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Two Offerings from A.F. Branco in Honor of Memorial Day 2018


Honoring Their Memory

This weekend we remember those who gave all. Drawing by A.F. Branco ©2018 – revised from 2016.


Memorial Day 2018

 

 

Heroic Southwest pilot studied in Olathe, among 1st female fighter pilots in the Navy


Tammie Jo Shults is seen here in the early '90s, during her days as a fighter pilot with the Navy. Shults served for about 10 years.

Tammie Jo Shults is seen here in the early ’90s, during her days as a fighter pilot with the Navy. Shults served for about 10 years. Courtesy Linda Maloney

April 17, 2018 08:10 PM | Updated April 18, 2018 06:57 PM

URL of the original posting site: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article209178274.html

Tammie Jo Shults, MidAmerican Nazarene University Alum, Touted As Hero

Tammie Jo and Dean Shults

Student & Alumni Stories | Tammie Jo and Dean Shults. Photo credit: Kevin Garber, MidAmerica Nazarene University

MNU Alumnae Capt. Tammie Jo Shults, pilot for SWA 1380, is being credited as a hero. Tammie Jo, a 1983 graduate, safely landed the passenger plane after engine failure. Prior to joining Southwest, Tammie Jo was one of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. Navy. For more information read the KC Star article at: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article209178274.html.

Some Memes Worth Keeping


From My Email Inbox


THE WONDERFUL SILENT MAJORITY OF VETERANS WITH FULL SACRIFICE, INTENT, AND PURPOSE REVEALED. AND, WITHOUT THE MEDIA EXPOSURE THEY SO WELL DESERVE AND HAVE NOT RECEIVED.    

You’ll never see this picture on the front of Time Magazine, or any

other magazine for that matter.

Neither will you see it going viral in FaceBook or sent and re-sent through the Internet — and yet, it should be … Photo of the year!

We see lots of pictures of wounded male veterans, but women vets get wounded and maimed too.  You may need to take a second, closer look though.  The first thing I saw was a bunch of beautiful smiles.

Study this picture again.  Let the story it tells sink in. These women and many others, as well as their male comrades, paid this price for our freedom.  And, they did it for less than what welfare recipients are paid.

There is more patriotism and class in those 11 ladies than the majority of members of Congress and all other occupants off the seats of government agencies, combined!!!

And a HELL of a lot more than those over-paid athletes who choose to “take a knee” when the National Anthem is played!!!  

These ladies risked injuries and many who are not in the picture died for America.

GOD BLESS ALL OF THEM !!! Let’s see if this goes viral.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL MARINES


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Surrender Was Not An Option
http://www.capveterans.com/

These 17 Companies Are Putting Patriotism Before Profit by Honoring Veterans on Veterans Day


Reported By Randy DeSoto | November 8, 2017 at 1:47pm

URL of the original posting site: https://www.westernjournalism.com/17-companies-putting-patriotism-profit-honoring-veterans-veterans-day/?

In recognition of Veterans Day, multiple companies are partnering with organizations that help and honor those who served in the nation’s armed forces. Joe Davis, a spokesman for Veterans of Foreign Wars, commended these corporations for going the extra mile for America’s veterans.

“The companies who take care of veterans, service members and our families do so to thank us for our service,” he told The Western Journal. “We should thank them in return by patronizing their services or products.”

Some of the more prominent companies compiled in a list by MilitaryBenefits.info are below.

Dunkin’ Donuts is donating $10,000 to Homes For Our Troops and will provide a year’s worth of Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup pods along with a new Keurig coffeemaker to up to 100 veterans who have been or will be provided new specially adapted homes by the organization. Home For Our Troops’ mission is “to build and donate specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.”

Cracker Barrel will donate 20 percent of its proceeds from online and in-store purchases of its Lodge cookware between Oct. 30 and Nov. 11 to Operation Homefront. The funds raised will be donated in the form of gift cards to help provide holiday meals to military families across the country.

eBay for Charity and Home For Our Troops are holding a special online auction featuring celebrity autographed items, as well as tickets and back stage passes to various events. The auction ends Nov. 14. Among the 70 items people can bid on are a “Thor” movie poster autographed by Chris Hemsworth, a “Gardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” movie poster signed by the entire cast, a Fonz T-shirt autographed by Henry Winkler, Doc Marten sneakers signed by Whoopi Goldberg, a Dallas Mavericks jersey autographed by Dirk Nowitski, and a “Hamilton” play poster signed by the entire cast.

iHOP will be donating $1 from every purchase of a Red, White & Blue combo from Nov. 1-30 to support the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. The organization provides college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in military service.

