10:49:05 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 17, 2015 | Tracie Mauriello
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is headed to Pittsburgh on Tuesday to speak to thousands of veterans in town for the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. It will be Mr. Obama’s fifth speech to the national convention since 2007, and his third as president. “What we hope to hear is how he will continue to take the fight to our enemies, while keeping America safe through strong national defense and homeland security programs,” said VFW National Commander John W. Stroud, a retired Air Force First sergeant from Nevada. “We also want...
  • Local VFW Shuts Down Tea Party's 'Dangers of Islam' Talk

    07/01/2015 5:37:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Patch.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Lorraine Swanson
    Oak Lawn post commander tells Tea Party group, "It ain't what we're about," after learning content of "educational seminar." Johnson-Phelps VFW Post 5220 in Oak Lawn, IL.The Johnson-Phelps VFW Post has canceled an event on the dangers of Islam in America that was being hosted by the Southwest Chicago and Suburban Tea Party.The Johnson-Phelps VFW Post, which rents its facilities and rooms to various political groups, including Democrats and Republicans, clubs, community organizations, and veterans groups, said in a statement that it did not know what the event was about when the Tea Party group rented the space.A notice posted...