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  • Inside The French First World War Soldier's Memorial Bedroom

    10/25/2014 8:10:03 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 18 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10/22/2014 | Roy Mulholland
    Rochereau's books are arranged in neat piles on the mantelpiece, his collection of sabres hangs on a wall, and his bed is still covered by the same lace spread as when, nearly a century ago, he left home for the last time. A vial on the desk sports a label saying it contains "the earth of Flanders in which our dear child fell and which kept his remains for four years". On his bed the medals he was awarded for bravery, the croix de guerre and the Legion of Honour, are displayed in a glass case next to his képi...
  • Shots fired on Parliament Hill, soldier shot at National War Memorial [Died](Canada)

    10/22/2014 7:44:43 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 33 replies
    CTV ^ | Oct 22 2014 [Last Updated Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:28PM EDT] | Marlene Leung
    Parliament Hill is in under lockdown after reports of shots being fired from inside the halls of the centre block. Nearby, at the National War Memorial, a man believed to be a soldier was shot by an unknown gunman. CTV News' Katie Simpson was at the War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday morning, and witnessed passersby attending to someone who had been shot. Police said a man believed to be a member of the Canadian Forces was shot at the memorial. Police said a man believed to be a member of the Canadian Forces was shot at the memorial. Jason...
  • Word of God lives on unknown soldier's tomb in War Memorial

    10/28/2013 1:28:10 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    The Australian ^ | 29th October 2013 | Nick Cater
    THE Australian War Memorial has abandoned a proposal to remove the words "known unto God" from the Tomb of the Australian Unknown Soldier after the personal intervention of Tony Abbott. The memorial's governing council decided at its meeting in August to replace two inscriptions on the tomb at the Canberra memorial with words from a speech by Paul Keating. The memorial's director, former Liberal Party leader Brendan Nelson, announced the changes in an unscripted National Press Club speech six weeks ago on a day when attention was focused on the swearing in of the new government. It was several days...
  • HVEs Target Veteran's Memorial In Coos Bay Oregon with IEDs (news/vanity)

    09/23/2013 9:47:24 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 12 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 9/21/2013 | Jim Kouri
    I've embedded a bit of my own analysis in the comment below. Excerpt: In a statement released on Friday by local police officials, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward for information regarding one bombing and one attempted bombing in Coos Bay, Oregon, by a person or persons unknown and unidentified by investigators. (snip) On the evening of August 22, an IED detonated at the base of the Mingus Park Vietnam War Memorial. While the memorial was damaged from the blast, there were no casualties attributed to the bombing. On September 3, an unsub placed an IED inside...
  • Yob Who Urinated on War Memorial Branded 'Despicable'

    10/02/2013 3:10:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Express ^ | Chris Riches
    A YOB who urinated on a memorial to the war dead was yesterday branded “despicable” when he appeared in court.Daniel Orrell, 24, was caught relieving himself on the stone memorial in Bolton, Greater ­Manchester, at 1am while drunk. Local magistrates’ chairman Norman Morlidge told him: “This as a despicable offence. To do it on a war memorial is incredibly offensive to all those veterans who gave their lives for this country.” Orrell was said to have told police officers “Prove it, prove it” when they arrested him on July 27. But in court shamefaced Orrell, who lives in Bolton, admitted...
  • GOP lawmakers fight to save cross at California war memorial

    08/25/2013 4:52:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 24, 2013 | FoxNews
    Several Republican lawmakers are urging a federal district court in California to block the removal of a war memorial cross in a San Diego public park that was declared unconstitutional in 2011. "We're urging the court to permit a private organization to obtain and operate the war memorial – a remedy that would remove any constitutional questions and protect this longstanding tribute to our men and women in uniform," Sekulow said in a statement. The legal fight over the Mount Soledad cross began in 1989 when atheist Philip Paulson sued the city of San Diego.
  • Stolen Mojave Cross War Memorial Found In Bay Area

    11/06/2012 3:18:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | November 6, 2012 1:47 PM | Jan Stevens
    SAN MATEO (CBSLA.com) — A Mojave Desert memorial dedicated to fallen U.S. soldiers that was stolen two years ago has resurfaced in Northern California. KNX 1070′s Jan Stevens reports the controversial cross had been standing in the Mojave National Preserve in San Bernardino County since 1934 before it was discovered missing in 2010. Lt. Larry Schumaker with San Mateo Sheriff’s said the 7-foot-high cross was found zip-tied to a fence post near a highway in Half Moon Bay. “It had some significant scratches so we confirmed it’s the cross that belongs there,” said Schumaker. A letter taped to the cross...
  • City vows to keep defending the cross monument

