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  • 25 Happy Faces Of WWII Veterans As They Arrive In Washington D.C. To A Huge Cheering Crowd

    04/16/2014 9:10:42 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | April 16, 2014 | Benny Johnson
    Honor Flight is an organization that pays for and coordinates the visits of WWII veterans to the memorial built in their honor in Washington D.C.
  • What Iraq and Afghanistan Vets Think of Obama

    04/01/2014 8:04:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/31/2014 | Fred Lucas
    Fewer than one-third of veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan approve of President Barack Obama’s job performance, and fewer than half think he is a good commander in chief, according to a new survey.
  • VA Hides Names of Hospitals Where Vets Died From Delays

    03/28/2014 12:56:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/28/14 | CJ Ciaramella
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) blocked the release of the names of hospitals where 19 veterans died because of delays in medical screenings, leading to calls for transparency from news outlets and a bipartisan group of Capitol Hill lawmakers. Earlier this month, the VA denied a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from Tampa Tribune reporter Howard Altman, who had been investigating the deaths. CNN reported in January that 19 veterans died as a result of delayed gastrointestinal cancer screenings, while another 63 were seriously injured. CNN obtained internal documents from the VA listing the number of “institutional disclosures...
  • Veterans Administration Abandons Vets Suffering From Depleted Uranium Contamination

    03/24/2014 8:27:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    After young and healthy Marine Matt Parker fought for his country in the Middle East, he mysteriously came down with tumors. Now, he finds himself without adequate help from the country he fought for. I’ve known Matt since he was a small child; our families grew up together in church, and in high school I taught his sister violin lessons. Matt is a straight shooter; a bright, honest guy raised with solid values by outstanding Christian parents. Matt enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1994 at age 19. He told KOMO News 4 in Seattle, “ I wanted to be...
  • World War II Veteran Honored by Runners, Caught by Reporter's Video

    03/04/2014 4:10:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    Runners ran up to the man, shouting, "Thank you for your service"When Mercury News reporter Julia Prodis Sulek woke up Sunday morning, she wasn't sure why she heard all the clapping and cheering outside her San Jose home. Then she peeked outside. She saw dozens of runners zipping by, up on the sidewalk, as part of the 408k Race to the Row, which benefits the Pat Tillman Foundation. All the commotion outside was for 95-year-old World War II veteran Joe Bell, who came outside in full military dress and stood on the sidewalk to root on the runners. But it...
  • It’s the War, You Dolt

    03/03/2014 6:43:03 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | 3/2/2014 | Michael Ledeen
    No surprise that the intel guys, like their political bosses, reassured themselves that Russia wouldn’t invade. Even though they made the same mistake just a few years ago when the morsel was Georgia. Indeed, that kind of error, revolving around the phrase “rational actor,” is the trademark of Western confusion about the world. They refuse to see that our enemies are waging war against us, thus refuse to think about winning that war, thus lose many battles, and happily retreat. After all, if our enemies are rational actors, what could go wrong? We could even slash and burn our own...
  • What’s the Only Thing More Amazing Than What This Hollywood Star Did? The Group of People

    03/01/2014 5:46:46 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/28/2014 | Jason Howerton
    After playing the iconic role of Lt. Dan Taylor in the classic film “Forrest Gump,” actor Gary Sinise has made it his personal mission to help wounded U.S. military veterans and their families. In his latest effort, Sinise and his foundation decided to treat 50 wounded servicemen and women on a three day, all-expenses paid trip to Hollywood earlier this month. Their first stop was a free trip to Disney Land. The heroes were given a guide who helped them skip the long lines.
  • Lessons on the New Left from the Hanoi Hilton

    02/28/2014 11:05:57 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 2/28/2014 | Lloyd Billingsley
    C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb recently interviewed Lee Ellis, author of Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton. The book is a valuable primer on history that many Americans have forgotten or know only in part. Leading with Honor is also an introduction to characters all Americans should get to know better, such as Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda. Ellis came to know the pair under different circumstances.
  • The last Medal of Honor recipient to have stormed Omaha Beach on D-Day dies at 92

