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Pancreatic cancer. Not me. It's my Dad. That is what he learned on Veteran's Day, late in the day. He was a World War II Enlisted Draftee, and after graduating the U.S. Naval Academy in 1950, ...
by Santa Susanna Kid
Comment Count 28 comments on Sun Nov 16, 2014 at 02:42 PM PST with 35 Recommends
I want to thank, not just fellow veterans for your service, but the Kossacks here who have worked tirelessly on behalf of veterans. There are a lot of you here.
by Rosebuddear
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 01:45 PM PST with 5 Recommends
I don't want to seem unsupportive of Veterans, on this day or any day. However, I'm reminded today of something that I noticed back in September. Something that struck me as discordant then. ...
by rbzbos
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 12:25 PM PST with 0 Recommends
On this Veteran's Day, I usually write about being a pacifist Quaker on a day devoted to eulogizing soldiers and those involved in active combat. I have, however, little more to add to the discourse.
by cabaretic
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 06:49 AM PST with 3 Recommends
May we never forget, our young become vets. Take two minutes of time for those who died..... Terry Kelly – A Pittance Of Time Take two minutes, would you mind? It's a pittance of time, For ...
by allenjo
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 06:32 AM PST with 4 Recommends
I awoke this morning to the dulcet tones of GW Bush being interviewed on NPR's Morning Edition. The interview was sunny and upbeat: GW Bush is writing a book about his father, and sharing stories ...
by Hugh Jim Bissell
Comment Count 34 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 06:06 AM PST with 10 Recommends
Survivors of the 1967 attack on the USS Liberty have always maintained Israelis knew they were attacking an American vessel. Like many people, I dismissed the claim as preposterous. No longer. A ...
by 8ackgr0und N015e
Comment Count 593 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 08:00 AM PST with 163 Recommends
Veteran's Day is a sham. I have been watching the ads about Veteran's day; those about the sales that will be going on, those few with seemingly patriotic messages but mostly those of a Vietnam ...
by Kycol
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Nov 10, 2014 at 10:25 AM PST with 0 Recommends
Hello everyone. I have posted in the past couple of weeks about the Veteran's Day Luncheon I put on in my senior building. I asked for donations. Some very generous people did donate, cash and a ...
by Liberal Granny
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Nov 05, 2014 at 12:15 PM PST with 0 Recommends
I need your help again for this year's Veterans Day event. Each year I sponsor a Veterans Day celebration in my senior building. I don't have enough money at this moment to put it on. This weekend ...
by Liberal Granny
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Oct 27, 2014 at 09:00 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
I cannot believe this will be our 4th annual Veteran's Day celebration to be held in November in my subsidized building and I need your help to make it happen . It has meant so much to so many ...
by Liberal Granny
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Oct 14, 2014 at 09:36 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
As many of you know, I originated a Veterans Day celebration each year in my senior building in Chicago. This will be the 4th year of this celebration. Some of the vets have passed on, a few moved ...
by Liberal Granny
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Oct 16, 2014 at 09:49 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Last Veteran's Day, John Boehner, like many of our representatives, wrote a letter extolling the virtues of our Armed Forces. It was a fine letter directed at veterans from all ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Jan 09, 2014 at 05:24 AM PST with 14 Recommends
This is so late! I apologize for that, but just after Veteran's Day I had a colonoscopy and had a couple complications that took me to the hospital for a week, plus some other issues. Everything ...
by Liberal Granny
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 09:19 AM PST with 5 Recommends
My grandfather could do anything. Really, he could. He was a skilled tool and die maker, union shop steward and poet. He was a sharpshooter who could bring down a gazelle to feed his mates in ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 07:19 PM PST with 33 Recommends
I was born on the day the guns fell quiet. When men who had worn masks looked into each others' eyes. When the telegraph lay still. When men who had felt death inside of them and who had committed ...
by Matthew R Bishop
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 01:50 PM PST with 35 Recommends
This ...
by Randle Aubrey
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Nov 10, 2013 at 06:09 PM PST with 24 Recommends
to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan... Abraham Lincoln, 2nd Inaugural ...
by vgranucci
Comment Count 38 comments on Sun Nov 10, 2013 at 05:00 PM PST with 12 Recommends
( Diarist's Note: This diary was first published as Top Comments: Escape and Evasion Edition in a slightly modified form on August 4, 2012. At the time, a couple of commenters suggested that I post ...
by Dragon5616
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 08:11 AM PST with 43 Recommends
Please Note : I cannot do this without you. I need financial help to do this. Every cent goes to the veterans, to the food and the gifts. Any amount your are able to contribute goes a long way. (...
by Liberal Granny
Comment Count 27 comments on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 09:30 AM PDT with 23 Recommends