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  • Psychiatrists to brand grief lasting longer than two weeks a mental illness

    02/23/2013 10:54:26 AM PST · by Drew68 · 160 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 22 Feb 13 | Clifford Fram
    THE grieving process is in danger of being branded a medical condition if a mourner feels sad for more than two weeks and consults a GP, according to an international authority on death and dying. At present, mourners can feel sad for two months before being told they have a mental disorder, says Professor Dale Larson. Decades ago, a diagnosis could be made after a year.In a keynote address at an Australian Psychological Society conference in Melbourne on Saturday, Prof Larson will express his anger about the American Psychiatric Association's new diagnostic manual, DSM 5, which is used in many...
  • Mourning In America

    11/07/2012 9:57:20 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-7-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Harsh Punishments for Poor Mourning (North Korea - The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves)

    01/13/2012 3:37:19 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Daily NK ^ | 2012-01-11 | Choi Song Min
    Harsh Punishments for Poor Mourning The North Korean authorities have completed the criticism sessions which began after the mourning period for Kim Jong Il and begun to punish those who transgressed during the highly orchestrated mourning events. Daily NK learned from a source from North Hamkyung Province on January 10th, “The authorities are handing down at least six months in a labor-training camp to anybody who didn’t participate in the organized gatherings during the mourning period, or who did participate but didn’t cry and didn't seem genuine.” Furthermore, the source added that people who are accused of circulating rumors criticizing...
  • N. Korean businessmen asking Chinese traders to offer condolences over Kim's death

    12/25/2011 11:45:50 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 12/26/11
    2011/12/26 14:50 KST N. Korean businessmen asking Chinese traders to offer condolences over Kim's death DANDONG, China, Dec. 26 (Yonhap) -- North Korean businessmen in China are asking their local business partners to offer condolences over the death of Kim Jong-il, apparently under pressure from their government back home, Chinese traders said Monday. Kim, who ruled North Korea with an iron fist for 17 years, died of heart failure on Dec. 17, according to the North's state media. Since the announcement two days later, the country has set up condolence venues at its embassy in Beijing, its consular offices in...
  • Obama Has a "Liberal Reagan" Moment

    08/03/2011 5:09:32 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-3-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Netanyahu Visits Mourning Relatives of the Slain Family (video)

    03/14/2011 8:30:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    WeJew ^ | 3/14/11 | staff/Arutz 7
    Video of the recent Netanyahu visiting the relatives of the family murdered in their sleep by a terrorist.
  • Mourning in America

    02/09/2011 8:09:19 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/8/2011 | Ted Nugent
    President Obama has been trying to saddle up next to former President Ronald Reagan to gain political points with the American people. That’s going to put quite the strain on your mystical smoke-and-mirrors machine there, Barry. Regardless that Mr. Obama claims he is studying the Reagan presidency, know that this is a political smoke screen to try to get Americans to believe he is a centrist. What you really need to know is that in his political heart, Mr. Obama holds Reagan in contempt. Mr. Obama and other liberals despise everything Reagan stood for and believed in. Liberals do not...
  • Flag at Half Mast

    03/22/2010 10:04:54 AM PDT · by OneVike · 21 replies · 752+ views
    Resurrected Life With Christ ^ | 3/22/10 | Chuck Ness
    Yesterday morning when I raised my flag to the top of the 25 foot pole I have in my front yard, I must have forgotten to tie it off. Why else would my flag be at half mast when I returned from giving my sermon at Windchime? A few hours later the House of Representatives passed the Senate's version of Obama's Health Care legislation. Prophetic? I think so, and that is why I will leave it at half mast until I feel it is time to return it to full mast. It is my opinion that we are in...
  • This is the 24th anniversary of the Challenger disaster

    01/28/2010 12:50:25 PM PST · by free1977free · 69 replies · 1,638+ views
    examiner.com ^ | January 28 | Jennifer Ellis May
    Where were you on January 28th, 1986? Were you in a classroom watching the first teacher go into space? Do you remember how you felt when you saw the Challenger explode soon after it left the earth? CNN reports that about 17% of Americans were watching when the disaster occurred. One hour later, 85% had heard the news. It is estimated that 48% of 9-13 year-olds were watching. Teacher Christa Macauliffe was supposed to be the first teacher in space, but she never made it. She died in the explosion along with the six astronauts accompanying her. Most of today's...
  • It's Mourning In America