    08/04/2012 10:08:02 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 5 replies
    The Woonsocket Call ^ | August 4, 2012 | Joseph Fitzgerald
    WOONSOCKET — "We're in this to the end." That was the battle cry and official response from Mayor Leo T. Fontaine and City Solicitor Joseph S. Larisa Jr. to the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, which has demanded the city remove the WWI and WWII memorial cross at Place Jolicoeur. "This monument is dedicated to heroes and this is as close to a gravestone as this family will have on U.S. soil. We will defend this monument no matter what," Fontaine told more than 100 cheering veterans and supporters who gathered for a late afternoon press conference Friday at the...
  • Obama Administration Opposes Adding FDR Prayer To War Memorial

    11/03/2011 7:45:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 5+ views
    The Obama administration is opposing legislation that would add President Franklin Roosevelt's D-Day prayer to the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. At a House hearing Thursday, Robert Abbey, director of the Bureau of Land Management, said a plaque or inscription of the prayer that Roosevelt read on a radio broadcast to the nation on June 6, 1944, would "dilute" the memorial's central message....
  • Russia not amused at Red Army statue re-invented as Superman and friends

    08/14/2011 10:35:51 AM PDT · by pricilla · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 22 June 2011 | Tom Parfitt in Moscow
    There was Superman in red leather boots, Ronald McDonald clutching a bottle of beer, and Santa Claus about to look through a pair of binoculars. A benign if motley bunch, you may think. But they were enough to provoke an international diplomatic rebuke, it emerged on Wednesday, after they featured in an impudent make-over of a Soviet war memorial. Members of Russia's government were said to be seething. An unidentified street artist struck last weekend, daubing paint on a high-relief statue in Sofia, Bulgaria, to transform the monument's Red Army soldiers into a tableau of storybook characters. The artist's...
  • Judges rule cross at Calif. park unconstitutional

    01/04/2011 2:13:25 PM PST · by SmithL · 60 replies
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that a San Diego war memorial cross in a public park is unconstitutional. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the 3-0 decision Tuesday in a two-decade dispute over the cross at Mount Soledad.
  • The Man Who Would Stop the Ground Zero Mosque

    07/25/2010 4:00:42 AM PDT · by Scanian · 23 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 25, 2010 | Pamela Geller
    When was the last time you heard a politician talking like Carl Paladino? Carl Paladino, a Republican candidate for Governor of New York, has come out against the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero. "As Governor," Paladino said Wednesday in a radio ad, "I will use the power of eminent domain to stop this mosque and make the site a war memorial instead of a monument to those who attacked our country." I like this guy. I really like this guy. If the Supreme Court could rule, in the notorious 2005 decision Kelo v. City of New London, that the...
  • Calling on Congress to respect our veterans and replace the Mojave Cross

    05/30/2010 1:45:56 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 9 replies · 313+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 05/30/2010 | staff
    Preparing to celebrate Memorial Day, we do so knowing brave veterans and our shared faith have been maliciously attacked, first by thieves and now by our own Federal Government. The recent theft and desecration of the Mojave Cross, serving as a WWI Veterans war memorial since 1934, was more than a symbol of gratitude to our fallen heroes. It's a symbol of the overwhelming majority of our WWI veterans’ faith. After a long and contentious legal battle, the US Supreme Court ruled the Mojave Cross should remain on Sunrise Rock in the Mojave National Preserve. Yet, in order to circumvent...
  • Mojave Cross replaced, then removed

    05/22/2010 5:18:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies · 1,052+ views
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | May 21, 2010 | By BEN GOAD and DUG BEGLEY
    Mojave Cross replaced, then removed By BEN GOAD and DUG BEGLEY The Press-Enterprise The Mojave Cross saga took yet another unexpected turn Thursday, when the contested symbol that vanished last week reappeared briefly before being taken down by federal officials. National Park Service officials learned Thursday morning that a cross again was on top of Sunrise Rock, about 10 miles south of Interstate 15 near Cima Road, a sparsely traveled route into the Mojave National Preserve. It's about 30 miles east of Baker. Some version of the cross has stood there for 75 years as a tribute to fallen World...
  • Why we can’t trust the media, AP: Mojave Memorial Cross was stolen for its value as scrap metal

