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A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

~ Joseph Campbell ~

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Happy Veteran’s Day !

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We’d like to thank those who have served our country and to their families as well. Both have made tremendous sacrifices and we won’t forget those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Take care !

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Pending Matters and Open Discussion

Dear friends and visitors,

Here’s heartfelt appreciation to all followers and participants.  Words cannot express my appreciation.

Here are some things happening;

Mesa Police Department officer Philip Brailsford is on trial for the killing of Daniel Shaver.   I’ll post on it when the jury hands in a verdict.

The jury is deliberating in the federal trial of three Boynton Beach police officers accused of violating the civil rights of a passenger in a vehicle.   If they reach a verdict tomorrow, I’ll blog it on Monday.

Charleston, West Virginia officer Stephen Doss plead guilty to failing to use his lights and sirens in a crash that killed 80-year old Dora Clarke.  Doss initially faced a charge of negligent homicide which carries a one year prison sentence and $100 fine.  His plea carries a maximum sentence of 10 days in jail.  Sentencing is scheduled for December 7, 2017.  Last week, the Charleston City Council approved a $675,000 settlement for a wrongful death claim that followed Doss’ accident. Read the rest of this entry

VETERAN’S DAY – 2015

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A tribute to the brave men and women of the United States military. God Bless our veterans..The song for this video is called Not Forgotten..It can be found at ExtremeMusic.com.

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Happy Veterans Day – 2014

veterans dayVeterans Day is an official United States holiday that honors people who have served in the armed forces.  It coincides with the holidays celebrated in other parts of the world that mark the end of hostilities of World War I.

To honor our veterans and active duty personnel, some restaurants provide free meals. Some of these Veterans Day free meals are nationwide but some are only at participating locations.

The below is a partial list of restaurants honoring our veterans and those on active duty. Read the rest of this entry

Happy Veterans Day

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Veterans Day is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service.  It coincides with the holidays celebrated in other parts of the world that mark the end of hostilities of Word War I.

Some restaurants provide free meals to veterans and those on active military duty. Some of these Veterans Day free meals are nationwide but some are only at participating locations. Please call the restaurant before you leave home to make sure they are taking part.

Golden Corral, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Applebee’s.  Has a limited menu that includes steak, cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, salad, pasta, chicken, and shrimp. Beverages and gratuity are not included.

You’ll need to bring in proof of military service such as a U.S. Uniform Service ID card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID card, current Leave and Earnings statement, photograph in uniform, be wearing your uniform, a veterans organization card such as American Legion or VFW, or a DD214.

Chili’s.  Menu for vets includes Oldtimer with Cheese; Chicken Crispers; Margarita Grilled Chicken; Classic Turkey Toasted Sandwich; and more.

Olive Garden.

Starbucks will be giving out free tall brewed coffees to veterans, active duty military, and their spouses on Veterans Day.

T.G.I. Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For a 7 page list, click here.

If you’re not a veteran but know one, consider taking them out to dinner tonight where their meal is free.

Thank you to all who have served and are serving our great country.

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