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At least 24 veterans are dead in one home in Kentucky. This follows 76 dead in Holyoke, MA. 62 in Edison, NJ: wsj.com/amp/articles/u…
34 vets dead at a home in Wisconsin: channel3000.com/34-dead-from-c…
7 vets dead in LaSalle, Illinois: abc7chicago.com/amp/covid-19-o…
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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.
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DR ISAAC OGADA FRIDAY (DIOF) In conjunction with Oyo State Athletics Association presents post COVID-19 track and relay event.
CATEGORIES
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)
#athletics
#ThursdayMotivation
#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.
#athletics
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Remembering Navy Veteran Lee Keltner tonight.

Thank you @michellemalkin and @JohnTiegen for fighting the good fight in Denver.

Praying for your warriors @JoeyCamp2020 and @coangelaramirez as they work for #justiceforleekeltner.

Father, Husband, Veteran, Hatter,

#HatsForLee
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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:
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A tribute to all who have served and who carry scars—whether to the mind, heart or spirit.

In #Canada, we observe #RemembranceDay, and we pause to honour all #veterans, #peacekeepers and servicemembers, wherever they may be, whether they mark #VeteransDay or #ArmisticeDay

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I'd like to share words my dad penned today:

Every year, on this date (Armistice Day, or Remembrance day for some), we are reminded of the many who gave up their lives, perhaps a million or more, so that we who are left can live in freedom.

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For those of us who live now, we remember, at best, the solders who died in more recent wars, but there were so many others too, and the years have left only fading reminders of those to whom we owe our freedom.

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"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation." Matthew 23:14
Let go of Hitler, Jews, go to the needles in style with some music. You want to be pricks about this, don't lie.
People were duped to fight these foreign wars so that you can pretend you care about freedom and gaslight your victims you harass through surveillance all the while pretending to care about the Bill of Rights. Don't lie. #VeteransDay ripoff
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“I signed a contract [as Marine] to uphold the constitution against enemies foreign or domestic. Those police are domestic enemies. Who we have in office? That’s a domestic terrorist” 7/4/20

Happy #VeteransDay to those fighting police terror #DCProtests
“I was in the Army. When I put my hand on that bible & swore on the Constitution, that I’d protect and serve every American, it directly relates to everything I’m doing now”

#ThankyouforyourService on #VeteransDay @ReddIsAri

#DCProtests #KaronHylton
“The people I’ve sworn to defend have also been terrorized by the police. I took an oath to serve all enemies foreign & domestic, and I continue to serve that oath”

Hap #VeteransDay to Army vet of @Medics4Justice on war zone after #KaronHylton #DCProtests #ThankyouforyourService
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When folks ask why I'm uninterested in "working with" people like George W. Bush going forward, I tell them how #VeteransDay, for me, is about calling the high school and college buddies of mine who survived, who came home maimed and disabled due to the Bush @GOP's lies.
I talk to those guys because they're the ones who are still here. I think of those who aren't, and how by some shake of fate I've attended far more funerals than weddings over the past 17 years. Some died in battle, others brought their wounds home and ended their own lives.
I'm not interested in "finding common ground" with the reputation-laundering architects of the 21st Centuries greatest humanitarian disasters. It's great that folks like Bush silently opposed Trump. His good deed does nothing for the troops his party has left to suffer.
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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.
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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. inc.com/leigh-buchanan…
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.
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My grandfathers, their brothers, all saw active duty in a time of war and during other operations. Service helped them pay for medical school, law school, college but that wasn't why they served. They served because they love this country and it didn't come without sacrifice.
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My family came to beautiful Monterey County for similar reasons. Community and further service. My grandfather's brother was here at the language school learning Portuguese. He was one of the youngest graduates of Iowa law school and rose to the rank of Colonel.
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Their commitment to our Country always inspired me to do more - without fear or favor.

I've always been committed to the health of my home community because of the lessons I learned at the dinner table, or long conversations about the world and elsewhere.

Enjoy #VeteransDay
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During the time of World War II, Navajo was virtually unknown outside the reservation. And the code proved uncrackable.

Kenji Kawano's striking photographs capture the quiet dignity of the Navajo Code Talkers as they recall their heroic actions. #VeteransDay Image
"When I was going to boarding school, the U.S. government told us not to speak Navajo, but during the war, they wanted us to speak it!"

Pictured in 2014: George James Sr, Window Rock, AZ.
#NativeAmericanHeritageMonth #WeAreStillHere @USMC Image
Around 400 young Navajo men, who had never been away from the reservation, served in the South Pacific and are credited with helping win the battle of Iwo Jima.

Pictured: Code Talkers in Washington, D.C. – 1983. Image
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Anti-Equal Rights Amendment activists argue it would require women to register for the draft.

But, did you know— currently— nothing prevents women from being drafted??

Women were nearly drafted in the last days of WWII as nurses.

