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  • Homegrown extremist threat remains 20 years after Oklahoma City bombing

    04/19/2015 7:48:00 AM PDT · by PROCON · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | April 19, 2015 | Deborah M. Lauter and Mark Pitcavage
    (CNN)—Twenty years ago, on April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh detonated a massive truck bomb in front of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The attack killed 168 men, women and children, injured hundreds more, and remains the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history. The attack's aftermath saw a storm of media coverage with themes such as "attack on the heartland" and America's "lost innocence." In fact, the bombing took the country by surprise. It wasn't simply the scale of the tragedy that drew attention, but the fact that the bombing exposed something new: American citizens targeting their...
  • Photographer recalls covering the Palm Sunday tornadoes (50th anniv & Live tweets)

    04/12/2015 9:44:21 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 7 replies
    Wane ^ | April 11 2015 | Sara Wagner
    – This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Palm Sunday tornadoes that tore through the Midwest. The National Weather Service recorded 47 tornadoes between April 11th and April 12th, 1965. 261 people died, making it the third deadliest outbreak on record. These details of the storm are something Carl Hartup witnessed first-hand. He worked as chief photographer for the News-Sentinel for 37 years. One can see a lot in a career that spans nearly forty years. snip “I took a corn stalk that was driven into a concrete block. The power of a tornado is just unbelievable,” Hartup said....
  • Russia halts UK-US display of WW2 photos

    04/11/2015 5:00:22 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2015-04-11 | Sarah Rainsford
    A central Russian gallery has cancelled the opening of an exhibition of World War Two images by US and British photographers, sparking claims that the event was pulled for political reasons. [....] A staff member at the state-run gallery told the BBC that the decision to cancel the exhibition was "political", and said they did not believe it would ever open. They said they had been "ordered" not to comment further. Gallery manager Raisa Zorina had previously dismissed the official explanation of "technical problems", telling local media "this is very serious" and advising them to "read between the lines".
  • Bells to ring marking end of Civil War

    04/09/2015 9:55:17 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    News Advance ^ | 4-8-15 | staff report
    Bells will ring across the country and in Lynchburg on Thursday to mark the 150th anniversary of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Appomattox, the symbolic end of four years of bloodshed. A historic bell will be rung at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park at 3 p.m., the time the surrender occurred. People at historic sites, schools, parks, government buildings and within communities throughout Lynchburg and the country will join in at 3:15 p.m., ringing bells for four continuous minutes, representing the four years of fighting.
  • Civil War: 150th Anniversary of Lee Surrender at Appomattox

    04/09/2015 10:03:31 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 39 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | APRIL 9, 2015 | STEVE SZKOTAK
    The surrender of Confederate Robert E. Lee to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 150 years ago Thursday was the definitive milestone of the end of the Civil War.
  • Make the Confederacy's Defeat a National Holiday (Hurl)

    04/06/2015 11:47:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 126 replies
    New Republic ^ | April 5, 2015 | Brian Beutler
    In a speech one month ago, the first black president of the United States challenged millions of white Americans to resist the convenient allure of overlooking the country’s blemished moral record. It was a dual challenge, actually—first to the classical understanding of American exceptionalism, but also to America’s persistent critics, who abjure the concept of exceptionalism altogether. “What greater expression of faith in the American experiment than this?” President Barack Obama said. “What greater form of patriotism is there than the belief that America is not yet finished, that we are strong enough to be self-critical, that each successive generation...
  • Ten Years Ago Today, Terri Schiavo Lived Her Last Day. Then She Was Starved to Death

    03/31/2015 1:51:41 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 83 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/31/15 | Steven Ertelt
    On March 30, 2005, Terri Schiavo had her last full day of life on this earth and both her family and Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life will never forget the last moments they shared with the woman whose former husband won a court order to take her life.Terri was killed on March 31, 2005 when her former husband won a protracted legal battle against the Schindler family for the right to disconnect her feeding tube. Doctors who examined Terri say she was not in a persistent vegetative state and that her condition could have been improved has she...
  • U.S. veterans return to Iwo Jima for 70th anniversary

