Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #VeteransDay

Most recents (24)

For as long as we’re here, I’ll be here, & so will be my #ScholarSunday theads—here’s my 101st thread of great public scholarly writing & work, podcast episodes, new & forthcoming books from the past week. Share more below, & solidarity! #twitterstorians
Starting with a few favorites from the week, including @SIfill_ for her newsletter on why real Americans vote vote vote (as they did on Tuesday!):…
Here’s @silasdhouse in @TIME on the resurgence of Christian nationalists:…
Read 38 tweets
Today is #VeteransDay. You'll probably see veterans sharing their stories. But rather than sharing one, I wanted to highlight many—the veterans, their families, and the surrounding communities poisoned by their own country.

Have you heard of PFAS? Image
Short for Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, PFAS are toxic chemicals that can be found in groundwater in every military installation in the US, and in many communities nearby. This is no small number. There may be as many as 500 bases in the US. Image
The PFAS contamination has come from the military's use of Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF). AFFF is a chemical-based foam the military used to put out fires for over 40 years, and exposure has been linked to higher rates of cancer diagnoses. Image
Read 19 tweets
#tdih Veterans Day. Read about African American veterans who fought overseas and, upon return to U.S., were murdered in fight for democracy & human rights.

Also, resources about vets organizing against war and Lincoln Brigades. ⬇️ 🧵#TeachOutsideTextbook…
#VeteransDay WWII vet Maceo Snipes was killed on July 18, 1946 by KKK for bravely casting vote in Georgia Democratic Primary.

He may have survived Klan #terrorism, but Jim Crow hospital denied him treatment. ⬇️#TeachTruth…
#VeteransDay In 1955, WWI vet and farmer Lamar Smith was shot dead in cold blood on crowded courthouse lawn in Miss. for urging African Americans to vote.

No one prosecuted. See @NAACP primer and film by @KeithBeauchamp w/ @jelani9⬇️ #TeachVotingRights…
Read 9 tweets
I have been hard at work on a project focused on Black women WWII #Veterans so as #VeteransDay approaches I wanted to share some of what I’ve learned in recent years that these books helped with. ImageImageImage
More than one million Black women and men served in every branch of the armed forces during WWII. They were seeking victory over fascism abroad & victory over racism at home - the Double V. Spoiler alert: It didn’t really work out.
But part of what these resources illuminate is what a powerful role institutions like the Black press & leaders in the Black Cabinet like Mary McLeod Bethune had advocating for them to serve in branches that were not yet integrated in the 1940s.
Read 7 tweets
An ongoing 🛢️ about why Raphael Warnock is not the right choice for Georgia:

Vote @HerschelWalker


"Warnock is not the moderate he portrays himself to be. He has ties to socialists and extreme groups...has attacked American evangelicals from the pulpit. He is a divisive figure with far-Left policies, and all Americans should stand up against this hate.”…
Read 15 tweets
It is Armistice Day tomorrow - in 1918, at the 11th Hour, of the 11th Day, of the 11th Month, the guns fell silent ... good wishes to all who are commemorating #RemembranceDay Image
Good morning all on this Armistice Day/ #RemembranceDay , the 104th anniversary of the Great War's end. Australia's Great War (1914-1919):
- national population of 5m
- 416,809 enlisted
- more than 60,000 killed in action
- 156,000 wounded, gassed, or taken prisoner Image
My grandfather in Aug 1918 with his beloved sister Vera before going to France. My late grandfather would arrive for the Allied advance to the Nov 11 armistice. Like many, he would feel guilty for having survived. So many friends killed & wounded in the Great War. #RemembranceDay Image
Read 13 tweets
So many journalist colleagues have raised their hands to donate ZOOM calls and more for our @HomesForOurTrps auction to raise $$ to build specially-designed homes for severely wounded veterans!

Check it out:
Join @AlisynCamerota on Zoom! All proceeds to build specially adapted homes for injured Veterans through @homesforourtrps for our annual
#VeteransDay Celebrity auction on @ebay. Bid now:… #HFOTAuction2022
Join @AnaCabrera on Zoom! All proceeds to build specially adapted homes for injured Veterans through @homesforourtrps for our annual
#VeteransDay Celebrity auction on @ebay. Bid now:… #HFOTAuction2022
Read 20 tweets
A heartfelt thank you to all the veterans out there, human and canine. This is Agbar, who I wrote about and photographed extensively when I was in Kinston NC. #VeteransDay (Thread: 1/?) Image
Agbar served four tours in Afghanistan, jumped out of airplanes as a member of the 101st Airborne, worked on a team discovering IEDs and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. (Photo from Military Working Dogs in Facebook) 2/? Image
Agbar, a Malinois, was first deployed in 2010. After four tours and numerous awards including the Valorous Unit Award and Presidential Unit Citation, he retired in February 2014. (3/4) Image
Read 4 tweets
#11Novembre #ArmisticeDay Today it is 103 years since the Signature of the #armistice however the state of war persisted until the signature of the Treaty of Versailles in June 28th 1919
In France it is remembered as #ArmisticeDay , in other allied countries it changed to #RemembranceDay and in the US was changed to #VeteransDay
The WWI was called initially optimistically The war to end all wars, today it is used more ironically as the WWII brought more devastation. It took me a lot to starting to get an idea of understanding the world before, during the 2 world wars, and after... ⤵️
Read 24 tweets
On #VeteransDay and all year long, students deserve to learn truth about war, including from veterans themselves and their families.

