Archive For The “Veteran Issues” Category

Why so angry at appreciation?

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Why so angry at appreciation?

This is part 2 of a 2-part series for Memorial Day 2017. So this is for the veterans; the ones that say “don’t tell me Happy Memorial Day” or get mad at civilians who don’t know the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day and thank them for their service. They (civilians) are only doing…

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Who is Memorial Day for?

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Who is Memorial Day for?

This is part 1 of a 2-part series for Memorial Day 2017. Memorial Day is one of the most honorable and important holidays that our country celebrates. After the last 16 years of warfare there seems to be a lot more “opinion” about what should be done on this holiday, how it should be observed…

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Happy Veteran’s Day 2016

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Happy Veteran’s Day 2016

  A VETERAN IS SOMEONE, WHO AT ONE POINT IN THEIR LIFE, WROTE A BLANK CHECK PAYABLE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR AN AMOUNT UP TO, AND INCLUDING, THEIR LIFE. Thank you to all of my Brothers and Sisters, those that have served before me, with me and those serving today. There are…

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How many more?

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How many more?

How many more have to die either by waiting to be treated or who kill themselves out of frustration? A 76-year-old veteran committed suicide on Sunday in the parking lot of the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Long Island, where he had been a patient, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. Peter A. Kaisen, of…

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Why we celebrate Memorial Day

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Why we celebrate Memorial Day

It it clear that the last 15 years of constant combat for our military has brought about a new perception of what Memorial Day is about. For years growing up as a military brat, as a peace-time soldier, then a combat veteran myself and then back to being a peace-time soldier again that Memorial Day…

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Happy Veteran’s Day Message from Nick Palmisciano and Ranger Up

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Happy Veteran’s Day Message from Nick Palmisciano and Ranger Up

There have been several good friends of mine writing what Veteran’s Day means to them today for this blog. I know Nick is super-busy so I didn’t bother in asking him to write something, but as always he went above and beyond and did a video that is better than writing a post. He didn’t…

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Old Blue- What does Veteran’s Day mean to me?

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Old Blue- What does Veteran’s Day mean to me?

  I feel tremendously privileged to be a veteran.  By that, I mean that I’ve been privileged to have the opportunity to serve, and to serve in the capacities that I have.  I’m not special.  There are millions like me.  There are millions of others who have never had the opportunity to serve.  Those who…

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Shard-What Veteran’s Day means to me

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Shard-What Veteran’s Day means to me

  My dear friend and fellow Veteran Bouhammer, asked me to express what Veterans Day means to me. Well, in a word; Blessed. God blessed me to be born American. So it, Veterans Day, means everything. No Veterans, no freedom. Period. A heavy price / sacrifice was paid for me to live the life I have…

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