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  • Across the USA, Jews urged not to walk home from synagogue alone

    04/20/2014 11:56:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 4/19/14 | Pamela Geller
    This is what we have come to. “US Synagogue network urges Jews not to walk home alone,” By Sam Sokol, Jerusalem Post, April 19, 2014 (thanks to Jack) Following anti-Semitic shooting in Kansas, US Jewish community on high alert; Police increase presence at Jewish sites in New York and Washington. The National Council of Young Israel has urged synagogue goers not to walk home alone during the final days of the Passover holiday. The security precaution is one of several emailed to those affiliated with the national modern orthodox synagogue network this week in response to the recent shooting attack...
  • The Spacewalk That Almost Killed Him: How Luca Parmitano survived the scariest wardrobe malfunction

    03/23/2014 10:23:54 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 8 replies
    Air&Space Magazine ^ | MAY2014 | Tony Reichhardt
    Over dinner that night, the astronauts and cosmonauts had discussed their options. Cassidy was of the opinion that NASA would probably wait until he and Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano, who was scheduled to arrive in a couple of weeks, could do an extravehicular activity—NASA parlance for a spacewalk—to assess the problem. Houston ordinarily didn’t like to rush into anything, let alone an EVA. Plus, half the crew was packing up to return to Earth in just four days. That’s why Cassidy couldn’t believe what he now saw on his laptop screen in big red letters: “Welcome to EVA prep day.”...
  • Humans Could Walk On Water (Ig Nobel Prize)

    10/02/2013 10:02:26 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    Ig Nobel Prize in physics goes to research about walking on water on the moon.Every year in December, the Swedish Academy of Sciences hands out Nobel Prizes for the most important discoveries in science. A few months before, in less grand circumstances, the magazine Annals of Improbable Research The Ig Nobels are given to research that ‘first makes people laugh, and then makes them think’. The categories vary year to year but mostly cover science and engineering, with peace and literature occasionally thrown in, too. Previous awards have been handed out to projects like minimizing the risk of colonoscopy...
  • Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Confirms Salvaged Engine is from Apollo 11

    07/19/2013 4:13:18 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 7-19-2013 | Mandy Nagy
    Bear with me, LI readers – I’m a little bit of a geek, so I find stories like these exciting. It might not be of interest to everyone, but I do think there’s one point about it that will resonate with all of you. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos started Bezos Expeditions (as well as the space exploration venture Blue Origin) out of his “passions for science, engineering, and exploration.” Bezos, like so many others, watched Apollo 11′s launch from his television as a child in 1969. Days prior, the mission began when five F-1 rocket engines fired together in a...
  • RUSH: Republicans must walk away from any deal with Obama and the Democrats on the fiscal cliff

    11/29/2012 3:18:58 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 11-29-2012 | The Right Scoop
    Yesterday Charles Krauthammer said that Republicans have leverage right now with the president on this fiscal cliff deal because if tax rates go up on all Americans, Obama’s second term will begin in a recession as the higher tax rates will slow growth even more, and Krauthammer contends that Obama doesn’t want that. But Rush passionately disagrees noting that analysis disregards Obama’s entire first term. Rush believes that Obama doesn’t care about having a successful economy in his second term, that it’s all part of his push to transform this country into a welfare state because that’s what is fair...
  • Obamas walk to church across from White House

    12/11/2011 9:26:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/11/11 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and his family are attending a worship service at a church just across the street from the White House where presidents frequently have visited. The president, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia made the short walk across Lafayette Park to St. John's Church.
  • Holder concedes ATF let guns "walk" to Mexico

    11/08/2011 8:01:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/8/11 | Philip Klein
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder conceded this morning that under his leadership, agents allowed guns to "walk" into Mexico, where they ended up in the hands of drug lords, and he said that the effects of this mistake would be felt for years to come. "I want to be clear: any instance of so-called 'gun-walking' is simply unacceptable," Holder said in his opening statement before the Senate Judiciary committee. "Regrettably, this tactic was used as part of Fast and Furious, which was launched to combat gun trafficking and violence on our Southwest Border.
  • Girls get caught for late-night goat walk

