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  • WATCH: British retired Royal Marine suffering from Parkinson’s Disease had his world changed forever

    10/13/2020 4:12:08 AM PDT · by RandFan · 10 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 12 | Daily Caller
    Watch the moment a British retired Royal Marine suffering from degenerative Parkinson’s Disease had his world changed forever Video..
  • Texas Reloaded - Greatest joint campaign ad in history

    09/25/2020 6:41:04 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 30 replies
    youtube ^ | 09/25/20
    If you don't live in Texas, this ad will make you want to move here. Greatest joint campaign in history. The mission? Save Texas by recruiting the greatest c...
  • Operation Paperback – the Military Charity You’ve Never Heard of but Should

    08/18/2020 1:36:38 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 9 replies
    Hubpages ^ | January 8, 2018 | Tamara Wilhite
    What Is Operation Paperback? Operation Paperback is a charity that sends books and magazines to soldiers and their families. This is invaluable for people on the front lines who can’t stream the latest video, aren’t close to a library and are nowhere near a movie theater. For their families, it is a pleasant reminder that the world hasn’t forgotten them and gives them free entertainment. Operation Paperback lets volunteers send books to the VA hospitals, too.
  • 152nd Ironton-Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade held without a crowd [Ohio]

    05/25/2020 4:54:19 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 2 replies
    WSAZ TV ^ | May 25, 2020 | WSAZ News Staff
    IRONTON, Ohio (WSAZ) – Even the COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t but the brakes on the nation’s oldest continuously running Memorial Day parade. The 152nd Ironton-Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade went on Monday morning in southeastern Ohio – without spectators. Typically, the event draws more than 30,000 people to the streets of Ironton. It’s recognized by Congress as the longest running Memorial Day parade in the United States. In the midst of the pandemic, organizers say their only way to carry on the tradition was by asking spectators to stay home and watch a livestream of the event. Organizers also shortened the...
  • More than 1,300 Veterans Given Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

    05/23/2020 9:10:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Military.com via Yahoo News ^ | 05/23/2020 | Patricia Kime
    Roughly 1,300 patients at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities have received hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 since late March, according to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. In a letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, this week, Wilkie said that, between Feb. 1 and April 23, the VA purchased more than 6.3 million tablets of the antimalarial drug, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in late March on an emergency use basis to treat the novel coronavirus. Hydroxychloroquine is normally used to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, and the VA dispenses roughly 1 million pills of it...
  • Appalling moment woman drives her minivan over dozens of veterans' gravestones while trying to avoid traffic jam in Houston cemetery

    05/11/2020 12:56:40 PM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 11, 2020 | Megan Sheets
    Appalling video shows the moment a woman drove her minivan over the gravestones of military veterans as she tried to avoid a traffic jam inside Houston National Cemetery. The woman was one of dozens of people who flocked to the cemetery on Sunday to watch a flyover from the Lone Star Flight Museum commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day - the end of World War II in Europe. As people began to leave after the flyover concluded, the woman got impatient and sought to bypass other cars by driving over the grass. 'I was shocked, and never would have...
  • Gunman dead after shooting at Delaware veterans cemetery leaves elderly couple dead

    05/10/2020 9:27:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 10, 2020 | Robert Gearty
    A man wanted for shooting an elderly couple at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery was found dead after exchanging gunfire with police. The couple, from Elkton, Md., was shot Friday morning after going to the cemetery in Bear. The woman, 85, died at the scene, according to Delaware State Police. Her husband, 86, died Saturday at a hospital. Their names had not been released as of Sunday. Police said the suspect, Sheldon Francis, 29, of Middletown, Del., was spotted about an hour after the shooting running into a wooded area near the cemetery.
  • 13 veterans dead, all staff and residents being tested for COVID-19 at Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke

    04/02/2020 5:25:03 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 24 replies
    HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) -As of Tuesday afternoon, thirteen veterans at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke have died and all residents and staff are being tested for COVID-19. According to Brooke Karanovich from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the following was confirmed by the Soldiers Home Tuesday: According to Brooke Karanovich from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the following was confirmed by the Soldiers Home Tuesday: 13 veteran resident deaths (6 tested positive for COVID-19, 5 pending test results, 1 negative and 1 is unknown 10 veteran residents have tested positive for COVID-19 25 veteran...
  • President Trump meets World War II Iwo Jima veterans at the White house (great photos)

    03/04/2020 11:47:48 AM PST · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Flickr ^ | 3/3/2020 | The White house
    "President Donald J. Trump meets World War II Iwo Jima veteran John J. Sheridan, 95, and his daughter Dianne Fairbaugh on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House." "President Donald J. Trump salutes World War II Iwo Jima veteran Ira Rigger, 97, and his wife Yong Rigger during their visit Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House."
  • 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....
  • The Catholic high school that holds funerals for homeless veterans