    02/21/2014 12:08:23 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 35 replies
    Daily mail ^ | 2-21-14 | Ryan Gorman
    Ehlers was awarded the Medal of Honor ‘for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty’ on June 9 and 10, 1944, according to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. He ‘repeatedly led his men against heavily defended enemy strong points exposing himself to deadly hostile fire whenever the situation required heroic and courageous leadership.’ Ehlers heroically defended his unit from ‘withering machine gun fire’ and mortars, personally killing at least seven Nazi soldiers, taking out multiple enemy positions
  • Veterans, If You Use Windows There’s a New Internet Explorer Hack You Need to Know About

    02/15/2014 11:45:43 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Kreft
    A security flaw has just discovered that lets hackers prey on visitors to a military veterans web page via Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser. According to Reuters, Security firm FireEye Inc. discovered the attacks against Internet Explorer 10 this week, saying hundreds or thousands of machines have been infected. FireEye said the culprits broke into the website of U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars and inserted a link that redirected visitors to a malicious web page that contained the infectious code in Adobe Systems Inc’s Flash software. FireEye researcher Darien Kindlund said hackers were probably seeking information from the machines of...
  • 13-Year-Old Surprised At Free Throw Line By His Military Mom

    01/22/2014 3:13:13 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/18/14 | Worldsurprise
    13-Year-Old Surprised At Free Throw Line By His Military Mom Nobody has ever been happier after missing a free throw. On Thursday night, 13-year-old Derrick Jenkins saw his mother, who had been serving in Kuwait, for the first time in eight months.. The surprise reunion came while he was playing in a middle school basketball game at Legacy Middle School in San Antonio, Texas. Luckily for those not in the stands, Y-15 was on hand to capture the heartwarming moment and explain the scheme that set it up.
  • Rare Film From 1932 U.S.Military attacks demonstrating American War Veterans

    01/11/2014 5:21:46 PM PST · by chicagolady · 178 replies
    You Tube ^ | Jan 9, 2014 | Youtube
    History I never knew - SHOCKING Rare Film From 1932 http://www.youtube.com/embed/sNOsIB5VMSQ .... they wouldn't do that to the citizens of the United States would they???? Can It Happen Again?
  • Senate Democrats Choose Illegal Aliens Over Disabled Vets in Key Budget Vote

    12/18/2013 10:33:25 AM PST · by montag813 · 32 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-18-2013 | John Urban
    Above: Illegal aliens made out like banditos thanks to Harry Reid and Senate Democrats. Disabled vets? Not so much.- They actually did it. They are on the record. Senate Democrats, led by their filibuster-slaying dictator Harry Reid, actually put the interests of illegal aliens above those of our disabled military veterans.Let that sink in for a moment. Now the details: The two-year budget deal brokered by Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, would cut military pensions by $6 billion over ten years. Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, joined by several others in his party, tried...
  • Budget Battle: Democrats Block Amendment to Restore Military Retirement Benefits

    12/18/2013 6:15:46 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/18/2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Apparently Congress failing to make sure military death benefits for families of soldiers killed overseas would be paid out during the government shut wasn't a big enough disgrace for lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Here we are two months later and Democrats have blocked an amendment that would restore $6 billion in cuts to military retirement pensions over the next 10 years.
  • Purple Heart for a yellow dog?

