Tag: Veterans

Happy Veterans Day

The following poem is my favorite salute to veterans on Veterans Day. It says everything necessary of the role veterans have played in our society.

To all my fellow veterans, I want to wish a Happy Veterans Day. Since the guns silenced on November 11, 1918, ostensibly ending the ‘war to end all wars’, many of us have served during wartime.

We solemnly remember and honor those who did not make it home and salute the many who did.

It is the Veteran

Author: Anonymous

It is the Veteran, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the Veteran, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the Veteran, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the Veteran, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the Veteran, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the Veteran, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.
It is the Veteran, who salutes the Flag,
It is the Veteran, who serves under the Flag,
To be buried by the flag,
So the protester can burn the flag.

The following locations will host Veterans Day services along the Grand Strand:


May 23, 2014 (Myrtle Beach, SC) – PIA is proud to announce that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved the Myrtle Beach campus to receive VA benefits.

Veterans interested in PIA’s Myrtle Beach campus can now utilize the various benefits received from their service to support an education in aviation maintenance. Campus Director Peg Jackson believes this will serve as a great opportunity for local veterans.

“We’re excited for the Myrtle Beach campus to be an avenue for local veterans interested in a quality, hands-on education,” Jackson said.

Helping Our Combat Veterans

The events at Ft. Hood yesterday only serve to highlight what a terrible job we are doing as a nation to help our veterans deal with the trauma of combat.

The killings at Ft. Hood will draw several days of headlines, many dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, then, be forgotten as the news cycle changes.

But the problem remains and the numbers are startling.

Gary Sinise, A Really Good Guy

The Bob Hope Of Our Time

Gary Sinise, A Really Good Guy!

With the exceptions of Bob Hope and Martha Raye, there may be no other American entertainer who has served our armed forces more. That person is Gary Sinise, actor, director, producer writer, musician, a bit of a down home, foot-shuffling, aw-shucks guy from the Midwest who has probably spent as much time in war zones as many members of our over-worked military, and certainly more than any Member of Congress. Sinise is one of those rare humans who is easy to sum up in quick terms: a really good guy. Or if you wish to add accolades as I’m sure many in the military would: a really damned good guy, among many other unpublishable terms of praise.

Help with a Hero’s Welcome for Wounded Warriors

Scents for Soldiers will be bringing Wounded Warriors from the Washington DC area for a visit to Myrtle Beach today. They will be making a rest stop at the South Carolina Welcome Center in Little River. From the Welcome Center, they will continue on to Harbour Lights Resort at Fantasy Harbour.

Let’s show them a real Hero’s Welcome to the Beach starting at the Welcome Center!! Bring your flags and wave your hands, and maybe even get a chance to visit with the group as they take a break before the final leg of the trip. We hope you can all be there to welcome the Wounded Warriors to Myrtle Beach.