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My Remarkable Veteran's Day Experience

I was mesmerized as I rode down Fifth Avenue in New York City. I was honored to ride on the City University of New York (CUNY) float during the annual Veterans' Day parade. I was simply overwhelmed by the outpouring of appreciation by thousands of Americans toward veterans who have put their lives on the line for world freedom. Show More Summary

Veteran KTLA Reporter Retiring After 40 Years

Jim Nash, reporter for Los Angeles CW affiliate KTLA, is retiring after more than forty years in broadcasting. It’s Jim Nash’s last day with KTLA. Watch his last report with us today on the news at 1P. We love you, Jim! pic.twitter.com/UKX2rAClMJ —...Show More Summary

Jonathan Michael Campbell; that phony in your school to get treatment

That Jonathan Michael Campbell, the fellow who pretended to be a soldier while wearing an Air Force uniform and wanted to talk to students in a Pennsylvania school about VeteransDay will likely receive probation and mental health treatment according to prosecutors says the Associated Press; Campbell declined comment after Monday’s court appearance. His public […]

'Penguins of Madagascar' Teach Kids Meaning of Veterans Day (VIDEO)

Post by Caroline Olney. Let’s face it: kids' favorite holidays are generally the ones where they get candy. Or presents. Or both. But whether or not their school is closing this year, it’s important to take time to make sure kids understand why we honor Veterans Day. Show More Summary

Veterans Day Restaurant Deals: Where to Eat for Free

Post by Adriana Velez. It may seem small and simple, but a great way to thank a military service member is to share a meal with them. A lot of business owners across the country feel the same way, which is why there are so many restaurants offering veterans and military service members free meals and specials around Veterans Day. Show More Summary

Holidays and Holy Days are All About Retail Spending

The war vet said something to the effect that ‘Veterans Day should be about more than just buying a mattress.’ We’ve seen the advertising for Memorial Day or Veterans Day specials on furniture and appliances, and we’ve become accustomed to it.  Nobody blinks an eye. But the day was intended to remember the people who […]

Fred Goodman: Songwriter, Singer, Parodist Extraordinaire

On Christmas Day 1994, the veteran singer/songwriter Fred Goodman met his future wife Chris's extended family. When caroling time arrived, Fred, the only Jew in a houseful of Catholics, sat at the piano and led the guests through classic...Show More Summary

Bob Curtis; phony POW on VeteransDay

Average NCO found this guy, Bob Curtis, in the Lebanon Democrat. He was to speak at a VeteransDay parade for Wilson County, Tennessee; Principal speaker for the day will be Spc. Bob Curtis, who was a prisoner of war of the Vietnamese for a year, spending his time carrying a 4-feet-by-4-feet bamboo crate he […]

93-year-old WWII Vet Bags Deer on Veterans Day

You are only as old as you feel---that is the philosophy of Bruno Delai. The 93-year-old resident of Herrin, Illinois recently bagged a doe on November 11, and Delai is as avid a hunter as you will likely meet. According to KFVS12, the World War II vet...

Andre Smith done for the day with an arm injury

The Bengals were just getting used to having Andre Smith back in the lineup, now he’s gone again. The veteran right tackle has left with an arm injury, and won’t return. Smith was just getting back from an ankle problem, and has been replaced by Marshall Newhouse. Injuries have plagued the Bengals up front all…

Ask D’Mine: Thanks, Diabetes (Just in Time for Turkey Day)

Hey, All — if you’ve got questions about life with diabetes, then you’ve come to the right place! That would be our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D’Mine, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois.… The post Ask D’Mine: Thanks, Diabetes (Just in Time for Turkey Day) appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

Pomelo Elementary's mission: Honor veterans with 'Heroes' Day'

Veterans Day was over when the balloons went up and the flags came out at Pomelo Elementary this week, in a 14-year-old tradition that offers a history lesson for third-graders and a stage for aging military veterans to spin stories of their exploits.

Louisiana School District Apologizes for Veterans Day Assembly That Included Christian Prayer

A couple of days ago, I posted about a Veterans Day assembly that took place at Morgan City High School in Louisiana. It began with a Christian prayer -- and students were told to stand up and bow their heads. The American Humanist Association’s...Show More Summary

12 Bitcoin startups investor Tim Draper has personally funded

Silicon Valley venture-capital veteran Tim Draper has consistently been blunt about his bullishness on the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. “I am a big Bitcoin fan,” he told VentureBeat in an email conversation the other day. He couldn’t say if Draper Fisher Jurvetson, the venture firm he cofounded in 1985, has moved to back Coinbase, as some reports […]

Memorials: In Rural France, a Blackened Concrete and Copper Ring Looms

Photo by Howard Kingsnorth via Dezeen Last week on Veteran's Day, an ambitious World War I memorial opened in on the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette cemetery in northern France. Designed by the Parisian architect Philippe Prost near the battlefields where nearly 600,000 soldiers...

College Kids With One Thing on their Mind: Service

What do college kids do on a day off? Well, you might be surprised by the group I met up with on Will Rogers Beach on Veteran's Day who were using the hours before sunset to clean up the beach. Mackenzie Trask, blonde hair blowing in the breeze, is studying ocean conservation and marine policy at Pierce College. Show More Summary

Do You Know Where Afghanistan Is?

Almost 1 million people swarmed the National Mall in Washington DC on Veterans Day for the Concert for Valor. The weather was a perfect 70 degrees. The artist lineup was a once-in-a-lifetime event. And it was the perfect place to pull...Show More Summary

Assassination and the American Language

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With the passing of Veterans Day last week, I’ve been thinking about my first day as a paramilitary officer with the Central Intelligence Agency. I spent it filling out paperwork: a health-care plan, a Roth I.R.A., a parking-pass application, a stipend for child care. Show More Summary

He Was a 98-Year-Old Veteran. A Picture Taken of Him Just One Day Before Death Has Moved America

This 98 year old veteran sure knew how to clean up well for his holiday, Veteran’s Day. This photo has gone viral and touched the hearts of many Americans: Americans

Louisiana High School’s Veterans Day Assembly Included Christian Prayer

On Veterans Day last week, students at Morgan City High School in Louisiana attended an hour-long assembly which began with a Christian prayer. Furthermore, they were told to stand up and bow their heads. Now, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center is asking for an apology on behalf of a student who contacted them:

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