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  • Calls for revenge as terrorist killed by Elor Azariya buried

    05/28/2016 2:49:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/5/16 | David Rosenberg
    The family of Abedel Fattah al-Sharif, the Arab terrorist who was neutralized and later killed by IDF soldier Elor Azariya during a terror attack in Hevron in March, buried al-Sharif in Hevron on Saturday, amid demands for revenge. The body of al-Sharif was returned to his family on Friday, before it was examined at the Al Ahli hospital in Hevron. Relatives of the dead terrorist called upon Arab residents of Hevron to join in a mass demonstration during al-Sharif’s funeral, which included demands for revenge and the waving of Hamas flags. The body of al-Sharif was also wrapped in a...
  • No Weddings, Funerals in North Korea So Kim Jong Un Can ‘Party’

    05/07/2016 6:36:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 05.06.16 | Gordon Chang
    05.06.16 2:06 AM ET No Weddings, Funerals in North Korea So Kim Jong Un Can ‘Party’ No work breaks, no travel, and no food (again). The Dear Leader launched an unprecedented crackdown on his beleaguered masses to ‘celebrate’ a rare Congress for his elite this weekend. Kim Jong Un has imposed extraordinary social controls across North Korea—and especially in the capital of Pyongyang—in the run-up to the Workers’ Party 7th Congress, which starts Friday. The once-in-a-generation event—the last was held in 1980—is supposed to celebrate Kim’s rule, but in recent months observers have been seeing signs of a breakdown of...
  • "Death Is Swallowed Up in Victory" (Funeral sermon on 1 Corinthians 15:51-57)

    04/02/2016 9:19:16 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 2, 2016 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Death Is Swallowed Up in Victory” (1 Corinthians 15:51-57) Chuck, and the friends and family of our sister Gwen: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. First I want to say that you have our sympathy upon your loss. It is always tough to lose someone you have known and loved for many years. It is painful. It feels like we have a hole in our heart. And so we want to be with you at this time and give you our support. And certainly it is good to see the people here...
  • EWTN English - Mother Angelica In Memoriam (LIVE STREAMING)

    04/01/2016 5:28:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    EWTN YOUTUBE ^ | April 1, 2016 | EWTN
    EWTN English - Mother Angelica In Memoriam LIVE STREAMING
  • Mother Angelica funeral: where to watch live stream TV

    03/31/2016 9:07:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    al.com ^ | March 31, 2016 | Greg Garrison
    Public visitation continues today for Mother Angelica, founder of EWTN Global Catholic Network. Her funeral Mass will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia will preach the funeral sermon. Mother Angelica died on Easter Sunday, March 27. She was 92. Mother Angelica's casket was carried into the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament chapel on Tuesday afternoon, then into Our Lady of the Angels Monastery for visitation with her nuns. Public visitation follows the recitation of the rosary, which began today at 10 a.m. Mother Angelica's...
  • Patriot Guard motorcyclist in funeral procession struck, dies at hospital

    03/29/2016 8:27:58 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 17 replies
    KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis ^ | March 28, 2016 | Alex Fees
    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) - At Archway Memorial Chapel in Hazelwood, owner Kenneth McGhee had nothing but good things to say about the Patriot Guard Riders, a volunteer motorcycle group that escorts funeral processions for fallen service members. "Very kind people, very diligent," McGhee said. "They are very dignified and very proud of the service they provide for fellow veterans." McGhee was particularly distressed to learn that a 64-year-old Patriot Guard Rider was struck by a vehicle and killed in south St. Louis County Monday while escorting a procession that originated at his funeral home. "Until we learned the...
  • Hillary Clinton Apologizes For Praising Nancy Reagan (on the day of her funeral)

    03/11/2016 2:42:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/11/16 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Hillary Clinton apologized Friday for praising the late Nancy Reagan’s response to the 1980s AIDS crisis on the day of the former first lady’s funeral. Hillary had said, “It may be hard for your viewers to remember how difficult it was for people to talk about HIV/AIDS in the 1980s.” Clinton added, “With [Nancy’s] very effective, low-key advocacy…it penetrated the public consciousness and people began to say: we have to do something about this too.” The comments were not well received on the Left.
  • Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton to lead hundreds of mourners at Nancy Reagan's funeral where she