    12/16/2013 8:43:41 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    worldnetdaily ^ | 12/16/2013 | Drew Zahn
    U.S. Marines found Sandy in the streets of Qal’ah-ye Now, Afghanistan – beaten, malnourished … and pregnant. But after Sandy, under the Marines’ nursing care, gave birth to a healthy litter, she gave them a gift that would one day save their lives over and over: a little, yellow puppy the Americans named Willy Pete. Like his mother before him, Willy Pete has served not only as a companion to the Marines of Company D, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, but also as a guardian.
  • Betrayal of America’s Vets

    12/14/2013 8:03:15 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | December 14th, 2013 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Betrayal n. 1. Breaking or violation of a presumptive contract, trust, or confidence that produces moral and psychological conflict within a relationship amongst individuals, between organizations or between individuals and organizations. It may be a complete break from previously decided upon A Nation will be judged by the Way it treats its Veterans… – “George Washington The collection of Democrats and their cowardly collection of lapdog, establishment Republicans compromised to create a Mickey Mouse budget. One provision of the budget deal was to reduce the cost of living adjustment of military retirees by 1 percent each year. Previously the retiree...
  • Pentagon, Under The Betrayer-in-Chief, Imprisons/Betrays Soldiers/Vets & Rewards Terrorists

    12/11/2013 5:19:44 AM PST · by AdinaF · 14 replies
    A Zionist & Conservative Blog ^ | Dec 11, 2013 | Adina Kutnicki, Israel
    Cards on the table: Obama Inc. is not only a criminal enterprise, but a regime gone completely wild. No amount of lipstick on a pig will change said ugly truths. Therefore, when enemies supplant friends and patriots become foes, the first targets of anti-American leadership are its front line defense – its armed forces! Why? Because without their forward arm there is no defense of the homeland. As such, doesn’t it make sense that anti-American leadership would target them first, in effect, making sure that demoralizing the troops is a priority? In tandem, U.S. military downsizing tops their list of...
  • What Thanksgiving Means to Me

    11/28/2013 6:47:08 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 November 2013 | Reaganite Republican
  • Northwestern to honor military

    11/04/2013 3:26:48 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 4, 2013 | Darren Rovell
    Football uniform creativity has been taken to the next level, as Northwestern will shed its familiar purple to go red, white and blue for its Nov. 16 game against Michigan. The uniforms, designed by Under Armour, will raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to empower servicemen wounded in battle.
  • Trey Gowdy Goes Off on National Park Service Director

    10/17/2013 7:47:49 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10-16-13 | Jason Howerton
    During a U.S. House hearing concerning the closure of national parks and monuments during the partial government shutdown, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) scolded the director of the National Park Service for treating “pot-smoking” demonstrators in the Occupy movement with more respect than the nation’s war veterans. Gowdy relentlessly challenged National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis to cite the federal regulation that prompted his department to put up barricades to keep veterans out of war memorials on the first day of the shutdown. He also pointed out that the Park Service failed to issue a single citation when Occupiers camped out...
  • Mall Closed to Citizens, Open to Illegal Aliens

    10/14/2013 9:53:36 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Oct 2013 | John Semmens
    At the same time the National Parks Service has been going the extra mile to prohibit veterans from trespassing on sites in Washington, DC, the Administration issued a permit for an immigration reform rally on the Mall. Presidential Press Secretary Jay Carney justified the disparate treatment as “in accord with the President’s vision for America. As grateful as we may be for the contributions made by World War II veterans, it must be acknowledged that the useful role they played is in the past. They rose to the occasion when they were needed. In no sense of the word are...
  • Sarah Palin: We were met by a SWAT team in full riot gear at Lincoln Memorial

    10/13/2013 2:48:08 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 58 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10-13-2013 | The Right Scoop
    Absolutely disgusting that the Obama administration would bring a SWAT team in full riot gear to a protest by those who put everything on the line for this country. Just goes to show what they think about us Americans on the right.
  • #1MVetMarch: Barrycades down! Spite House barricades no match for Million Vets March [photos]

    10/13/2013 9:23:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    twitchy ^ | 10/13/13 | staff
    ibreakthings (D) @Kudzu81 @michellemalkin @TwitchyTeam I'm at #vetmarch for million vet march in DC at WWII Memorial 5:06 AM - 13 Oct 2013 Citizens are taking to Washington, D.C., Sunday morning to protest the Spite House’s closing of the nation’s memorials. Twitter users are using #VetMarch and #1MVetMarch to spread the word and to provide on-the-scene reports from the Million Vet March. As Twitchy reported, Sarah Palin is attending the march as well.
  • Million Vet March at the WWII Memorial LIVE now!

