Fox News edit of Biden comment removes racial context
NEW YORK — (AP) — Fox News Channel edited video of President Joe Biden on Friday to remove context from remarks that some could judge as racially insensitive. In Veterans Day comments made Thursday, Biden told an anecdote that referenced baseball player Satchel Paige, who had pitched in the Negro Leagues before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. On “Fox & Friends,” Rachel Campos Duffy said Biden was “facing backlash” for comments at Arlington National Cemetery. In this case, the edit is not at all clear, he said. A Fox spokesperson noted that the full remark was used when the story was repeated two other times on “Fox & Friends,” and said the one-time edit was made because of time constraints.wftv.com
Lawmakers push bipartisan bill to help homeless veterans
WASHINGTON D.C. — As the nation honors those who have served on this Veterans Day, there are still tens of thousands of veterans without a home tonight. >>> STREAM CHANNEL 9 EYEWITNESS NEWS LIVE <<<Members of Congress are pushing a bipartisan proposal meant to provide more housing for homeless veterans. Here’s a list of local Veterans Day events, deals & discountsThere are 11 lawmakers in total who have co-sponsored the bill in the House, including four Republicans and seven Democrats. “We are doubling the amount of funding for temporary housing for veterans so that we can get our veterans the support that they need,” said Rep. Nikema Williams (D-Ga.), an original co-sponsor of the bill. “Through greater awareness, support, and targeted investments, we can end this scourge.”The bill is moving along in the House, but there is not currently a version of it in the Senate.wftv.com
Biden salutes troops as 'spine of America' on Veterans Day
Biden Veterans Day Arlington President Joe Biden salutes as he stands with Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough and Army Maj. Gen. Allan M. Pepin during a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate Veterans Day and mark the centennial anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, in Arlington, Va. First lady Jill Biden is at left. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON — (AP) — President Joe Biden saluted the nation’s military veterans as “the spine of America” Thursday as he marked his first Veterans Day as president in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. That expanded effort centers on lung problems suffered by troops who breathe in toxins and the potential connection between rare cancers and time spent overseas breathing poor air, according to the White House. This year's Veterans Day commemoration comes just two months after Biden ordered the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, a chaotic ending to America's longest war where 2,461 American service members were killed over the nearly 20-year conflict. “You are the very spine of America," Biden said of the nation's veterans.wftv.com
Navy veteran receives new apartment on Veterans Day after struggling with homelessness
Veterans Day 2021 Veterans Day honors the sacrifice and service of America's military personnel. (Pamela A. Moore/Getty Images)WINTER PARK, Fla. — A local veteran who was struggling with homeless was honored in a special way on Thursday. Though bare, it’s the perfect gift for the Navy veteran on Veterans Day. Here’s a list of local Veterans Day events, deals & discounts“It’s just a combination of things that, you know, there are hard times,” Sims said. READ: Universal Orlando announces offers for active, retired military members“My goal today is to make this apartment my home,” he said.wftv.com
Universal Orlando announces offers for active, retired military members
ORLANDO, Fla. — This Veterans Day, Universal Orlando Resort announced offers for active-duty and retired military members. See details of the offers available below:>>> STREAM CHANNEL 9 EYEWITNESS NEWS LIVE <<<2022 Military Freedom PassThe theme park announced the 2022 Military Freedom Pass as well as vacation package and hotel discount details on Thursday. Vacation package optionsThe resort is also offering two vacation package options including the Military Create Your Own Vacation Package and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Exclusive Military Vacation Package. Both packages come complete with the Military Freedom Pass, allowing guests to visit all year long. To receive the discount, call 1-888-464-3617 and place a reservation with the Universal Orlando Resort call center.wftv.com
Veterans Day 2021: What is open, what is closed on Thursday
Federal courts: Federal courts are closed on Veterans Day, as are most federal offices. Grocery stores: Most grocery stores are open on Veterans Day. Mail service: Veterans Day is a holiday for the U.S. Schools: Most schools are closed on Veterans Day. Restaurants: Not only do restaurants remain open on Veterans Day, but many also offer active-duty personnel and veterans free meals.wftv.com
See list of Veterans Day events, deals in Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. — Many Central Florida businesses will be honor current and former service members with special deals and events on Veterans Day, which is Thursday. Here’s a list of events and deals happening in Central Florida to honor our veterans:EventsREAD: Veterans Day 2021: Deals, freebies on meals for veterans, active-duty military membersDealsREAD: Veterans Day 2021: Quotes to honor U.S. veteransClick here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