    03/21/2015 12:54:38 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Today | Eric Talmadge
    IOTO, Japan — Dozens of aging U.S. veterans, many in their early 90s and some in wheelchairs, gathered on the tiny, barren island of Iwo Jima on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the bloodiest and most iconic battles of World War II. More than 30 veterans flown in from the U.S. island territory of Guam toured the black sand beaches where they invaded the deeply dug-in forces of the island’s Japanese defenders in early 1945. They were bused to the top of Mount Suribachi, an active volcano, where an Associated Press photo of the raising of...
  • 39 Years Ago Today, Patty Hearst Was Convicted Of Armed Robbery

    03/21/2015 2:29:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    SFist ^ | Mar 20, 2015 | Eve Batey
    How does one celebrate the 39th anniversary of the day one was convicted of armed robbery and use of a firearm to commit a felony? Long walk with your prize-winning dog? A cake? A shot and a beer? I'm sure that whatever Patty Hearst does today, it'll be done in style, for it's her conviction about which I'm talking. Yup, it was this day in 1976 when a jury of her peers (as much as anyone can be the peer of a wealthy socialite) came back from 12 hours of deliberation and delivered that verdict. You know her story, of...
  • ON THIS DAY IN 1965 – Angry Democrats with Billy Clubs & Dogs Attacked Selma Civil Rights Marchers

    03/09/2015 4:00:09 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 7 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 03/07/2015 | staff
    On this day in 1965, state police under the command of the Democrat Governor, George Wallace, attacked African-Americans who were demonstrating for voting rights in Selma, Alabama. The rampaging Democrats used billy clubs and tear gas and dogs in their “Bloody Sunday” assault. A Republican-appointed federal judge, Frank Johnson, soon ruled in favor of the demonstrators, enabling them to complete their march two weeks later.
  • Turkey’s Ziraat to launch Islamic bank on anniversary of Ottoman’s Istanbul conquest

    03/05/2015 5:21:25 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 2 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | March/05/2015
    Turkey’s Ziraat Bankasi General Manager Hüseyin Aydin has told reporters that the state-run lender plans to launch its off-shoot, Ziraat Katilim Bankasi, an Islamic participation bank, on May, 29, which is the anniversary of the Ottoman conquest of Istanbul. “The 300 million dollar-equivalent Turkish Lira capital has been provided by the Treasury,” Aydin said March 5 while speaking to reporters in Istanbul on the sidelines of a joint meeting of the Union of Arab Banks (UAB) and the Banks Association of Turkey (TBB), which he personally chairs. The participation bank will open 20 branches this year and will operate as...
  • Fashion Week or Photoshop? [JimmyKimmelLive clip]

    02/20/2015 12:46:05 PM PST · by Colofornian · 2 replies
    Some of the fashions at fashion week are so crazy it’s hard to tell if they’re real or not. So we had some of the guys in our graphics department make some fake ones..
  • Jewish leader trapped and arrested inside Auschwitz

    01/29/2015 1:15:43 PM PST · by windcliff · 19 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 1-29-15 | Jessica Winch
    Jewish community leader trapped inside Auschwitz concentration camp after getting locked in while filming a television show on the 70th anniversary of its liberation. The head of Rome’s Jewish community found himself locked into Auschwitz on Tuesday night and then arrested when he tried to escape. Riccardo Pacifici was doing a television interview after the ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the camp’s liberation, when he realised the camp’s gates had been closed. Mr Pacifici was locked in with Jewish community spokesman Fabio Perugia, the television host and two technicians. Mr Pacifici, whose grandparents died in the camp, spent...
  • Planned Parenthood Permanently Closes Abortion Clinics in New York and Washington

    01/23/2015 7:47:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/22/15 | Cheryl Sullenger
    As pro-life supporters from around the nation gather in Washington, D.C. today to mark the 42nd memorial of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion in the U.S., Operation Rescue announces that two more abortion facilities have permanently closed. “Today, as pro-lifers, we should be encouraged that our efforts have not been in vain. Abortion clinics are closing in record numbers due to their tireless work of men, women, and young people all across this nation,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “America is beginning to reject abortion, and that is evidenced in closed clinics and...
  • On this day in 1968.

