Veteran’s Day Discounts

Click image to link to and the discvounts!
Click image to link to and the Veteran’s Day discounts!

I’ve been waiting for this years updated list of businesses that will be honoring our veterans on Veterans Day by offering discounts, free meals, and more. I was just given the information this evening. To link to and the list and links for discounts, click the above image. Please pass this information on to other vets. Enjoy!

Time to get to work

get to work
get to work

I found this on Google Plus this evening; a USAF veteran posted it.


Thomas Jefferson & His Democracy: Crash Course US History #10

John Green teaches you about founding father and third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson is a somewhat controversial figure in American history, largely because he, like pretty much all humans, was a big bundle of contradictions. Jefferson was a slave-owner who couldn’t decide if he liked slavery. He advocated for small government, but expanded federal power more than either of his presidential predecessor. He also idealized the independent farmer and demonized manufacturing, but put policies in place that would expand industrial production in the US. Controversy may ensue as we try to deviate a bit from the standard hagiography/slander story that usually told about old TJ. John explores Jefferson’s election, his policies, and some of the new nation’s (literally and figuratively) formative events that took place during Jefferson’s presidency. In addition to all this, Napoleon drops in to sell Louisiana, John Marshall sets the course of the Supreme Court, and John Adams gets called a tiny tyrant.

War Heroes: Dogs of War, Afghanistan


From National Geographic Society, June 2014 edition. Bomb sniffing dog and handler on patrol in Afghanistan. It’s hard to believe we’ve pulled out from the region without even a blurb in passing from the White House. 🏡

The image was found at National Geographic’s press release page.

Civil War officer to receive Medal of Honor

- This undated file photo provided by the Wisconsin Historical Society shows First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing. WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, FILE — AP Photo
– This undated file photo provided by the Wisconsin Historical Society shows First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing. WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, FILE — AP Photo

The News Tribune

A Union Army officer who stood his ground during the Battle of Gettysburg and paid with his life is receiving the nation’s highest military honor from President Barack Obama.

Obama on Thursday was bestowing the Medal of Honor on 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing, who was killed in July 1863 during the three-day battle near the Pennsylvania town. The battle often is described as the turning point of the Civil War. Read more

Here’s what’s next: POTUS plan for the future

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This was in my inbox last night…

Yesterday, [Tuesday] millions of Americans cast their ballots. Republicans had a good night, and I congratulate all the candidates who won.

But what stands out to me is that the message Americans sent yesterday is one you’ve sent for several elections in a row now. You expect the people you elect to work as hard as you do. You expect us to focus on your ambitions — not ours — and you want us to get the job done. Period. Read more

Image of the Day: 6 November 2014


Vietnam War

I was drawn to the quote hanging in their foxhole.