Veterans Day 2021: Quotes to honor U.S. veterans
On Thursday, those who have served their country will be honored with Veterans Day parades and ceremonies across the U.S.>> Read more trending newsHere are some quotes about veterans from people across the decades in honor of the men and women who have served and continue to serve in the U.S. military. “Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.” - Douglas MacArthur “The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have earned our undying gratitude.” - Harry S. Truman “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” - G.K. Chesterton “The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.” - Thucydides “Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” - Mary Roach©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Budweiser unveils military heritage cans ahead of Veterans Day
Veterans Day tribute: Anheuser-Busch has rolled out special cans to honor U.S. service members. (Anheuser-Busch)ST. LOUIS — Budweiser is honoring U.S. service members with a limited-edition beer can -- just in time for Veterans Day. >> Read more trending newsThe cans, which debuted Monday, are a throwback to the olive drab cans produced by Anheuser-Busch, the parent company of Budweiser, during World War II. On its website, Anheuser-Busch said the cans would remain on store shelves through Veterans Day. With the new, limited-edition military heritage cans of @BudweiserUSA, $1 for every case sold will be donated to @FoldsofHonor.wftv.com
Jeff Bezos would pay over $5 billion a year under Warren's wealth tax
The tax would be a 2% annual levy on wealth over $50 million and 3% on wealth over $1 billion. Warren often argues that since the wealth tax rate is 2%, "it's only two cents on every dollar after $50 million." "A wealth tax would be plagued with many administrative and compliance problems as well as avoidance and evasion issues. It would be an enormous administrative challenge to implement, and it is not clear, even with more resources, that the IRS would be able to collect a wealth tax efficiently." This version of the wealth tax covers all of your property.cnbc.com
The Spin: Mayor Lightfoot says she apologized to Anjanette Young | Kenosha cop won’t face charges in Blake shooting | Today’s Georgia special elections to determine balance of power in U.S. Senate
“‘My understanding, based upon, and I don’t have any contemporaneous recollection of any of this, I was out of the office for most of that day, it was Veterans Day — many, many events that day — but my understanding from looking at the emails is that I was informed that Ms. Young was going to be getting the videos the next day,’ Lightfoot said. ‘Now apparently, that obviously didn’t happen, but that wasn’t something that was brought to me. So I don’t think it’s correct to say I received a detailed briefing.’” Read the rest of the story here.chicagotribune.com
Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she apologized to Anjanette Young during their private meeting
“My understanding, based upon, and I don’t have any contemporaneous recollection of any of this, I was out of the office for most of that day, it was Veterans Day — many, many events that day — but my understanding from looking at the emails is that I was informed that Ms. Young was going to be getting the videos the next day,” Lightfoot said. “Now apparently, that obviously didn’t happen, but that wasn’t something that was brought to me. So I don’t think it’s correct to say I received a detailed briefing.”chicagotribune.com
Jeff Bezos names first recipients of his $10 billion Earth Fund for combating climate change
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on Monday announced the first recipients of his $10 billion Earth Fund. Bezos announced 16 initial recipients of the Earth Fund who will receive $791 million in donations. The $791 million worth of grants issued Monday is "just the beginning" of the Earth Fund's $10 billion commitment, Bezos said. In September, Amazon announced the first recipients of its $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund, which is designed to invest in "sustainable and decarbonizing technologies." Here's the full list of Earth Fund recipients and the donations they'll receive:cnbc.com
The Latest: Aide says Biden will appoint 'COVID coordinator'
Joe Biden has chosen his longtime adviser Ron Klain to reprise his role as his chief of staff, installing an aide with decades of experience across. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON – The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):10:45 p.m.Incoming White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain says President-elect Joe Biden will appoint a “COVID coordinator” who will lead the administration’s pandemic response. ___3:25 p.m.President-elect Joe Biden has spoken with the top two Democrats in Congress — but not their Republican counterparts yet. ___1 p.m.President-elect Joe Biden has spoken by phone with Pope Francis as he continues to talk with leaders around the world. Democrats already control the House, and Democrat Joe Biden is the president-elect after beating President Donald Trump in their White House contest.
