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John F. Kennedy Quotes: Remembering JFK 54 Years After Assassination

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, one of America’s beloved presidents, was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas. Wednesday marks the 54th year after …

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Review: ‘Last Flag Flying’ ponders the sameness of war

CLOSE<p>Actors Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne discuss the relatablility of war drama "Last Flag Flying" at the film's red carpet premiere in New …

Detroit

Op-Ed: Endless War Is No Honor to America's Veterans

<b>By Doug Bandow</b><p>Veterans Day has passed. The annual ritual never changes. Politicians who didn’t serve in the armed services start unnecessary wars, …

Foreign Policy

Carell, Cranston and Fishburne rally to the cause in 'Last Flag Flying'

Films about the brotherhood of veterans have a built-in appeal. They are better still when they are smart here and there, sassy from time to time and …

Entertainment

How we should really celebrate National Unfriend Day

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jimmy Kimmel named November 17 National Unfriend Day. The comedian said we should all go on Facebook and unfriend people who aren't really our friends. Many of us have so many Facebook friends, he said, that we couldn't possibly be close with all of them.<p>How should we decide who gets the …

Opinion

Dinosaur Hunter

Charles Whitney Gilmore – The Forgotten “Dinosaur Hunter”<p><i>Hans Sues and Diana Marsh</i><p>Charles Whitney Gilmore (1874-1945), affectionately known as …

Dinosaurs

Charlotte radio curmudgeon Robert Raiford dies at 89

Robert D. Raiford, the unrepentant iconoclast whose war on political correctness amused Charlotte radio listeners for decades, died Friday. He was 89.<p>…

Charlotte

'Last Flag Flying' And 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' — Two Must-See Films Capturing Life in 2017

Support the news<p>Review<p>With another mega-budget superhero spectacle crashing into theaters this weekend, get ready for a reprise of the familiar …

Steve Carell

Defending Croatia’s Vukovar: ‘Real War is No Movie’

Twenty-six years after the Croatian town of Vukovar fell, Predrag Matic, who fought to defend it, was captured and imprisoned, and later became a …

War

Court ruling puts veterans memorials in jeopardy

For more than 200 years men and women of every race, religion and creed volunteered to answer the call of service to our armed forces. When the …

Remembrance Day

Pulse: Project News for the Week of November 20, 2017

<b>Planning</b><p><b>Minnesota</b> Gustavus Adolphus College is planning to <b>renovate and expand the Nobel Hall of Science</b>. The project will double the size of the …

Engineering

Army Vet Saw Lone Man at Natl Cemetery -- Shocked When He Discovered Who It Was...

It was the day before Veterans Day and, just as importantly, it was the Marine Corps’ 242nd birthday. In section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery a …

Veterans

Marine killed in WWII combat to be buried at Arlington

A Massachusetts Marine who died in battle in the Pacific during World War II will be laid to rest with military honors this week.<p>The Department of …

History

Vets walk across America to honor fallen brothers who committed suicide

For army veterans Joe Cox, Russ Collins and Adam Lingo, the journey to the Washington Redskins’ FedExField and Sunday’s “Salute to Service” game began nine years ago when their fellow soldiers and teenage Iraqi translator “Roy” died as brothers in Sinsil, Iraq after a house rigged with explosives …

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Veterans Day marked with parades, somber ceremonies

Americans honored their military veterans Saturday with a parade in the wintry cold of New York City, where one World War II vet thanked onlookers for remembering, and in a somber ceremony in a Texas community bloodied by a church massacre where almost half of those killed had ties to the Air Force.<p>…

Veterans

Baltimore Veteran Finally Laid To Rest 3 Years After Dying From Aggressive Brain Cancer

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ)–</b> As America honors it’s heroes on Veterans Day, the Baltimore family of a decorated Air Force pilot finally got the chance to put …

U.S. Air Force

Retired Army captain: Ask veterans to share their stories

Subfreezing temperatures didn't deter hundreds of veterans and their families from the annual ceremony.<p>Hundreds of former military members and their …

Veterans

12 striking photos of soldiers and civilians commemorating Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a holiday where Americans celebrate and honor those who have served.<p>The holiday originally started as a day to remember the sacrifices of American troops during WWI. Originally called "Armistice Day," it was first observed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919, making this year the …

U.S. Politics

He lost his son in Iraq and drew Trump's ire. Now hear this Muslim American's Veterans Day message.

<b>Raleigh, North Carolina (CNN) —</b> At Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, the pews are packed with people who mostly do not share a history with the man they've come to hear. They rise when he enters the sanctuary at five minutes past 7 in the evening, and before he utters a single word, they give him a …

Donald Trump

America owes a debt to its veterans, and so far, we haven't paid up

My veteran brother died of an overdose at prescribed levels. To truly demonstrate our gratitude, we must ensure our vets are taken care of domestically.<p>When my younger brother, Kirk, came home from Afghanistan several years ago, his pain was both physical and mental. He had fallen from a …

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How Veterans Day went from celebrating world peace to thanking armed forces

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>On Nov. 11, we celebrate Veterans Day with parades and Old Glory T-shirts, with salutes to those who served and prayers for those who fell.<p>But the version of Veterans Day we know now wasn’t always so. It wasn’t always a holiday, it wasn’t always on Nov. 11 and, at first, …

Veterans

Vice President Pence honors veterans by cleaning Vietnam memorial

WASHINGTON — Vice President Pence’s work glove quickly soaked through with water as he scrubbed the names etched in the black granite walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Saturday.<p>Pence, the son of a Korean War veteran and father of a Marine, would later lay a wreath and deliver a tribute to …

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Fallen & Forgotten: Why were these missing WWII heroes buried under pavement?

7 CHAPTERS<p>TARAWA, REPUBLIC OF KIRIBATI (WUSA9) — He lay in repose under the ravages of war. A United States Navy sailor remained in a mass grave for …

Pence Lays Wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Remembrance Day

Vice President Pence Speaks At Arlington On 64th Observance Of Veterans Day

With the commander-in-chief busy touring the Asian continent, Vice President Mike Pence stepped in Saturday to commemorate Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery with a speech that ended on a remarkably personal note.<p>Pence — dressed in a black suit, white shirt and a striped red tie — began …

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Editorial: What is a vet?

War makes strange giant creatures out of the little routine men who inhabit the Earth.

Da Nang

Veteran at York High: You bond with people different from you

Wes Becton decided to tell York High School students about his unlikely friendships with two other Army veterans.<p>He remembered his late friend, Abner …

Elie Wiesel

Remains of Chillicothe native Arthur Heilman, a Korean War POW, identified 66 years later

CHILLICOTHE - It’s been more than 66 years since Cpl. Ernest “Lee Roy” Heilman died in a Korean prisoner of war camp.<p>With the recent identification …

South Korea

VP Pence touts better health care for veterans

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