    05/13/2010 5:34:56 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies · 867+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | May 13, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    How much stupid can you squeeze into one liberal’s head? Three weeks ago American veterans won their long hard court battle to save their memorial cross honoring American soldiers killed in World War I. The case went to the Supreme Court and was finally won by a slim 5 to 4 majority. Anthony Kennedy wrote: “Here one Latin cross in the desert evokes far more than religion. It evokes thousands of small crosses in foreign fields marking the graves of Americans who fell in battles, battles whose tragedies are compounded if the fallen are forgotten.” This week we heard the...
  • Vandals deface the town war memorial

    12/24/2009 7:25:48 PM PST · by myknowledge · 7 replies · 520+ views
    Burton Mail ^ | December 11, 2009 | Richard Castle
    A ROYAL British Legion boss says vandals have “dishonoured those who have given their lives for our country” by defacing Burtonʼs war memorial. Roy Whenman, vice-chairman of the town’s Legion branch, received calls from members saying an extremist message had been written on the statue. Having been informed at 9.20am, borough council chiefs had cleaned the graffiti from the relic, situated outside Burton College, in Lichfield Street, by 9.40am. Mr Whenman, of Birches Close, Stretton, has described whoever committed the offence as “diabolical”. He said: “There’s nothing worse, in my eyes, than discrediting a war memorial. It dishonours those who...
  • Vandals deface the town war memorial (Islam will dominate the world)

    12/22/2009 7:16:28 AM PST · by knighthawk · 13 replies · 719+ views
    Burton Mail UK ^ | December 22 2009 | RICHARD CASTLE
    A ROYAL British Legion boss says vandals have “dishonoured those who have given their lives for our country” by defacing Burtonʼs war memorial. Roy Whenman, vice-chairman of the town’s Legion branch, received calls from members saying an extremist message had been written on the statue. Having been informed at 9.20am, borough council chiefs had cleaned the graffiti from the relic, situated outside Burton College, in Lichfield Street, by 9.40am. Mr Whenman, of Birches Close, Stretton, has described whoever committed the offence as “diabolical”. He said: “There’s nothing worse, in my eyes, than discrediting a war memorial. It dishonours those who...
  • "Anti-cross agenda" (ACLU’s attack on war veterans memorial reaches U.S. Supreme Court)

    06/09/2009 5:05:37 AM PDT · by kellynla · 23 replies · 2,077+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | June 9, 2009 | staff
    ANN ARBOR, MI – The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced today that it has filed a friend of the court brief opposing the ACLU’s campaign to tear down another war memorial cross. At issue is a small cross originally erected on Sunrise Rock in 1934 by the Veterans of Foreign Wars in memory of the dead of all wars. The cross is located in California’s Mojave Desert, in a remote area where the only visible signs of human activity are off-road vehicles and trail hikers. The ACLU succeeded in...
  • Daughter of WWII pilot convicted of assault... reprimanding teenager who 'vandalised war memorial'

    07/10/2008 1:28:00 PM PDT · by Stoat · 46 replies · 192+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | July 10, 2008 | Luke Salkeld
    The daughter of a Second World War RAF pilot who reprimanded a teenager who she accused of vandalising a war memorial has been convicted of assault (edit)But Mrs Lake was arrested after giving a boy, whom she believed to be the ringleader, a talking-to and a 'cuff round the ear'.She tackled him after she saw at least one youth riding a BMX bike through freshly-laid flower beds.Magistrates heard that when she grabbed his shirt collar, he said: 'That's assault'. (edit) 'I lost my temper in frustration after two years of trying to get something done and immediately the police...
  • Vandals deface veterans memorial in Anchorage

    03/20/2008 3:38:23 PM PDT · by ASOC · 15 replies · 833+ views
    Anchoarge Daily News ^ | 20 March 2008 | James Haplin
    "Vandals dumped red paint on a downtown veterans memorial Wednesday morning in what police suspect was a symbolic act of protest on the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. "
  • Vandals Hit Vietnam Memorial For 2nd Time In 2 Weeks

