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Courtesy of the Defense ...
by Adam B
Comment Count 156 comments on Fri Mar 04, 2011 at 10:00 AM PST with 54 Recommends
Frank Buckles, the very last American soldier to serve in the Great War - the War to End All Wars - that is, World War I, passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, at the venerable age of 110. Now John Boehner, ...
by blonde moment
Comment Count 139 comments on Fri Mar 04, 2011 at 08:52 AM PST with 227 Recommends
Continuing my recent series of diaries featuring my grandfather that began with my introduction of him ...
by Andrew C White
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Feb 13, 2011 at 05:17 PM PST with 11 Recommends
You may have heard the story before but let me tell it once again. On the muddy fields of Flanders on 24-25 December 1914 ...
by TexDem
Comment Count 1130 comments on Fri Dec 24, 2010 at 07:29 AM PST with 95 Recommends
by JaxDem
Comment Count 112 comments on Thu Dec 09, 2010 at 05:25 PM PST with 103 Recommends
DCoE - Defense Centers of Excellence 11 November 2010 - Military leaders, vets discuss invisible wounds of war and getting help after viewing HBO ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Nov 13, 2010 at 04:30 AM PST with 8 Recommends
Each year Veterans Day brings a deeper appreciation for what our forefathers and foremothers did to form our country, as well as what those who have fought and died for freedom from tyranny mean to ...
by Pam Bennett
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Nov 11, 2010 at 06:21 AM PST with 7 Recommends
by jimstaro
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu Nov 11, 2010 at 05:12 AM PST with 28 Recommends
The United States entered World War I . The "Great War", as it was called, lasted for four years. Our brave military men and women ...
by The 13th Floor
Comment Count 58 comments on Tue Apr 06, 2010 at 06:32 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
We are halfway through a story that is about to turn winter in one of the most beautiful places in the world profoundly ugly. Just like in a Cecil B. DeMille movie, we have a cast of millions, we ...
by fake consultant
Comment Count 32 comments on Sun Dec 13, 2009 at 10:06 PM PST with 22 Recommends
Today is Rememberance Day here in Canada. In the U.S., it is Veteran's Day. The day serves to remind us and give us a chance to thank those who served in foreign wars for their service in the ...
by toby esterhase
Comment Count 41 comments on Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 12:27 PM PST with 16 Recommends
It is the eleventh hour of the 11th day of November, and 91 years ago the 'War to End All Wars', World War I, ended with 2700 men killed after an armistice was signed but before it went into effect.
by jpmassar
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 10:59 AM PST with 1 Recommend
In 1938 Congress proclaimed; “...it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace ...
Comment Count 25 comments on Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 04:52 AM PST with 28 Recommends
_"We did what we could but it was not enough because I found you here. All of you are not just names on the wall, you are alive. Your blood's on my hands, your screams in my ears, your eyes in my ...
by blueness
Comment Count 58 comments on Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 03:44 PM PST with 70 Recommends
About Walter Cronkite and the oldest man, a British WWI vet, Henry Alingham, who died at age 113, not long after Walter Cronkite did.
by TheWeeklyGlass
Comment Count 57 comments on Sat Jul 18, 2009 at 07:29 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
I would like to have been there when they walked the monster out of its shed on the first day of October, 1916. I would like to have asked the people shepherding the behemoth from its cage and those ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 28 comments on Fri Jul 10, 2009 at 03:58 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
We owe our troops so ...
by The Fat Lady Sings
Comment Count 27 comments on Mon May 25, 2009 at 11:20 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
Love thy neighbor.
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Apr 04, 2009 at 11:05 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
As of last night, a US marshall, 2 state police and a county police are all over Mr. Hixon's area, serving notices to farmers that they are being sued by Monsanto. They arrive in pairs, with two ...
by Scaredhuman
Comment Count 136 comments on Sat Jan 10, 2009 at 02:36 PM PST with 83 Recommends
The current IP discussions on DK have been disturbing to me. Not "bombs being dropped on my relatives" disturbing, more of a "upsetting world events that happen regularly that I wish I could do ...
by erratic
Comment Count 149 comments on Tue Jan 06, 2009 at 09:46 PM PST with 25 Recommends