    08/10/2009 10:53:26 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 8 replies · 697+ views
    Constitution Party ^ | 7-31-2009 | Jim Panyard
    It’s Mourning in America by Jim Panyard Jim Panyard is the retired president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association Playing off the sloganeers of Ronald Reagan’s 1984 Presidential re-election campaign, it’s safe to say, “It’s Mourning in America.” Even The Gipper would admit it. As of June 2009, 155 million people were laboring in the shrinking private sector of the American Empire with a per capita income of $39,751 and a per household income of $50,740. In addition to supporting themselves and their dependents on those earnings, they were also supporting: 22.5 million government employees at the federal, state...
  • I want my mom. Prayer request

    07/07/2009 12:41:27 PM PDT · by marthemaria · 99 replies · 2,275+ views
    I am struggling with a very selfish grief. I am loosing it really. Everybody seems to be going on. But I am still in the middle of my grief. It is just a month ago. But I miss my mother so much. I know she would want me to be happy . But I am not there yet. I am in this selfish grief of why why why. I cant accept it. I miss her so much. I am sitting on her grave every day. I am crying and I am grieving. I talk to her. I look at her...
  • School to be named for Mourning instead of Reno

    06/17/2009 7:07:50 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 12 replies · 582+ views
    Tampabayonline.com ^ | June 17, 2009 | The Associated Press
    MIAMI - Miami-Dade officials have decided to name a new high school after former NBA star Alonzo Mourning. The Miami-Dade School Board voted today to name the new North Miami school after Mourning, rather than former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno.
  • Fla. school likely named for Mourning over Reno

    06/16/2009 9:20:56 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 13 replies · 465+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 17 June 2009 | MATT SEDENSKY
    Fla. school likely named for Mourning over Reno By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press Writer Advertisement Buy AP Photo Reprints Your Questions Answered Ask AP: Following Sotomayor, movie closed captions MIAMI (AP) -- Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno appears to have lost in an unlikely matchup with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning. A committee charged with deciding what to call a new high school in North Miami was considering naming it after one of the two, and last week chose the athlete and his wife.
  • A Day Of Mourning (Naomi Ragen's Thoughts On The Mumbai Massacre Alert)

    12/01/2008 7:21:59 PM PST · by goldstategop · 16 replies · 978+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 12/01/2008 | Naomi Ragen
    After days of prayer and fear among Jews and good people everywhere, the horrible reality of the Islamic terrorist rampage in Mumbai was revealed in all its obscene and mindless savagery when members of Zaka entered the Chabad compound. Perhaps it is impossible for the average human being to understand the depth of evil represented by Muslim extremists. As an eyewitness told Ynet, the sight was unbearable even to the practiced eyes of those whose job it is to deal with the aftermath of murderous terror attacks: "The place was totally destroyed. Live grenades were all over the floor. Torah...
  • Likud MK to propose ban on public mourning for terrorists

    03/09/2008 6:53:26 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 6 replies · 276+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 09/03/2008 | Shahar Ilan
    Likud MK Gilad Erdan said Sunday he intends to propose a bill that would ban mourners' tents or any other public form of mourning or remembrance for terrorists. The proposal comes after police said they could not prevent the erection of a mourners' tent in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber honoring Ala Abu Dhaim, who carried out Thursday's terror attack in a Jerusalem yeshiva that killed eight, most of them teenagers. "The State of Israel acts more like a suicidal democracy than a democracy that is defending itself," said Erdan.
  • Against Mourning

    01/31/2008 8:56:20 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 5 replies · 36+ views
    Zeek ^ | December 07 2007 | Anne Goldman
    Jews are not the only people ravaged by memory. For African Americans, it is the long arm of slavery that holds back the living. “…[m]ama told me what they all lived through, and we were supposed to pass it down like that from generation to generation so we’d never forget,” the central character of Gayl Jones’ Corregidora explains. This novel tells the truth more convincingly than many testimonials. “Always their memories, but never my own,” blues singer Ursa muses, the insistent negation of the phrase an echo of the Jewish pledge against forgetting. Here a hysterectomy proves strangely restorative: prevented...
  • Mourning a Local Hero

