WWII Veterans Ignore Shutdown and Storm DC Memorial

WWII Veterans Ignore Shutdown and Storm DC Memorial

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So many of us are disgusted by the cowardice of government leaders. This is the feel-good story of the day! Several weeks ago, I wrote about Honor Flight, a movie following an organization flying WWII veterans to see their memorial in Washington, … [Read more...]

WWII Vets Knock Over Shutdown Barrier to Visit Memorial

WWII Vets Knock Over Shutdown Barrier to Visit Memorial

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A group of World War II veterans in an Honor Flight group Tuesday knocked over barriers imposed during the government shutdown at the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., to get inside. As part of the federal government shutdown, national parks are … [Read more...]

Ask a Veteran What Obamacare Will Be Like

Ask a Veteran What Obamacare Will Be Like

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Recent figures indicate the Veteran Administration's disability claim backlog contains 736,000+ veterans, with over half of the veterans in the backlog waiting more than 125 days for ratings related to their claims. As reminder, my husband--three … [Read more...]

Post 9-11: Remember Our Military Community

Post 9-11: Remember Our Military Community

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Last year, on September 12, 2012, my memoir Sleeping With Dog Tags, was released. My first thought once that happened: “Holy (blank)…I just shared my story with the world!” My second thought: “Well, no one will read it.” With the surge of … [Read more...]

Holly Petraeus Continues to Help Service Men and Women

Holly Petraeus Continues to Help Service Men and Women

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Check out this video to find out what Holly Petraeus is doing to help men and women in the armed forces: … [Read more...]

Honor Flight: Remembering Our WWII Veterans

Honor Flight: Remembering Our WWII Veterans

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This past week marked the 68th Anniversary of the Japanese surrender during WW2. We are losing hundreds of our WW2 veterans, members of the Greatest Generation, every day. Soon they will no longer be with us to share their stories. We spend … [Read more...]

U.S. Vets Honor Fallen Comrades in South Korea

U.S. Vets Honor Fallen Comrades in South Korea

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For many U.S. veterans it's a trip they thought they'd never take; returning to South Korea, the land where so many of their brothers-in-arms lost their lives. A mist hangs in the surrounding hills of the South Korean National Cemetery as dozens … [Read more...]

No Fireworks at Military Bases this 4th of July

No Fireworks at Military Bases this 4th of July

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Freedom may ring this July 4th, but it will not BOOM at military bases across this nation. That's right, there will be no rockets red glare at military bases. Citing the sequestration and associated budget cuts, military bases all over the country … [Read more...]

Ronald Reagan, John Adams, and Fun for July 4th

Ronald Reagan, John Adams, and Fun for July 4th

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When President Reagan began his Fourth of July remarks from aboard the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy in 1986, he knew his speech was the only thing standing between a patriotic crowd and a huge fireworks display over New York Harbor. He recalled a saying … [Read more...]

On Father’s Day, Be Thankful We Are Free

On Father’s Day, Be Thankful We Are Free

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You've heard the phrase: A picture is worth a thousand words. That's how I felt when I saw this photo of this young boy spending time with his father, a soldier killed earlier this year in Afghanistan. Wikipedia says that the phrase refers to the … [Read more...]