    10/13/2013 7:46:43 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 132 replies
    Daily Paul ^ | 10/13/2013 | sunny
    I found a live link to the Million Vet March going on now!
  • Palin to Attend 'Million Vets March' in DC to Honor 'Dishonored' Vets

    10/12/2013 5:47:04 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 102 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | Oct 12, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announced that she will travel to Washington, D.C. on Sunday to support and honor the veterans who will be arriving for the "Million Vet March" on the memorials. Speaking at a rally for New Jersey Republican Senate candidate Steve Lonegan along with Mark Levin on Saturday, Palin denounced the Obama administration for dishonoring veterans by barricading the World War II Memorial during the federal government shutdown. She said it was "heart-wrenching," "atrocious," and "not right."
  • Home> Travel Vietnam Veterans Memorial Model Wall Arrives in DC

    10/11/2013 12:57:06 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 17 replies
    AP via ABCNews ^ | October 9, 2013 | staff reporter
    A half-scale model of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that usually travels the country has been brought to Washington because the government shutdown is restricting access to the actual wall. The memorial's creator, Jan C. Scruggs, brought the wall to Washington from Corvallis, Ore. The copy, which is metal and 250 feet long, arrived in Washington on Monday and has been set up on the Georgetown University campus. It was open to the public starting Tuesday, with free shuttles taking visitors to the campus from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial site. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall is technically closed and...
  • Obama’s New Shutdown Scam: Reverse his own position and then claim he saved his victims from the GOP

    10/09/2013 6:44:14 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 30 replies
    SOL of course | 10/9/13 | sickoflibs
    Obama’s game is simple, to make the shutdown as painful as possible to average Americans and blame the GOP for it. Every day he is lecturing us about how the GOP can open up the government by passing the budget that he demands. The house GOP/conservatives have countered by sending the Obama Senate separate spending bills that would stop Obama antics to hurt ordinary Americans. Naturally Obama rejects those. The GOP is also countering by calling Obama out on these specific actions, like his kicking WWII vets out of the WWII National Memorial and American citizens out of the DC...
  • SUPER-RALLY AGAINST PRESIDENT IN WORKS

    10/09/2013 7:29:11 AM PDT · by libstripper · 143 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Oct. 9, 2013 | WND staff
    Veterans first fought America’s wars, then they fought the National Park Service over White House-ordered closures of war memorials because of the partial shutdown of the federal government. Now they’re developing a response to President Obama’s “war” against them: A rally. The Million Vet March on the Memorials will be held Sunday, Oct. 13, at 9 a.m. Eastern at the World War II memorial on the National Mall, the location where rangers under orders from the White House tried, unsuccessfully, to prevent vets from visiting in recent days. The announcement said the group Special Operations Speaks is organizing the rally...
  • Obama vs. Vets:most airheaded, obnoxious, arrogant,uncaring,and self-defeating political gimmick

    10/09/2013 6:07:15 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 24 replies
    am thinker ^ | 10/9/13 | e cooper
    The government has been shut down since October 1st and President Obama has decided to close Washington by making life as inconvenient as possible. He did this before with the Sequestration when he would not permit any White House tours. Instead of understanding that he should work for the best interests of Americans, helping them wherever possible, he has done just the opposite. It appears he sees this as a game where he wants to win at all costs with the clear loser the American people. In response there is the possibility of a new rally, "Million Vet March On...
  • The 2013 Battle of Yorktown -- restaurant owner defies feds