    08/31/2011 7:30:22 AM PDT · by Oztrich Boy · 4 replies
    mankatofreepress ^ | August 29, 2011 | Dan Nienaber
    Young culprits found with animal from Sibley Park zoo MANKATO — A couple of young rustlers attempted to use their imagination to escape the long arm of the law Saturday, but after about an hour of story telling they eventually learned they’d made a baaaaad decision. A Mankato resident called 911 at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday to report two very young girls, who turned out to be under the age of 10, were walking along Carney Avenue north of Riverfront Drive. They were in their pajamas and had a goat with them, the caller said. ~~~ They told the officer...
  • Do you support or oppose Indiana Democrats (freep-it)

    02/22/2011 5:47:41 PM PST · by FunkyZero · 29 replies
    indychannel.com ^ | 8:10 pm EST February 22, 2011 | indychannel.com
    "Do you support or oppose Indiana Democrats' apparent decision to walkout of the Legislature to protest the Republican agenda?"
  • Bionic Exoskeleton That Lets Paraplegics Walk Unveiled

    10/08/2010 3:59:38 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 23 replies
    KTVU.com ^ | Posted: 10:21 pm PDT October 7, 2010 | KTVU.com
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A new device developed by a Berkeley company was unveiled Thursday that will soon give people paralyzed by debilitating injuries a second chance at walking. Eighteen years ago, Amanda Boxtel was paralyzed in a skiing accident; today, a futuristic invention is helping her walk upright again. Boxtel strode onto a stage in San Francisco Thursday morning without the use of her wheelchair, draped in a 45-pound bionic exoskeleton that guided her leg movements using computer sensors. The invention, called eLEGS, or Exoskeleton Lower Extremity Gait System, was unveiled by Berkeley Bionics, an East Bay company founded in...
  • Two (unemployed) brothers sign up for very long walk against corporate personhood

    05/23/2010 1:29:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 790+ views
    Time-Standard ^ | 5/16/10
    Two brothers sign up for very long walk against corporate personhoodThe Times-Standard Posted: 05/16/2010 01:21:11 AM PDT Brothers George “Laird” Monahan, 69, and Robin Monahan, 67, have a long walk ahead of them. After a visit in Humboldt County last week, the pair is setting off from San Francisco's Golden Gate Park today to walk across the country, expecting to arrive at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. sometime before Election Day. But this is far from a casual stroll, as the brothers are walking across the country to bring attention to the recent controversial U.S. Supreme Court ruling in...
  • Face of Defense: Officer Works to Walk Again

    11/16/2009 3:59:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 482+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Heather Graham
    SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 16, 2009 – Five months ago, Army Lt. Col. Tim Karcher was in Sadr City, Iraq, commanding the 1st Cavalry Division’s 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, and preparing to complete the hand-off of the volatile region to the Iraqis. Army Lt. Col. Tim Karcher and his wife, Alesia, leave a physical therapy session at the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio, Nov. 6, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Heather Graham  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Today, he is relearning how to walk. On June 28, Karcher was on his way to...
  • Obamas take a walk, holding hands in the evening (Nausea/Vomitng/Diarrhea Alert)

    05/03/2009 10:08:06 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 115 replies · 3,369+ views
    AP ^ | 05/03/09 | AP
    The first couple took full advantage of the cool spring night. After a date night out on Saturday evening, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama decided to take a stroll when their motorcade arrived back at the White House. So they began walking on the driveway of the White House South Lawn while holding hands. First they passed the West Wing, then their children's swing set. They kept walking, swinging their hands together.
  • Red Cross may cancel walk

    The prospect of a gun rights group demonstrating their right to openly carry firearms in Hazle Township Community Park on the same day as the annual “Celebration of Life Walk” sponsored by the Hazleton Chapter of the American Red Cross is threatening cancellation of the 10th annual Red Cross fundraiser. Joyce Bradbury, executive director of the Hazleton Chapter of the American Red Cross said a significant number of walk participants called the Red Cross headquarters to cancel their participation in the event in light of the gun group’s plans. Most of the cancellations came from school student groups, Bradbury said....
  • Get your walk lists. :-)

