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ACROSS US, VETERANS DAY COMMEMORATIONS UNDER WAY

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Saturday marked the first of what will be three days of Veterans Day commemorations across the United States.

The holiday falls on a Sunday, and the federal observance is on Monday. It’s the first such day honoring the men and women who served in uniform since the last U.S. troops left Iraq in December 2011.

It’s also a chance to thank those who stormed the beaches during World War II – a population that is rapidly shrinking with most of those former troops now in their 80s and 90s.

 

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  1. Bloodless Coup

    November 11th, 2012

    The Only Way To Truly Honor Our Veterans Is To Impeach Obama And Place Him On Trial For Treason.

    Commander Walter Fitzpatrick Files Formal, Criminal Charges of Treason Against Obama With The FBI.

    Will The FBI Investigate The Allegations Or Throw His Complaint In The Trash Can?

    Time Will Tell…

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  2. In Memoriam

    November 11th, 2012

    Lest we forget

    When you go home, tell them for us and say,
    For their tomorrows, we gave our today.

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  3. Maudie N Mandeville

    November 11th, 2012

    President Obama is going to try and get in 36 today.

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  4. MAJ Mike

    November 11th, 2012

    Another day above ground for we fortunate few. This former 11Bravo has his flag displayed.

    Never forget those who keep us free!!!

    Remember, this is also George Patton’s birrthday.

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  5. CrustyB

    November 11th, 2012

    Ironic that we celebrate those who fought Communism just days after we put a Communist in the White House.

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  6. Callmelennie

    November 11th, 2012

    Thanks Major Mike

    I was not aware that I was born on the same day as George Patton. That may very well be the reason I never had to go to school on my birthday

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  7. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 11th, 2012

    The memoriam began at midnight with today’s and WIZARD of ID. Parker and Hart, and now Mastroianni, could always be counted on to remember Jesus and veterans.

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  8. the aardvark

    November 11th, 2012

    Thank you veterans from a US Navy Vet. Thank you everyone who has ever served in the American military thruout our history since the American Revolution. And especially bless all the remaining World War 2 Vets, the forgotten Vets of Korea, all the Viet Nam Vets like myself who are still misunderstood because of that lousy war that we should have won and for all the younger Vets who have served since Viet Nam particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan. May God continue to bless us all! THANK YOU, from a very grateful fellow American Veteran. Well done, I’m proud to have served like I did even though my part was a small one it was well worth my service and all of our services combined to keep the United States free and especially for WW 2 Vets to liberate Europe and Japan from tyranny. May God bless us all and the United States of America.

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  9. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 11th, 2012

    …and B.C.

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  10. the aardvark

    November 11th, 2012

    And todays Red and Rover comic strip. Its a great one.

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  11. srdem65

    November 11th, 2012

    My late Father spent Christmas ’44 holed up in a burned out building in Bastone waiting for GenPatton and his division. Surrounded by Nazis who pounded them day and night, they refused to surrender. Cold, hungry and running out of ammo, they kept fighting. Some say it was a turning point in stopping the Nazis.

    He never talked about his time in the war and it wasn’t until a few years ago that my siblings and I recognized the “strangeness” of his behaviour as PTSD that plagued him (and us) his whole life.

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  12. BillyShaft

    November 11th, 2012

    Thank you, Vets.

    As a Vet myself, I find myself in a very strange place this year.
    For the first time, I am no longer certain that I feel any sense of pride about defending the freedoms of those too damned stupid to realize the importance.

    I realize that today is not Memorial Day, but today, I will be taking my 2 year-old son to Arlington National Cemetery. I pray that he will be able to enjoy the freedom these honorable men died to protect.
    Perhaps a little perspective will help me shake off this post-election funk.

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  13. AbigailAdams

    November 11th, 2012

    @BillyShaft — “…I will be taking my 2 year-old son to Arlington National Cemetery.”

    First, thanks to you for your service.

    Second, thanks to you for taking your son to observe the day.

    Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, family members: our traditions and memories will die out if we don’t pass them on to new generations. Find a group who visits the cemeteries to plant flags. Take your family (and the neighbor kid, too) to a Veterans Day memorial observance. Do something to mark the day and make it special. Kids remember these days spent with their families and they remember why it is important to you. Families still have more influence with their kids than do school teachers.

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  14. pissedpatriot30

    November 11th, 2012

    Mnnnnnn…..???? Let me try this….. Happy B-Day brave Americans.

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  15. Claudia

    November 11th, 2012

    Thank you to all who serve. Today you are serving us in spite of your CIC; my condolences and eternal gratitude!

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  16. Blacksmith8✡

    November 11th, 2012

    The Great War
    WII and Korea
    Vietnam

    We are four generations of US Army veterans.
    My little peace time stint doesn’t compare to my dad liberating Ohrdruf
    http://www.89infdivww2.org/ohrdruf/survive.htm

    btw: My oath of office predates DOPMA and it doesn’t have an expiration date.

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  17. MAJ Mike

    November 11th, 2012

    @Blacksmith8 — don’t forget the Cold War; many of us worked long and hard in prepration for the Great Fulda Gap Live Fire Exercise that was cancelled in 1989.

    My oath was taken in 1976 and was to the Constitution. Like yours, it has never expired.

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  18. Mr.Gates

    November 11th, 2012

    Thank you Vets. My Father and his brother served in WWII. My Uncle was among the first Americans to enter one of the liberated death camps. They’re both gone now, but I’m thinking of them today. With tears in my eyes.

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  19. Xavier

    November 11th, 2012

    My 86 year old step dad joined the Navy in ’44 at 18. His destroyer, the Myles C. Fox, escorted the Missouri into Tokyo Bay for the signing of the peace treaty and he saw the aftermath of Hiroshima first hand. There aren’t many of these guys left.

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