    10/08/2013 3:58:58 PM PDT · by reaganaut · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/8/13 | Todd Starnes
    “I am now occupying the building at this time.” And with that one decision – restaurant owner Glenn Helseth joined the ranks of Americans who’ve decided to defy the strong-arm tactics of the National Park Service. For the past 11 years Helseth and his wife have operated the Carrot Tree Kitchens Restaurant inside the historic Cole Digges House in Yorktown, Va. At least 20 of Helseth's longtime employees are facing unemployment. They can’t make rent and some are faced with choosing between buying food or buying medicine. The National Park Service owns and operates the building. So when the government...
  • NYT reporter: Obama admin “most closed, control-freak administration I’ve ever covered”

    10/06/2013 5:27:41 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 57 replies
    hotair.com ^ | October 5, 2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    Remember when the media rushed to talk about transparency in the Barack Obama “Hope and Change” era? Good times, good times. Leonard Downie, who once worked as the executive editor of the Washington Post and wrote a novel about Washington corruption and the Iraq War, finds a bigger and non-fictional problem in the successor to George W. Bush. Downie gives the Post a preview of his report from the Committee to Protect Journalists which outlines the Obama war on reporters and their sources: “A memo went out from the chief of staff a year ago to White House employees and...
  • WWII memorial opened to vets

    10/02/2013 10:24:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 2, 2013 | Jeremy Herb
    The National Park Service opened the World War II Memorial Wednesday to veterans visiting from around the country. Carol Johnson, a National Parks Service spokeswoman, said the veterans' groups had been granted access Wednesday because it was deemed a first amendment demonstration. The memorial was still closed to the public, however, and Johnson said other war memorials on the National Mall would also be closed. But veterans could be seen visiting the Vietnam War Memorial about a half-mile away. The memorials were closed and barricaded because of the government shutdown that began Tuesday. Veterans arriving at the World War II...
  • Cruz Blames Obama's Fixation On Health Care For WWII Memorial Closure

    10/02/2013 9:21:19 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 26 replies
    TPM ^ | 10-2-2013 | Catherine Thompson
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released a statement Wednesday faulting the Obama administration for the closure of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Cruz's full statement: President Obama is so fixated on forcing Obamacare on the American people that he's even willing to deny World War II veterans the right to access the memorial they have earned through their heroic service. This scenario encapsulates the bigger problem in Washington. President Obama is so set on imposing his destructive, far-left ideology that his government is literally barricading World War II veterans out of their memorial and blocking funding to the...
  • Vietnam-era fliers buried side-by-side at Arlington

    09/23/2013 4:40:39 PM PDT · by Doogle · 24 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 09/22/13 | Jennifer Griffin
    Buried for more than 40 years inside the plane they were flying when they were shot down over Laos in 1969, Major James Sizemore and his navigator Major Howard Andre made their final journey home Monday to Arlington National Cemetery, where they were laid to rest just the way they flew: side by side. A single bugler played TAPS as the families of the airmen gathered and two horse drawn caissons made their way through the cemetery. Overhead, eight civilian pilots performed a tribute flyover at their own expense after the Air Force said it couldn’t perform a traditional flyover...
  • MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS MEET IN GETTYSBURG

    09/20/2013 7:21:32 AM PDT · by shove_it · 3 replies
    AP ^ | 20 Sep 2013 | MARK SCOLFORO
    ~snip~ Nearly half of the 79 living recipients of Medal of Honor are attending the gathering in Gettysburg, where some of its first recipients fought 150 years ago. The Medal of Honor Society annual convention gives the public an opportunity to collect the signatures of the men who have been honored by Congress for risking their lives beyond the call of duty in combat, and dozens of people waited Thursday for them to return from a luncheon at a nearby farm once owned by President Dwight Eisenhower...
  • Hawaii Governor Won't Fix Home Loan Obstacle for Veterans