    01/07/2008 2:52:21 PM PST · by do the dhue · 64 replies · 109+ views
    NBC30 NEws ^ | 1/6/7 | ap
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- New Haven's Vietnam War Memorial has been hit by vandals for the second time in two weeks. Both times, the memorial on Long Wharf was defaced by a spray painted message touting a violet street gang known as MS-13. Police said the gang, with roots in El Salvador, is not known to be active in New Haven. City officials said they are considering putting up cameras near the memorial to help protect it from future vandalism. No arrests have been made. The city plans to clean the monument on Monday.
  • Schwarzenegger Issues Statement Celebrating Continued Preservation of Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial

    08/15/2006 9:09:47 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 18 replies · 490+ views
    BakersfieldOnline ^ | Aug. 15, 2006 | Bill Curtis
    Schwarzenegger Issues Statement Celebrating Continued Preservation of Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Gov. Schwarzenegger issued the following statement today following President Bush's signing of Representative Duncan Hunter's Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Protection Act (H.R. 5863), which transfers possession of the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in La Jolla, to the federal government: "Today's action by the President preserving the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial is a great signal to our veterans that we will not forget the sacrifice that they made during times of conflict. The Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial is a historic landmark that has been an important part of the San...
  • U.S. govt gets giant cross in San Diego [with President Bush's signature...........]

    08/14/2006 4:45:21 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies · 1,368+ views
    U.S. govt gets giant cross in San Diego By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Writer 7 minutes ago A giant cross in San Diego that's been contested for 17 years by an atheist became the property of the federal government Monday with President Bush's signature. Supporters hope the legislation transferring the 29-foot cross and war memorial it's a part of to the federal government will protect it for good. A series of court decisions have deemed the cross unconstitutional because it stands on public property. "Just because something may have a religious connotation doesn't mean you destroy it and tear it...
  • Bush signs Soledad cross-transfer bill (San Diego, CA)

    08/14/2006 2:02:57 PM PDT · by TheDon · 26 replies · 975+ views
    COPLEY NEWS SERVICE ^ | August 14, 2006 | Dana Wilkie
    WASHINGTON – President Bush on Monday approved a plan to transfer San Diego's Mount Soledad cross to federal control in an effort to avoid its court-ordered removal. In an Oval office ceremony, the Republican president signed a bill by three San Diego-area congressmen that immediately transfers the memorial land to the U.S. Defense Department in an effort to avoid a court-ordered removal of the cross that has towered over La Jolla on-and-off for nearly a century. ....
  • Senate Votes To Acquire Soledad Cross [San Diego cross that had been ordered torn down]

    08/01/2006 5:55:42 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 41 replies · 1,446+ views
    NBCSanDiego.com ^ | Aug 1, 2006
    SAN DIEGO -- The U.S. Senate voted by unanimous consent Tuesday to acquire a concrete cross in San Diego and the municipal park around it to protect the embattled monument from being taken down.
  • Hint to Mt. Soledad cross's fate lies in desert (Friends, foes await result of Mojave case)

    07/27/2006 9:44:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 2,959+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | July 27, 2006 | Dana Wilkie - CNS
    WASHINGTON – It's a war memorial. It includes a cross. It is on public land. And while politicians use congressional maneuvers to keep the cross there, others say it's unconstitutional and should be removed. This sounds a lot like the cross atop Mount Soledad in La Jolla, but it's not. About 275 miles away in the Mojave Desert stands a far less prominent but nonetheless controversial cross that, like the Mount Soledad cross, has been the subject of lawsuits and court-ordered removals. Unlike Mount Soledad, however, the battle surrounding the desert cross at a place called Sunrise Rock has focused...
  • House Passes Bill To Save Mt. Soledad Cross

    07/19/2006 8:26:52 PM PDT · by South40 · 34 replies · 847+ views
    WASHINGTON – The House on Wednesday passed a bill that would transfer the land beneath San Diego's Mount Soledad cross to the federal government. With a 349-74 vote, House members voted to seize the land and give it to the Defense Department in an effort to avoid a court-ordered removal of the 43-foot-tall cross that towers over La Jolla. “The memorial cross serves a legitimate secular purpose of commemorating our nation's war dead and veterans,” said El Cajon Republican Duncan Hunter, one of three San Diego-area congressmen who wrote the legislation to preserve the cross, which was dedicated in 1954...
  • House votes to acquire contested San Diego cross - Mt. Soledad vote 349-74