    08/27/2007 12:58:30 PM PDT · by grame · 3 replies · 340+ views
    Logansport Pharos-Tribune ^ | August 27, 2007 | Melissa Soria
    About 500 friends and family gathered at Cpl. Shawn Hensel’s funeral Saturday at First Assembly of God Church in Logansport to honor and remember the 20-year-old, who was a son, husband, uncle, brother and friend. David and Beth Hensel’s only son was killed fighting on the front lines in Iraq Aug. 14.
  • On Ribbons, School Colors, and Candlelight Vigils

    04/23/2007 11:38:03 AM PDT · by Minuteman23 · 6 replies · 873+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 4/23/07 | Joanie Fischer
    Shortly after the tragedy last October at the Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster County, PA I saw a fellow interviewed (can’t remember where) who travels around to schools and instructs students as to how to react if an armed intruder enters their classroom. Simplified, his basic premise was to act as quickly as possible. To work as a group, grab whatever might be handy, throw the objects en masse at the intruder, and rush him collectively. His theory was that, by doing so, the odds are greater for a larger number of survivors to walk out of the classroom alive than...
  • Hundreds mourn Saddam at grave

    12/31/2006 9:21:11 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 29 replies · 1,086+ views
    Hundreds of mourners have flocked to Saddam Hussein's tomb in his home village in northern Iraq, where he was buried after being hanged for crimes against humanity. In an outpouring of grief and anger from Saddam's fellow Sunni Arabs, mourners knelt and prayed by his tomb, over which the Iraqi flag had been draped. Many have vowed revenge against Americans soldiers and the Shiite-led Government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. More than 1,000 Palestinians have demonstrated in Jenin in the northern West Bank in response to the execution. Demonstrators carried pictures of Saddam and chanted slogans against Iran, the United...
  • Army General to Be Ford Family Escort

    12/29/2006 11:17:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 1,850+ views
    Military.com ^ | December 29, 2006 | Staff Reporter
    PALM DESERT, Calif. - Army Maj. Gen. Guy C. Swan III will accompany Gerald R. Ford's family during the next several days of mourning, from Friday's services in California to the presidential burial on Wednesday, military officials said. As military escort, Swan will stay with Ford's immediate family throughout services in Palm Desert, at the Capitol in Washington and the final ceremonies in Grand Rapids, Mich. Swan, who graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1976, is commanding general of the Army Military District of Washington and Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region. During the California services Friday and Saturday,...
  • National Day of Mourning for Gerald R. Ford (LIVE THREAD)

    12/28/2006 5:49:50 PM PST · by bnelson44 · 146 replies · 6,778+ views
    For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary December 28, 2006 National Day of Mourning for Gerald R. Ford       Remembering President Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) As a further mark of respect to the memory of Gerald R. Ford, the thirty-eighth President of the United States, NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, in honor and tribute to the memory of Gerald R. Ford, and as an expression of public sorrow, do appoint Tuesday, January 2, 2007, as...
  • World mourns our adventurer

    09/04/2006 5:41:12 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 48 replies · 1,375+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 5 September 2006
    FANS and the famous from around the world paid tribute to Steve Irwin yesterday. Thousands of everyday fans flooded websites around the world, including the Herald Sun's. One of the most touching messages was from the RSPCA. "He was a modern-day Noah and should be acknowledged as such," said the Queensland RSPCA's chief executive, Mark Townend. Prime Minister John Howard echoed many thoughts when he said: "I am quite shocked and distressed at Steve Irwin's sudden, untimely and freakish death. "It's a huge loss to Australia. He was a wonderful character. He was a passionate environmentalist. "He brought joy and...
  • The Obituary for my father-in-law, Retired LTC J. H. W. Treadwell