    03/11/2016 10:03:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/11/16 | Kelly Mclaughlin For Dailymail.com and Associated Press
    Mourners have started to arrive for funeral services for Nancy Reagan, which are taking place at her late husband's presidential library in Southern California. Close relatives from ten White House families - from Caroline Kennedy to First Lady Michelle Obama - are expected to attend the services alongside approximately 1,000 guests on Friday. President Barack Obama will not be in attendance at the services, as he has a prior engagement in Austin, Texas, where he is a keynote speaker at South By Southwest on Friday. The funeral will be held at 11am on Friday, with a musical prelude to begin...
  • LIVE THREAD: Nancy Reagan Funeral (1015AM PT music 1100AM PT Funeral)

    03/11/2016 8:55:40 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 136 replies
    KABC - ABC7 ^ | March 10 | KABC Staff
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- ABC News will be providing live coverage of the funeral services for former first lady Nancy Reagan on Friday. Services will begin at 1:15 p.m. ET | 10:15 a.m. PT with a musical prelude. The funeral is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. ET | 11 a.m. PT. The live streams are below.
  • 3 former first ladies, current first lady among those attending Nancy Reagan's funeral

    03/08/2016 1:52:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | March 8, 2016 | City News Service
    LOS ANGELES -- A trio of former first ladies, including Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, and current first lady Michelle Obama will be among those attending Friday's funeral service for Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum... Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, are also expected to attend, along with former first lady Rosalynn Carter, according to officials at the Reagan Library. Former President Lyndon Johnson's daughters Luci and Lynda are expected to attend, along with Tricia Nixon Cox, a daughter of President Richard Nixon. The White House announced Monday that Michelle Obama will...
  • ‘President Petty strikes again’: Obama will reportedly skip Nancy Reagan’s funeral for THIS?

    03/08/2016 11:56:48 AM PST · by Nachum · 84 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 3/8/16 | staff
    This is not at all surprising. It really isn’t all that surprising, no, but that doesn’t make it any less disgraceful. Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton will reportedly be in attendance at former First Lady Nancy Reagan’s funeral on Friday. You know who won’t be there? Take a wild guess:
  • Fr. Paul Scalia Delivers Homily of Hope at the Funeral Mass of Justice Scalia

    02/23/2016 6:57:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2016 | Paul Dykewicz
    WASHINGTON—Possibly the biggest tribute to late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, during his funeral Mass Saturday, Feb. 19, may have come during the homily offered by his son, Fr. Paul Scalia, who preached about the blessings his father received during his life and the salvation that faith in Jesus Christ offers flawed people such as his dad. Every funeral is a reminder of the thin "veil" that is between this world and the next one, between this time and "eternity," and between the "opportunity for conversion" and the moment of judgment, Fr. Scalia told the attendees at the Basilica...
  • Obama Proves Himself To Be A Very Small Man

    02/21/2016 4:44:41 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 60 replies
    The American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | February 21, 2016 | Tom Correa
    Antonin Scalia was born on March 11th, 1936, and died in his sleep from natural causes on the night of February 12th or the morning of February 13th, 2016, following an afternoon of quail hunting and dining at the Cibolo Creek Ranch in Shafter, Texas. Antonin Scalia was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, and served until his death a few days ago. Yes, Justice Scalia served on the Court for nearly 30 years. Justice Scalia has been described as an American patriot, a lifelong Conservative, a defender...
  • Wow: People Instantly Noticed What Obama Did At Scalia’s Wake – It Speaks VOLUMES

    02/20/2016 8:30:46 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 70 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 02/20/2016 | Gerry Urbanek
    In a move that many believe is disrespectful and unprecedented, President Obama did not attend the funeral of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, making him the only president in U.S. history to miss the funeral of a sitting supreme court justice. Instead of attending the funeral, the preisdent and first lady opted to attend Scalia’s wake, stopping by the casket for approximately two minutes before leaving early. While Obama did pay his respects, the brevity of the whole affair has led to questions of Obama’s sincerity. Furthermore, it has been noted that Obama made great efforts to attend certain...
  • Trump Wonders if Obama Would've Attended Scalia Funeral if Held in Mosque

    02/20/2016 11:38:28 AM PST · by TraditionalMerica · 82 replies
    Donald Trump on Saturday questioned whether President Barack Obama would have skipped late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral had it been held in a different venue: a mosque. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/701084443889381377?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Scalia’s funeral Mass began Saturday morning in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest Roman Catholic church in the U.S. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paid their respects to Scalia on Friday as he lay in repose in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court but did not attend the funeral.
  • Live Stream of Justice Scalia's Funeral

    02/20/2016 8:35:07 AM PST · by TontoKowalski · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/20/16 | YouTube
    I thought some of us might benefit from a break in election obsessing.
  • Video: Scalia makes final arrival at Supreme Court; Cruz: "I'll be there"

    02/19/2016 9:04:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/19/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Justice Antonin Scalia returned to the institution he helped shape for the last three decades in a somber memorial procession. His casket arrived at the Supreme Court, where it will lie in repose as mourners pay their respects to the intellectual giant that defined New Originalism in his tenure there. Prior to that, CNN reports, the other justices will take part in a private memorial service led by Scalia’s son Paul, a Catholic priest: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The body of late Justice Antonin Scalia is lying in repose Friday morning inside the Supreme Court building where...
  • White House defends Obama's decision to skip Scalia funeral

    02/18/2016 11:33:53 AM PST · by jazusamo · 104 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 18, 2016 | Jordan Fabian
    The White House is defending President Obama's decision not to attend the funeral of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and pushed back on critics who called it a deliberate snub. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday it makes sense to send Vice President Biden to the funeral instead because his "security footprint is a little bit lighter" and he has a longtime relationship with Scalia's family. Earnest called it disrespectful for Obama's critics to use the funeral "as some kind of political cudgel." Republicans have slammed Obama for not attending the funeral of the longtime conservative...
  • Obama skipping Scalia funeral to golf? 'The president will pay his respects at the Supreme Court on

    02/17/2016 5:41:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    wnd ^ | 2/1716 | Douglas Ernst
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s nearly 30 years on the bench was not enough to get President Obama out of bed for a weekend funeral. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Wednesday that Obama will not be attending Scalia’s funeral this Saturday at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Vice President Joe Biden will be in attendance instead. David Limbaugh’s book chillingly documents the destructive “transformation” of the United States – get “The Great Destroyer: Barack Obama’s War on the Republic” Earnest told reporters that Obama will view Scalia’s body on Friday while it lies...
  • Community rallies to attend veteran’s funeral

    02/10/2016 8:39:29 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Amanda Baillie
    When word spread that WWII/Korean War vet had no one to mourn him, that changed quickly He died an American hero, but with no family to mourn him. On Tuesday, however, Sergeant First Class Sidney Dean Cochran was buried with full military honors, surrounded by hundreds of strangers who came to pay their respects to the World War II veteran. Thanks to a social media campaign that began with a post on funeral director Ryan Jensen’s wife’s Facebook page, word quickly spread about the service.
  • Woman Crashes Her Funeral in Australia, Terrifying Husband Who Allegedly Paid to Have Her Killed

    02/05/2016 1:41:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    ktla ^ | 02/05/2016
    Noela Rukundo was visiting her native country of Burundi in January 2015 for her stepmother’s funeral when she was kidnapped, the mother of eight recently said, according to the Washington Post.... The Washington Post reported Kalala paid the kidnappers $7,000 in Australian dollars (about $5,000 in U.S. dollars) in the murder-for-hire plot, but the kidnappers did not believe in killing women. Instead, they kept the cash and set Rukundo free. They also gave her evidence to incriminate Kalala. Five days later, Rukundo stepped out of a car at her own funeral and approached her husband. "Surprise! I'm still alive!" she...
  • Watch: Hundreds of armed Hamas terrorists march in Jerusalem

    01/07/2016 4:02:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/1/16 | Ari Yashar
    Hundreds of masked and armed terrorists from Hamas's Al-Qassam Brigades "military wing" took part in a terrorist funeral attended by thousands in Jerusalem earlier this week, in an alarming show of force. The multitude of terrorists fired in the air with automatic assault rifles, and waved knives and machetes in a spectacle common in Gaza, but as rare as it is shocking in the capital. Video from the incident - which took place in the northeastern Shuafat neighborhood just roughly 100 meters from the French Hill neighborhood and near Hebrew University - was exposed by Channel 10 on Thursday night,...
  • WASPs not being allowed burial at Arlington

    01/03/2016 1:57:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 3, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Another one of those “clean out the basket” stories from while I was away comes to us from the hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery. There was a quiet change made to the guidelines for interment there roughly one year ago which impacts a small but rightfully vocal group of citizens and their families. It involves the few remaining members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (or WASPs) from World War II. It seems that the Army is no longer accepting the remains of the female pilots for burial alongside the Honored Dead who rest there. (Fox News) The ashes...
  • The Air Force will no longer fire three volley salutes at veteran funerals

    12/25/2015 1:37:09 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 24, 2015 | Fox News
    When a veteran or member of the armed forces dies, he or she is entitled to a ceremony that includes the presentation of a U.S. flag to a family member and a bugler blowing Taps. Most of the time, there is a three-volley rifle salute if requested by family members. But now, if the deceased served in the Air Force, the three-volley salute is not an option because the Air Force can no longer support riflemen for funeral services for veteran retirees. [....] “To me, without the 21-gun salute, it just does not make it complete a proper military burial,”...
  • Obama Not Scheduled to Attend San Bernardino Funerals

    12/11/2015 7:27:58 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 77 replies
    President Barack Obama is not scheduled to attend any of the funerals for the victims of the San Bernardino terror attack nine days ago, Breitbart News has learned. He has yet to visit the town in the wake of the deadliest terror attack since 9/11. The White House did not return a request for comment about the president’s schedule. It is unknown to the public whether he will attend any funerals, the first of which took place on Thursday for victim Yvette Velasco. Two were scheduled for Friday morning, which Obama appears to be missing as well.
  • Over 1,000 turn out for unclaimed veteran's funeral

    11/17/2015 3:04:19 PM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies
    wthr.com ^ | Nov. 17, 2015 | Mary Milz
    INDIANAPOLIS - Over 1,000 well-wishers have turned out for the funeral of a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who died with no family to plan his final arrangements. There was an overflow crowd at the Lawrence United Methodist Church Tuesday morning for the funeral of Billy Aldridge. He died last month at the age of 80 at a local nursing home. When WTHR shared Mr. Aldridge's story on our Facebook page, the response was overwhelming, with thousands of Facebook fans sharing the post and commenting. Legacy Funeral Home asked the public to help give him a dignified funeral. Turnout is...
  • High school students volunteer as pallbearers for homeless veterans

    11/01/2015 7:31:33 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    fox6now.com ^ | october 31, 2015
    Some Michigan high school students are redefining the term "extracurricular activity." In addition to club meetings, band practices and football games, University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy teens are also signing up to serve as pallbearers for homeless veterans. Six students recently volunteered to be pallbearers for three dead homeless veterans. Senior Joshua Gonzales is one of the student leaders who helped develop the program. He said this new opportunity for students is "meant to help dignify and respect the human being." The students' initial plan was to carry the caskets for homeless individuals, said the Rev. Karl...
  • Obama IS NOT WELCOME to Come Grandstand at the Funerals of Shooting Victims (VIDEO)

