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Condor Squadron, WWII North American AT-6 airplanes, against a cloudy somber morning sky in the Ranch District of Burbank on Veterans Day November 11, 2014
A Veterans Day ceremony is set to get underway at McCambridge Park in Burbank at the War Memorial — the corner of Amherst Drive and San Fernando Boulevard. The patriotic ceremony to honor and thank those have served in our Armed Forces will feature the United States Navy, Burbank Community Band, St. Robert Bellarmine kindergarteners, and a flyover by the Condor Squadron.
The City of Burbank and the Burbank Veterans Committee are the sponsors. For more information call (818) 238-5435.
Those scoop happy folks at Baskin-Robbins are celebrating the U.S. military community all month-long with their November flavor of the month, First Class Camouflage, according to a news release. This new flavor is a combination of chocolate, salty caramel, and cake-flavored ice creams. You can order the new flavored scoops the usual way in a cup or on a cone, or you can go for a camouflage waffle cone or waffle bowl, which are decorated green, brown, and tan. If you want to really load up... Read More →
A Veterans Day ceremony was held at the McCambridge Park War Memorial at the corner of Amherst Drive and San Fernando Road in Burbank on November 11, 2013. Tuskegee Airman (retired) Lt. Colonel Robert “Bob” J. Friend, 93, was the guest speaker. Among the acknowledgments, Friend received a certificate of recognition from the California Assembly. Friend was one of the first African-American pilots to serve in the U.S. military. He trained at Tuskegee, Alabama. He was assigned to the 332nd Fighter Group and was stationed in Europe during World War... Read More →
Today is November 11, “Veterans’ Day.” I want to salute all the veterans for their sacrifice and bravery for this country. It is also 11.11 in Arabic numbers. Looking at the numbers 11.11, what comes to your mind first? People like me, growing up in a culture in which chop sticks are used, may think about them, chop sticks, before everything else. Or the numbers may make some people think about the castanets. The castanets are the musical instruments which make... Read More →
Spike TV is extending a helping hand to veterans searching for work and the companies that offer them jobs. Last Friday, on Veterans Day, Spike TV launched its new “Hire A Vet” campaign. The campaign will be spotlighted on the cable channel’s new “Hire A Vet” website. The site is a resource for job hunting veterans and it will salute the companies that hire them. “Spike TV is honored to assist this country’s veterans– real-life heroes who represent the... Read More →
Photo:Pete Souza/White House — President Barack Obama observes Veterans Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia November 11, 2011 President Barack Obama placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery today in honor of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. In his remarks after the ceremony, President Obama expressed thanks to all veterans — on this Veterans Day — for their service, sacrifice, and accomplishments. President Barack Obama: Here, where our heroes come... Read More →
On this Veterans Day, President Barack Obama rallied more than a thousand of our troops, U.S. civilians, their families, and several hundred South Korean veterans at the U.S. military headquarters in South Korea — Yongsan Army Garrison in Seoul. President Barack Obama: “Now, on this day, we honor every man and woman who has ever worn the uniform of the United States of America. We salute fallen heroes, and keep in our prayers those who are still in harm’s way -– like the men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Hoaa!) We... Read More →