Veterans Day – “Hymn to the Fallen”

 

Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for our veterans. This video captures the terrible price so many have paid and are paying so we can be free.

These are American Cemeteries around the world and the number of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. I suggest watching this in full screen to appreciate the enormity of it all. Staggering.

“Hymn to the Fallen” by John Williams.

 

This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country’s service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to “Veterans Day” in order to account for all veterans in all wars.

We celebrate and honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

The restaurants listed at  Parade   are offering free or discounted meals to Veterans on Veterans Day.  Spread the word!

Each restaurant has different offerings, so be sure to look into each one specifically to make sure you’re eligible to take advantage of their veteran’s day discounts and freebies!

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Obama considers new US nuclear strategy

Just another rachet down of our security by this naive man. Or is it?

US President Barack Obama is making final decisions on a broad new nuclear strategy for the United States that will permanently reduce the US nuclear arsenal by thousands of weapons, The New York Times reported Monday.

Obama’s new strategy — which would cancel or reverse several initiatives undertaken by the administration of former president George W. Bush — will be contained in a nearly completed document called the Nuclear Posture Review, the report said.

Obama’s critics argue that his embrace of a new movement to eliminate nuclear weapons around the world is naive and dangerous, especially at a time of new nuclear threats, particularly from Iran and North Korea, the paper said.

Many elements of the new strategy have already been completed. As described by senior administration and military officials, the strategy commits the United States to developing no new nuclear weapons, including the nuclear bunker-busters advocated by the Bush administration, The Times said.

And this is just the beginning. The new Coast Guard pick also calls to slash the Coast Guard’s largest homeland security operation, which patrols critical infrastructure and other sensitive security structures on or near waterways. And he would decrease the number of specialized units stationed in key coastal areas where an attack could be devastating. See earlier post:

https://bunkerville.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/coast-guard-pick-wants-to-slash-homeland-mission/

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gCjTFwDnjLKe2SztME3KgyPujYNQ

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