Meet this Army captain, recently presented with Bronze Star Medal after deployment during pandemic
How familiar are you with what military members do, day in and day out? Of course, all military members deserve our recognition for voluntarily raising a hand and going to bat for our country and our freedom. (Provided by Maximillian Boudreaux)Amid the uncertain times that go hand in hand with a global pandemic, Woodbury was sent overseas. “The mission is to help sustain logistics and maintenance support operations in Iraq -- more so to help the Iraqi Army sustain themselves,” Woodbury said. It was the support of my team that enabled me to obtain that Bronze Star,” Woodbury said.
Veterans Day in 2020: quiet parades, somber virtual events
Residents and staff listen to the national anthem during a socially-distanced Veterans Day ceremony at the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Boulder City, Nev. With infections raging again nationwide, several veterans homes are fighting new outbreaks. At the annual Veterans Day gathering at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, many participants wore masks and kept their distance from others. “Veterans Day looks a lot different this year than it has in the past,” said Andy Patterson, commander of the Disabled American Veterans of New Hampshire. Ninety-eight veterans have died from COVID-19 in Missouri’s seven veterans homes since Sept. 1, and Gov.
Retired Gen. Petraeus to Trump: Act quickly on election suits 'if you really care for the country'
Gen. David Petraeus urged President Donald Trump on Veterans Day not to drag out his election lawsuits and to allow transition planning to begin in the meantime. "If you really care for the country, at the very least, exhaust these legal challenges as quickly as is absolutely possible, ideally by early next week," Petraeus said on CNBC's "Squawk Box." "This is not just about this election, but every election in the future." I don't favor either party, but I do favor the country," said Petraeus, chairman of KKR Global Institute. "He used to tell the battalion and brigade commanders, 'If you really love your unit, if you really care for it, you will suppress your ego, you'll let your successor into the organization before you even leave, before the change of command,'" he said.cnbc.com
Jim Cramer promotes hiring military veterans: 'It's good business'
On the eve of Veterans Day, Jim Cramer hosted his annual "Salute to Service" special on "Mad Money." "That's why tonight we're celebrating the companies that go out of their way to hire vets. Cramer referenced efforts by companies like Starbucks, JPMorgan, Amazon and Home Depot, who have combined hired more than 100,000 veterans, and some military spouses, within the last seven years. Campbell Soup is another company that has focused on efforts to hire military vets. "I can tell you that there are so many attributes of military veterans and what they can bring to corporate America," Clouse said.cnbc.com
Here are free food deals you can find for Veterans Day 2020
Restaurants like to show their appreciation as well by offering veterans and active-duty military members free deals or discounts as a thank you for their service. Beef ‘O’ Bradys: Get a free meal up to $10 with no purchase required. Chili’s: As a token of Chili’s appreciation, your Veterans Day meal from a special menu is on the house. Logan’s Roadhouse: Go grab a free meal from a special menu from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Sonny’s BBQ: Veterans and active military members can enjoy a free pork sandwich this Veterans Day.