    01/23/2015 7:48:46 AM PST · by LouAvul · 28 replies
    North Korea seized the USS Pueblo and accused the crew of spying. The crew was released 11 months later. NK, however, kept the vessel.
  • UN commemorates 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation [or Laments?!]

    01/21/2015 1:57:56 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/21/2015 | MAYA SHWAYDER
    The Polish Mission to the UN hosted a special event on Wednesday marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz from the Germans titled “Why have we failed at preventing genocide and how to change that?” Speakers at Wednesday’s conference included four out of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (China was the only no-show), the Polish ambassador, as well as the ambassadors from Israel, Rwanda, Germany, and several distinguished historians and NGO heads, including a presentation from Professor Piotr Cywi´nski on what Auschwitz looks like today. Israel’s ambassador Ron Prosor opened his address invoking the...
  • The Bernhard Goetz subway shooting(30 Year Anniversary )

    12/23/2014 3:08:28 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 19 replies
    www.history.com ^ | 12/23/2014 | staff
    On the New York City subway, Bernhard Goetz, a 45-year-old white male, shoots four young black men after they surround him and ask for $5. After wounding three of the unarmed men, Goetz pointed his gun at 18-year-old Darrell Cabey, who was not wounded but cowering terrified in the subway car, and said, "You don't look too bad, here's another." Goetz then shot Cabey in the back, severing his spinal cord. Three of the youths recovered, but Cabey was paralyzed and suffered permanent brain damage.
  • Happy Clinton Impeachment Day!

    12/19/2014 5:27:34 AM PST · by The Sons of Liberty · 4 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/19/204 | self
    Happy Clinton Impeachment Day! On this day in 1998 Bubba Clinton was Impeached By the House. Unfortunately, the Senate then, as now, had no backbone and the traitor miscreant was not removed. In the next few months we have an even graver threat to our Liberty to deal with. The GODless communist usurper, who fancies himself as dictator, MUST be removed and incarcerated! Let's pray, for the sake of our beloved Country, that congress will swiftly do what's best for our future by upholding The Constitution and removing Baraq Hussein mohammed 0bama!
  • Americans and Belgians mark 70th anniversary of Battle of the Bulge

    12/13/2014 12:15:44 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 22 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Saturday 13 December 2014 11.43 EST
    Belgium’s King Philippe, right, and Queen Mathilde throw nuts to the public, during the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, in Bastogne, Belgium, on Saturday. The tradition dates from when the Germans asked for the US surrender in Bastogne, to which General Anthony McAuliffe answered: ‘Nuts!’ Photograph: Yves Logghe/AP Braving snowy weather, Americans and Belgians gathered in the Ardennes on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the biggest and bloodiest US battles of the second world war, the Battle of the Bulge. Jean-Claude Klepper, 62, of Virton, Belgium, said “we must never forget what...
  • In memory of those who lost their lives in SS Cynthia Olson

    12/07/2014 2:54:32 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    MaritimeQuest.com ^ | 2008 | Michael W. Pocock
    At dawn on Dec. 7, 1941 the I-26 surfaced and fired a warning shot at the Cynthia Olson, the radio officer sent out an SOS from position 33.42N-145.29W which was picked up on the mainland and Minoru reported seeing lifeboats being lowered, after which he began to shell the ship. Some time during the attack the Japanese commander received the signal "Tora, tora, tora!" indicating the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor had been a success. Compaired to what was going on at Pearl Harbor his attack would be easy. Since the Cynthia Olson was unarmed she would offer no resistance,...
  • Back on top: World Trade Center reopens for business 13 years after 9/11 terrorist attack...

