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  • University of Virginia Reinstates Veterans Day 21-Gun Salute: ‘We Made a Mistake’(DOH!)

    11/19/2019 10:22:59 AM PST · by rktman · 49 replies ^ | 11/19/2019 | Craig Bannister |
    “Sometimes you make mistakes. Although motivated by good intentions, I believe we made a mistake this year in excluding the 21-gun salute from our Veterans Day ceremony. Having attended the ceremony, and having consulted with the Commander in charge, I am confident that we can accommodate a 21-gun salute, which had been a meaningful feature of the ceremony in years past. “We will therefore reinstate the 21-gun salute next year, and we will make sure to minimize any disruptions to classes and communicate the details of the ceremony in advance. Thanks to all who shared their views about this topic,...
  • New Yorkers come together to boo ‘moron’ de Blasio at Veterans Day Parade

    11/12/2019 8:07:10 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 11, 2019 | y Rich Calder, Elizabeth Rosner and Natalie Musumeci VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE GET AUTHOR RSS FEED
    Mayor Bill de Blasio was booed and jeered by spectators as he marched in the city’s 100th annual Veterans Day Parade on Monday. One parade-goer — wearing an American flag sweatshirt and a mask depicting President Trump partially on the top of his head — shouted F-bombs as Hizzoner walked past. Other onlookers called the mayor “Comrade de Blasio” and urged him to go home. De Blasio waved an American flag and appeared unfazed by the taunts and mocking as he walked the 1.2-mile route along Fifth Avenue from 24th Street to 46th Street. Among the thousands of spectators at...
  • Citing ‘gun violence,’ UVA cancels 21-gun salute portion of Veterans Day ceremony

    11/12/2019 12:49:33 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    The College fix ^ | 11/11/19 | Jennifer Kabbany
    Citing “gun violence,” the University of Virginia has canceled the 21-gun salute portion of its Veterans Day ceremony, an annual tradition that dates back at least a decade. In a statement posted to social media on Saturday, university President James Ryan stated the reason was two-fold: “to minimize disruptions to classes, given that this event is located at the juncture of four primary academic buildings and is held at a time that classes are in session; and second, recognizing concerns related to firing weapons on the Grounds in light of gun violence that has happened across our nation, especially on...
  • Bernie Sanders Promotes Abortion on Veterans Day, Wants to Turn VA Hospitals Into Abortion Clinics

    11/11/2019 9:07:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov. 12, 2019 | Steven Ertelt
    Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders rarely misses an opportunity to push abortion. Today is no different. While Americans are celebrating the service of millions of veterans and their brave dedication to keeping our country free, Sanders is promoting his agenda for the Department of Veterans Affairs. he wants to turn VA hospitals into abortion clinics by making sure women veterans can keep abortions to end their babies’ lives at VA hospitals. “The proposal would expand incentives for companies to hire veterans, bolster access to mental health and suicide prevention services and ensure women veterans receive women’s health services, including fertility...
  • Remarks by President Trump at the New York City Veterans Day Parade

    11/11/2019 7:21:29 PM PST · by ransomnote · 7 replies ^ | 11/11/19 | President Donald Trump
    Madison Square Park New York, New York 10:33 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much, Stanley. And thank you for your tremendous support of this wonderful parade. Today, we come together as one nation to salute the veterans of the United States Armed Forces — the greatest warriors to ever walk the face of the Earth. Our veterans risked everything for us. Now it is our duty to serve and protect them every single day of our lives. It is truly an honor to come back to New York City, right here in Madison Square Park, to be...
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Veterans Day

    11/11/2019 7:18:46 PM PST · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | 11/11/19 | Whitehouse
    Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Veterans Day Observance | Arlington, VA Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia 11:57 A.M. EST THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. It is the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. One hundred years ago, on this day, America first celebrated Armistice Day, marking the anniversary of the day in 1918 when the guns of World War One fell silent. You know, there is a day in May when we remember those who served and did not come home. But today, all across America, in gatherings...
  • Veterans Day: The Forgotten History of America's Veterans Day and What It Commemorates

