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The Last Bayonet Charge in Vietnam… Continues

- A Memorial Day retrospective for Gordon and his squad, sent to Vietnam to kill impoverished, illiterate Asian agricultural workers deemed a national security threat to the US

The Sacrilege of War

I will spend this Memorial Day weekend grieving the suffering of all who have been touched by war remembering that I am both a victim and a victimizer.

Veterans For Peace Use Tombstones As Memorial to 9/11 War Dead

Veterans for Peace in Gainesville, Fl placed 6,694 tombstones from dawn on May 25 through dusk on Memorial Day on NW Eighth Ave. between 22nd and 34th Streets as their Memorial Day Weekend event to most respectfully remember those troops who died in Afghanistan since 2001 and in Iraq since 2003.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 27, 2013

A corroding monument to soldiers from Hawaii who served in World War I has challenged the community to maneuver a delicate question: How do we honor those who have served when memorials deteriorate and finances are tight?

2013 Memorial Day Message from Florida Veterans For Common Sense

Until our forebears adopted the American Declaration of Independence, the world believed people were assigned their station in life by Divine Right

Barbecues, Not Holocausts: A Modest Proposal for Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day - the day we Americans ritually sniff the charred flesh of the thousands of young people we have sacrificed to the gods of war - and pronounce it good.

War Is Hell And Don’t Forget It

War is big business ~ and it operates in the service of big business regardless of the lives that are sacrificed.

War Is Hell And Don't Forget It

War is big business ~ and it operates in the service of big business regardless of the lives that are sacrificed.

AAA Flag & Banner Disrespects the American Flag and Those...

Fellow Americans, this Memorial Day weekend let us be grateful that the men and women who defended the American Flag and our nation’s freedom didn't do it with the same shoddiness and disrespect that AAA Flag & Banner (AAA Flag) has done when it hangs American Flags outside the largest VA Healthcare System in the nation where Veterans are trying to heal from defending the American Flag, and next to the largest National Veterans Cemetery east of the Mississippi where 85,000 Military Veterans are buried, including 14 recipients of the Medal of Honor, all who proudly defended the American Flag.

AAA Flag & Banner Disrespects the American Flag and Those...

Fellow Americans, this Memorial Day weekend let us be grateful that the men and women who defended the American Flag and our nation’s freedom didn't do it with the same shoddiness and disrespect that AAA Flag & Banner (AAA Flag) has done when it hangs American Flags outside the largest VA Healthcare System in the nation where Veterans are trying to heal from defending the American Flag, and next to the largest National Veterans Cemetery east of the Mississippi where 85,000 Military Veterans are buried, including 14 recipients of the Medal of Honor, all who proudly defended the American Flag.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News May 29, 2012

Statesman Journal Jim Willis is the Director of the Oregon Dept. of Veterans' Affairs and a Vietnam combat veteran.

Obama Praises Vietnam Vets at War’s Anniversary

President Barack Obama today called the treatment Vietnam War veterans received after they returned home “a national shame” and asked that Americans use the 50th anniversary of the war to set the record straight.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News May 28, 2012

Beginning Memorial Day, the Blue Star Museum program's Operation Appreciation will offer free entry to more than 1,600 U.S. museums for active-duty military and their families.

Memorial Day Remembrance: Remember 9/11!

Those thousands of souls snuffed out on 9/11 are still screaming at us from the other world, screaming out for truth and justice.

Memorial Day – Time to Ask Why

Our general agreement, with dozens of wars, thousands of medals, top clearances or activists with decades of personal sacrifice, we are slowly coming together, but no so slowly anymore.

Memorial Day with my KIA Marines

- Ten KIA Marines and105 NVA troops...one Medal of Honor, three Navy Crosses, and eight Silver Stars. "Move to the enemies guns" became deeds, not words.

Memorial Day Message From The Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Memorial Day, one of America’s most venerated national holidays, is set aside so that we might reflect on the honor and sacrifice of those who courageously gave their lives to safeguard us and our way of life.

Indiana Veterans’ Home Remembers Fallen Heroes

On May 28, 2012, the Indiana Veterans’ Home invites the community to attend a special Memorial Day service to honor the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces.