    12/10/2005 4:00:08 AM PST · by SLB · 27 replies · 778+ views
    The News Enterprise ^ | December 10,2005 | SLB
    LTC (Ret) James Harvey Willis Treadwell, 91, of Elizabethtown died Wednesday, December 7th, 2005 at his residence. Willis was born in Galveston, Texas on October 26, 1914 to Willis Oliver and Ethel Dodds Treadwell. His father, a conductor on the Galveston to Houston Interurban Railroad, perished while attempting to rescue women and children when the train was swept off a causeway during a hurricane in August 1915. Soon after his father’s death, he and his mother moved to Starkville, Mississippi where her brother, Richey, was a practicing physician. His Uncle Richey became a surrogate father for him, cheering on the...
  • Shanghai Mass for Pope Draws Thousands

    04/09/2005 3:36:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 565+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 9, 2005 | Christopher Bodeen
    SHANGHAI, China - Thousands of Chinese Catholics attended services for Pope John Paul II in Shanghai on Saturday, despite the Chinese government's refusal to forge ties with the Vatican. "Our pope loved China and loved the Chinese church," Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian said at a memorial mass at Shanghai's St. Ignatius Cathedral, the city's main Catholic Church. "He hoped the Chinese church would be united and not divided," Jin said, a reference to the split between the state-sanctioned church and unofficial groups that still revere the pope as their leader. A symbolic funeral bier was laid at the base of...
  • SCHEDULE FOR NOVENDIALI,  NINE DAYS OF MOURNING FOR POPE

    04/09/2005 2:38:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 274+ views
    VATICAN CITY, APR 7, 2005 (VIS) - Archbishop Piero Marini, master of the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, has published a note on the "novendiali" or period of nine days of official mourning for the late Pope John Paul II, explaining the background and indicating the dates, times and  principal celebrants of each of the nine Masses.     The communique states that "according to an ancient custom, for nine consecutive days there are special Eucharistic celebrations for the repose of the soul of the deceased Roman Pontiff, starting with the funeral Mass which is determined by the Congregation...
  • Novemdiales -- Mourning the Pope for Nine Days

    04/09/2005 11:20:15 AM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies · 972+ views
    EWTN.com ^ | 04--08-05 | EWTN.com
      Mourning the Pope An official mourning period of nine days, called the Novemdiales*, begins when a Pope dies. The day of death is counted as the first day of this period. On each of these nine days the Mass of each Cardinal must be a funeral rite for the Pope. The Missal provides a Mass formula "For a Deceased Pope," and the Liturgy of the Hours an Office of the Dead, which can be used during this time, if the liturgical season permits. In 2005, since Pope John Paul II died during the Octave of Easter, the initial rites celebrated...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Vanity - prayers for my late mother

    12/03/2004 10:54:47 PM PST · by Marauder · 46 replies · 1,155+ views
    Vanity | Friday Dec 3, 2004 | Self
    Cancer claimed her tonight at the tender age of 84. I was scheduled to leave home to drive to be at her bedside when she passed. But I cancelled some appointments and was packing to go when my brother called and said to take my time. The sweet little lady's been my mom for 62 years, so it's hard to see her go, even though it was a peaceful and painless passing for her. But I know she's in a better place now.
  • DEMOCRATS - Stages of Mourning: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance

    11/10/2004 8:48:32 AM PST · by hfartalot · 12 replies · 1,206+ views
    Glenn Beck Radio ^ | nov 10, 2004 | A caller
    Democrats are going through stages of Mourning. Kubler-Ross Sequence of Emotions. Here are the typical stages. They are not necessarily experienced in this order, and it is not unusual for people to vacillate between the various stages. Denial Oh, no! There must be some mistake! It's imppossible Kerry loss the election!" Anger "I am deeply offended. How could 52 million people be so dumb! @#$%^#^" Bargaining "If you promise .... then ....." Depression "All right! It is true! I am like that. I am a truly rotten person and that things are only going to get worse." Acceptance Realization that...
  • The MSM's Men (and women) In Black

    11/05/2004 8:55:35 PM PST · by Chief92 · 30 replies · 1,755+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 10/5/02 | Maureen Scott
    The MSM's Men (and women) In Black
  • Mourning in America