    09/20/2008 12:07:23 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 21 replies · 674+ views
    http://my.barackobama.com/ ^ | September 20,2008 | my.barackobama.com
    Fred -- Our team has built a tool called Neighbor to Neighbor that lets you tap into the power of this grassroots movement right from your home. You can reach out to potential supporters by knocking on doors or making phone calls at any time that's convenient for you. Take this election into your own hands right now by signing up and talking to voters in your battleground state about Barack and our campaign for change. Right now, this race is neck-and-neck. And it's all going to come down to what supporters like you do -- or don't do...
  • America Supports You: Radio Program Hosts Freedom Walk Talk

    08/15/2008 5:40:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 92+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2008 – Listeners who log on to listen to Stardust Radio’s “Talking with Heroes” program on Aug. 17 will learn how they can honor veterans past and present and commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The show’s host, Bob Calvert, will welcome Roxie Merritt, spokeswoman for the Defense Department’s America Supports You program and director of New Media and Community Relations for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. Merritt’s community relations staff is responsible for organizing this year’s fourth annual National America Supports You Freedom Walk here while hundreds of others...
  • Why Don't Kids Walk To School Anymore?

    03/28/2008 3:24:06 PM PDT · by blam · 108 replies · 2,018+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-28-2008 | University of Michigan.
    Why Don't Kids Walk To School Anymore?No sidewalk and no green buffer makes walking feel unsafe. A wide treed buffer between a sidewalk and the street encourages walking. (Credit: Image courtesy of University of Michigan) ScienceDaily (Mar. 28, 2008) — Maybe when we were their age, we walked five miles to school, rain or shine. So why don't most children today walk or bike to school? It's not necessarily because they're spoiled, lazy or over scheduled. According to a University of Michigan researcher, concerns about safety are the main reason that less than 13 percent of U.S. children walked or...
  • Man Who Aimed To Walk To India Forced To Quit

    02/29/2008 3:09:35 PM PST · by blam · 76 replies · 298+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-29-2008 | Sarah Marcus
    Man who aimed to walk to India forced to quit By Sarah Marcus Last Updated: 12:44pm GMT 29/02/2008 A British man who aimed to walk from Bristol to Gandhi's birthplace in Porbander, India without spending any money has been forced to give up at Calais. Mark Boyle, 28, who began his trip with only t-shirt, sandals and a bandage four weeks ago, hoped that strangers along the way would provide him with food and places to stay. Mark Boyle near the start of his trip four months ago He is a member of the Freeconomy movement, which believes in a...
  • Resolve to Win Walk

    02/28/2008 7:50:47 AM PST · by concretebob · 19 replies · 480+ views
    Reslove to Win Website ^ | 27 February 2008 | Maj. Dennis McCool USA (Ret)
    FINAL PREPARATION: On our final day of packing before heading to SC, I wanted to contact you and ask you to email everyone you know and ask them to visit our website http://vfwwebcom.org/ResolveToWin/ and ask them to spread the word to everyone they know. I believe our website is very informative and offers people an opportunity to interact.If we can’t get people visiting the website to learn about the Resolve to Win March, we will not be able to get them out on the road. Please pass this information on to everyone you know who believes that we should Support...
  • The House Walk Out

    02/14/2008 1:03:06 PM PST · by ReleaseTheHounds · 75 replies · 304+ views
    National Review Online -- the Corner ^ | February 14, 2008 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    See link for video -- John Boehner leads Republicans out of the House, protesting the Democrats not addressing FISA extension.
  • Higher gasoline price seen trimming down Americans

    09/13/2007 6:15:15 PM PDT · by familyop · 30 replies · 610+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | 11SEP07 | Reuters UK
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Higher U.S. gasoline prices may slim more than just wallets, according to a new study from Washington University in St. Louis. Entitled "A Silver Lining? The Connection between Gas Prices and Obesity," the study found that an additional $1 per gallon in real gasoline prices would reduce U.S. obesity by 15 percent after five years. The report, written by Charles Courtemanche for his doctoral dissertation in health economics, found that the 13 percent rise in obesity between 1979 and 2004 can be attributed to falling pump prices. Gasoline hit a low of less than $1.50 per...
  • America Supports You: Walk Offers Family Chance to Reflect, Remember