    11/03/2014 12:43:37 PM PST · by Ezekiel · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02:24 EST, 3 November 2014 | Updated: 14:38 EST, 3 November 2014 | By Associated Press
    Back on top: World Trade Center reopens for business 13 years after 9/11 terrorist attack as first employees move in Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is again opening for business - marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation. Publishing giant Conde Nast will start moving on Monday into One World Trade Center, a 104-story, $3.9 billion skyscraper that dominates the Manhattan skyline. It is America's tallest building.
  • Remembering USS Cole attack, 14 years later (Nashiri still awaiting trial in Guantanamo)

    10/10/2014 10:47:26 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    13 News Now ^ | 6:28 p.m. EDT October 8, 2014 | Mike Gooding
    NORFOLK--Fourteen years after al Qaida suicide bombers attacked the USS Cole, shipmates, friends and families of the fallen sailors will come together to remember. A private ceremony is planned Sunday at Naval Station Norfolk. It was October, 12, 2000, when the guided missile destroyer was refueling at the Port of Aden, Yemen, when terrorists blew a 40 x 40-foot hole in the ship's hull, killing 17 crew members. Former Cole sailor Anthony VanCampen served as ship's bugler then. He plans to play "Taps" at this weekend's memorial service. "The biggest thing for me is that somebody has to tell the...
  • What if the Shah of Iran had remained: 35 years later

    09/28/2014 7:45:32 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 43 replies
    FSM ^ | 9/28/14 | Slater Bakhtavar
    In 1979, after a long campaign of political pressure applied by the Carter administration in the United States, the Shah of Iran fell to the Islamic Revolution, ending a tradition of monarchic rule that had persisted in Iran for thousands of years since the rule of Cyrus the Great. The stage was set for the rise of the Ayatollah, and the establishment of a theocracy in Iran that, today, most Iranians do not even want. But what if none of that had ever happened? While a momentous departure from actual history, it is not nearly so far-fetched as it sounds....
  • 50th anniversary of York’s death to be celebrated Monday

    09/02/2014 11:58:48 AM PDT · by Borges · 71 replies
    “God would never be cruel enough to create a cyclone as terrible as that Argonne battle. Only man would ever think of doing an awful thing like that. … And I’m telling you the little log cabin in Wolf Valley in old Tennessee seemed a long, long way off.” With those words, Sergeant Alvin C. York recalled the intensity of the October, 1918 battle that defined him for generations of Tennesseans as the most highly decorated American soldier of World War I, earning the Congressional Medal of Honor among numerous other awards. In those moments of battle, York, of Fentress...
  • 75 years ago today - World War II

    09/01/2014 1:18:01 PM PDT · by nesnah · 9 replies
    On this day, 75 years ago, World War II began. It was started by some European megalomaniac who was trying to regain some of the land areas that his country had previously lost, but he felt those lands should be part of his country permanently again. And, we have James Earl Obama and Neville Kerry in charge of foreign affairs. Food for thought....
  • British Embassy holds a party to commemorate anniversary of the burning of the White House

    08/25/2014 4:03:59 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 August 2014 | Tom Mctague, Mailonline Deputy Political Editor
    British diplomats in the US have been forced to apologise after revealing they were hosting a party to celebrate the anniversary of the burning of the White House. The British Embassy in Washington held a ‘White House barbeque’ yesterday to mark the two hundredth anniversary of Britain capturing the US capital and setting fire to the President’s iconic address. The Embassy even sent a message on Twitter from its official account with a photograph of a White House cake, flanked by British and American flags and surrounded by sparkler fireworks.
  • ‘Is this shade?': UK embassy ‘commemorates’ burning the White House [pic]