Read ⬇️how Koch Brothers founded and funded Bill of Rights Institute exploits and lies about story of Pat Tillman.…
#VeteransDay Black and white WWI vets were attacked by U.S. gov't. with tanks, bayonets, and tear gas when they came to D.C. from across the country to demand their wartime bonus in 1932. #TeachOutsideTextbook #PeoplesHistory…
#VeteransDay Remember Oliver Law who served as Commander of the integrated Abraham Lincoln Brigade, fighting fascism in Spain just before WWII.

The U.S. gov't. outlawed the brigade; called them "premature antifascists." #TeachTruth…
Read 4 tweets
Today on #VeteransDay, I want to post a message that will likely be a little different than most Veterans Day messages. :)

This message is both for veterans and friends and families of veterans....
First off, THANK YOU to everyone who's served. Your sacrifice should never be minimized. My hope is that all veterans get the care & attention they deserve. 🙏

Veteran suicide is still a big problem and many vets deal with persistent healthcare challenges from the VA.
We need to remedy these issues and understand the TRAUMA that veterans deal with. Whether it be the trauma of war, the trauma of losing a friend, or the trauma of dealing with recurring injury, veterans go through a lot.

Veterans are also susceptible to undue influence.
Read 7 tweets
Apropos of this earlier mini-thread on Rittenhouse & exclusion/inclusion, wanted to share a few #VeteransDay thoughts on US military service & those competing visions of America. #twitterstorians

At one of my book talks for We the People back in 2019, an audience member asked a challenging, excellent question about how many of my examples of an inclusive America seem to come from wars & military service.…
They had a point: in that talk alone I focused at length on Japanese American soldiers in WWII, the US Colored Troops during the Civil War, & the “Manilamen,” the Filipino Americans who played such a vital role in the War of 1812's culminating Battle of New Orleans.
Read 19 tweets
With all due respect Senator, if you wanted to thank us for our service you would protect our voting rights. Yet, you won’t even make time to meet with disabled AZ vets and your staff have been downright disrespectful. Take for instance our last interaction with your office.1/4
Our team brought over a dozen AZ vets to meet with your staff about voting rights. Your staff was silent the entire call and while disabled vets were sharing their concerns about anti-voting laws, the call suddenly ended. Then ignored our efforts to follow up about next steps.2/4
This is just one of many cases of disrespect shown towards AZ veterans by you and your office. That’s why, after months of being ignored and used as props, five members of your veterans advisory council felt they had no choice but to resign. 3/4
Read 6 tweets
On #VeteransDay, we come together in gratitude for the heroes who have answered our nation’s call to serve. Today, & every day, let us vow to honor this sacred pledge: just as the military leaves no one behind on the battlefield, we leave no veteran behind when they return home.
Since our earliest days, and in our darkest hours, generations of patriots have proudly stepped forward to defend our nation — and after their tours of duty, many veterans have blessed our nation with their continued service in our communities.
The Democratic House has worked to honor the valor and sacrifice of our veteran community. And Congress applauds the leadership of @POTUS Biden to end the ban on transgender Servicemembers as well as developing a new strategy to prevent suicides in military & veterans community.
Read 4 tweets
Today on #VeteransDay, we send our gratitude to those who served in the US military, their families, and their communities. We've covered issues impacting veterans and service members frequently here on @inkstickmedia - here's a quick selection of what not to miss👇
Michael P. Ferguson checked in on the American military tradition, discussing how caring for veterans and their families is integral to military recruitment.…
In spite of the many challenges and setbacks, @MattButler1947 describes the extraordinary humanitarian efforts of service members during the Afghanistan evacuation.…
Read 5 tweets
On Veterans Day 2021, honor a US military veteran in your family, &/or among your friends, & if they were DC residents, please tell us using #WeAreDC, to both humanize them, & humanize you,