    11/11/2019 6:32:30 PM PST · by ammodotcom · 4 replies ^ | November 11, 2019 |
    Veterans Day, celebrated each year on November 11th, was first celebrated on this same date in 1919, under the name of Armistice Day. The holiday was named in remembrance of the temporary ceasefire that brought about the unofficial end to World War I when, the year before, the Allied forces entered into an armistice with the Germans, stopping live battle on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. A year later, and nearly five months after the official end of the First World War (which occurred on June 28, 1918, with the Treaty...
  • This Flag Means ‘Everything’: Immigrant Who Served In The Army Becomes US Citizen On Veterans Day

    11/11/2019 11:49:13 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 11/11/2019 | Virginia Kruta
    Linval Lindsay, a Jamaican immigrant, teared up when he finally became a naturalized American citizen Monday — decades after serving in the United States Army. Immediately following the New York City naturalization ceremony, which was broadcast live on Fox News, Lindsay spoke with “Fox & Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt. “I was drafted more than 50 years ago. Served in, went up to Greenland. Went up to Greenland twice. I came back. The Army has been my, one of the best two years of my life, really,” Lindsay replied. “My mother cried, I’m so happy she cried. Today I’m happy.” Earhardt...
  • University of Virginia Cancels 21-Gun Salute to Appease Snowflake Students

    11/11/2019 8:55:50 AM PST · by rktman · 57 replies ^ | 11/11/2019 | Todd Starnes
    The University of Virginia canceled the 21-gun salute portion of its annual Veterans Day ceremony – citing gun violence. James Ryan, the university’s president, posted a statement on Facebook explaining that there were concerns about firing weapons on school property in light of recent school shootings. He said there were two specific reasons. "First, to minimize disruptions to classes, given that this event is located at the juncture of four primary academic buildings and is held at a time that classes are in session; and second, recognizing concerns related to firing weapons on the Grounds in light of gun violence...
  • The Story Behind the Photo of a Bald Eagle on a Veteran's Grave

    11/11/2019 8:09:04 AM PST · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    Good Housekeeping ^ | 5/29/15 | MEGAN HARNEY
    It's the Memorial Day image that made Americans online everywhere put their hands to their hearts. A photo that amateur photographer Frank Glick snapped in 2011 of a bald eagle resting on a veteran's gravestone suddenly went viral after the Department of Veterans tweeted it earlier this week. And it's easy to see why. The shot depicts a bald eagle, America's iconic symbol of freedom, perched atop a gravestone, pensively looking out over the expanse. According to an interview with Fox News, Glick snapped the image early one morning at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minnesota before attending a...
  • President Trump and The First Lady Attend the New York City Veterans Day Parade (10:35 est)

    11/11/2019 6:38:41 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    Youtube White House ^ | 11 11 2019 | White House
    President Trump and The First Lady Participate in a Wreath Laying and Deliver Remarks at the New York City Veterans Day Parade Veterans Day Parade NYC
  • The Commander in Chief Salutes You

    11/11/2019 3:26:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies ^ | November 11, 2019 | Peggy Grande
    Donald Trump is the master showman. An entertainer by nature and a natural on stage. He knows the power of timing. The rally audience hears speeches by local and statewide dignitaries and awaits the main event. There’s a lull in the program for several minutes, yet before the audience gets too restless, it happens. With no warning, no other introduction or fanfare, a voice announces over the loudspeaker: “Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States — Donald J. Trump.” And with that he appears. People scramble to capture the grand entrance and gather themselves to absorb this...
  • A Veterans Day Prayer

    11/10/2019 8:41:20 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 12 replies
    11/11/2019 | R2
    We thank you Lord for the freedoms we have as Americans. We thank you for this great country founded on basic principles such as Liberty and Justice for All. Over these many years our nation – under God – has had our freedoms attacked and we have had to fight and defend our rights and our freedoms as Americans. And today – this day – we set this time to honor the men and women who have been at the forefront of the battles to keep America free. We honor our veterans. Whether they served two or three years or...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Veterans Day 2019 ~ 11 November 2019

