Monday, May 28, 2012

Veterans day

  • A flag frames the Pembroke Pines Police and Fire Honor Guard. Veterans, police, firemen, politicians, and Boy Scouts turned out for the City of Pembroke Pines Memorial Day Ceremony, which was held at Fletcher Park, 7900 Johnson Street.
  • (Miami Herald)
  • Mitt Romney's campaign released a Memorial Day video Monday commemorating veterans for their service, and saying they're all "the greatest of his generation.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • A group of veterans is cycling from San Francisco to Virginia Beach, a 4,000 mile, 68 day trip. Army Specialist Seth Arseneau lost the use of his legs serving his country. I have a spinal cord injury in my lower back, Arseneau said.
  • (Abc Local Web)
  • There were a lot of bumps in the road for local veterans Wesley Barrientos and Jeremy Staat. But, they completed their 100-day ride Wall to Wall ride from the Wall of Valor in Bakersfield to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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  • On Memorial Day, Iraq veterans remembered their fellow service members who didn't return home from war by taking a special hike. "Today we're doing a twelve mile walk or hike," Jeremy Johns told
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  • President Obama symbolically welcomed home Vietnam veterans on Monday, kicking off 50th anniversary commemorations of a war he called "one of the most painful chapters in our history.
  • (New York Daily News)
  • It is solely for the purpose of finally doing the right thing while many Vietnam Veterans are still alive. The official presentation ceremony will occur on Memorial Day 2013 at the Vietnam Memorial.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – St. Louisans have been paying their respects this Memorial Day.  Celebrations were held in many different places but in all the same ways. From the very traditional to the deeply personal.
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  • President Obama and Mitt Romney commemorated Memorial Day on opposite coasts Monday, each trying to lay claim to a constituency — service members, veterans and their families — that has emerged as a battleground in the campaign.
  • (Seattle Times)
  • SALT LAKE CITY — Several events in Utah will honor Utahs veterans this Memorial Day. They include: This morning, Governor Gary Herbert takes part in a ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Utah Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park at Camp Williams.
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