    07/19/2006 3:34:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 862+ views
    The House voted 349-74 Wednesday to acquire a monumental cross and the park around it from the city of San Diego. The 29-foot cross has been the target of a 17-year court battle between an atheist and the city, which owns the hilltop property where the monument stands. A federal judge ruled in May that the cross cannot stand in the municipal park because it violates a state constitutional prohibition on the governmental endorsement of any one religion. That ruling is being appealed by the city. San Diego-area congressman Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, said in floor debate that federal ownership would...
  • 'I want to formally apologize' (for urinating on National War Memorial)

    07/08/2006 9:23:49 AM PDT · by fanfan · 147 replies · 2,825+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | Saturday, July 08, 2006 | Kelly Roesler and Marissa Larouche-Smart
    Three young men who found themselves at the centre of a national controversy after being photographed urinating on the National War Memorial on Canada Day have apologized to "veterans and all Canadians" for their actions that night. One of the men, a youth from Ottawa who cannot be identified by law, wrote in a letter that he did not realize he was violating a national monument and that he was "ignorant" in doing so. In the letter, obtained by the Citizen, the youth wrote in French, "I am sorry for my actions and their repercussions, and if I had known...
  • SUPREME COURT ISSUES STAY IN SAN DIEGO CROSS CASE - High court intervenes in fight over cross

    07/03/2006 11:36:51 AM PDT · by Pukin Dog · 209 replies · 7,615+ views
    AP ^ | 7/3/06 | TONI LOCY
    <p>WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court intervened Monday to save a large cross on city property in southern California.</p> <p>A lower court judge had ordered the city of San Diego to remove the cross or be fined $5,000 a day.</p> <p>Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, acting for the high court, issued a stay while supporters of the cross continue their legal fight.</p>
  • 'A national disgrace'(Canada-Punks Urinate on War Memorial)

    07/03/2006 7:01:05 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 39 replies · 2,568+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | July 03, 2006 | Shannon Proudfoot
    Furious veterans are renewing their demands that the National War Memorial be guarded to protect it against "disgusting" assaults after young men were caught urinating on it during Canada Day festivities. A retired major snapped digital pictures of several people relieving themselves on the monument around 11 p.m. on Saturday, as thousands poured into the streets following the fireworks. Most cheered and laughed when they were photographed using the memorial as a toilet on the nation's birthday. "I think it's a national disgrace," said Dr. Michael Pilon, 63, a retired major with the Royal Canadian Dental Corps. "It's absolutely disgusting...
  • Mt. Soledad Case Goes To Supreme Court

    06/24/2006 8:26:15 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 22 replies · 1,012+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 24-Jun-06 | John Stephenson
    Via ACLJ Yesterday evening the City Attorney in San Diego along with Mayor Jerry Sanders decided to take the Mt. Soledad case to the Supreme Court of the United States. I have already assembled one of our Supreme Court teams to file briefs on behalf of the Members of Congress that we represent, as well as ACLJ Members across the country in this important case. It appears at this time that the City will be asking for both a stay of the Ninth Circuit decision as well as a petition for writ of certiorari. The stay of the decision will...
  • Cross case brings mountain of hate mail

    05/14/2006 6:33:35 AM PDT · by radar101 · 26 replies · 1,022+ views
    San Diego UNION ^ | May 14, 2006 | Alex Roth
    San Diego lawyer Jim McElroy insists he isn't terribly bothered by the scathing insults and threats directed his way. A few weeks back, someone wrote him an e-mail telling him to “burn in hell.” Someone else sent a note that opened with the words, “Hey Dumb--- McElroy.” Then there was this message, e-mailed several months ago. “When outraged Americans come and commit justifiable homicide against James McElroy, I'm throwing a party and inviting McElroy's family and friends and co-workers . . . It will be a great festive day!” McElroy has practiced law in San Diego for 19 years, usually...
  • Attorney assails mayor on cross issue (San Diego WAr Memorial)

    05/13/2006 6:26:18 AM PDT · by radar101 · 17 replies · 542+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | May 13, 2006 | JIM McELROY
    San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders has indicated that he would fight hard to save the Mount Soledad cross. He also indicated that “The courts have routinely approved secular monuments that have crosses as an element of the (war memorial) monument.” This is not a true statement. There is not one single federal or California case that has ever approved the permanent placement of a cross on federal land, state land or city land, monument or no monument, war memorial or no war memorial. Quite the contrary, there are 10 c ases that have ruled on the permanent presence of crosses...
  • Muslim Vote Tips the Balance in Netherlands (war memorial cross removed)