    10/06/2015 7:13:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/05/15 | Jim Hoft
    David Jacques, publisher of the Roseburg Beacon, told Bill O’Reilly on Monday that the people of Roseburg would not welcome Barack Obama if he came to town to politicize the funerals of the Umpqua College shooting victims. Madman Chris Harper-Mercer murdered eight students and a teacher last week in a shooting spree on campus. David Jacques and community leaders do not want Obama to come grandstand at the funerals: Well I think the president will not be welcomed into the community. And that is not just my opinion. We talked to dozens upon dozens of citizens, some family members of...
  • Gov. Jindal's threat to have Westboro members who disrupt funeral arrested sparks legal debate

    07/28/2015 6:49:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    KSLA News ^ | 07/28/2015 | By Fred Childers
    SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal gave a stern warning to Westboro Baptist Church members who had reportedly threatened to protest the funerals of the Lafayette movie theater victims. “Let me be very clear, if they come here to Louisiana and they try to disrupt those funerals, we're going to lock them up,” said Jindal. The funerals for Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson were held on Monday. Before that, Jindal issued an executive order asking police to enforce a Louisiana State law that protects against disturbing the peace at funerals. But, it did not have to be enforced...
  • Walker Cancels Campaign Events to Attend Funeral of Marine Killed in Chattanooga

    07/24/2015 6:08:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart Big Government, ^ | 7/24/15 | Sarah Rumpf
    Republican Presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) has cancelled his campaign events scheduled for tomorrow in order to attend the funeral of one of the five service members killed in the Chattanooga, Tennessee shooting, Breitbart News has learned. Marine Sgt. Carson Holmquist, 25, a native of Wisconsin, was killed on July 16th when a gunman opened fire at a Chattanooga Naval Reserve support center. According to Fox 6 Milwaukee, Holmquist was born in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, and graduated from Grantsburg High School. Holmquist joined the United States Marine Corps in 2009, and his service included deployments in Afghanistan and
  • Obama's Amazing Disgrace of a Eulogy

    06/28/2015 7:15:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 28, 2015 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Fresh off a victory lap in the Rose Garden where the #LOVEWINS president narcissistically defined agreeing with him as “love,” President Obama segued from LGBTQ rights into racial rancor and Biblical misrepresentation during a eulogy where he also defined “God’s grace” as agreeing with him. Taking to the pulpit at slain Charleston Emanuel A.M.E. Church’s pastor and state Senator Clementa Pinckney’s going-home celebration, Barack ‘Can you say Amen’ Obama assumed a black-preacher cadence and began the eulogy by “Giving all praise and honor to [a] God” whose Word the president normally revises with as much liberality as he does the...
  • Watch President Barack Obama Sing Amazing Grace at Clementa Pinckney’s Funeral

    06/27/2015 6:22:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/26/2015 | By NATALIE ANDREWS
    CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO...
  • Obama to Deliver Eulogy for Slain S.C. Pastor Clementa Pinckney

    06/23/2015 8:10:38 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6-22-2015 | M. Alex Johnson and Kristin Donnelly
    President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, one of nine people killed in last week's shootings at a Charleston, South Carolina, church, the White House said Monday. Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will all attend funeral services Friday for Pinckney, a state senator and pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, one of the oldest and most influential African-American churches in the U.S. Pinckney and eight other people were shot to death last week at a Wednesday night Bible study session.
  • Beau Biden's Funeral

    06/06/2015 8:42:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 125 replies
    June 6, 2015
    I am watching Beau Biden's funeral service on Fox News and it looked like that 0bama went up front to receive Communion. Did anyone else see this? I hope I am wrong
  • Slain cop promoted to detective as thousands mourn at his funeral

    05/09/2015 8:53:45 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 050815 | By Lorena Mongelli, Larry Celona and Laura ItalianoMay
    <p>Their agony was seared on their faces — and into a city’s heart.</p> <p>The father, mother and sister of NYPD Officer Brian Moore sobbed throughout his funeral Mass on Friday, bereft of all but his heroic memory and a shiny new detective’s shield posthumously awarded.</p>
  • Concerns about Cremation: Some Very Strange Practices Are Emerging

