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#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... ⤵️
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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.
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#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 zinnedproject.org/news/tdih/bonu…
#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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.

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In spite of the many challenges and setbacks, @MattButler1947 describes the extraordinary humanitarian efforts of service members during the Afghanistan evacuation.

inkstickmedia.com/the-third-week…
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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.
#Ideas4DC
@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
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#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 zinnedproject.org/news/tdih/vete…
#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
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#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
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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...
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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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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
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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

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"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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