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  • Country watching Cruz, Beto race (O'Roarke asks for flags to be taken down at VFW)

    09/07/2018 5:22:03 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 44 replies
    The Examiner ^ | Sep 4, 2018 | Nicole Shupe
    Political pundits throughout the country are watching a Texas Senatorial race to help them gauge the tone of the mid-year 2018 and subsequent 2020 elections. The race between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democrat challenger Beto O’Rourke is shaping up to be the pivotal election for 2018. As part of his self-proclaimed campaign promise to personally drive to all 254 counties in Texas, O’Rourke hosted a town hall meeting Saturday, Aug. 25, in Navasota, renting the hall at the VFW Post #4006. “This (O’Rourke’s town hall) had nothing to do with the Democrat Party,” said local event organizer and Grimes...
  • At VFW, Trump Calls 94 Year-Old WW II Vet up on Stage and Grants His Request! – Video 7/24/18

    07/24/2018 2:23:19 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 24 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 24, 2018 | Brian
    What a wonderful, heart-warming moment at today’s VFW Convention in Kansas City at the end of President Trump’s Speech! Trump did what virtually no other politician would ever do – call someone up on stage unscripted, not knowing what they will say. Trump does it all the time. Trump called a 94 year-old World War II Veteran, Alan Jones, up on stage and gave him the microphone! He said he had some things he wanted to say, and he asked President Trump if he could bring his family to the Oval Office! Trump was happy to oblige. . . .
  • 94-Year-Old Veteran STEALS THE SHOW at Trump VFW Speech in Kansas City, Missouri (VIDEO)

    07/24/2018 11:50:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    GP ^ | July 24,2018 | Jim Hoft
    President Donald Trump spoke to the VFW Convention today in Kansas City, Missouri. During his speech invited 94-year-old veteran Allen Jones on stage to share a few words. Allen stole the show. The World War II veteran told the story of losing his brother in World War II fighting. Then Allen turned to President Trump and made a request. Allen asked the US president if he could bring his family to the Oval Office next April when he turns 95. President Trump said yes and gave Allen a hug. This was an amazing American moment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LacxeCjaLdE&feature=youtu.be
  • Unbelievable Event: Trump at VFW Convention

    07/24/2018 11:12:24 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 11 replies
    The President at his best! 46:40 min in...my favorite part of the convention, check out Sgt Alan Jones
  • Europeans leaders worry Trump wants to fulfill promise to bring American troops home

    07/06/2018 10:25:19 AM PDT · by Tenacious 1 · 85 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 7/6/18 | ANITA KUMAR AND FRANCO ORDOÑEZ
    WASHINGTON After 18 months of Donald Trump's "America First" presidency, European leaders meeting with him next week fear the United States may change its traditional course and begin to bring American troops home from the continent. It comes as nations, especially in Eastern Europe, are lobbying the United States to increase the number of troops on the continent as they worry about combating an increasingly aggressive Russia. Trump has talked about bringing U.S. troops home from around the globe since he was on the campaign trail espousing a strategy he dubbed "America First” but he has yet to act. "They...
  • Michigan Build Your Own AR-15 VFW Class Attracts Professor’s Ire

    04/08/2018 1:12:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 5 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post 4073 in Marshall, Michigan was the site of a class to teach people to build AR-15 rifles. The class had been scheduled for months. This was the third year the popular class was held at the post. Chris Walden of Walden's Firearms taught the class to about 60 participants. This year was a little different a professor from Albion College, W. Jeffrey Wilson organized a protest of their peaceful, voluntary activity. No one at the VFW post or Chris buckled under to the bullying of the protesters. The protest drew national attention....
  • Boycotting the Super Bowl - Veterans, bars, even a bowling alley are saying 'no' to the big game

    02/04/2018 12:14:25 PM PST · by markomalley · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/4/18 | Todd Starnes
    A growing number of Americans have decided they have better things to do with their time on Super Bowl Sunday than support a professional football league that doesn't have the decency to honor the national anthem.American Legion and VFW posts, restaurants and bars, and even a bowling alley have decided they will not broadcast the Super Bowl game in their establishments -- out of respect for veterans and law enforcement.A giant electronic sign outside the Oneota Veterans Club in New York reads, “In honor of our country, our flag, our veterans."The Knights of Columbus chapter in Longview, Texas decided to...
  • Local VFW (NC) protests NFL by burning jerseys

    10/04/2017 3:17:39 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 4 replies
    www.wsoctv.com ^ | Oct 4, 2017 | Joe Bruno
    LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Members of VFW Post 1706 in Lincolnton burned the jerseys of players they think disrespect the U.S. flag. "I'm not sorry. I done it and I'll do it again," Burnell Tipton said. Tipton was a lifelong fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers until this year. On Saturday, he burned his Ben Roethlisberger jersey because the quarterback previously refused to come out on the field during the national anthem. Julius Peppers protested the same way. Another VFW member joined Tipton by burning the Carolina Panthers defensive end's jersey. "It's fine if you want to protest," Tipton said. "But there's...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center classifies VFW and American Legion as hate groups (Satire

    09/06/2017 8:17:43 AM PDT · by rey · 8 replies
    Duffleblog ^ | 6 Sept. 2017 | Dick Scuttlebutt
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Southern Poverty Law Center has announced it would include prominent American veterans’ organizations American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars in its listing of hate groups, sources confirmed today. In a written statement signed by SPLC President J. Richard Cohen, the organization said both the VFW and Legion were included since many of their members sympathize with radical, extreme-right-wing ideals such as freedom, safety, and family values. “I hate to criminalize a group of decorated war veterans,” Cohen said, from somewhere deep within a fog of pit sweat in his corporate think-tank steam room, where Sen....
  • Sheffield Lake VFW becomes second hall to not show Browns games #BoycottNFL

    08/26/2017 4:31:41 AM PDT · by Diago · 19 replies
    Dennis Vollick from the Sheffield Lake VFW called in to say they won't be showing Browns games this season either after 11 player knelt from the national anthem. Yesterday, Strongsville VFW posted a sign saying they liked the Browns but loved the flag.
  • 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 BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 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...