Monday, May 26, 2014

"Flags In" - Memorial Day 2014 - 'Honoring The Fallen'

The Fallen Brothers and Sisters and Our Veterans Community are Not a Corporate Marketing Tool!!!

"If military action is worth our troops’ blood, it should be worth our treasure, too" "not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013 {never to call these past couple of generations a 'greatest generation'}

"Flags In" A Memorial Day Time Lapse

May 23, 2014 -

Prior to every Memorial Day weekend, Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard" conduct a solemn tradition known as "Flags-In", placing a flag in front of every tombstone in Arlington National Cemetery. Please enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at these hallowed grounds while we honor the fallen this Memorial Day weekend.

Video courtesy of Army Sgt. Sean-David from the Old Guard.

Honoring Canadian, American War Dead In Afghanistan
05.23.2014 - Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Of Staff Admiral James Winnefeld addressed a Canadian embassy tribute Thursday to U.S. and Canadian service members who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan.

Armed Forces Day Message

May 24, 2014 - Hagel Remembers the Post-9/11 Fallen

05/24/2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, stops to chat with veteran Peter P. Ruplenas as he arrives at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to deliver remarks at the National Reading of the Names: Post 9/11 Heroes ceremony in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2014. Ruplenas served during World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War as a combat photographer.

Paying Tribute to our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day
May 24, 2014 - In this week’s address, President Obama commemorated Memorial Day by honoring the brave men and women in uniform who have given their lives in service to our country. As we stand with our veterans and military families this weekend, the President underscored our commitment to uphold our nation’s sacred trust with our veterans and ensure they get the benefits and opportunities they deserve and have earned. read more>>>

Flashback: Republicans {Long Conservative Ideology} Block VA Benefits

'Decades Long' and wars from, as they seek to privatize for corporate profit off the peoples treasury and any fee's they can pass for those corporate overlords!! Like Their Wars!!!

Published on May 23, 2014

Republicans in February blocked important legislation from Sen. Bernie Sanders to improve veterans' access to health care among other things. Only two Republicans, Sens. Dean Heller and Jerry Moran, voted for the veterans benefits bill, which was endorsed by every major veterans organization.

Read more about the bill

House defies White House, passes defense bill, while attacking the Veterans Administration, still grossly under funded and from rubber stamped wars, and the Executive Branch and reaching out to their faithful for campaign contributions!

“Why in 2009 were we still using paper?” VA Assistant Secretary Tommy Sowers “When we came in, there was no plan to change that; we’ve been operating on a six month wait for over a decade.” 27 March 2013

WHY? GOOD QUESTION THOSE SERVED SHOULD ANSWER, added to the past decades and wars of the ignoring of many issues along with the denying they exist, don't have to pay for the care needed! Think PTS, Agent Orange and Desert Storms Gulf War Syndrome, to name but only a very few, most now being addressed under This VA and Executive branch even though grossly, decades and wars from, under funded!!

Sixth District Congressional candidate Seth Moulton: "Congress has made 'travesty' of veterans care" 05/14/2014

TX-19 Congressional Candidate Neal Marchbanks - Veteran: 28 March 2014 - "Congress controls the budget for the VA and it is the fault of Congress that the VA does not have enough employees and that the facilities are too small."
Congress, in Veteran Marchbanks statement, are the people served and who representatives work for, or are supposed to and not conservatives seeking their long goal of privatizing for corporate profit off the peoples, served, treasury and any fee's they can place for their corporate bosses!

* * * Special Report: Memorial Day 2014 * * *

Team Rubicon - This Memorial Day 2014

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