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Remembering Johnny “Mike” Spann, CIA Operations Officer killed in Afghanistan, 11-25-2001

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 7:00pm 11/25/2018 at 7:00pm

Every year on November 25 we remember Johnny Micheal (“Mike”) Spann, the first American killed in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks. It was on that date in 2001 that Spann was killed during a Taliban prisoner uprising at the Qala-i-Jangi fortress.

The “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh was being held and interrogated at the...

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Veteran Memorials In Three States Vandalized Ahead of Memorial Day

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/05/29/veteran-memorials-in-3-states-vandalized-ahead-memorial-day.html#
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 1:00pm 5/29/2016 at 1:00pm
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/05/29/veteran-memorials-in-3-states-vandalized-ahead-memorial-day.html#

As Americans across the nation begin Memorial Day weekend with thoughts and prayers honoring our nation’s fallen heroes, vandals defaced veteran memorials in California, Kentucky, and Virginia.

ABC News reports:

Memorials to veterans in a Los Angeles neighborhood and a town in Kentucky, as well as a Civil War veterans cemetery in Virginia,...

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Memorial Day: on Nationalism and Patriotism

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 25, 2015 at 7:00pm 5/25/2015 at 7:00pm

The story “The Man Without a Country” used to be standard reading matter for seventh graders. In fact, it was the first “real” book—as opposed to those tedious Dick and Jane readers—that I was assigned in school.

It was exciting compared to Dick and Jane and the rest, since it dealt...

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Brooklyn War Memorial Closed to Vets (#ProudAmerican)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9:30am 5/25/2015 at 9:30am

What happens when the money backing a war memorial dries up? The doors shut, tourists and veterans are turned away, and the memorabilia and plaques inside languish under a layer of dust.

This is exactly what has happened to the Brooklyn War Memorial.

The Memorial, built 64 years ago, has never been accessible...

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