    09/12/2007 4:46:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 98+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    SEBRING, Ohio, Sept. 12, 2007 – The more than 1,000 people who walked in the second annual Freedom Walk here yesterday did so to remember, reflect and commemorate those who were killed in the terrorist attacks six years ago. Irma McVicker (left), her daughter, Molly, and husband, Mark, remember their son and brother, Marine Lance Cpl. Daniel McVicker, during a musical tribute at the end of Sebring, Ohio's second annual Freedom Walk on Sept. 11, 2007. Daniel was killed Oct. 6, 2005, while serving in Iraq. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. For one...
  • Ancient Humans Walked But 'Struggled To Run'

    09/11/2007 7:51:26 AM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 741+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-11-2007 | Roger Highfield and Nic Fleming
    Ancient humans walked but 'struggled to run' By Roger Highfield and Nic Fleming Last Updated: 12:01pm BST 11/09/2007 Ancient humans almost certainly walked upright on two legs millions of years ago but may have struggled to run at even half the speed of modern man, according to computer simulations. A University of Manchester study - presented to the British Association for the Advancement of Science Festival of Science in York- proposes that if early humans lacked an Achilles tendon, as modern chimps and gorillas do, then their ability to run would have been severely compromised. Our early ancestors preferred to...
  • Mathematicians rule out Ministry of Silly Walks

    07/10/2007 6:09:34 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 10 replies · 453+ views
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | july 10th, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    Almost four decades after John Cleese performed his "silly walks" sketch on Monty Python's Flying Circus, mathematicians have concluded that they are, indeed, silly. Today, in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical and Physical and Engineering Sciences, an analysis of walking and running concludes that they are the most efficient forms of two-legged locomotion "Our legs are capable of much more than just walking and running," said Manoj Srinivasan, one of the co-authors. "We prove that for a very simple mathematical model of a biped, walking and running minimise the amount of leg work required per distance at...
  • America Supports You: Third Freedom Walk Continues New Tradition

    06/21/2007 5:16:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 364+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 20, 2007 – As the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches, America Supports You is gearing up for its third annual Freedom Walk on Sept. 9 in the nation’s capital. Thousands of people gather at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to participate in the second annual America Supports You Freedom Walk, Sept. 10, 2006. The walk began at the National Mall and ended with a light display at the Pentagon. Plans are under way for the third annual Freedom Walk, scheduled for Sept. 9, 2007. Photo by Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen,...
  • A Walk In The Country May Beat Depression

    05/13/2007 9:55:36 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 730+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-14-2007 | Amy Iggulden
    A walk in the country may beat depression By Amy Iggulden Last Updated: 1:27am BST 14/05/2007 Country walks can significantly reduce depression and raise sufferers' self-esteem, according to research published today. The first study into "ecotherapy" found that fresh air and exercise cut depression in more than 70 per cent of people. A 30-minute walk in a country park also boosted self-esteem in nine out of 10 sufferers. The dramatic findings raise questions about the wide use of anti-depressants, and have led to calls for "green therapy" to become mainstream practice. Prescriptions for anti-depressants reached record levels last year. More...
  • Annapolis Hosts First Maryland Freedom Walk

    09/12/2006 7:19:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 231+ views
    ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 12, 2006 – This colonial city, Maryland’s capital and home of the U.S. Naval Academy, commemorated the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks yesterday morning with its first Maryland Freedom Walk. More than 100 area residents joined Gov. Robert Ehrlich and Annapolis Mayor Ellen Moyer at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, walking together through a light drizzle to the Maryland Fallen Firefighters Memorial. The Annapolis City Color Guard led the procession along Rowe Boulevard, the main thoroughfare into the city center, to the memorial. There, fourth graders from St. Mary’s Elementary School led participants in...
  • Oklahomans Remember 9/11, Murrah Bombing Through Freedom Walk

    09/12/2006 7:11:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 332+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 1st Lt. Geoff Legler, USA
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 12, 2006 – With the sun hanging low in the western sky yesterday, Oklahomans of all ages assembled at the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial. They came to this sacred ground to remember those who lost their lives to terrorism. They came on the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to participate in the Oklahoma City Freedom Walk, a commemorative event about remembrance of the Sept. 11 victims, reflection on the tragedy of that day, recommitment to the ideals of freedom that epitomize the United States its promise to “never forget,” and respect and support...
  • Little Rock Freedom Walk Offers Time for Reflection, Resolve

