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Veterans Day 2013 Postings

Discussion in 'Military News' started by kwflatbed, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Events, specials honor vets


    On view: Rockport photographer Thi Linh Wernau captures veterans in her project “You. Are. Beautiful.” at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck in Gloucester. -

    There aren’t enough ways to say thank you to those who serve, but a host of activities and specials this Veterans Day weekend throw their support behind local veterans, active military members and their families:
    Parade: The city of Boston’s Veterans Day Parade starts at 1 p.m. Monday on the corner of Charles and Boylston, then follows Tremont to City Hall. (The Veterans for Peace parade will follow.)
    On view: Rockport photographer Thi Linh Wernau captures veterans in her project “You. Are. Beautiful.” at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck in Gloucester, through Monday. 978-515-7004,
    Faneuil Hall fun: Dive into firecracker salmon, lobster or steak and shrimp Monday, compliments of Dick’s Last Resort with valid military I.D. Faneuil Hall, Boston. 617-267-8080,
    Ready to roll: Veterans and active military can enjoy a free game of bowling and shoe rental Monday at Kings, 50 Dalton St., Boston. 617-266-2695,
    Wicked wildlife: The Franklin Park and Stone zoos say thank you this weekend with free admission for veterans, today through Monday. 617-541-5466,
    Harbor cruise: Veterans, friends and family can enjoy a military history cruise around the Boston Harbor Islands today at 11 a.m. Includes a visit to Fort Warren for a Civil War presentation. Veterans free; friends and family, $5. Departs from Long Wharf, Boston, and Pemberton Point, Hull. 617-770-0040,
    Big breakfast: Veterans and active military can receive a free Big-Two-Do breakfast at participating Friendly’s when they show military I.D. or honorable discharge card. Monday, 7-11 a.m.
    Seafood special: The Barking Crab offers 10 percent discount off food with valid military I.D. or to anyone in uniform, seven days a week, year round. 88 Sleeper St., Boston. 617-426-2722, -
  2. Hush

    Hush Moderator Staff Member

    Club Alex free admission all day Sat-Sun with ID
  3. Tuna

    Tuna Always entertained

    Chillie's free entree for Vets or active. Just show ID or 214
  4. HistoryHound

    HistoryHound Supporting Member

    I was trying to find the info on a Veteran's Day special on Amazon someone told me about and came up with this story. Click the link for the list.

    Thank you for your service.
  5. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Oregon WWII hero among vets honored in postage stamp series

    Published November 09, 2013
    Associated Press
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      FILE: Nov. 8, 2012: World War II Medal of Honor recipient Bob Maxwell posing for a picture with Ashlyn Pistey following a ceremony honoring veterans at Bend High School in Bend, Ore. (AP)
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Bob Maxwell was an infantryman in France in 1944 helping set up a command post when it was attacked by German soldiers. During the fighting, he instinctively dropped on a grenade in the dark, protecting his fellow soldiers.
    The blast cost him much of his right foot, and the selfless act of bravery earned him the Medal of Honor. At 93, he is the nation's oldest living recipient of the highest military honor.
    On Friday in Bend, where he lives, Maxwell was presented a special commemorative set of postage stamps honoring the few surviving Medal of Honor recipients from World War II.
    The stamp folio includes images of the Army and Navy versions of the medal, and photos of 12 of the 464 who received the honor for fighting in World War II. Maxwell is one of eight people who are still living. The stamps are to be formally issued Monday, Veterans Day, in Washington, D.C., U.S. Postal Service spokesman Peter Hass said.
  6. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    World War II's surviving Doolittle Raiders make final toast

    Published November 10, 2013
    Associated Press
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      November 9, 2013: Three of the four surviving members of the 1942 Tokyo raid led by Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, left to right, Edward Saylor, Richard Cole, and David Thatcher, applaud a speaker during their final toast celebration at the National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. The fourth surviving member, Robert Hite, was unable to travel to the ceremonies. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
    DAYTON, Ohio – Known as the Doolittle Raiders, the 80 men who risked their lives on a World War II bombing mission on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor were toasted one last time by their surviving comrades and honored with a Veterans Day weekend of fanfare shared by thousands.
    Three of the four surviving Raiders attended the toast Saturday at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Their late commander, Lt. Gen. James "Jimmy" Doolittle, started the tradition but they decided this autumn's ceremony would be their last.
    "May they rest in peace," Lt. Col. Richard Cole, 98, said before he and fellow Raiders -- Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, 93, and Staff Sgt. David Thatcher, 92 -- sipped cognac from specially engraved silver goblets. The 1896 cognac was saved for the occasion after being passed down from Doolittle.
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  7. LA Copper

    LA Copper Subscribing Member

    Regarding the Doolittle Raiders:

    These guys are true heros. They knew what they were in for when they volunteered for this mission yet they did it anyway. Amazing men who were mostly kids at the time. God Bless 'em (and all our veterans)!
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    visible25 Supporting Member

  9. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

  10. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Veterans Day: Mansfield man working to get vets' names added to wall Updated: November 11, 2013 - 12:34 am

    MANSFIELD - On March 16, 1962, a chartered aircraft carrying American and Vietnamese military personnel disappeared somewhere over the western Pacific Ocean while en route to Saigon.
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    Veterans Day: Attleboro man wants to connect faces, names
    Updated: November 11, 2013 - 12:32 am

    ATTLEBORO - Had he lived, Joseph E. Falardeau, would be 64 today.
  11. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    3 stories about veterans and how we honor them

    QUINCY —
    Today, Veterans Day, our minds turn to those who have given so much of themselves in service to our country. It’s a day to recognize the accomplishments and sacrifices of both soldiers, who serve on the front lines, and their families, who serve on the home front. No one serves alone.
    We can’t help but think of National Guard Sgt. Breinne Travers Sullivan, who in August finally returned to her Marshfield home to a hero’s welcome after three years, multiple surgeries and hour after aching hour of physical therapy at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She was seriously wounded in August 2010 in an ambush while serving in Afghanistan with the Massachusetts Nation Guard’s 379th Engineer Company. We thank Sullivan and her husband, National Guard Sgt. Joseph Sullivan, for their service.

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