    08/24/2014 5:06:59 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    twitchy ^ | August 24, 2014
    British Embassy ✔ @UKinUSA Commemorating the 200th anniversary of burning the White House. Only sparklers this time! pic.twitter.com/QIDBQTBmmL
  • Pope Will Mark 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

    08/22/2014 6:25:04 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 46 replies
    Pope Francis will celebrate a Mass next August to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, an Argentine cardinal has revealed. Speaking at the Armenian Catholic cathedral in Buenos Aires, Cardinal Mario Poli said that the Pontiff will celebrate the commemorative Mass in St. Peter’s basilica. The date for the Mass has not yet been announced.
  • 'It's a Small World' after all; iconic ride celebrates 50 years

    08/10/2014 8:49:49 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 29 replies
    Los Angeles times ^ | Aug 6 2014 | Hugo Martin
    en her phone rang that day in 1963, Alice Davis was working as a seamstress, stitching bras and girdles in the downtown Los Angeles garment district. Walt Disney, the caller said, wanted to see her. When she arrived at Disney's office, the theme park pioneer made her an offer: Design costumes for a new ride he was planning for the 1964 New York World's Fair. That ride would be, he promised her, an attraction that would bring joy "to every child from 1 to 100." "I could hardly wait to get there for the first day," recalled Davis, now 85....
  • The Nixon Resignation at 40

    08/07/2014 12:23:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    On the occasion of this week's 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation from the presidency, The Washington Post sponsored a reunion featuring Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Watergate reporters who "brought down" the 37th president. In fact, Nixon committed political suicide. He thought he could get away with what other politicians had done, but forgot the rules are different for Republicans. The Post event resembled a celebration with much laughter and stories about how Publisher Katharine Graham and Executive Editor Ben Bradlee had told the newsroom "no gloating" when it became apparent Nixon would resign. But gloat they did...
  • Anne Frank was arrested 70 years ago: Aug 4, 1944

    08/04/2014 11:19:57 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 25 replies
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    I suppose that in the greater scheme of things, this anniversary doesn't mean much. But I decided to post it anyway. Anne Frank is someone worth remembering.
  • Lights go out across Britain, 100 years on from WW1

    08/04/2014 3:16:50 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    reuters.com ^ | August 4, 2014 | Tess Little
    Lights across Britain were being switched off for an hour on Monday night in a tribute to the dead of World War One, inspired by the prophetic observation of Britain's foreign minister on the eve of war 100 years ago. "The lamps are going out all over Europe," Edward Grey told an acquaintance, shortly before Britain declared war on Germany on Aug. 4, 1914. "We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime." British landmarks, including the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and St Paul's Cathedral, went dark from 10 p.m., and Prime Minister David Cameron had asked Britons...
  • 100 years ago today Austria declared war on Serbia, the first declaration of World War 1

    07/28/2014 8:03:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    VA Viper ^ | July 28, 2014 | VA Viper
    Although many consider the opening act of World War I to be the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand at Sarajevo - its centennial was just a month ago (28 June) - the first actual declaration of war took place a hundred years ago today, when Austria-Hungary initiated hostilities against Serbia, after the latter rejected a draconian Austrian ultimatum intended to give Austria a free hand in bringing Franz Ferdinand's killers to account. As a result, Russia - self-appointed protector of the "South Slavs" - mobilized against Austria, which panicked the Germans (fearful of a two-front war against both France...
  • Protestants Try to Calm Row Ahead of Luther Celebration

    07/24/2014 6:35:32 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 7/24/14 | David V Barrett
    A fierce row between Catholics and Protestants in Germany is the result of a misunderstanding, a German theologian has claimed. Lutheran leaders had invited the Catholic Church to join them in commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, when Martin Luther published his 95 theses. Luther was opposed to the sale of indulgences, to the Bible not being in the vernacular and to the Church’s doctrinal position on justification through faith – all issues which have seen significant changes over the years. In 1999 the Catholic and Lutheran Churches issued a joint declaration on the doctrine of justification which...
  • Remember the Space Race?