Palm Coast Modifies Veterans Day Event Due to Weather, Scrapping In-Person Central Park Plans
Due to weather, the City of Palm Coast has made some modifications to part of the Veterans Day event scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 11. The event begins with a ceremony hosted by Flagler County at the Flagler Auditorium from 10-11 a.m. This will go on as originally planned and will be livestreamed to the City’s YouTube channel @palmcoastgovtv. Buses for the blood drive will still be parked along Park Street for donations. The National Weather Service late Tuesday afternoon was calling for a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on veterans Day, but mainly between 3 and 4 p.m. with rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, and higher amounts during thunderstorms.flaglerlive.com
Want to visit a U.S. National Park? All the free-entrance days of 2020
Regardless of whether you’re aiming to visit one U.S. national park in your lifetime or your bucket list includes 10 of them, we have good news: Wednesday marks one of the free-entrance days, in honor of Veterans Day. is the last fee free day of 2020.https://t.co/UR6dHYdbDq — National Park Foundation (@NationalParkFdn) November 10, 2020All national parks will waive entrance fees. Some other free dates for 2020 included:Saturday, April 18 – First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger DayTuesday, August 25 – National Park Service BirthdaySaturday, September 26 – National Public Lands DayWe’re still waiting on the free days of 2021 to be released. There are 419 National Park Service sites, and of those, 110 typically charge an entrance fee, with costs ranging from $5 to $35, the NPS said. Just be aware, the entrance-fee waiver for the free days don’t cover amenity or user fees for things like camping, boat launches, transportation or special tours.
Lake County Schools 2020-21 student calendar approved
The calendar will include Veterans Day as a student holiday, five days off at Thanksgiving and a little more than two weeks off for winter break. TAVARES Lake Countys 2020-21 school year will begin Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, the School Board determined with a vote Monday. The calendar will include Veterans Day as a student holiday, five days off at Thanksgiving and a little more than two weeks off for winter break. It was approved by the School Board at its Dec. 9 meeting after employees and the community had an opportunity to choose between two options through an online survey. With 78% of employees and 73% of the community choosing Option 1, board members approved the calendar unanimously on the district staffs recommendation.dailycommercial.com
U.S. defense secretary securing military bases after Florida shooting
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper delivers remarks before ringing the closing NASDAQ bell for Veterans Day in New York, New York, November 11, 2019. DoD/Lisa Ferdinando/Handout via REUTERS/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he has instructed the armed forces to review both security at military bases and screening for foreign soldiers who come to the United States for training after a shooting in Florida. A Saudi Air Force lieutenant killed three people and wounded eight others in a shooting rampage Friday at a U.S. Navy base in Pensacola, Florida. Esper said on Fox News Sunday that he had asked top defense officials to make sure were taking all necessary precautions to make sure military installations were secure. And he said the United States had reached a point in the Middle East that we have deterred Iranian bad behavior.feeds.reuters.com
U.S. defense secretary can't label U.S. base attack 'terrorism' at this point
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper delivers remarks before ringing the closing NASDAQ bell for Veterans Day in New York, New York, November 11, 2019. DoD/Lisa Ferdinando/Handout via REUTERS/File PhotoSIMI VALLEY, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that he was not prepared at this point to label as terrorism the attack a day earlier at a U.S. Navy base in Florida, where a Saudi airman is accused of killing three people. No, I cant say its terrorism at this time, Esper told the Reagan National Defense Forum in California, adding he believed investigators needed to be allowed to do their work. A group that monitors online extremism says the suspect appeared to have posted criticism of U.S. wars and quoted slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on social media hours before the shooting spree.feeds.reuters.com
Deltona man interviews veterans for documentary
Deltona has partnered with one of its residents to show a documentary on Veterans Day called In Their Words - Of Service and Sacrifice.DELTONA Resident Rocco Anastasio noticed something about veterans while doing some video production work for the city at Veterans Memorial Park and Museum. frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen>The documentary features five veterans who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The veterans are: William Shafer, U.S. Navy Aviation Radioman First Class, who fought in the Pacific during WWII; Sgt. While interviewing the veterans, Anastasio found that even if there werent physical scars as evidence of their time in the service, their experiences had taken an emotional toll. Hearing stories straight from veterans gives people a perspective they cant get out of their history books in school, featured veteran Loranger said.dailycommercial.com
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Warm temps in store for Veterans Day, but that changes Wednesday
ORLANDO, Fla.- - The high to wrap up the weekend was right where it should be, at an average of 80 degrees. Changes are coming and they start with Veterans Day. This means moisture will be rising over the next few days as another cold front approaches the Sunshine State. Everyone west of I-95 will be good to go with mainly dry conditions, with clear to partly cloudy skies expected. Inland zones won't see much in terms of rain over the next few days, although an isolated sprinkle is possible.