    03/11/2006 3:14:32 PM PST · by dennisw · 46 replies · 1,505+ views
    brusselsjournal ^ | Wed, 2006-03-08 15:59 | Paul Belien
    Muslim Vote Tips the Balance in Netherlands The effects of the immigrant vote will soon be visible. The Amsterdam borough of De Baarsjes has already decided to remove a white cross which serves as a memorial to the Second World War. The cross is situated not far from the place where a mosque is being built. According to the authorities “Muslims and Jews” take offense at the cross as a war memorial. “We told them that it is a Dutch tradition to refer to the dead with a cross. However, the cross is seen as a reference to Christianity. I...
  • Students Reject Honor to 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' Hero (Col. Greg "Pappy" Boyington)

    02/14/2006 9:56:57 AM PST · by Littlejon · 105 replies · 3,771+ views
    Member of Marines not 'sort of person UW wanted to produce'The University of Washington's student senate rejected a memorial for alumnus Gregory "Pappy" Boyington of "Black Sheep Squadron" fame amid concerns a military hero who shot down enemy planes was not the right kind of person to represent the school. Student senator Jill Edwards, according to minutes of the student government's meeting last week, said she "didn't believe a member of the Marine Corps was an example of the sort of person UW wanted to produce."
  • Debate over what to call Iraq war delays Shelby Township memorial (Disgusting Behavior by Libs)

    08/02/2005 2:18:39 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 11 replies · 695+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 1, 2005
    SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — No one disputes the facts of Mark Barbret's death.On Oct. 14, 2004, the 22-year-old U.S. Army private from Macomb County was riding in a Humvee near Ramadi, Iraq, when the vehicle hit a roadside bomb.But a dispute over what to call the war in which he died has delayed the opening of a memorial to Barbret in his hometown of Shelby Township, north of Detroit.Last month, the Shelby Township Board decided to wait before inscribing Barbret's name on the Detroit suburb's veterans monument while it decided how to label the conflict.Kim Barbret, Mark Barbret's father,...
  • Memorial Day meditation-(cameo vignettes of heroism; (WWII Pacific, Vietnam, Afghanistan; great!)

    05/30/2005 4:33:28 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 1,093+ views
    AMERICAN THINKER.COM ^ | MAY 30, 2005 | JOHN B. DWYER
    “Memory n. 1. The mental faculty of retaining and recalling past experience; the ability to remember. 2. An act or instance of remembrance; a recollection… see smer in Appendix.” “smer – to remember. In Germanic murnon, to remember sorrowfully, in Old English murnan, to mourn.” I remember Chuck Meerholz and the day I was supposed to drive. After four months with B Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Armor; four months of on-the-job-training for a guy trained as an infantrymen, I was being taught to drive our tank. B Company was to participate in a big operation centered on the village of...
  • The ACLU and the Death of America

    04/25/2005 3:16:31 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 77 replies · 1,444+ views
    The American Legion ^ | 2005 | Steven J. Newton
    Hi Everyone: A cross honoring the fallen of World War I was placed on a mountain top by a private citizen in 1934. President Clinton issued an order incorporating the site into the Mojave National Preserve and in 2000; the ACLU filed a Federal Suit. It is a simple cross consisting of two pipes tied together but now it is covered and will have to be removed or destroyed. In my opinion, the ACLU has now become THE most dangerous threat to our way of life this country has ever seen. By tearing down our values they are attempting to...
  • Memorial for 16,000 servicemen who gave lives after Second World War

    04/07/2005 5:33:27 AM PDT · by tjwmason · 3 replies · 233+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 7 April, 2005 | Richard Alleyne
    Memorial for 16,000 servicemen who gave lives after Second World WarBy Richard Alleyne (Filed: 07/04/2005) The thousands of British servicemen killed on duty since the Second World War are to be remembered with a Ł4 million memorial. Nearly 16,000 soldiers, sailors and airmen have died since the official end of hostilities in 1945 in more than 22 different conflicts. But the vast majority of those who have died in accidents, acts of war and terrorism have never been honoured. Now every serviceman and woman killed while on duty, whether in conflict or not, is to be honoured on the biggest...
  • Indiana War Memorial vandalized