as well as promote #DCstatehood US #VotingRights.
@councilofdc Council Member at-Large @RobertWhite_DC posts his #VeteransDay 2021 photos of his grandfathers in uniform. #WeAreDC
Markus Batchelor @MarkusforDC, @peoplefor deputy director leadership programs, #DCstatehood activist, & Fmr @DCSBOE @MarkusSBOE #Ward8,

honors his dad for #VeteransDay 2021. #WeAreDC
Read 4 tweets
#tdih Veterans Day. Read about African American veterans who fought in various wars and upon their return to U.S., were murdered in fight for democracy and human rights. Also resources to teach about vets organizing against war. ⬇️#TeachOutsideTextbook…
#VeteransDay WWII vet Maceo Snipes was killed on July 18, 1946 by KKK for bravely casting vote in Georgia Democratic Primary. He may have survived Klan #terrorism, but Jim Crow hospital denied him treatment. #TeachTruth…
#VeteransDay In 1955, WWI vet and farmer Lamar Smith was shot dead in cold blood on crowded courthouse lawn in Miss. for urging African American to vote. No one prosecuted. See @naacp primer and film by @KeithBeauchamp w/ @jelani9 ⬇️ #TeachVotingRights…
Read 7 tweets
In the #911MuseumTalk with @annmarie, @SecMayorkas discusses the evolution of the threat landscape since 9/11:

"We have seen the threat evolve but we have not seen its prior iterations disappear… Our work at DHS requires vigilance, throughout the day every day...
"....And our greatest asset are in fact our people, the people in the department." - @SecMayorkas
.@SecMayorkas on cybersecurity:
"One is only as strong as one's weakest link. Because of our interconnectedness, if in fact a link is weak, we are all made vulnerable by it...
Read 6 tweets
At least 24 veterans are dead in one home in Kentucky. This follows 76 dead in Holyoke, MA. 62 in Edison, NJ:…
34 vets dead at a home in Wisconsin:…
7 vets dead in LaSalle, Illinois:…
Read 11 tweets
In case you missed my Veterans Day message yesterday.
"Today is Veterans Day, originally known as Armistice Day, commemorating the end of WWI. I have observed this day with my family, community, and Veterans since I was born. It's a day that many remember those lost in service.
It's a day where we are mindful and thankful to those who serve our Armed Forces. As the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran, I often reflect on the circumstances that left my then 17-year-old father drafted into a war he did not sign up to serve.
Read 12 tweets
DR ISAAC OGADA FRIDAY (DIOF) In conjunction with Oyo State Athletics Association presents post COVID-19 track and relay event.
1. U-11: Pupils in primary schools under 11 years of age. (100m, 200m, 4×100m mixed relay)
#Athletics #drogba #ThursdayMotivation #Bida Image
2. U-14: Students in Junior secondary schools under 14 years of age (100m, 200m, 4×100m)
3. U-17: Students in senior secondary schools/youth clubs of under 17 years of age (100m, 200m, 400m,4×100m, 4×1, 1, 2, 4 medley relay)
#Drogba #thursdaymorning
4. Open event: for athletics clubs, higher institutions, military and paramilitary (100m, 200m, 400m,4×400m mixed relay)
Note: Age/categories will be strictly adhered to.
Those whose ages are more than their categories may be advice to compete in the upper category.
Read 7 tweets
I chose to enlist in the U.S. Navy at age 18. From the age of 14 I knew that is what I wanted to do.
I didn’t join so I could hurt or bully anyone, I joined because I thought it was how I could best serve my country and my world. I was discharged for medical reasons and eventually found other ways to give back to the place I love.
Today I hold close all veterans out there who understand there is no greater victory than peace. That’s why #VeteransDay is also known as #ArmisticeDay:
Read 7 tweets
This #VeteransDay, we honor the millions of veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much in service to our country. Today, I’m proud to highlight some of the veterans who are enriching our Orange County community.

I hope you’ll join me in thanking our veterans. 🧵⬇️
Our district is home to nearly 30,000 veterans, including Martha—who served in the U.S. Marines Corps for seven years and the Reserves for five. She was the first woman to complete the Marine Corps Security Forces School, and she now works with college students in our area.
Our office has been proud to partner with Bobby, who served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. A tireless advocate for veterans and small business owners, Bobby is now President and Executive Director of the Black Chamber of Commerce of Orange County.
Read 4 tweets
To celebrate this #VeteransDay, here’s a feature about how Army veteran Frank Diaz started @TinHutBBQ, a food truck business that has become a lifeline to other vets.…
Since @TinHutBBQ's launch 7 years ago, it has employed 65 veterans or veterans' family members, accounting for roughly a quarter of the workforce. Diaz has helped many of those in their struggles with PTSD and addiction.
Diaz's other priority is to provide active and retired service members with the kind of food he associates with relaxed good times.
Read 9 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!