Tag Archives: Veteran’s Day

Veterans Day: when antiwar activists can tell parading soldiers to Get a Job!

What are active duty soldiers doing in veterans day parades? It’s premature isn’t it, and self congratulatory? They’re being deployed to a public relations stint designed to admonish the public to remember their sacrifice, except present day recruits weren’t drafted. … Continue reading

Posted in Activism | Tagged | 2 Comments

WWII air veterans of Doolittle Raiders celebrate 71 years of bombing civilians

I read 30 Seconds Over Tokyo when I was still a war-playing kid, before I would understand the mischievous consequences of the Doolittle Raiders B-25 bombers deploying without their bombsights. This was to prevent US war-making advantages falling into enemy … Continue reading

Posted in History | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Unlike in Colorado Springs, Americans in Auburn, Washington were not subjected to a completely pro- more war parade on Veterans Day

What a contrast in Auburn to what Right Wingers subject us all to here in Colorado Springs each and every Veterans Day as they use our collective public tax monies to parade their pro war sentiments through public streets. See … Continue reading

Posted in Perspective | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

While the rest of the world celebrates Armistice Day…

We have Veterans Day, or, as I like to put it, “your recruiter lied to you and society used your entire childhood to condition you to accept that, so to make up for getting screwed like that we’ll have a … Continue reading

Posted in Perspective | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Veterans Day eleventh hour jeopardy

Well here’s a clever twist of a knife into a phrase. Had you heard the “eleventh hour” emphasis on Veterans Day before? What used to be two minutes of silence to commemorate the signing of the Armistice at 11am on … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Colo. Springs celebrates underage vets

COLORADO SPRINGS- The average age of a uniformed participant in this year’s Veteran’s Day Parade was underage! The high school Junior ROTCs, the Young Marines, the Devil Pups, and the scouts, pulled the age downward against the ever diminishing number … Continue reading

Posted in Local News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

A Veterans Day wheelchair parade

This year’s Colorado Springs Veteran’s Day Parade falls on Veteran’s Day. The theme is “a nation at war, a community of support.” Doesn’t sound much to do with honoring veterans. Are we holding an active-duty support-the-war parade on honor-the-Veteran’s Day? … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Veteran’s Day parade, part 1

I should say that I had never watched a veteran’s parade, I think. Wasn’t it supposed to be a parade of veterans? This was a parade of mostly active duty soldiers and soldiers-to-be. It was very disturbing. There was a … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Vets Day part 2: the 3rd Armored Cav

Before the Guernica that became Fallujah,   before our use of chemical weapons in Fallujah, before there were civilians immolated in their beds by white phosphor in Fallujah, before Napalm under the disguise of Mark-77 was used in Fallujah, before … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment