Posts Tagged ‘veterans



11
Nov
15

The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama participates in a full honor wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate Veterans Day in Arlington, Virginia. The tomb contains the remains of an unidentified soldier from World War I and crypts of unknowns from World War II, Korea and Vietnam are set next to the tomb

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald applauds at left as President Barack Obama speaks at the Memorial Amphitheater of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, during Veterans Day ceremonies. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama, left, arrives to speak at the Memorial Amphitheater of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, during Veterans Day ceremonies. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama is saluted by retired Navy Vice Adm. Norbert Ryan Jr. as he arrives to speak at the Memorial Amphitheater of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington

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First lady Michelle Obama applauds Capt. Capt. Rolana Brown of High Point, N.C., during a luncheon for military women, active-duty service members and veterans, spouses and caregivers, at the Vice President's official residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. Capt. Brown is commander of Echo Company, 266th Quartermaster Battalion at Fort Eustis and appeared in the filming of "Women of Honor," a TV special that paid tribute to women of the military community. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

First Lady Michelle Obama applauds Capt. Capt. Rolana Brown of High Point, N.C., during a luncheon for military women, active-duty service members and veterans, spouses and caregivers, at the Vice President’s official residence at the Naval Observatory. Capt. Brown is commander of Echo Company, 266th Quartermaster Battalion at Fort Eustis

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President Barack Obama listens to the National Anthem during Veterans Day ceremonies, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at the Memorial Amphitheater of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

11
Nov
15

A Veteran

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He served

He hugged the grandmother,
and mom and dad,
tears in his eyes
that he couldn’t let them see.
Looked over his shoulder
to remember their faces
set in time.
This time in his life
he would only understand
was extraordinary,
looking back.

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Honor and bravery
and, yes, to be a man
were why he signed up early,
why he went off
why he missed a bit of his youth
and journeyed to a far-off
war-time destination
he had never
heard much about
when he was younger.

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The in-between years
are not forgot
They enter in dreams
and memories he sometimes wished
he didn’t have.
He knows he’s not alone
in the recollections
yet only a small amount of comfort
has come from that,
has ever come from that.

It is what it is,
his mantra.
It is what it is.

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But now in the prime
of his older years
he wears a ballcap with the
name of his service on it
and the name of his war.
He remembers the conflict
and when he
remembers the grandmother
remembers mom and dad
he feels the honor
he thinks he brought them.

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The sting of yesterday’s tears
in his crinkly eyes come from
the love of country
the esprit de corps ~
the brothers and comrades
he left behind or
still meets for coffee
on a Wednesday morning
in his hometown.

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And when he and his brothers
talk over coffee
about the “free lunch” for veterans
they’re serving at the
VFW, in a few hours,
he turns to them
(those who, like he,
paid ahead such a high price
for that “free lunch” years ago)
and says,
“We should support that
for the new vets
who might really need it.”

He is what he is.

A veteran.

A man.

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11
Nov
15

Early Bird Rise And Shine

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Today

9:0 EST: The President hosts a breakfast to honor veterans and their families on Veterans Day. The VP will also attend.

11:0 EST: Visits Arlington Cemetery to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony and deliver remarks

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On This Day: Aboard the USS Carl Vinson, docked at North Island Naval Station in San Diego, Nov. 11, 2011

10
Sep
15

The President’s Day

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04
Sep
15

A Record Breaking 66 Months Of Job Creation. Thanks, President Obama!

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Thank you, First Lady Michelle Obama for Joining Forces

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IMPEACH!

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21
Jul
15

The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama waves to staff and journalists as he departs the White House

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President Barack Obama speaks at the 116th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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President Barack Obama arrives to John. F. Kennedy airport in New York, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Obama is in New York for a taping of "The Daily Show" and a private fundraiser. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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President Barack Obama waves to supporters as he leaves John. F. Kennedy airport in New York, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Obama is in New York for a taping of "The Daily Show" and a private fundraiser. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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Pete Souza: President Obama talks with Jon Stewart between segments of The Daily Show.

