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The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

“…I suddenly noticed that I could hear water dripping off a bush next to me.  Our guns stopped—and no shells were coming on us.  It seemed mysterious, queer, unbelievable.  All the men knew what the silence meant, but nobody shouted or threw his hat in the air…” – Brig. Gen. Stanhope Bayne-Jones, U.S. Army medical officer …

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Vet who had his free meal taken away on Veteran’s Day is now receiving death threats!

Ernest Walker has had a rough couple of months. The U.S. Army veteran went viral after he posted a video of his free meal being taken away from him by a Chili’s manager. The restaurant had promoted free meals for all vets, but when a customer questioned his veteran status and complained to the manager, his leftovers …

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Suicide Bomber Kills 4 During Bagram Air Base Veterans Day Fun Run

A man detonated a suicide vest at a “fun run” in Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan on Saturday morning, killing two American service members, two American contractors and wounding 17 other soldiers.  16 of the service members wounded were American; the last was Polish. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the blast, which occurred around 5:30 …

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Veterans Day is About Veterans. The Rest of the Year Isn’t.

Yesterday I asked my father how he thought Veterans Day had changed over the years.  He told me that he didn’t really remember ever celebrating the holiday before 9/11. Before Afghanistan.  Before Iraq.  Before ISIS. My dad retired this year after 28 years in the Army, many of those years spent far away from his …

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