    11/10/2019 4:59:52 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 75 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
         ~ The FReeper Canteen Remembers ~   ~ Veterans Day 2019 ~   Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. However, most Americans confuse this holiday with Memorial Day, reports the Department of Veterans Affairs. What's more, some Americans don't know why we commemorate our Veterans on Nov.11. It's imperative that all Americans know the history of Veterans Day so that we can honor our former service members properly.  Memorial Day honors service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during...
  • Presidential Proclamation on Veterans Day, 2019

    11/07/2019 1:57:18 PM PST · by ransomnote · 4 replies ^ | 11/7/19 | President Donald Trump
    On November 11, Americans commemorate the service, sacrifice, and immeasurable contributions of our Nation’s veterans who have proudly worn our country’s uniform to defend and preserve our precious liberty. As we celebrate Veterans Day, we pause to recognize the brave men and women who have fearlessly and faithfully worked to defend the United States and our freedom. Their devotion to duty and patriotism deserves the respect and admiration of our grateful Nation each and every day. We are forever thankful for the many heroes among us who have bravely fought around the world to protect us all. As Americans, it...
  • Pres. Trump to Make History as 1st President to Attend NYC Veterans Day Parade......

    11/07/2019 7:21:33 AM PST · by caww · 25 replies
    theepochtimes ^ | 11/7/2019 | ISABEL VAN BRUGEN
    Veterans have invited the sitting president to attend the event every year for 25 years, and Trump is the first to accept the invitation.........Trump’s support for the parade goes back decades, as in the 1990s he personally offered financial support to save it from financial insolvency. “In 1993, almost 25 years ago, the parade was in difficult financial straits, and the president of the United States—then [known as] ‘The Donald’—no questions asked, just said, ‘Yes, I will do it.’” “He wrote a ginormous check, saved the Veterans Day Parade. He was honored at the Pentagon way back then,” White added....
  • How the Great War Shaped the World

    11/12/2018 8:12:31 AM PST · by Borges · 17 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 2014 | Jay Winter
    The first world war, George Kennan wrote decades after it ended, was the ur‑catastrophe of the 20th century. The first conflict among industrialized global powers killed 10 million soldiers and mutilated over 21 million more. Both the war and the peace that followed have marked our world in indelible ways. Especially Europe. The deaths of more than 110,000 Americans in uniform, half to the Spanish flu, were equivalent to just one-quarter of the death toll in the French army alone during the first four months of the war. Europe suffered a bloodbath such as the world had never seen. Two...
  • History: National Guard assisted WWI allies in ending war

    11/11/2018 4:50:25 PM PST · by mdittmar · 8 replies
    National Guard ^ | Nov. 7, 2018 | National Guard Bureau
    ARLINGTON, Va. - At 11 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time on Nov. 11, 1918 ("the eleventh hour of the eleventh month"), an Armistice took place between the Allied and Central powers across all battle zones. It marked the beginning of the steps that would bring the First World War to an end. The efforts of the National Guard were pivotal to Allied success in obtaining this goal of ending the bloody and futile war. The Guard engaged in combat for the first time ever with the official name of "National Guard." In the War, forces fought alongside them from both the...
  • The War That Made the World We Live In

    11/11/2018 4:23:06 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 28 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 11 Nov 2018 | Mark Steyn
    This is no ordinary Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth and much of Europe, and Veterans Day in the United States. Today we mark the one hundredth anniversary of the Armistice that brought to an end the most terrible war in history. Exactly a century ago - on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month - the guns fell silent on Europe's battlefields. The belligerents had agreed the terms of the peace at 5am that November morning, and the news was relayed to the commanders in the field shortly thereafter that hostilities would cease at eleven o'clock....
  • From godlessness to ruthlessness: Religion and the First World War

    11/11/2018 5:43:39 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn had once asked why, in 1914, a Europe "bursting with health and abundance" had "fallen into a rage of self-mutilation"; and the Russian writer offered the same explanation as he did for all the disasters of the early 20th century: man had "forgotten God". Anyone will agree that there was a decline in the importance of religion during and after the first world war. Theocratically-based regimes, notably the Russian and Ottoman empires, were replaced by secular ones. In western Europe, Protestant and Catholic clergy struggled to explain the seemingly senseless horrors of the war to their flock. It...