The New York Stock Exchange will give 100 percent of its trading proceeds on Veterans Day to Headstrong, which is an organization that provides mental health services to veterans. Headstrong explains on its website: “As veterans ourselves, we know how tough it can be to overcome the hidden wounds of war. We’ve lost friends, made the same choices, and walked the same ground. That’s why we built Headstrong – because we know that if you have the courage to get help, and you get the right help, you can overcome the hidden wounds of war.” According to a report released by the Department of Veterans Affairs last year, approximately 20 veterans take their own lives each day.

At Outback Steakhouse, from Nov. 8 through January 2, 2018, customers can add $1 to their check to be directly donated to Operation Homefront and every donation of $5 or more will be used to purchase Outback gift cards that will be shared with military families. Further, for every purchase of a Foster’s Lager Big Bloke, MillerCoors will donate $1 to Operation Homefront. The organization helps military families going through difficult financial circumstances and does other outreaches to support the military community throughout the year.

Pet Supplies Plus will match every “like” and “share” of a Facebook post with a $1 donation, up to $5,000, to Patriot PAWS Service Dogs. The group provides service dogs to disabled veterans.

Regal Cinemas will donate $1 for every large popcorn purchased on November 11 to the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Baskin Robbins will donate 11 cents from every ice cream scoop sold on Veterans Day to the United Service Organizations.

Lone Star Steakhouse will give 10 percent of its proceeds on Veterans Day to the Snowball Express. The Snowball Express’ mission is, “Providing hope and new happy memories to the children of military fallen heroes who have died while on active duty since 9/11. In December each year we bring children together from all over the world for a four-day experience filled with fun activities, like sporting events, dances, amusement parks and more.” The purpose is to create “opportunities for joy, friendship, and communal healing, by connecting these families to one another.”

Hair Cuttery, as part of its Share-a-Haircut Program, will donate a free haircut gift certificate to local veterans organizations for every haircut purchased on Veterans Day.

Sports Clips, from Oct. 16 to Nov. 11, will donate $1 for every hair cut to the VFW’s “Sport Clips Help a Hero” program, which provides scholarships to veterans.

O’Charley’s restaurant will donate $0.25 for every 22 oz. beer sold through Veterans Day Weekend to the Folded Flag Foundation. The organization supplements the death benefits and provides scholarships to dependents of service members killed in combat.

Abuelo’s Mexican restaurant, from Nov. 9 to Nov. 12, will donate $1 for every Chile con Queso appetizer sold to support Home For Our Troops.

Pilot Flying J is donating a portion of its proceeds, up to $25,000, for the sale of 20 to 24 ounce PhilMor travel coffee refills on Veterans Day to Wreaths Across America. Each December, the organization coordinates wreath laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,200 additional locations in all 50 states and overseas on National Wreaths Across America Day.

Waffle House will send a coupon for a free waffle for donations made between Sept. 11 and Nov. 11 to the Waffle House Mission: ABLE, which supports the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Waffle House will match donations dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000.

Christmas Decor will donate their products and services to decorate the homes of military families. The company explains on its website: “With more than 300,000 American soldiers deployed overseas this holiday season, families across the nation are facing the challenge of preparing for the holidays without their loved ones. Christmas Decor has stepped in to light up the homes of the families of these brave men and women.”

In addition to supporting veterans organizations, many restaurants and other companies will be honoring those who served with free meals and other discounts and giveaways on and around Veterans Day. USA Today compiled a list.

HAUNTING: Just Released Pics Of The 9/11 Terrorist Attack On The USA Are VERY Sobering


Published by ClashDaily.com | on September 11, 2017

URL of the original posting site: http://clashdaily.com/2017/09/haunting-just-released-pics-911-terrorist-attack-usa-sobering/?

It’s been 16 years since the world has changed. The images are permanently etched in our minds. These photos of that horrible day have just been released. You won’t forget these images, either.

They show what it was like to be inside the Pentagon and at the World Trade Center after the attack.

There are also some candid photos of President Bush and his advisors in the moments immediately following the attack.

It’s been 16 years since the horrific September 11th attacks that left 2,996 people dead and more than 6,000 others wounded in America.

To mark the harrowing anniversary, the Department of Defense has released dozens of astonishing and rare images showing the aftermath of the attack inside the Pentagon and at the World Trade Center.

They were hit by planes on that fateful morning during a series of coordinated attacks by al Qaeda hijackers.

Another plane, United Airlines Flight 93, crash landed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after passengers stopped the terrorists from hitting their intended target.

The powerful photos include candid shots of then-President George Bush as he came to terms with the horrifying attack on the United States.
Source: Daily Mail

The photos of President Bush

A candid photo taken of President Bush as the attacks were unfolding.
President Bush and Vice President Cheney discussing the attacks
Vice President Dick Cheney in the Emergency Operations center.
Secretary of State Colin Powell being briefed at the Emergency Operations center.
President Bush speaking with VP Cheney, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice and other advisors.
President Bush and senior staff aboard Air Force One.
President George W. Bush grasps the hand of his father, President George Bush, after speaking at the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance.