DOD to Host Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony at Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta will host a ceremony on Monday, May 28, 2012, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to thank and honor America's Vietnam Veterans on behalf of a grateful nation.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News May 18, 2012

A disabled veteran has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider anew whether states violate federal law when they allow divorce courts to count a veteran’s disability compensation in calculating spousal support.

Honoring Veterans: A Tour of Veteran Cemeteries

My name is Ron Walters and I work for the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration. As a “VA official,” I was asked to give remarks during this year’s Memorial Day ceremony at South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth.

A Message from Veterans Of Pakistan Defence Services

On May 30, 2011 America celebrated Memorial Day to honor the men and women who laid down their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces. On that day, tributes were also paid to more than 1,400 soldiers, who died in combat in Afghanistan

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 31, 2011

Recently, a VA News segment on the Suicide Prevention Hotline received a 2011 People’s Telly Award for TV Programs and Segments.

Obama Leads Americans in Observing Memorial Day

The lessons of Memorial Day can be summed up in a few words, President Barack Obama said here today: "Brotherhood. Sacrifice. Love of country"

Memorial Day: A Reflection

As we remember prisoners of wars and missing in action and those that gave their all, their very lives in war. Let us remember also the veterans- the Atomic Veterans, the Agent Orange Veterans, the Gulf War illness veterans, the Burn Pits and veterans who are ill from OIF and OEF.

Obama Taps Dempsey, Winnefeld as Chairman, Vice Chairman

Obama intends to nominate Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey as chairman and Navy Adm. James A. "Sandy" Winnefeld, Jr., as vice chairman. Dempsey currently is the Army chief of staff and Winnefeld is the commander of U.S. Northern Command.

DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz Recognizes Memorial Day

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement recognizing Memorial Day and the sacrifices of the men and women of our armed forces:

A Memorial Day Message from Secretary Shinseki

VA Secretary Eric Shinseki’s Memorial Day message reminds us that today is a day to honor the men and women who gave their lives in service to the Nation.

Memorial Day 2011: A Salute to Our Veterans

Memorial Day is the day America sets aside each year to remember, honor, and give thanks to all those who answered their nation’s call and fell in battle. It is the day we formally recognize the cost of freedom and realize that price is not yet paid in full.

Washington DC Rolling Thunders

Every May, there are two rolling thundering groups that descend on Washington Dc, the nation capital.

Gates, Mullen Praise Efforts of Troops, Families, Vets

Flanked by the memorials of wars past, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today said he has had no greater honor than serving and leading the U.S. military.

Memorial Day with my Dead Marines

"When I lost all my platoon leaders, each man knew what was expected from him...move to the enemy guns."

Quotes and Questions On Memorial Day 2011

Here are some thought provoking quotes and thoughts to mull over on memorial Day 2011 and then a must see 5 minute video of Ron Paul speaking on the House floor about the death of the Republic as Defense Authorization Act H.R. 1540, aka The Forever War Act of 2012, was recently overwhelmingly approved.

Memorial Weekend Musings, Musical Nailings, Reflections on Tikkuning and My Grandfather’s...

TIKKUN in Hebrew means mend, repair and transform the world. Keep Hope Alive, the book by Eileen Fleming sheds light good energy towards all men.

Drive By National Anthem

Enjoy this amazing rockin' memorial day salute by some crazy guys in the middle of the street.

Memorial Day Weekend: A Time to Remember and Come Together

Memorial Day weekend in 2004 was a special time for me. My family drove to Chicago to watch me graduate from U.S. Navy Boot Camp with my fellow sailors in Recruit Division 184.

Recognizing Memorial Day

Veterans and community members came together May 27 to remember service members who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

VA Honors Military Sacrifice on Memorial Day

From parades to somber ceremonies and moments of silence, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, Americans will honor the sacrifices of military men and women who paid the ultimate price in their service to our nation.

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman: Memorial Day 2011

As our Nation marks the 150th anniversary of the first year of the Civil War, this weekend we observe Memorial Day, a tradition that originated following the toll that terrible conflict levied upon our Nation.

Give Thanks to Veterans this Memorial Day on Applebee’s® Honor A...

Americans can share personal notes of encouragement and thanks through Applebee’s Honor a Veteran Web site this Memorial Day weekend. As Americans honor fallen U.S. soldiers this holiday, the Web site helps connect Veterans and civilians with one another – today and every day.