Veterans Day 2013

By: Monday November 11, 2013 6:30 pm

Today is November 11, 2013. Veteran’s Day. Ninety-four years ago was the first observance known initially as “Armistice Day”:

Are We Taking Care of Our Veterans?

By: Monday November 11, 2013 1:15 pm

Today is Veterans Day, a good time to consider how veterans are being served by the country they served.

To Care for Him Who Shall Have Borne the Battle…

By: Saturday November 9, 2013 10:18 am

The world is filled with monuments that celebrate the generals who led the armies the men and women who fought in them. Some are local, devoted to the local folks who fought or the battle that took place right here, and others are national in scope, devoted to the entire effort of that particular war. There is one monument, however, that speaks most powerfully to the time after the battles are over, when the guns are silent and those who fought go home. On this Veterans Day weekend, it has a message we need to hear over the pageantry of a basketball game on an aircraft carrier and the noise of the flyovers at football games.

Veteran’s Day 2012

By: Sunday November 11, 2012 7:00 pm

So what is my point with all of this? It is to remind folks that the veteran is the man or woman you grew up with, attended high school or college with. We’re the person who grew up down the street from you or that you saw everyday at the drug store or fast food joint. Most of us had a variety of reasons to sign our names and take the oath of enlistment. We weren’t and aren’t making a big production of our service. We mostly served and came home, no matter the time.

Late Night FDL: Music and War

By: Friday November 11, 2011 8:00 pm

We’ve always had music and musicians to propagandize war, mock war, cheer the troops, provide succor to the masses, cherish the lost, and remember all things “war.” Over the last century here’s a couple to notice – and undoubtedly you have more to offer in comments.

11 – 11 – 11 – 11 – 11

By: Friday November 11, 2011 8:00 am

On November 11, 1918, the armistice to end World War I went into affect, on the eleventh hour of that day. The 11th minute of the 11th hour was never officially recognized, but many Americans use that to extend the “eleventh” number pattern. On November of 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th as the day to commemorate Armistice Day.

Live Blog for the #Occupy Movement: Day 55, Occupations Struggle with Shooting & Veteran Suicide

By: Friday November 11, 2011 7:00 am

There were a few incidents of violence at or nearby occupations yesterday, but, unlike previous incidents, the police did not provoke the violence. Yesterday, a 35-year old veteran shot himself at Occupy Burlington.

This Veterans Day, Honor Those Who Say “No” to Immoral War

By: Thursday November 11, 2010 6:40 pm

On the tenth Veterans Day of the Afghanistan War, it’s time to do more for our troops and veterans than put a sticker on a car or a magnet on the fridge. Let’s get moving.

2,266 Veterans Died in 2008 Because They were Uninsured; Vastly More Than Combat Deaths

By: Wednesday November 11, 2009 3:30 pm

nahant brings to our attention an extremely important and tragic statistic this Veteran’s Day. Via the Huffington Post: According to a study released by the Harvard Medical School, 2,266 veterans under the age of 65 died last year as a result of not having health insurance. Researchers emphasize that “that figure is more than 14 [...]

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