ClashDaily contributor, John Cardillo, posted a timeline of what happened on 9/11 on his Facebook page:

• 7:59 am – American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767 with 92 people aboard, takes off from Boston’s Logan International Airport en route to Los Angeles.

• 8:14 am – United Airlines Flight 175, a Boeing 767 with 65 people aboard, takes off from Boston; it is also headed to Los Angeles.
• 8:19 am – Flight attendants aboard Flight 11 alert ground personnel that the plane has been hijacked; American Airlines notifies the FBI.
• 8:20 am – American Airlines Flight 77 takes off from Dulles International Airport outside of Washington, D.C. The Boeing 757 is headed to Los Angeles with 64 people aboard.
• 8:24 am – Hijacker Mohammed Atta makes the first of two accidental transmissions from Flight 11 to ground control (apparently in an attempt to communicate with the plane’s cabin).
• 8:40 am – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) alerts North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)’s Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS) about the suspected hijacking of Flight 11. In response, NEADS scrambles two fighter planes located at Cape Cod’s Otis Air National Guard Base to locate and tail Flight 11; they are not yet in the air when Flight 11 crashes into the North Tower.
• 8:41 am – United Airlines Flight 93, a Boeing 757 with 44 people aboard, takes off from Newark International Airport en route to San Francisco. It had been scheduled to depart at 8:00 am, around the time of the other hijacked flights.
• 8:46 am – Mohammed Atta and the other hijackers aboard American Airlines Flight 11 crash the plane into floors 93-99 of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, killing everyone on board and hundreds inside the building.
• 8:47 am – Within seconds, NYPD and FDNY forces dispatch units to the World Trade Center, while Port Authority Police Department officers on site begin immediate evacuation of the North Tower.
• 8:50 am – White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card alerts President George W. Bush that a plane has hit the World Trade Center; the president is visiting an elementary school in Sarasota, Florida at the time.
• 9:02 am – After initially instructing tenants of the WTC’s South Tower to remain in the building, Port Authority officials broadcast orders to evacuate both towers via the public address system; an estimated 10,000 to 14,000 people are already in the process of evacuating.
• 9:03 am – Hijackers crash United Airlines Flight 175 into floors 75-85 of the WTC’s South Tower, killing everyone on board and hundreds inside the building
• 9:08 am – The FAA bans all takeoffs of flights going to New York City or through the airspace around the city.
• 9:21 am – The Port Authority closes all bridges and tunnels in the New York City area.
• 9:24 am – The FAA notified NEADS of the suspected hijacking of Flight 77 after some passengers and crew aboard are able to alert family members on the ground.
• 9:31 am – Speaking from Florida, President Bush calls the events in New York City an “apparent terrorist attack on our country.”
• 9:37 am – Hijackers aboard Flight 77 crash the plane into the western façade of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., killing 59 aboard the plane and 125 military and civilian personnel inside the building.
• 9:42 am – For the first time in history, the FAA grounds all flights over or bound for the continental United States. Some 3,300 commercial flights and 1,200 private planes are guided to airports in Canada and the United States over the next two-and-a-half hours.
• 9:45 am – Amid escalating rumors of other attacks, the White House and U.S. Capitol building are evacuated (along with numerous other high-profile buildings, landmarks and public spaces).
• 9:59 am – The South Tower of the World Trade Center collapses.
• 10:07 am – After passengers and crew members aboard the hijacked Flight 93 contact friends and family and learn about the attacks in New York and Washington, they mount an attempt to retake the plane. In response, hijackers deliberately crash the plane into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, killing all 40 passengers and crew aboard.
• 10:28 am – The World Trade Center’s North Tower collapses, 102 minutes after being struck by Flight 11.

The World Trade Center photos

Smoke billowing over New York from the World Trade Center after the attack.
Rescue workers at Ground Zero.
President George W. Bush greets police, firefighters, and rescue workers on Sept. 14, 2001.

Images after American Airlines Flight 77 hit the Pentagon:

Smoke and fires still burning into the night at the Pentagon.
A clock in the Pentagon was frozen at the time of the impact.
Burned and melted phone on a desk with other debris in the Pentagon.
Filing cabinets are the only thing left recognizable in this once normal office
Interior of the Pentagon shows fire and water damage
More melted and burned office equipment
A portion of the fuselage of American Airlines flight 77 recovered from the Pentagon
The ‘C’ from American Airlines flight 77’s fuselage found
Extensive damage to the exterior visible from the air
President Bush meets with military personnel, firefighters, and rescue workers
FBI and firefighters clearing the debris
Even in the face of tragedy, the American spirit lives on
The FBI and emergency officials work together
The FBI searches for evidence in the rubble
The flag is flown on the wall of the Pentagon — showing American resilience.

We will never forget those that died.

We will never forget the many heroes.

We will always remind ourselves.

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