    09/07/2013 1:43:12 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Sep 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie, who once participated in a 1960s anti-Vietnam War rally where a U.S. soldier was hung in effigy, has dropped the ball on getting Veterans Administration mortgages in Hawaii. This is happening because water coming from catchment water systems was deemed non-potable by a state bureaucrat in 2011, and veterans whose homes have such a system or who want to buy a home with such a system cannot get VA loans. Abercrombie has had the power to change this since 2011 but has refused to do so.
  • John Mccain Exposed By Vietnam Vets And Pow's

    09/05/2013 10:34:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 58 replies
    U tube ^ | Jul 23, 2013 | Vietnam Vets And Pow’s
    John McCain Exposed By Vietnam Vets And Pow’s .
  • The Unlikely PTSD Therapy

    08/09/2013 8:08:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8-9-13 | Zoe Ann Murphy
    Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury are training puppies to become service dogs for fellow wounded warriors. The work can actually alleviate their own symptoms The Fold’s Zoeann Murphy spent some time with the pups.
  • Too tired to care about VA scandal?

    08/04/2013 5:48:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | August 3, 2013 | Salena Zito
    An unknown number of U.S. military veterans are dead within 30 days of contracting Legionnaires' disease in a Veterans Affairs hospital in Pittsburgh. Aside from their family members, few people seem to be outraged. If that doesn't grab your attention, perhaps this will: VA officials in charge when those men were dying from a preventable illness received more than $100,000 in performance bonuses. The same bureaucrats who were paid handsomely for negligence and incompetence also refuse to answer reporters' questions about whether they've removed the deadly Legionella bacteria from hospitals that were built to heal, protect and serve those who...
  • Barry Zito donating $500 for every July 4th MLB strikeout to vets

    07/04/2013 3:07:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 4, 2013 | Dayn Perry
    Veteran Giants lefty Barry Zito has long been active in supporting our military veterans, so consider this the latest example of his dedication to the cause. Given this season's historically lofty strikeout rates, Zito is likely to wind up donating more than $100,000 this time around. Sure, make with the predictably cynical comments about how much Zito makes and how this isn't much of an imposition for him, but I'm guessing that Welcome Back Veterans and those they help aren't too worried about all of that. So good on you, Mr. Zito.
  • 25 Signs That Veterans Are Being Treated Like Trash Under The Obama Administration

    06/19/2013 6:16:25 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    Why does the Obama administration treat our military veterans like human garbage? Every year on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, Barack Obama and our other politicians make very nice speeches, but the truth about how they feel about our veterans can be seen in how they are treated every single day. In the United States today, there are well over half a million veterans that have been waiting for at least 125 days to have their benefit claims processed. Many of them will ultimately have their claims sent back or denied just so a government employee somewhere can get a...
  • White House hosts Hollywood actors, experts for mental health conference

    06/03/2013 7:40:57 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3 Jun 2013 | y Rachel Rose Hartman
    President Barack Obama and members of his administration are holding a day-long mental health conference Monday at the White House--and they have asked Hollywood to help lend some star power. Actors Bradley Cooper and Glenn Close are among those invited to participate in the meeting, which features a panel on negative attitudes toward mental illness moderated by Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius, a panel on mental health outreach moderated by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and opening remarks from the president and closing remarks from Vice President Joe Biden, Cooper and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. Close in 2009 co-founded...
  • Funeral ceremony will celebrate homeless vets

    03/17/2013 7:14:59 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Nearly 20 former members of America’s armed forces will be laid to rest Wednesday at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery as part of the Missing in America Project. The project is designed to honor homeless and indigent veterans to ensure they receive a military funeral, which in this case will be the placement of their cremains in the state-operated veterans’ cemetery columbaria, as has been done in the past. The service for the solders, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsman will be held at 1 p.m. However before that time, the cremains will travel from the...
  • Disgusting! Colorado Democrat state senator Mary Hodge doesn’t want veterans to have high-capacity m