    07/21/2014 10:14:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | George Mano
    July 20, 2014, will mark the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon, the first time humans had ever set foot on another part of the universe. Besides being a tremendous scientific achievement, it was also an important political statement, a battle victory for the US and the West over the Soviet Union and the Communists in the Cold War, a battle known as the Space Race. During World War II the technological leaders in rocket science were the Germans. After the war, with the Cold War underway, the US and the USSR each tried to...
  • Must read: User @drawandstrike tweets ‘epic rant about Chappaquiddick’

    via Michelle Malkin
  • TWA 800 Crashed 18 Years ago today.

    07/17/2014 10:34:51 AM PDT · by Toespi · 59 replies
    Strange times.
  • Speech on the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence: Calvin Coolidge July 5th 1926

    07/04/2014 8:20:46 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 6 replies
    July 4th 2014 | Cripplecreek
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania We meet to celebrate the birthday of America. The coming of a new life always excites our interest. Although we know in the case of the individual that it has been an infinite repetition reaching back beyond our vision, that only makes it the more wonderful. But how our interest and wonder increase when we behold the miracle of the birth of a new nation. It is to pay our tribute of reverence and respect to those who participated in such a mighty event that we annually observe the fourth day of July. Whatever may have been the...
  • 50 years ago Today

    07/02/2014 9:06:37 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 6 replies
    7-2-14
    This day in history..LBJ signed civil rights law.
  • 500 Years of Chaos: Protestantism’s Anniversary

    06/08/2014 1:59:17 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 682 replies
    Catholic Analysis ^ | 7 June 2014 | Philipp Rogall
    In 2017, we will witness the 500th anniversary of one of the most important, influential and regrettable events in Church history: the Protestant Reformation, or the Protestant Rebellion, as some prefer to call it. Indeed, the latter term would suit me better, too. But, being German, I am used to the former expression and should I ever refer to said event as die protestantische Rebellion, people would think me some sort of radical. On that thought, perhaps it is worth noting that rebels are often quite radical themselves, which is one thing we can definitely say of the so-called "Reformers"....
  • D-Day + 70 Years: Looking For The Right Words

    06/08/2014 5:08:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    There are some days when a column comes easy, when it just flows out in one straight series of fingers tapping on keys, a click on save, and calling it a day. Most days, in fact. Then there are other days when there are so many ideas, so many things you want to say, floating around in your head that the task of organizing them seems impossible. It’s Friday night, June 6th, the 70th anniversary of what I consider to be the most important day in modern history, and I have no idea what to write. The idea of weighing...
  • Pope Francis pays tribute to 'heavy sacrifice' of soldiers on 70th anniversary of D-Day landings

    06/06/2014 9:56:54 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 3 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | June 6, 2014 | Vatican Radio
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis says the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings is an opportunity for present generations to show gratitude for the “heavy sacrifice” of soldiers who landed on the beaches of Normandy to fight against “Nazi barbarism” and free occupied France during World War II. He also states that it should serve as a reminder that excluding God from the lives of people and societies can bring nothing but death and suffering and he calls on the people of Europe to find their roots and future hopes in the Gospel of Christ. The Holy Father’s words are contained...
  • At D-Day Commemoration, Few Mourn The War’s Losers

    06/05/2014 1:37:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    time ^ | Vivienne Walt / La Cambe, France
    It may surprise the many Americans who have arrived in Normandy in France this week to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, but the largest burial place here is not, in fact, the iconic U.S. war cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer about 10 miles from here. That site’s forest of sunlit, erect white crosses in perfectly symmetrical rows marks the graves of more than 9,387 Americans, memorialized for later generations in Hollywood movies, including the closing scene of the Tom Hanks hit, Saving Private Ryan. Instead, among the many cemeteries for the 100,000 or so soldiers killed in the mammoth...
  • D-Day is Dumb Day for Too Many

