On the 23rd of May 2013, a superior actor, the leader of the “free world” gave an hour speech that was long overdue on lurking topics which had been dogging him from the mouth of his critics, left and right.
This weekend, Americans in large numbers will visit our national cemeteries and other final resting places to honor their loved ones, their friends, neighbors, colleagues, even some unknown to them—men and women who gave their lives in defense of our Nation.
Veterans’ Pathway to Business Success (“Veterans’ Pathway”), a non-profit, entrepreneurial grant program for Florida’s Veterans who have served in Afghanistan or Iraq post 9/11, announced today that its first grant of the year, in the amount of $30,000, has been awarded to Invictus, a Boynton Beach based security services firm founded and operated by two Iraq veterans.
President Obama’s Executive Order directed VA, DoD, and HHS, in coordination with other federal agencies, to take a number of steps to ensure that Veterans, Service Members, and their families receive the mental health services and support they need.
There is little doubt that the boycott movement is in constant growth and not simply because of the recurring news of artists and academics refusing to visit Israel, or take part in Israeli-sponsored events. Equally significant is the existence of strong layers of support being provided by civil society that makes it possible for artists, academics and others to adhere to the call of boycott, without fearing serious repercussions.
Today, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced that the Department’s Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses Task Force will publish a comprehensive draft report in the Federal Register for public feedback and comment.
Country music stars Lucas Hoge, The Roys, Danielle Peck, Jett Williams, Buddy Jewell and Andy Griggs recently provided their support to the newly launched “HonorOne Campaign” by recording public service announcements and detailing their personal experiences with the military.
Xi presented to Abbas a “plan” that called for establishment of a Palestinian state based on the 1967 boundaries and with East Jerusalem as its capital, with full respect for “Israel’s right to exist and its legitimate security concerns.”