    03/09/2013 6:17:30 PM PST · by pacificpundit · 34 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | 3/9/13 | FAM Blog
    I’m now convinced. Colorado is the Colorado of the Rocky Mountains. A once great state has been completely hijacked by vile leftists and turned the state into a leftist cesspool. Forget Joe Salazar ‘use a call box’ for rape protection for a second. How about Democrat state senator Mary Hodge claiming that veterans shouldn't be allowed to have access to high capacity magazines because ‘some have mental health problems.’
  • Cuts Mean Veterans Wait Even Longer for Arlington Burial

    03/01/2013 9:39:54 AM PST · by Saint X · 10 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | 3/1/13 | U.S. Naval Institute
    The ten percent sequestration cuts across the Department of Defense budget will increase wait times at Arlington National Cemetery, a cemetery spokesperson told USNI News on Thursday. Due to the cuts funerals will drop from 31 interments a day to 24, or about 160 less funerals a month, according to preliminary estimates from the cemetery
  • Veterans are receiving letters from VA prohibiting the ownership or purchase of firearms

    02/21/2013 8:00:07 PM PST · by wesagain · 104 replies
    RedFlagNews.com ^ | Feb 21, 2013 | Michael Connelly, J.D.
    How would you feel if you received a letter from the U.S. Government informing you that because of a physical or mental condition that the government says you have it is proposing to rule that you are incompetent to handle your own financial affairs? What if that letter also stated: “A determination of incompetency will prohibit you from purchasing, possessing, receiving, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. If you knowingly violate any of these prohibitions, you may be fined, imprisoned, or both pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub.L.No. 103-159, as implemented at 18, United States Code 924(a)(2).”?...
  • Shamed Facebook poster loses her job

    11/21/2012 8:20:46 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 121 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 21, 2012 | Jessica Heslam
    Lindsey Stone — the Plymouth woman taking an online beating for posting a photo of herself flipping the bird at Arlington National Cemetery on Facebook — has lost her job. “Lindsey resigned and we accepted her resignation,” LIFE Inc. CEO Diane Enochs told the Herald tonight. LIFE Inc. of Hyannis — a Cape Cod nonprofit that helps adults with special needs — announced tonight that Stone, along with the woman who snapped the offending photo, are not working there. Ironically, the formal announcement was made on Facebook.
  • VA disability backlog doubles under Obama

    11/13/2012 9:20:06 AM PST · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    You won’t be surprised to learn this is a violation of a promise: It was one of the simplest, most poignant promises Barack Obama made in 2008 in his first campaign for the White House: He would fulfill “a sacred trust with our veterans” by significantly reducing the government’s lengthy backlog of pending claims for disability coverage. The goal: All veterans could get a decision on disability claims within 125 days. The results: Records obtained by the Washington Guardian show that as of Nov. 5, the day before Mr. Obama won re-election, 558,230 of the 820,106 veterans seeking disability coverage...
  • Photo of Second World War veteran casting ballot captures hearts

    10/22/2012 7:01:20 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 17 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 10/22/12 | Audrey McAvoy
    A photograph of a 93-year-old Second World War veteran casting what will likely be his last ballot has captured the hearts of tens of thousands of Internet users. The photo shows Frank Tanabe lying in a hospital bed at home as his daughter Barbara Tanabe helps him fill out his absentee ballot. A half-million people saw the picture on the website Reddit after his grandson posted it there on Thursday, making it one of the most popular items on the social media network for a day after. "True Patriotism," was the top rated comment on the post. "This is America....
  • Veterans organize against ban; Catholic church seeks donations

    09/26/2012 5:18:11 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-25-12 | doug belden
    Jeff and Lori Wilfahrt, parents of a gay soldier killed last year in Afghanistan, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz launched Veterans United at a Capitol news conference Tuesday, Sept. 25. The group will work in partnership with Minnesotans United for All Families, the main group opposing the amendment, speaking against the measure around the state. Officials said the veterans group already has more than 100 members. "All soldiers take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. And as it stands today, our state constitution protects rights and freedoms for all citizens," said Lori Wilfahrt. "But if this amendment...