    03/18/2015 7:30:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 118 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-17-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Concerns about Cremation: Some Very Strange Practices Are Emerging By: Msgr. Charles PopeSome years ago, the Church gave wider permission for cremation and also lifted traditional restrictions on having cremated remains present in the church for funeral Masses. All of this is pastorally understandable. Very few if any people these days choose cremation for the reasons it had traditionally been forbidden, namely as a denial of the resurrection of the body. Generally the reasons chosen are economic, due to the increasingly high cost of traditional burial and the difficulty, especially in urban areas, of finding room for large cemeteries. The basic norms from the church...
  • Forget Coffins: These Pods Will Turn You Into A Tree When You Die

    04/20/2015 5:29:31 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 60 replies
    Forget coffins, these burial pods are the future. Capsula Mundi is an eco-friendly alternative to being buried in a coffin.
  • Honoring those almost forgotten. Vets laid to rest in local cemetery for GIs

    03/29/2015 9:50:09 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — A small group of “almost forgotten veterans” were laid to rest during a short, simple ceremony Saturday. Fred Santana, the founder of the Missing in America Project, said those who were honored are like many “who have been on the shelves in America’s funeral homes.” The cremains were brought to Sierra Vista from Tucson. Santana came to the event from California to witness the latest group of soldiers, sailors and airmen — 17 of them this trip — to finally have a military-style burial. He said one time he helped recover 15 Civil War veterans and some...
  • Obama Gave Al Sharpton Memento From Mandela Funeral

    02/08/2015 4:55:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 2/08/15
    A report by The Wall Street Journal reveals that when Al Sharpton was unable to attend the funeral of South Africa’s Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama brought him a memento, a copy of the funeral program, signed in the president’s hand, “To Reverend Sharpton. A fellow warrior for justice!” According to The Wall Street Journal, the copy hangs on the wall in Sharpton’s Manhattan office. The conservative website, the Blaze, comments that the memento is a “testament to cozy bonds” between Obama and Sharpton.
  • Col. M.N Rai's Funeral

    01/29/2015 2:31:17 PM PST · by Republic_Venom · 12 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 1/28/2015 | YouTube Video
    http://youtu.be/EjWsL3Pk-cE Daughter cries out father's regiment war cry at his funeral. Col. Was killed yesterday by a Muslim jihadist.
  • Suicide bomb at Afghan funeral for Taliban victims kills 16

    01/29/2015 7:49:59 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday, January 29, 2015
    KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber struck a funeral in Afghanistan for the victims of an earlier Taliban attack, killing 16 people and wounding 39, an Afghan official said. The attack took place in eastern Laghman province, according to the local governor's spokesman, Sarhadi Zwak. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing but the blame is likely to fall on the Taliban who have staged similar attacks in the past.
  • Obama will travel to Saudi Arabia for King Abdullah's funeral (by skipping Taj Mahal visit)

    01/24/2015 3:05:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jessica Taylor
    President Obama will forego a visit to the Taj Mahal during his visit to India in order to travel to Saudi Arabia for King Abdullah’s funeral, the White House announced early Saturday morning. Vice President Biden was initially scheduled to lead the U.S. delegation, but he will instead now remain in Washington and Obama will add the stop onto his return from India, where the president is embarking on a three-day trip to foster economic ties with the nation. “President Obama and the First Lady will travel to Riyadh on Tuesday, January 27 in order to pay respects to King...
  • Church canceled lesbian woman’s funeral, family says (Denver CO)

    01/14/2015 11:05:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    KIRO-TV, CBS 7, Seattle ^ | 4:27 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 | Jay Strubberg
    Dozens gathered outside a Colorado church to protest Tuesday after a bereaved family said the pastor stopped a woman’s funeral when he found out she was a lesbian. According to KMGH, Denver’s New Hope Ministries ended Vanessa Collier’s funeral Saturday after the minister saw a video tribute that showed Collier kissing her significant other, which the family had refused to edit. […] The pastor who called off the funeral defended his actions to KCNC, saying he hadn’t been aware of the video until right before the service, and that he gave the family the chance to edit it. …
  • Obama won't attend Paris march