    03/31/2005 6:03:43 PM PST · by squidward · 14 replies · 510+ views
    Kris Kirschner/Eyewitness News Indianapolis, March 30 - Wednesday seemed like a normal spring day at the Canal Walk. But for visitors to the Medal of Honor memorial, a dirty secret marred an otherwise beautiful place, where vandals did a lot of damage. Glass panels on the monument were smashed early Tuesday morning. Obscene words about President Bush and Gov. Daniels, along with peace symbols were spray-painted on canal walls.
  • San Diego: Petition for cross gets 40,000 names (La Jolla,, Mount Soledad war memorial)

    03/29/2005 9:24:29 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 425+ views
    About 40,000 signatures have been collected to try to force the San Diego City Council to keep the Mount Soledad cross at the site of a war memorial in La Jolla, supporters of a petition drive said yesterday. They need to submit a minimum of 33,610 signatures from registered voters by April 7 to get the council to reconsider its March 8 decision to move the cross to comply with a federal court ruling. The council's other option is to hold a special election on the issue within 88 days. The City Clerk's Office estimated a special election would cost...
  • Tyranny Of The Few (God-Haters)

    12/01/2004 12:52:20 PM PST · by Lindykim · 34 replies · 867+ views
    The Federalist Patriot ^ | Dec. 1, 2004 | The Editor
    This week's "Tyranny of the Few" Award: "Jihad Jesus Republicans need to understand that the separation of church and state has kept this country from getting into religious wars. ... If God was powerful, there would not be a need for the government to go in and force a religious agenda on nonbelieving citizens." --Philip Paulson, atheism activist who, together with the ACLU, sued for 15 years to cut down the Mount Soledad War Memorial Cross in San Diego
  • Mt. Soledad Cross war Ordered Removed by Activist Federal Judge

    11/23/2004 10:18:39 AM PST · by watchdog_writer · 17 replies · 2,047+ views
    American Family Association | November 23, 2004 | watchdog_writer
    Ask President Bush To Make To Make The Mount Soledad Cross A National MonumentSave the historic cross from another ACLU-backed removal A 43-foot tall cross that was erected atop Mt. Soledad in San Diego, California 50 years ago to honor our nation’s veterans faces imminent removal unless we act now. An ACLU-backed atheist has waged a 15-year court battle to force removal of the famous cross. And a federal court has ordered the city of San Diego to remove it. However, one option remains. Federal law known as the Antiquities Act authorizes the President to designate landmarks and structures...
  • 9th Circuit topples Mojave desert cross

    06/17/2004 1:55:04 AM PDT · by risk · 65 replies · 1,656+ views
    firstamendmentcenter.org ^ | Wednesday, June 16, 2004 | Associated Press
    9th Circuit topples Mojave desert cross By The Associated Press 06.08.04 SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that an 8-foot cross in the Mojave National Preserve is an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion. Ruling 3-0 in Buono v. Norton, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court that had ruled against the cross, which has become both a war memorial and a place of worship at a Southern California desert site known as Sunrise Rock. The case was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of a retired National Park Service...
  • Monument Honoring WWII Japanese-American Soldiers Defaced

    03/24/2004 9:56:23 AM PST · by Dbdaily · 16 replies · 311+ views
    Monument Honoring WWII Japanese-American Soldiers Defaced Police Not Sure If Vandalism Is Hate Crime POSTED: 2:27 pm PST March 23, 2004 UPDATED: 7:43 pm PST March 23, 2004 LOS ANGELES -- Police are trying to find those responsible for defacing a monument to Japanese-Americans who fought during World War II even as their loved ones were held in internment camps at home. About 20 star-like symbols, each surrounded by a circle, were carved into the Little Tokyo monument at Temple and Alameda streets, said Diane Tanaka of the Go For Broke Educational Foundation. The vandalism, discovered last Friday, occurred some...
  • Informal War Memorial Loses Its Final Battle With City Hall

    07/10/2003 2:23:08 PM PDT · by Smogger · 5 replies · 226+ views
    The Los Angeles Time ^ | July 5, 2003 | Ashley Powers
    You know the story, right? she asked, nodding toward the wooden stakes planted in tight rows. How a guy put them up, just because he couldn't sleep. The war in Iraq bothered him. These are for its dead. "It's a beautiful graveyard," Mary Laurin said softly. "Why would they want to take it down?" At the corner of Yale and Bryan avenues in Irvine's Northwood Community Park, a makeshift memorial has become local lore. It appeared in March, 10 days into the war in Iraq, as the brainchild of a local medical company executive. Only a few wooden stakes, topped...