All the best freebies, deals for Veterans Day 2019
Many businesses and companies even offer veterans and active-duty military members freebies or discounts as a way to say thank you. Through Monday, veterans and active military members can score a year of Prime for $79, which is a $40 savings. Chilis:As a token of Chilis appreciation, your Veterans Day meal is on the house. Little Caesars:The pizza chains Veterans Day deal involves a free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday. This includes veterans, active military members and their families.
Heres a look at area Veterans Day events
MOUNT DORA When Gordon Mason was planning the Veterans Day service for AMVETS Post 1992 in Mount Dora not long ago, he was looking for something special to mark the occasion. Traditionally at a Veterans Day service, we post colors and have speakers, but to me, this was something different. Among the other events taking place Monday and throughout the week to honor veterans: Veterans Day Tribute at 11 a.m. Monday at Waterfront Park in Clermont. Florida National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at the cemetery in Bushnell. Eustis Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at Ferran Park in downtown Eustis.dailycommercial.com
Justice Department Settles with Public Accommodations to Protect the Rights of Veterans Who Use Service Dogs
As we mark Veterans Day 2019, the Justice Department announced two settlement agreements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to protect and advance equal access for veterans with disabilities who use service dogs. The ADA generally requires public accommodations to provide access to individuals with disabilities who use service animals, including those who use service dogs for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or anxiety. Yet, in public accommodations across the country, individuals with disabilities are frequently barred from entering with a service animal. A service dog generally may go wherever the public is allowed to go, and a public accommodation may not require documentation about the service dog. Under these agreements, both entities will adopt and implement a service dog policy; provide training on the service dog policy to employees and managers; post the service dog policy at their facilities and in their advertising; and pay money damages to the two veterans.justice.gov
Worthy Causes: Operation Helping Heroes gives back to veterans
By Rynni Henderson / PublisherThis Veterans Day weekend, On Top of the World has joined forces with SOF Missions to present Operation Helping Heroes, a two-day charity event to be held Sunday, Nov. 10, and Monday, Nov. 11. The fundraiser supports SOF Missions, a non-profit organization whose objective is creating awareness for the problems facing our nations military veterans. Day 2, on Veterans Day, will be an 18-hole fundraising golf tournament at Candler Hills Golf Club in Ocala. To help support SOF Missions and be a part of Operation Helping Heroes, tickets are limited but still available with several ways to participate and contribute. A team of four to play in the golf tournament is $600, individual players are $150.ocala.com
The Moving Wall arrives in Eustis as Vet Fest begins
Weve had huge community support, Eustis Events and Tourism Manager Erin Bailey said. The Moving Wall is our way of paying tribute to not only the veterans on that wall, but to our local veterans because we all must continue their legacy, Vet Fest committee member Keith Totten said. Weve had huge community support, Eustis Events and Tourism Manager Erin Bailey said. Ideas on how to honor local veterans continued to evolve as plans for the wall became a reality, and Vet Fest was born. This includes The Moving Wall escort dedicated to Spc.dailycommercial.com