    01/10/2015 6:06:23 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 134 replies
    Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama will not join other world leaders at Sunday's Paris march in tribute to the victims of this week's Islamist attacks in France, a US official told AFP. Ever since the bloody shooting that killed 12 people at satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday -- followed by separate attacks that left five more people dead -- Obama has made repeated declarations in support of America's "oldest ally."
  • Bill de Blasio: Those cops turning their backs on me shouldn’t be so disrespectful

    01/06/2015 8:52:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/06/15 | Dan Calabrese
    De Blasio has engaged in non-stop political action for his own benefit at the expense of the police The guy who has built is career largely by railing against the police, and by opposing much of what they do to control crime on the grounds that it is beastly and unfair to the citizens, is having a hard time understanding why cops would turn their backs on him - as they of course did, literally - at the funerals of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. Bill de Blasio just finds the whole thing so disrespectful: “They were disrespectful to...
  • (Police Commissioner) Bratton warns NYPD not to turn backs on mayor at cop’s funeral

    01/03/2015 3:53:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 2, 2015 | Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen and Danika Fears
    Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is so worried his cops will turn their backs to his boss, Mayor Bill de Blasio, at another NYPD funeral that he sent out a memo to shame them into good behavior, sources told The Post. “A hero’s funeral is about grieving, not grievance,” began the four-paragraph plea, which is being read at precinct roll calls ahead of slain Officer Wenjian Liu’s Sunday service. Bratton won’t punish officers who choose to turn their backs to de Blasio — which was done in droves at the funeral for fallen Officer Rafael Ramos — but he pleaded with...
  • Bill de Blasio aides asked political allies to publicly slam NYPD officers for turning their backs

    12/31/2014 7:48:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/31/14 | Michael Zennie
    Bill de Blasio aides asked political allies to publicly slam NYPD officers for turning their backs to the mayor at funeral Bill de Blasio's lobbyists called top political allies and asked them to publicly slam the NYPD unions and cops for turning their backs on the New York mayor at a funeral for a slain officer, it has been revealed. DNA Info quotes two lawmakers who go calls from the de Blasio's aides asking them to speak out against the NYPD for its protest. 'City Hall wanted me to blast the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association for turning their backs on him,'...
  • Polish family treasure an archaeological sensation in Sweden

    12/19/2014 11:36:36 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    PAP - Science and Scholarship in Poland ^ | May 12, 2014 | Daniel Zysk
    A small gold plate belonging to Polish family Sielscy from the Swedish Malmoe turned out to be an archaeological sensation. According to the researchers, it is probably a souvenir from the funeral of the Danish King Harald Bluetooth on the island of Wolin, dated to c. 986 AD. The discovery was made by 11 years old Maja Sielska, who diligently did her school homework about the Middle Ages. While looking through pictures of coins from this period in the textbook and on the Internet, the girl saw a plate with mysterious inscriptions similar to the one she had received from...
  • Viking 'ring fortress' discovered in Denmark

    09/08/2014 11:44:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 12:22PM BST 06 Sep 2014 | Andrew Marszal
    The fortress found on the Danish island of Zealand, around 30 miles south of Copenhagen, is the fifth circular fortress to be unearthed, and the first in over 60 years. “This is great news,” said Lasse Sonne, a Viking historian from the Saxo Institute at the University of Copenhagen. “Although there were Vikings in other countries, these circular fortresses are unique to Denmark. Many have given up hope that there were many of them left.” Like previously discovered ring fortresses, the Vallř Borgring is thought to date back to the late tenth century and the reign of Harald Bluetooth, the...
  • Sweyn Forkbeard: England's forgotten Viking king

    12/30/2013 6:09:05 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | David McKenna
    On Christmas Day 1013, Danish ruler Sweyn Forkbeard was declared King of all England and the town of Gainsborough its capital. But why is so little known of the man who would be England's shortest-reigning king and the role he played in shaping the early history of the nation? For 20 years, Sweyn, a "murderous character" who deposed his father Harold Bluetooth, waged war on England. And exactly 1,000 years ago, with his son Canute by his side, a large-scale invasion finally proved decisive. It was a brutal time, which saw women burned alive, children impaled on lances and men...