    06/05/2014 8:18:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 102 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Given the numerous studies revealing how American education lags behind instruction in other countries in disciplines once thought to be essential, it should come as no surprise that on the 70th anniversary of D-Day, a lot of people are clueless about central elements of the Allied invasion of the European continent on June 6, 1944. The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) has released the results of a survey, which finds only slightly more than half (54 percent) of those who took a multiple choice quiz knew that Dwight D. Eisenhower was the supreme commander of Allied forces...
  • Been 10 Years Now...

    06/05/2014 6:12:54 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
  • WWII vet beats obstacles to visit France for D-Day

    06/03/2014 2:35:51 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 6/2/14 | KATE BRUMBACK
    A 94-year-old man who fought for the U.S. in World War II is heading to France for D-Day ceremonies, a journey he nearly wasn't able to make because he didn't have the proof of his citizenship needed to get a passport. But after getting some help from social media and his local congressman to overcome his financial and passport issues, Sherwin Callander, of Alabama, was set to board a plane Monday night for Paris. Callander heard last month about ceremonies for the 70th anniversary of D-Day and said he thought it would be meaningful to attend. He hadn't been back...
  • The Quiet Sesquicentennial of the War between the States

    05/20/2014 8:57:04 AM PDT · by Sioux-san · 404 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/20/2014 | James Longstreet
    Not much media coverage, not much fanfare, not much reflection. A war that carved over 600,000 lives from the nation when the nation’s population was just 31 million. To compare, that would equate to a loss of life in today’s population statistics, not to mention limb and injury, of circa 6 million. We are in the month of May, when 150 years ago Grant crossed the Rapidan to engage Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Lee stood atop Clark’s Mountain and watched this unknown (to the eastern theatre) entity lead a massive army into Lee’s home state. Soon there...
  • What LBJ Wrought: 50 Years after the war on poverty, the results are in.

    05/19/2014 8:26:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    National Review ^ | 05/19/2014 | George Will
    If our government has any obligation to fulfill its many promises on health care, it should be first and foremost to the men and women who served in our armed forces. But the scandal over hidden waiting lists at a growing number of veterans’ hospitals (seven so far) — wherein dozens of veterans died while waiting months for vital treatment, and the VA covered up the lengthy wait times — should make everyone wonder whether we can place our trust in a government-managed health-care system. The Dayton Daily News reported on Sunday that its investigation of a database of...
  • France says it won't fly American WWII vets over for D-Day anniversary

    05/18/2014 1:14:39 PM PDT · by SJackson · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2014
    Seven decades after ­Allied troops stormed Normandy’s beaches and saved France from the Nazis, the surrender-happy nation is turning its back on hundreds of US veterans who want to return next month to mark the invasion’s 70th anniversary. France has broken its promise to pay for the vets to fly to this year’s commemoration, according to Rep. Michael Grimm. “Our chief-of-staff heard it from the French Embassy in DC — that they would be flown out to France [for free],” said Nick Iacono, a spokesman for the Staten Island congressman. But when The Post contacted the embassy Friday, the French...
  • 44th anniversary of Kent State shooting: victims and students remember May 4th, 1970 shooting

    05/04/2014 7:40:43 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 111 replies
    Newsnet5 Cleveland ^ | 05-04-2014 | Michael Baldwin
    KENT, Ohio - A large crowd gathered just after 11 p.m. Saturday behind the Taylor Hall at Kent State University to honor the fallen. The crowd stood near the Victory Bell holding candles in remembrance of May 4th, 1970. It was 44 years ago that four students were killed after 67 shots were fired in 13 seconds by the National Guard. The students were pushed over to the parking lot of Prentice Hall as they were protesting the Vietnam War. Students and volunteers are still standing in the parking lot area where the four students died. The students will stand...