    11/04/2004 2:05:11 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies · 2,007+ views
    The Boston Phoenix ^ | November 5-11, 2004 | Dan Kennedy
    The values of Red America are ascendant: Fear, intolerance, and a pinched moral code
  • RIP My Bullheaded Love

    08/30/2004 6:17:32 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 497+ views
    St. Petersberg Times ^ | Aug.28,2004 | John Barry
    RIP, My Bullheaded Love By JOHN BARRY, Deputy Floridian Editor Published August 28, 2004 Pat Kobin placed this notice in the newspaper after her husband, Ken Kobin, died. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pat and Ken Kobin’s marriage was down-to-earth and forthright, filled with spirited repartee and differences of opinion. Owen Kenneth Kobin: April 21, 1931-Aug. 11, 2004 * * * LARGO - You could have called Ken Kobin irascible, curmudgeonly or exasperating. His plain-spoken wife Pat preferred "bullheaded." In his obituary. In the St. Petersburg Times. For all the world to see. How could his widow have written such a thing? The answer...
  • Some Reactions to Beheaded S. Korean(photos)

    06/23/2004 8:21:41 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies · 1,005+ views
    Parents of slain Kim Seon-il broke down upon hearing the news of his death. Kim Jung-sook, a sister of Kim Seon-il, wails. Kim Seon-il during his military service (middle) Kim Seon-il's funeral in preparation His Alma Mater mourns his death. Parent of Kim Seon-il holding his photo Ambassadors to S. Korea from Mid-Eastern countries confering at Foreign Ministry Muslims walk by at a Mosque in Seoul, S. Korea while police are watching.
  • How long do we leave our flags at half staff?

    06/14/2004 9:40:19 AM PDT · by ru4liberty · 8 replies · 535+ views
    I see that my neighbors still have theirs at half staff. Who knows how long we're supposed to fly them at half staff?
  • National Mourning Helps Bush Politically for Now

    06/11/2004 11:29:18 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 62 replies · 151+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12th june 04
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A week of national mourning for Ronald Reagan has helped President Bush politically by shunting Democrat John Kerry to the sidelines and driving bad news from Baghdad off the front pages. This week's burst of Reagan nostalgia, which included a flood of tributes to the Republican icon and reminders of Bush's claim to Reagan's legacy, could provide at least a short-term political boost for the president in his race for re-election. But analysts and strategists in both parties caution that any benefits for Bush, who delivered a eulogy at Reagan's funeral on Friday, were likely to fade...
  • Reagan's Alma Mater Mourns His Passing

    06/11/2004 6:16:06 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 1 replies · 142+ views
    June 11, 2004 | rrstar96
    Ronald Reagan (class of 1932) is being fondly remembered by his alma mater, Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois. A series of profiles about the former President, news articles, and an announcement of a memorial service tomorrow on the campus are available on the college's website: http://www.eureka.edu
  • Night Watch On The National Mall

    06/11/2004 1:48:21 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 5 replies · 144+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | June 11, 2004 | JANICE D'ARCY
    WASHINGTON -- They met at midnight under clear moonlit skies, strangers standing on a patch of foot-worn grass. There were cattlemen from Texas, soldiers from Virginia, two nuns, two interns in party dresses, a college kid from Delaware wearing a handmade tribute T-shirt. Three suit-and-tie Republicans from Connecticut waited with a child from Washington too young to know why he was there and a Nicaraguan man from California who said it was the least he could do.
  • A Glance at Memorials Around Country for Ronald Reagan

    06/10/2004 6:31:43 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 1 replies · 227+ views
    AP ^ | june10, 2004
    A Glance at Memorials Around Country for Ronald Reagan The Associated Press Jun 10, 2004 A snapshot of memorials around the nation for Ronald Reagan: - Governors declared days of remembrance or mourning Friday in Alabama, Alaska, Illinois, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Virginia. Governors in several states called for a moment of silence during Reagan's funeral. - Las Vegas will lose its glimmer briefly to honor the president: Casino lights will be dimmed for three minutes Friday evening. - The Alzheimer's Foundation of America, headquartered in New York City, planned to hold a candle-lighting...
  • Mass in Puerto Rico Tonight to Honor Reagan