    09/11/2006 5:51:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 230+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Arlo Taylor, USAF
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 11, 2006 – Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee led Little Rock’s Freedom Walk today, marking the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States. The Freedom Walk was established Sept. 11, 2005, as an opportunity to reflect on the lives lost Sept. 11 and to honor U.S. military members past and present and pay tribute to emergency responders who put their lives on the line every day. Little Rock’s Freedom Walk was among more than 130 local Freedom Walks being held today and this past weekend throughout the United States. Huckabee, joined...
  • Fort Stewart Freedom Walk Sustains Spirit of 9/11

    09/11/2006 5:40:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 479+ views
    Fort Stewart Freedom Walk Sustains Spirit of 9/11By Pat YoungSpecial to American Forces Press Service FORT STEWART, Ga., Sept. 11, 2006 – Soldiers and families of the 3rd Infantry Division, representatives of Fort Stewart, the city of Hinesville and Liberty County, and more than 1,000 other guests displayed their unity at twilight yesterday to observe the fifth anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, with a commemorative Freedom Walk. Soldiers, civilians, emergency responders and volunteers help set up the site for the Sept. 10 Freedom Walk along Fort Stewart, Ga.'s Warriors Walk. Photo by Pat Young  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image...
  • America Supports You: Assistance Program Brings Message to Freedom Walk

    09/11/2006 4:37:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 163+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2006 -- Amid the thousands of walkers at the Pentagon yesterday commemorating the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and the nation’s past and present veterans, was a group that looks to help those veterans in a very tangible way. The American Legion’s “Heroes to Hometown” program, which was represented at the end of yesterday’s America Supports You Freedom Walk, is a group that works to provide a seamless transfer for severely injured veterans from the hospital to their hometowns. “We wanted to be a part of this, of course,” David L. Marsh, assistant director of...
  • Thousands Converge on National Mall for America Supports You Freedom Walk

    09/11/2006 4:31:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 292+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2006 -- They represented a cross-section of America -- thousands of men, women and children of all ages, races and backgrounds from every corner of the country -- and came together yesterday during the second annual America Supports You Freedom Walk here to pay tribute to those killed on Sept. 11, 2001. Two soldiers who understand firsthand the loss of Sept. 11, 2001, cross Memorial Bridge during the America Supports You Freedom Walk. Army Spc. Cindy Davis from Headquarters Company at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, lost two uncles, both firemen, in the World Trade Center....
  • America Supports You: White Sands Hosts First 2006 Freedom Walk

    09/08/2006 8:58:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 718+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2006 -- White Sands Missile Range, N.M., yesterday became the first U.S. city to hold a local Freedom Walk to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and honor veterans past and present. More than 30 military and civilian employees at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., gather for the Sept. 7 Freedom Walk to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and to honor veterans, past and present. Photo by Jose Salazar  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. More than 30 military and civilian employees at the massive range,...
  • America Supports You: Chicago Gears Up for Sept. 10 Freedom Walk

    09/08/2006 7:24:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 537+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2006 – Chicago will remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States and the nation’s past and present veterans with a Freedom Walk on Sept. 10 at the north lawn of Soldier Field. The event is one of more than 120 similar events planned this weekend in all 50 states to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the attacks. Chicago felt a deep-seated need to hold a Freedom Walk, Eric Schuller, senior policy advisor to Illinois Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn, said. “Chicago’s kind of the heartland of the United States,” he said....
  • Missouri Military Base to Co-Host Freedom Walk

    09/07/2006 5:21:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 777+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2006 -- Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., has partnered with the Waynesville School District and communities surrounding the base to host a Freedom Walk on Sept. 11, a Fort Leonard Wood official said. “It isn’t just about the military,” Mike Alley, chief of external communication at Fort Leonard Wood, said. “The impact of 9/11 five years ago impacted everybody, and remembering and making sure children remember was why we partnered with the school district.” The event begins promptly at 9:11 a.m. at the off-post Waynesville Middle School parking lot. A representative of Fort Leonard Wood’s Maneuver Support Center...
  • Louisville’s Freedom Walk Could Draw 5,000 Participants