U.S. President Barack Obama makes an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in New York July 21, 2015.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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17
Jul
15

A Trailblazer Meets The President

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles with Emma Didlake, the oldest known World War II veteran at 110 years old, in the the Oval Office of the White House in Washington July 17, 2015. Didlake was a Private during the course of her service and her decorations include the Women's Army Corps Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, and World War II Victory Medal. She is visiting Washington, D.C., for her Honor Flight, provided by the Honor Flight Network. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

President Barack Obama smiles with Emma Didlake, the oldest known World War II veteran at 110 years old, in the the Oval Office of the White House. Didlake was a Private during the course of her service and her decorations include the Women’s Army Corps Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, and World War II Victory Medal

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CBS News: Obama Meets With Oldest U.S. Veteran

President Obama met with a 110-year-old woman believed to be the nation’s oldest veteran at the White House Friday. The president said it was a “great honor” to speak with Emma Didlake, a longtime Detroit resident and veteran of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II. “It’s a great reminder of not only the sacrifices that the greatest generation made on our behalf but also the kind of trailblazing that our women veterans made,” Mr. Obama told reporters. “We are so grateful that she is here with us today.”

Known to family as “Big Mama,” Didlake was a 38-year-old wife and mother of five when she “wanted to do something different” and signed up for the WAAC in 1943, said her granddaughter, Marilyn Horne. She served stateside for about seven months during the war, as a private and driver. After she was discharged, she and her family moved to Detroit in 1944 – and she quickly joined the local NAACP chapter. She marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963, and received a lifetime achievement award two years ago from the chapter.

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Emma Didlake, the oldest known World War II veteran at 110 years old, meets with U.S. President Barack Obama in the the Oval Office of the White House in Washington July 17, 2015. Didlake was a Private during the course of her service and her decorations include the Women's Army Corps Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, and World War II Victory Medal. She is visiting Washington, D.C., for her Honor Flight, provided by the Honor Flight Network. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Emma Didlake, the oldest known World War II veteran at 110 years old, in the the Oval Office of the White House in Washington July 17 2015. Didlake was a Private during the course of her service and her decorations include the Women's Army Corps Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, and World War II Victory Medal. She is visiting Washington, D.C., for her Honor Flight, provided by the Honor Flight Network. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Emma Didlake, the oldest known World War II veteran at 110 years old, in the the Oval Office of the White House in Washington July 17, 2015. Didlake was a Private during the course of her service and her decorations include the Women's Army Corps Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, and World War II Victory Medal. She is visiting Washington, D.C., for her Honor Flight, provided by the Honor Flight Network. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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President Barack Obama meets with Emma Didlake, 110, of Detroit, the oldest known World War II veteran, Friday, July 17, 2015, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

03
Jun
15

A Tweet Or Two

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Thank you, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

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Amazing!

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So much, facepalm, CNN. So much facepalm

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This is gross. Just gross

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A rotten individual to the core

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A misdemeanor charge. What a joke

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Continue reading ‘A Tweet Or Two’

30
Apr
15

Changing The Conversation On Mental Health

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Watch FLOTUS and SLOTUS May 4th on The Night Shift

20
Apr
15

A Tweet Or Two

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President Barack Obama meets with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, in the Oval Office of the White House

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Michelle Obama, Dylan Tete

First Lady Michelle Obama smiles as she is introduced by Dylan Tete, an Iraq War veteran and executive director of Bastion Community of Resilience, at an event honoring efforts to help homeless veterans in New Orleans. First Lady Michelle Obama and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu spoke Monday to leaders from government, industry and the non-profit sector. The topic was the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, which Obama started last June. She said the city has moved more than 260 veterans into housing since the initiative began

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This is horrific. Black people are being targeted left, right, and sideways. Get arrested for walking, get arrested for driving, get arrested for riding a bicycle. This country is waging a war everyday against Black people. It’s too much

“Of the 10,000 bicycle tickets issued by Tampa police in the past dozen years, the newspaper found that black cyclists received 79 percent of those citations, despite making up less than a quarter of the city’s population.”

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