#VeteransDay #ERANow
historynet.com/drafting-women…
In 2016 the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would have required women to register for Selective Service, w support from Senator John McCain, who explained that women already serve with great distinction in all aspects of our armed forces.

nytimes.com/2016/06/15/us/…
In October 2017, the Pentagon recommended that women register w the Selective Service.

thehill.com/policy/defense…
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In July of 1944, an explosion at the Port Chicago Naval Base in California took the lives of 320 men. Subsequently, 50 Black sailors were charged with mutiny for not continuing to work under unsafe conditions. #VeteransDay
.@NAACP_LDF Founder Thurgood Marshall sat in on the proceedings and witnessed the court sentence all 50 men to prison. In his notes on the proceedings, he said, “This is not 50 men on trial for mutiny. This is the Navy on trial for its whole vicious policy toward Negroes.”
This tragedy highlighted ongoing systemic racism in the US military & sparked public outrage, causing the Navy to work towards desegregation. By 1948, President Truman called for all branches of the armed forces to integrate their ranks.
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On #VeteransDay the National Building Museum says thank you to all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Our historic home has a direct connection to America's military past. 1/x
Built 1882-87, it was created to house the U.S. Pension Bureau & to commemorate the service of those who fought on the side of the Union during the Civil War. It was also designed to provide a suitably grand space for Washington's social and political functions. 2/x
U.S. Army Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs was architect & engineer. It was his final & most important building. The exterior features a 1,200-foot-long terra cotta frieze, designed by Caspar Buberl, showing a continuous parade of Civil War military units. 3/x
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#November 11th-

#VeteransDay Was Originally #ArmisticeDay

#ArmisticeDay began in 1918 to celebrate The Day World Leaders Came Together To End #WWI- The 'War To End All Wars'- And The Idea Of Ending All #War

original.antiwar.com/gerry_condon/2…
"Over one hundred years ago the world celebrated #peace as a universal principle. #WWI had just ended and nations mourning their dead collectively called for an end to all #wars#ArmisticeDay was born and was designated as “a day to be dedicated to the cause...
... of world #peace and to be thereafter celebrated." After #WorldWarII, the U.S. Congress decided to rebrand #November11 as #VeteransDay. Honoring the warrior quickly morphed into honoring the #military and glorifying #war. #ArmisticeDay was flipped from a day for #peace into...
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I JUST LOVE TODAY . . . Please Sir, may I have some more?
🎩TIP @RadGeekpartduex ❤️🇺🇸🦅 Ezra Cohen
defense.gov/Our-Story/Biog…
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Each year, @InteriorMuseum places ribbons alongside the official portraits of @Interior secretaries who are veterans of U.S. armed forces. In this thread, we’ll be sharing details of their service with you.

#ArchivesHashtagParty #ArchivesVeterans #VeteransDay
(Thread 1/17) Red, white, and blue ribbon...
10th @Interior secretary Jacob Cox was a major general in the Union Army during the Civil War and fought in several key campaigns, including at Antietam. In his later years, he penned several memoirs and military histories about the Civil War.

#ArchivesVeterans (INTR 01614) Painted portrait of bearded...
13th @Interior secretary Carl Schurz joined the Union Army in 1862 and rose through the ranks to serve as a major general during the Civil War. He fought at the 2nd Battle of Bull Run and at the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg & Chattanooga. #ArchivesVeterans (INTR 01617) Painted portrait of bearded...
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#JCPE THANKSGIVING☦️Prayer Express🚂
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Lord Father we have much to be thankful for,
Thank You for continued blessing of America
Thank You for Your provisions daily
Thank you that though there are agitators USA is peaceful overall
We thank You for our Lord Jesus Christ our Savior Image
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⚡️With America locked in a global face-off w Iran, @PaulRieckhoff breaks down the latest w his trademark independence, experience, & humor. In Ep41, we approach the enormous stress of this precarious time in history w light, not heat. & @mazdackrassi: GetAngry.us.🎙⚡️ Image
⚡️Episode41 goes deep into the human side of the Iran/US relationship with one of the most successful Iran-American business and cultural leaders in America. @kanyewest called him “a visionary”. Meet @MazdackRassi: GetAngry.us.🇺🇸 🇮🇷🎙⚡️ Image
“@mazdackrassi, what makes you angry?” The powerful, fun and inspiring conversation with @PaulRieckhoff is at GetAngry.us now. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. #IYNAYNPA
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🚨THREAD, recapping #MadamSpeaker's 🔥🔥🔥 press conference after the 1st #ImpeachmentHearings dealt a major blow to Trump.

Addressing action by House Dems for veterans, bigger paychecks, lower drug costs, & more – she also explained the duty of Congress to #DefendOurDemocracy.
Mincing no words, #MadamSpeaker was clear that the "devastating testimony" from both a career official at the State Dept. and Trump's own Ambassador to Ukraine "corroborated evidence of bribery" and obvious abuses of power shown in the WH's own memo of Trump's call with Zelensky.
As House Democrats continue to uphold their constitutional duty to #DefendOurDemocracy, they continue to work on behalf of the American people – including our veterans whom we honored as a grateful nation on #VeteransDay Monday and whom Democrats honor everyday with good policy.
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Today, just one day after #VeteransDay, @VetAffairsDems will be on the House floor with another 9 veterans bills including the Protect the GI Bill Act & the #DeborahSampsonAct-- the most comprehensive bill package for women veterans in over a decade. #WomenVetsTaskForce
With the Protect the GI Bill Act, @VetAffairsDems is working to protect student veterans from predatory for-profit schools. “This bipartisan package will help protect veterans’ GI Bill benefits, as well as the time and effort they invest into their education.” - @RepMikeLevin
@RepMikeLevin The #WomenVeteransTaskForce led by @RepBrownley is working to show women veterans that they belong. The women who serve our country are still often treated as second-class servicemembers & veterans-- the #DeborahSampsonAct will work to rectify that. Image
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Thank you @GoldmanSachs for hosting me on #VeteransDay to discuss the tremendous benefits our veterans bring to the workforce. Supporting veteran-owned businesses and veterans in the workforce is good for our country. Image
I also had the opportunity to discuss the @DeptofDefense’s priorities around the globe - including in the Indo-Pacific region. We have many challenges - and opportunities - in this vital region in the world. Image
As we strengthen our partnerships and strive for a free and open Indo-Pacific, I want to stress the @DeptofDefense will continue to pursue a relationship with China focused on maintaining the international rules based system we’ve known for 70 years. Image
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