    05/27/2019 5:51:22 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 8 replies
    America Magazine ^ | 5/26/2019 | Michael Kotsopoulos
    I am greeted by a wooden casket hoisted on the shoulders of eight high school basketball players as I enter the lobby of Catholic Memorial School in early January. An American flag covers the casket. At 8 a.m., I expect a tired expression across the face of each young man and wonder how they will navigate the halls to the narrow chapel. But, stoic and calm, the boys looked at ease. They walked tall, proud and sure-footed. Their composure surprised me as they made their way into the school chapel. Following the procession, I scanned the room to find an...
  • Buttigieg Leans In on His Military Service

    05/20/2019 10:05:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 70 replies
    wsj.com ^ | 5/20/2019 | joshua jamerson and Ben Kesling
    Democrat who has quickly risen to top tier of 2020 field is putting more emphasis on Navy Reserve stint
  • WWII vet wants 100 kisses, cards on his 100th birthday [misleading headline]

    03/06/2019 9:31:15 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 5 replies
    wlky.com ^ | Updated: 9:08 AM EST Mar 5, 2019 | Julie Dolan
    [Misleading headline. He doesn't "want" 100 kisses, he's been promised 100 kisses] Bethel Killman SCOTTSBURG, Ind. — It’s been a rough year for Bethel Killman, 99, of Scottsburg, but he’s hoping his 100th birthday marks a turnaround. In April, the World War II vet was diagnosed with a heart valve problem and given five months to live. In September, he lost his wife. Now, less than two weeks before his 100th birthday, the World War II veteran’s family is trying to cheer him up with a community-wide birthday party. “Bethel was feeling down about his prognosis last year, so I...
  • Nashville airport travelers stop to sing national anthem for children of fallen service members

    12/11/2018 5:40:30 AM PST · by LoicW · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/11/18 | Matt Richardson
    Travelers at Nashville's busy airport over the weekend stopped to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” paying their respects to a plane full of children whose parents had died in combat. “At the Nashville airport I walked out into the concourse to this scene @americanairlines was flying a plane full of children who had lost a parent in combat to Disneyworld on an all expenses paid trip and they threw a party for them at the gate,” Jen Tringale wrote on Facebook on Saturday.
  • Veterans Day: The Solitary World of a Vet

    11/11/2018 11:58:14 AM PST · by pboyington · 26 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 11, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    On Veterans Day, it is important for those who have never served to take a moment to understand the solitary world of a vet. Millions of vets are and have been successful in all endeavors. They are doctors, lawyers, business people and a thousand other professions. Not all have PTSD; not all are the troubled, brooding, street corner homeless guy, although they exist and need help desperately. No matter how successful a vet might be materially, more often than not, vets are often alone, mentally and spiritually each day and for the rest of their lives. Vets’ stories are all...
  • SNL Cast Member Insults Injured Vet on Live TV

    11/04/2018 12:25:53 AM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3 Nov 2018 | Pete Davidson
    Dan Crenshaw is running for Congress in Texas. Below is a link to the video.https://twitter.com/tylerstapleto14/status/1058948005871738880?s=12
  • Watch: Joint Base Pearl Harbor HI - VP Pence at Return of POWs

    08/01/2018 4:55:59 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 23 replies
    So powerful to watch POWs returning home. History...
  • Trump: Democrats who want to abolish ICE are 'disciples of a very low IQ person, Maxine Waters'

    07/25/2018 8:38:32 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/24/18 | Melissa Quinn
    President Trump slammed Democrats pushing for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying those who join such calls are disciples of a “very low IQ person” Maxine Waters and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. “Instead of supporting our ICE officers, many of these Democrat politicians who are really disciples of a very low IQ person, Maxine Waters, and perhaps even worse, Nancy Pelosi, they’ve launched vicious smears on the brave men and women who defend our communities,” Trump said Tuesday during remarks at the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States National Convention.
  • Traveling All 50 States, Mowing Lawns For Elderly, Disabled, Single Moms And Vets For Free

    06/16/2018 2:24:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 6/15/18
    ATLANTA (CBS/CNN) — One good deed is turning into many, many more and a surreal US tour. **SNIP** This inspired him to start the Raising Men Lawn Care Service, a foundation that not only mows lawns for those in need but also works to inspire young men and women to make a difference. **SNIP** To defray the cost of his expenses, Smith said he’s funded by donations, including those by lawnmower companies that donate equipment. He takes submissions to decide what lawns he’ll mow, both on his website and on social media. He said it’s important to teach kids about...
  • Prince Harry’s plea as Veterans take own lives once every 13 days this year

    06/10/2018 3:21:25 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 9, 2018 | M. Nikol and S. Rayment
    "Save my heroes from suicide." Prince Harry has raised serious concerns about the number of British soldiers committing suicide after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The Prince confided his fears about a recent surge in suspected suicides in a private letter to a decorated former war hero. His intervention comes as an investigation by The Mail on Sunday reveals veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now taking their own lives at a faster rate than their comrades died on the battlefield. At least 12 veterans are feared to have killed themselves since the start of the year...