    09/07/2006 4:22:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 667+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2006 – Thousands of Kentuckians are expected to show their patriotism at the Sept. 10 Freedom Walk in Louisville, Ky., a volunteer organizer for the event said yesterday. “I think it’s more than appropriate that we show support for our troops who have their lives on the line daily to ensure that we have freedom,” Wayne Hettinger told American Forces Press Service during a telephone interview from his office in Louisville. “The response we’ve had in the Louisville area has been phenomenal,” Hettinger said, noting he and other Louisville Freedom Walk organizers are preparing for a large...
  • South Carolina Capital Hosting Freedom Walk

    09/06/2006 6:34:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 728+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2006 -- Columbia, S.C., will remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States and honor servicemembers past and present with a Freedom Walk Sept. 11, according to a news release from the city. The walk will begin at the State Capitol at 11:30 a.m. and conclude at City Memorial Park with a wreath-laying ceremony. Participants will include members of the general public, public service representatives, state and local government officials and representatives of all military services, the release said. Jenny Sanford, wife of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, is scheduled to...
  • America Supports You: Illinois Town Holds Freedom Walk, Festival

    09/06/2006 6:25:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 499+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2006 – The northwestern suburbs of Chicago will hold a Freedom Walk on Sept. 9 to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and to honor the nation's veterans, past and present. "We just really feel that on this five-year anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, it's extremely important that we honor, in a very visible way, the victims of 9/11, … our military and our police and firefighters," Dirk Beveridge, the event's lead organizer, said. The walk will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Metra train station in downtown Barrington. The walk will be...
  • America Supports You: North Carolina Town Adds Freedom Walk

    09/06/2006 6:15:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 630+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2006 – Waxhaw, N.C., will be awash in red, white and blue Sept. 9, as the town holds a Freedom Walk and “Waving Patriotism” event to commemorate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and honor servicemembers, past and present. Hosted by Flags Across the Nation, a nonprofit group that promotes patriotism, the events and walk will begin with a welcome ceremony at 11 a.m. near the town’s Memorial Wall and fire station and conclude at 5 p.m. Those attending are encouraged to write letters and create patriotic art for the troops. They can also brush up on flag...
  • Fort Riley School to Host 9/11 Freedom Walk

    09/01/2006 2:34:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 582+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sep. 1, 2006 – Fort Riley, Kan., an Army base that’s been a big player in the war on terror, will commemorate the terrorist attacks that gave rise to it during a Freedom Walk Sept. 11, the fifth anniversary of those attacks. More than 500 students at the post’s Ware Elementary School, 99 percent of them military children, and 85 staff members will participate in Freedom Walk, according to Pat Olmstead, the event organizer and family support monitor at the school. The participants will assemble for the 2 p.m. walk wearing red, white and blue clothing and carrying large...
  • Atlanta Plans Freedom Walk to Remember 9/11, Honor Veterans

    08/31/2006 6:46:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 557+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2006 – Atlanta will join communities across America to host a Freedom Walk Sept. 11, the fifth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States. The Freedom walk is being sponsored by Checkers restaurants, and presented by Operation Homefront. “We wanted to reflect on the events that happened on 9/11 at the Pentagon and the twin towers in New York City, and in Pennsylvania,” said Vicki Sarracino, president of the Georgia chapter of Operation Homefront. “And we also wanted to renew our commitment to freedom and the values of our country, and to honor the...
  • Simi Valley Freedom Walk to Thank Troops

    08/31/2006 6:32:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 474+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    Simi Valley Freedom Walk to Thank TroopsBy Samantha L. QuigleyAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2006 – Simi Valley, Calif. -- home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library -- is planning a Freedom Walk to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and to show the community’s support for the nation’s servicemembers. “Simi Valley is a very patriotic city,” said Debbie Gregory, one of the event’s planners. “We respect our troops, and we want to show our support, and what a wonderful way to be able to do it.” Gregory is president of Military...
  • Las Vegas Freedom Walk to Remember Those Killed Sept. 11

    08/31/2006 6:07:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 593+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2006 – Las Vegas will remember those lost in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with a Freedom Walk on Sept. 9. “We hope this will become an annual commemoration of those we lost on 9/11,” said Courtney Wroblewski, a special events planner with the city. The 2.2-mile loop will begin and end at the Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex at 7901 Washington Ave. Walkers, including Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman and Councilman Larry Brown, will step out beginning at 7:30 a.m. Las Vegas planners called the walk a time to reflect on the lives lost on...
  • Milwaukee Organizers Prepare for City’s First Freedom Walk

