Earlier this week I had the honor of attending the 10th annual? Armed Forces Foundation Congressional Gala. If you aren't familiar with the work AFF does, here's a summary:
The coffee giant’s CEO Howard Schultz announced Wednesday that he will be donating $30 million to help our war veterans.
Sixteen million men and women served in the United States armed forces in World War II. And many of the Americans who stormed Normandy in morning darkness, stripped down Nazi flags in occupied territories, dug fox holes through the snow in the Battle of the Bulge, and lay wounded in field hospitals an ocean away from family, are still among us.
"When you ask why Americans don’t know more about Hap Arnold, I counter with this question: Aside from Patton, Eisenhower, Bradley and MacArthur, how many average Americans can name more than two other American generals from WWII?"
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America took issue with a cross erected on a San Diego mountain in 1954 honoring veterans of the Korean War. After decades of battling the separation of church and state in court, the memorial's Christian defenders are not ready to give up and will try taking the case to the Supreme Court.
The Marine Corps has an old phrase, Semper Fidelis, it means “always faithful.” This attitude of service certainly rang true this weekend, when 61-year-old veteran Donnie Navidad instinctively dashed forward to catch a woman on a 50 foot free fall inside the Oakland Raiders' stadium.
The Senate is reaching the end of an era: There are no World War II veterans serving in Congress' upper chamber.