    06/10/2004 8:16:31 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 7 replies · 99+ views
    (Abridged English-language translation) The government of Puerto Rico has called on its agency heads to attend a religious ceremony in memory of former President of the United States Ronald Reagan tonight at San Juan Cathedral. The invitation includes as well former governors, senators, representatives, mayors, Supreme Court justices, members of the consular corps, military officials, federal agencies, and Federal Court judges. It is signed by Secretary of State José Izquierdo-Encarnación in his capacity as Acting Governor. "Invitation to a solemn Resurrection Mass in memory of the former President of the United States of America, The Honorable Ronald W. Reagan, which...
  • Louisiana Governor Proclaims Day of Mourning in Honor of Reagan

    06/10/2004 6:46:25 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 30 replies · 365+ views
    Office of the Governor ^ | June 8, 2004 | Governor Kathleen Blanco
    PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, Ronald Reagan, the fortieth President of the United States, will be remembered as one of our most popular and beloved presidents; and WHEREAS, we are blessed to live in a Nation, and a world, that have been shaped by his leadership, vision and will; and WHEREAS, Ronald Reagan, who departed this life on June 5, 2004, left the United States a stronger and better Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Governor of the state of Louisiana, do hereby proclaim Friday, June 11, 2004, as A DAY OF MOURNING IN LOUISIANA FOR PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN and call upon...
  • Puerto Rican Government Offices to Close Tomorrow in Honor of Reagan

    06/10/2004 6:23:46 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 3 replies · 188+ views
    El Vocero de Puerto Rico (Spanish-language article) ^ | June 9, 2004 | Maricelis Rivera Santos
    (English-language translation) [Puerto Rico] Secretary of State José M. Izquierdo-Encarnación announced yesterday that [Commonwealth] government offices will close this Friday in observance of the day of mourning proclaimed in the United States in memory of former President Ronald Reagan. The official stated that Governor Sila M. Calderón ordered that the Commonwealth join in the mourning that President George W. Bush proclaimed for Friday, when the former head of state will be given Christian burial. "The order does not apply to government offices that, by their nature, must continue to provide services to the public," the Secretary stated in a press...
  • THE SCORN OF ZORN

    06/09/2004 8:16:16 AM PDT · by KMC1 · 14 replies · 125+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 6.9.2004 | Eric Zorn
    MOURNING IN AMERICA? Many headline writers and phrase-makers are writing that much of America is "in mourning" over the death Saturday of former President Ronald Reagan. I wonder how true this is-- how many Americans--even those who unreservedly admired Reagan's politics and personality -- are experiencing the genuine grief and sorrow that we usually associate with mourning.
  • THE U.S. FLAG IN TIMES OF MOURNING

    06/09/2004 7:22:47 AM PDT · by Lokibob · 12 replies · 265+ views
    colonial flag ^ | 8 jun 04 | colonial flag
        THE U.S. FLAG IN TIMES OF MOURNING   Dear Flag Flyers, On 5 June 2004 the death of Ronald Reagan, former president of the United States, was announced. In accord with the Flag Code and with a proclamation issued by George W. Bush, the United States flag is to be flown at half-staff for 30 days from the date of death, i.e. through 4 July. In some situations it is not possible to half-staff a flag -- for example, when it is permanently fixed to a staff. In that case displaying black ribbons above a full-staffed flag is...
  • Proper way to display a flag during time of mourning

    06/07/2004 10:42:23 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 35 replies · 1,203+ views
    Macon Telegraph ^ | June 7, 2004 | Knight Ridder Newspapers
    WASHINGTON - President Bush has ordered flags at all federal facilities lowered to half-staff - the midpoint on the display pole - until July 5, 30 days after former President Reagan's death. For flags that can't be lowered, such as those on many homes, the American Legion says attaching a black ribbon or streamer to the top of the flag is an acceptable alternative. The ribbon should be the same width as a stripe on the flag and the same length as the flag. For a wall-mounted flag, three black mourning bows should be attached to the top edge of...
  • California Freepers, Anyone Else Who is Interested (Reagan Related Plans)

    06/05/2004 7:07:19 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 72 replies · 545+ views
    06/05/2004 | DoughtyOne
    As you are all aware, President Ronald Wilson Reagan has passed away.  He is now at rest, after a decade long struggle.  I'm sure many of you will join me in wanting to participate in a vigil or the attendence of the funeral. Although plans are not firm yet, we will be taking part in several activities over the next four or five days.  If you would like to be kept informed of these events, please respond on this thread. I will be sending out notices of plans as they develop. We're in Reagan's home state.  Let's represent Free Republic...
  • Her son 'may have died in vain'

    02/06/2004 10:47:24 AM PST · by Hoboken · 31 replies · 198+ views
    Sue Niederer wants some answers. She wants to know why her son, Army 2nd Lt. Seth Dvorin, was killed Tuesday in Iraq. And she wants to know why the 24-year-old newlywed, who was trained in air defense artillery, was ordered to clear an area of homemade mines and bombs just before his death. "He was supposed to be defusing a bomb, but my son was never trained to defuse a bomb," Niederer said yesterday in her home in Hopewell Township. "He may have died in vain." Dvorin's sister, Rebekah Dvorin, said Army officers told the family Tuesday night that a...
  • U.N. staff mourns victims in Baghdad

    08/26/2003 11:37:18 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 197+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, August 27, 2003 | By Edith M. Lederer
    <p>NEW YORK &#8212; The business of the United Nations came to a standstill for 30 minutes yesterday as 2,000 U.N. staffers, joined by Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Security Council ambassadors, marched in silent tribute to their fallen colleagues.</p> <p>Another 3,000 U.N. staff members, many in tears and carrying white roses, marched earlier in the day in Geneva to remember those who died in last week's bombing of the world body's Baghdad headquarters.</p>
  • Bremer weeps for Vieira de Mello

    08/22/2003 7:11:31 PM PDT · by Brian S · 14 replies · 192+ views
    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD, Iraq The US administrator for Iraq wept at a farewell ceremony for Sergio Vieira de Mello Friday as the body of the United Nations' top diplomat to Iraq was loaded onto a Brazilian air force jet bound for Geneva, en route to Brazil. Vieira de Mello was killed in a suicide truck bombing attack on UN headquarters Tuesday that killed at least 22 other people and left more than 100 injured. His coffin, draped in a UN flag, was loaded onto the back of the jet by six pallbearers, including his bodyguards, accompanied by two...
  • Martyred mom of 13 mourned

    08/21/2003 10:16:43 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies · 440+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | August 21 2003 | LARRY COHLER-ESSES, ERIC HERMAN and DAVE GOLDINER
    For Yechiel Taubenfeld, the ringing phone in the family's Rockland County home brought the news no son ever expects. The 18-year-old listened numbly late Tuesday as family friend Assemblyman Ryan Karben (D-Rockland) told him his 43-year-old mother Goldie and baby brother were among the 18 victims of the Jerusalem bus bombing. "So it's over?" the son asked in disbelief. "It looks that way," Karben replied. "We don't understand why God does what he does," said Yechiel Taubenfeld. "We just have to accept it." A cloud of mourning hung over the Hasidic village of New Square, N.Y., yesterday where Goldie Taubenfeld...
  • New York: Mourning Victims in Jerusalem and Baghdad (Demonstration in NY today)

    08/21/2003 5:22:15 AM PDT · by veronica · 6 replies · 119+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Aug 21, '03
    A major demonstration will be held in New York this morning to mourn the victims of both of Tuesday's major Islamic terrorist attacks - the suicide bus bombing in Jerusalem and the truck bomb in Baghdad. A major demonstration will be held in New York this morning to mourn the victims of both of Tuesday's major terrorist attacks - the suicide bus bombing in Jerusalem and the truck bomb in Baghdad - both carried out by Islamic terrorist organizations. The event is called for 11:30 AM opposite the U.N. at the Isaiah Wall at 43rd Street and First Avenue. Organized...