    08/29/2006 7:02:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 354+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2006 – Troop-support volunteers in Milwaukee are gearing up for the city’s first Freedom Walk, a local organizer said today. Emily Lindeman, Operation Homefront’s chapter president for southeastern Wisconsin, said Milwaukee’s two-mile-long Freedom Walk is scheduled Sept. 11 starting at 9 a.m. at the city’s War Memorial. “We’re going to be walking through Veterans’ Park, which is a park right behind the War Memorial,” Lindeman said, noting there will be a 9/11 memorial service before the walk. Lindeman said Operation Homefront, a co-sponsor of Milwaukee’s Freedom Walk, is a national nonprofit volunteer group that provides emergency support...
  • Country Music Star to Perform at Aurora’s Freedom Walk

    08/28/2006 5:38:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 305+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2006 – Country music star Tammy Cochran has enlisted to perform at the Freedom Walk in Aurora, Colo., on Sept. 9, according to event organizers. Cochran is slated to perform at the Aurora Municipal Center, along with recording artist Allen Asbury, as well as the Kory Brunson Band, North-40 and other artists and groups. “Tammy Cochran is so generous to come and join us for this special event, and we are happy to have her,” said Leo Pacheco, executive director for the Beacon of Hope Outreach Center, which is sponsoring Aurora’s Freedom Walk. Aurora’s Freedom Walk also...
  • Iowa Town's Freedom Walk Honors 9/11 Victims, Veterans

    08/28/2006 5:35:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 859+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2006 – A small community in Iowa is among 86 cities and towns in 39 states planning Freedom Walks to honor those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, as well as the nation’s veterans, past and present. The American Legion chapter in Milo, Iowa, a town of about 1,000, is sponsoring its Freedom Walk Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. The American Legion is a member of the Defense Department’s America Supports You program, which spotlights ways the American people and the nation's corporate sector support U.S. servicemembers....
  • America Supports You: Indiana Town Plans Freedom Walk

    08/25/2006 1:44:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 857+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    America Supports You: Indiana Town Plans Freedom WalkBy Samantha L. QuigleyAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2006 – Residents of Crawfordsville, Ind., will gather Sept. 11 to participate in a Freedom Walk, joining an ever-growing number of Americans who will pay similar tribute to the victims of 9/11 and the nation’s past and present veterans. Defense Department officials said this morning that so far, 75 communities in 36 states have registered similar events on the department’s Freedom Walk Web site. “We have gotten the message out to the local churches, so they’re going to put the (announcement) in...
  • Troop Support Group Plans San Diego Freedom Walk

    08/24/2006 3:28:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 935+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2006 – San Diego will honor its military heritage with a Freedom Walk planned to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. “The walk begins and ends at the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center,” said Beth Steinke, president of Operation Homefront-San Diego, the nonprofit group organizing the walk. “It’s a leisurely two-mile stroll through the park.” The walk, presented by DefenseWeb, a software company, will begin with opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. in Balboa Park, she said. A color guard and a chaplain are scheduled to participate in the opening ceremonies. “We’re hoping...
  • Sacramento Freedom Walk to Cap Patriotic Weekend

    08/22/2006 4:48:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 988+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2006 -- A weekend of events in Sacramento, Calif., saluting America’s military veterans and current servicemembers will culminate in a candlelit walk on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Sacramento’s Freedom Walk, planned in conjunction with similar events around the country to remember those who lost their lives on Sept. 11 and to honor America's past and present military veterans, will begin at 9:30 p.m., after a two-and-a-half hour concert and military tribute in the William Land Park and Amphitheater. “We expect to have a rousing program that’ll culminate a couple...
  • Utah Guardsman Plans Salt Lake City Freedom Walk

    08/21/2006 5:25:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 761+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2006 – A veteran Utah Army National Guardsman from Salt Lake City is coordinating efforts to hold the municipality’s first Freedom Walk. Salt Lake City’s Freedom Walk is slated for the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, Chief Warrant Officer Paul Holton, an Army interrogator, said. “It’s important for people to remember how we felt that day,” Holton said. It’s also important to honor military veterans, especially those who’ve given their lives safeguarding freedom, he added. Holton is working to get sponsors and publicity for his city’s Freedom Walk....