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Some thoughts on Veterans and those who need help after the parade has ended.... When I was a kid, men my age were veterans of World War Two. They became, later in life, known as "The Greatest ...
by David B
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Nov 12, 2014 at 06:03 AM PST with 15 Recommends
There are discussions that can be had over whether patriotism is justifiable pride or indoctrination, and whether calling veterans "heroes" is appropriate or inappropriate. I do not consider myself ...
by Village Vet
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 09:40 PM PST with 14 Recommends
Veterans Day has brought a number of mixed feelings for me. On one hand, I think we don't take it seriously enough here in the United States. On the other, the day has a propagandistic side I find ...
by DarkScholar82
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 07:04 PM PST with 4 Recommends
You expect to see flags in a parade, but these are a bit more. It was 56° with gusting winds at 11:00 on 11-11-2014 when the parade stepped off - but both sun and people turned out for ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 08:10 PM PST with 4 Recommends
A friend e-mailed me this message a short while ago, and I thought I'd pass it along to everyone here. FOR REMEMBRANCE DAY - A SOLDIER COMES HOME My lead flight attendant ...
by Gwennedd
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 03:54 PM PST with 9 Recommends
Grumble. I've never been a fan of "Support The Troops" holidays, at least not since I made O-2. I'm a big fan of putting your money where your mouth is, so when I hear people say "I support the ...
by Cendojr
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 03:18 PM PST with 4 Recommends
I want to give a public thank you to the people of this nation and to the institutions of this nation for allowing me to serve for so many years. I have been honored by the privilege of serving the ...
by DrillSgtK
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 01:59 PM PST with 13 Recommends
This is Veterans Day - not a special day to mourn our dead - but a day devoted to thanking and appreciating all of our veterans who are still alive whether we like it or not . We know most people ...
by llbear
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 01:07 PM PST with 12 Recommends
On this Veteran's Day I want to honor the veterans in my family. My Dad Jack L. Wilson was a World War II veteran. Later in civilian life he would continue to work with Army Intelligence and was a ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 09:53 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Happy Veterans Day to all those who served. I received this e-mail today from decorated Admiral and former Congressman Joe Sestak's (D. PA) U.S. Senate campaign that highlights Tea Party Senator ...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 09:25 AM PST with 10 Recommends
In 1935 Smedley Butler (USMC, Maj Gen-Retired) published 'War is a Racket'. A racket "in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives." I start today's Veterans Day message in ...
by dkibler
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 09:01 AM PST with 6 Recommends
In the wake of the latest escalation of the U.S. military operations in the Middle East, it’s time to remember the origin of Veterans Day. In 1926, the U.S. Congress officially recognized the ...
by mbenefiel
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 08:30 AM PST with 2 Recommends
...Until a ton of problems surrounding our men and women in uniform are either solved, or seriously worked on.
by HamptonRoadsProgressive
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 08:09 AM PST with 0 Recommends
federal employees have the day off. There is a massive event that will disrupt DC area traffic tonight - the Concert for Valor. I am likely to get a free coffee at my local Starbucks on my way to ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 01:43 AM PST with 20 Recommends
"When I came back from Luang Prabang / I didn't have a thing where my balls used to hang / But I got a wooden medal and a fine harangue / Now I'm a fucking hero." – Dave Van Ronk, "Luang Prabang" ...
by Jaxpagan
Comment Count 19 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 05:00 AM PST with 16 Recommends
Welcome to PWB Peeps. We hang out here every afternoon around 2 PM Eastern. We talk about our beasties, big and small, finned, furry, feathered or something else, share stories, ask questions, have ...
by Ninepatch
Comment Count 61 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 10:59 AM PST with 109 Recommends
As we prepare for the onslaught of patriotic fervor this November 11th with all the flag waving, jets flying over, taps at the cemetery and discount sales, it is well that we remind ourselves that ...
by BOHICA
Comment Count 36 comments on Sat Nov 08, 2014 at 08:33 AM PST with 56 Recommends
Let’s honor our veterans by making sure they get the care and benefits they’ve earned. That means health care that’s there for them when they need it. It means continuing to reduce the ...
by Susan Gardner
Comment Count 22 comments on Sat Nov 08, 2014 at 07:00 AM PST with 10 Recommends
On September 1, 1939 the armed forces of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany invaded Poland with overwhelming force, lightning speed, and unprecedented ferocity. World War II had begun and the term "...
by JekyllnHyde
Comment Count 33 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 12:35 PM PST with 75 Recommends
Veteran Day is a day set aside to thank the Veterans of the past and present for their selfless sacrifice for this country and all Americans. It is also a day the Veterans reflect on their service ...
by sparks1957
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 08:12 AM PST with 0 Recommends