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  • The Spirit of America: Conservative Grassroots Leaders Plan Massive Pro-Trump Demonstrations

    02/09/2017 6:54:55 PM PST · by Elvina · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Matthew Boyle
    Conservative grassroots leaders are planning a series of massive pro-President Donald Trump rallies nationwide, Breitbart News has learned exclusively. On Feb. 27 and March 4, the rallies—dubbed the Spirit of America Rallies—will spring up nationwide in cities and towns across America.
  • Conservative Grassroots Leaders Plan Massive Pro-Trump Demonstrations Nationwide

    02/08/2017 7:25:33 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 49 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | February 8, 2017
    Conservative grassroots leaders are planning a series of massive pro-President Donald Trump rallies nationwide, Breitbart News has learned exclusively. On Feb. 27 and March 4, the rallies—dubbed the Spirit of America Rallies—will spring up nationwide in cities and towns across America. “These rallies are inclusive, non-partisan, and open to anyone supporting President Trump in his efforts to bring back manufacturing jobs to America, put the security of our nation ahead of political correctness, improve our infrastructure, revitalize the inner cities and secure our nation’s borders,” Debbie Dooley, a national co-founder of the Tea Party movement and a key organizer of...
  • As Obama Preaches Patience, Mattis Prepares for War With Iran (Overrules Gen)

    05/21/2012 12:36:00 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 21, 2012 4:45 AM EDT | by Eli Lake
    Mattis wanted to send a third aircraft-carrier group to the Persian Gulf earlier this year, The Daily Beast has exclusively learned, in what would have been a massive show of force at a time when Iranian military commanders were publicly threatening to sink American ships in the Strait of Hormuz. The four-star Marine Corps general and CentCom commander believed the display could have deterred Iran from further escalating tensions, according to U.S. military officials familiar with his thinking. But the president wanted to focus military resources on new priorities like China, and Mattis was told a third carrier group was...
  • The Spirit of America 2015

    09/20/2015 8:08:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/20/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    For our U.S. Army and its unrivaled soldiers, this year marks 240 years of selfless service to the nation A crowd of 7,500 patriotic Americans attended the U.S. Army’s 2015 Spirit of America show, a performance highlighting our proud history through the eyes of the American Soldier. Aptly named, the Patriot Center on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, was brimming with excited men, women, and children who came to pay their respects to our elite soldiers who have sworn to uphold our Constitution and to defend our country so that we may enjoy the freedoms that...
  • Goodyear Blimp Spirit of America will be decommissioned this week at Tustin hangar

    08/09/2015 12:36:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | August 9, 2015 | Tom Berg
    CARSON – The Goodyear Blimp bobbles a few feet of the ground, awaiting one of its final takeoffs. “We’re coming off the mast,” pilot Bill Bayliss announces, as the 192-foot blimp is freed from its mooring. The Spirit of America will rise above the hustle-and-bustle of I-405 one last time on Monday, and cruise toward Tustin’s aging World War II blimp hangar. Five days later, the blimp will emerge as five tons of museum exhibits, recyclable rubber and spare parts.
  • Spirit of America - Supporting US Marines and Iraq

    11/10/2004 6:52:07 PM PST · by surfatsixty · 2 replies · 514+ views
    email, www.spiritofamerica.net ^ | 11/10/04 | Jim Hake
    Subject: Supporting US Marines and Iraq From: "Jim Hake, Spirit of America" Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 01:39:30 +0000 To: Dear Donors and Friends, Today is the 229th birthday of the U.S. Marines - so to all you Marines on this message I'll take this opportunity to say Happy Birthday. Every interaction I've had with you has made me proud to know you. For the last year we have been supporting the Marines and, with your generous support, meeting their requests for items ranging from school supplies to sewing machines to television station equipment. All these goods benefit the Iraqi...
  • Iraq's Democrats Look for Support From a Democracy

    10/22/2004 6:23:02 AM PDT · by OESY · 1 replies · 221+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 22, 2004 | Daniel Henninger
    Spirit of America, led by Jim Hake [raised] money to equip six Iraqi TV stations in Al Anbar province. The project was led there by the First Marine Expeditionary Force and the Army.... The Spirit of America's Iraq democracy project came together.... The pro-freedom Iraqi bloggers [posted]their delightful account of a first-ever trip beyond Iraq's borders... at iraqthemodel.com. Other Iraqis... are willing to take personal risks to educate the Iraqi people about the meaning and purpose of democracy before that January election date.... To get the word out, the Friends of Democracy plans to use all available media. Plans so...
  • Iraqi Construction Apprentice Program Continues

    10/02/2004 2:19:50 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 3 replies · 231+ views
      Iraqi Construction Apprentice Program Continues Story Number: NNS041001-11Release Date: 10/1/2004 4:04:00 PMFrom 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Engineer Group Public AffairsAL ANBAR PROVINCE, Iraq (NNS) -- Members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 14 began the second round of teaching construction skills to Iraqi youth in the Iraqi Construction Apprentice Program (ICAP) in July. The ICAP program is designed to take 14- to 25-year-old Iraqi students and teach them enough basic construction to get a job in their local communities. “This is what we came here to do, to help the Iraqi people,” said one of the new instructors,...
  • The SPIRIT of AMERICA

    06/18/2004 6:31:14 AM PDT · by solsrchr2 · 13 replies · 154+ views
    Original Composition | 6/18/04 | Harry Truscott
    I have no voice to call my own. A silent mute am I. I watch them struggle, work and play, And then I watch them die. The years pass ever onward, As do their short lived lives. With great and noble efforts Sent soaring to the skies. And even in their follies Their dreams still brightly shine. As other silent voices weep, I wish that they were mine. As my children’s lives are spent Though silent still I be. A voice whispers throughout the land By what is left to see. No longer silent Do I stand idly by. But...
  • The Spirit of America

    06/03/2004 10:55:41 AM PDT · by Doug Loss · 130+ views
    Spirit of America ^ | Last year sometime, I think | Jim Hake, et al
    This was posted here back in mid-April, but I think it bears reposting for those who haven't seen it and would like to help: "Fellow citizens, When American citizens of good will look at Iraq today, the most poignant question heard is: "What can I do?" At the Spirit of America we answer that question not with rhetoric, but with action. Our answer is direct aid to the people of Iraq. Working closely with the United States Marines, the Spirit of America finds real needs of real people and fills them; quickly, efficiently, and without bureaucratic log jams. By matching...
  • Marines prepare to distribute gear for unbiased Iraqi media ("Spirit of America")

    05/18/2004 7:48:02 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 5 replies · 1,135+ views
    Marine Link ^ | May 17, 2004 | Cpl. Paula M. Fitzgerald
    Marines prepare to distribute gear for unbiased Iraqi media Submitted by:   1st Marine Division Story by:    Cpl. Paula M. Fitzgerald Story Identification #:   200451771232 CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, Iraq (May 16, 2004) -- Marines from 1st Marine Division and the Spirit of America charity are working together to help build Iraq's "unbiased" media infrastructure. According to Lt. Col. John Lutkenhouse, the division's plans officer for economic development, the Los Angeles-based charity donated more than $80,000 in audio and video production equipment. "Right now, the Iraqis are receiving a lot of their information via electronic media outlets," explained Lutkenhouse, of Sunnyvale,...
  • Group Donates TV Equipment to Promote Balanced News Coverage

    05/03/2004 3:25:33 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 7 replies · 101+ views
    DoD-AFPS ^ | May 3, 2004 | Donna Miles
    Group Donates TV Equipment to Promote Balanced News Coverage By Donna MilesAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 3, 2004 — A shipment of television equipment is on its way to Iraq to help Iraqi broadcasters offer more balanced news coverage than what is currently available in the region. Marine Col. Robert Knapp, commander of the 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, Calif., thanks Spirit of America founder Jim Hake for the group's donation of television equipment to support U.S. military efforts in Iraq. Photo courtesy of Spirit of America Members of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in Iraq's Anbar...
  • Spirit of America Is a Good Start On Iraq Homefront (Wonder Land)

    04/30/2004 6:40:08 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 2 replies · 129+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, April 30, 2004 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    The photograph below was taken at Camp Pendleton, the Marine Corps base 38 miles north of San Diego. It shows Col. Robert Knapp and Spirit of America's Jim Hake in front of the television equipment that was bought with contributions from readers of this newspaper and others. It will be in the air tomorrow, bound for Al Anbar province in Iraq. There, Marines from the First Expeditionary Force will help Iraqis restore seven local TV stations. This is a remarkable story of can-do. I think it is also the story of a nation willing to do more than it has...
  • A Good Start on the Iraq Homefront-Spirit of America exceeds its fund-raising goals 15-fold.

    04/30/2004 5:25:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies · 128+ views
    Wall St Journal ^ | 4-30-04 | Daniel Henninger
    <p>The photograph below was taken at Camp Pendleton, the Marine Corps base 38 miles north of San Diego. It shows Col. Robert Knapp and Spirit of America's Jim Hake in front of the television equipment that was bought with contributions from readers of this newspaper and others. It will be in the air tomorrow, bound for Al Anbar province in Iraq. There, Marines from the First Expeditionary Force will help Iraqis restore seven local TV stations.</p>
  • Spirit of the Journal

    04/21/2004 5:27:00 AM PDT · by OESY · 6 replies · 162+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 21, 2004 | Editorial
    <p>This past Friday, Dan Henninger's Wonder Land column1 gave readers a chance to contribute money to help restore seven small TV stations in Iraq. The project is the joint idea of the First Marine Expeditionary Force in Al Anbar province, west of Baghdad, and Spirit of America, a philanthropy begun by Los Angeles businessman Jim Hake to assist American GIs in Afghanistan and Iraq.</p>
  • Spirit of America Here's a way you can help the cause in Iraq.

    04/16/2004 3:15:01 AM PDT · by Huber · 20 replies · 349+ views
    OpinonJournal.com ^ | 4/16/04 | BY DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>Thus spake George W. Bush this week: "The people of our country are united behind our men and women in uniform, and this government will do all that is necessary to assure the success of their historic mission." Still, many Americans who support the war don't much like sitting on their hands doing little more than watch it on TV. Some have written here, asking what they can do to help. This column will describe a real project that lets the folks at home lend a hand to the soldiers in Iraq.</p>
  • Spirit of America Supports Efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan

    01/27/2004 8:56:36 AM PST · by Calpernia · 5 replies · 1,039+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan. 27, 2004 | By Donna Miles
    To Los Angeles businessman Jim Hake, winning the hearts and minds of the Iraqi and Afghan people requires personal — not just governmental — intervention. That's why Hake founded Spirit of America, a nonprofit group that seeks donations to support grassroots efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan forged in the name of friendship. Hake said he was inspired to found the organization through televised reports about U.S. Special Forces soldiers in Orgun-e, a remote Afghan village about 20 miles from Pakistan. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jay Smith asked his wife to send baseball gloves and balls for the local children. Within...
  • Troops strike up music, good will

    12/21/2003 11:27:53 AM PST · by Radix · 19 replies · 277+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 12/21/2003 | Robert Schlesinger
    <p>WASHINGTON -- For 15 years, Khurmal was a silent town. The Islamic Group of Kurdistan, an Islamist organization that controlled the town and others in northern Iraq near the Iran border, had forbidden people from playing or listening to music.</p>
  • Free Army musical show slated for Mellon Arena in September

    07/25/2003 8:59:25 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 12 replies · 222+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Friday, July 25, 2003 | Karen MacPherson
    <p>WASHINGTON -- For the first time ever, the U.S. Army will take its annual musical extravaganza, "Spirit of America," to Pittsburgh -- and tickets are free.</p> <p>Produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, the "Spirit of America" -- a two-hour mixture of music, history and ceremonial military drills -- will be performed four times at Mellon Arena on Sept. 12-13.</p>