Experts: Dallas air show crash may lead to more safety rules
Safety recommendations made following aircraft accidents at similar events have focused on protecting spectators, pilot medical fitness and aircraft maintenance. Rowe, of Hilliard, Ohio, participated in air shows several times a year because he loved WWII aircraft, Keller said. The crash came three years after the crash of a bomber in Connecticut that killed seven, and amid ongoing concern about the safety of air shows involving older warplanes. The B-17, a cornerstone of U.S. air power during World War II, is an immense four-engine bomber that was used in daylight raids against Germany. Most B-17s were scrapped at the end of World War II and only a handful remain today, largely featured at museums and air shows, according to Boeing.wftv.com
Experts: Dallas air show crash may lead to more safety rules
While the cause of a deadly collision between two vintage military aircraft at a Dallas air show to commemorate Veterans Day remains unknown, experts said Monday that the accident will likely renew discussion over whether additional safety rules are needed for such events. Safety recommendations made following aircraft accidents at similar events have focused on protecting spectators, pilot medical fitness and aircraft maintenance. On Monday, officials identified the six men killed Saturday when a World War II-era bomber and a fighter plane collided and crashed in a ball of flames at the Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Dallas show.news.yahoo.com
Kathie Lee Gifford celebrates Veterans Day by remembering her late father: ‘I know how fragile life is’
Kathe Lee Gifford's father, Aaron Epstein, passed away in 2002, at age 78, of Lewy body dementia. The patriarch served in the Navy for 20 years. The former "Today" co-host is remembering him.foxnews.com
First lady hosts Veterans Day breakfast, supports caregivers
WASHINGTON — (AP) — First lady Jill Biden will host a Veterans Day breakfast at the White House as she announces new support for children who live with wounded service members and veterans. The initiative, known as the Hidden Helpers Coalition, is designed to help young people who play a role as caregivers. After the Friday breakfast, Biden will join Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, at Arlington National Cemetery. This is the first Veterans Day since Biden signed legislation expanding health care for service members who were exposed to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan or to chemicals that were used in previous conflicts. The Department of Veterans Affairs also began asking veterans about possible toxic exposure earlier this week in an attempt to identify any health complications.wftv.com
Hurricane Nicole: Here’s when schools reopen in Central Florida
Flagler County:Flagler County Schools will remain closed on Friday in observance of Veterans Day. Osceola County:Classes for Osceola County schools will resume Monday. Volusia County:All Volusia County schools and offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day. Read: Central Florida coast urged to make full hurricane preparations ahead of Nicole’s impactMarion County:Marion County Public Schools, departments and district offices will reopen Friday, Nov. 11 except Anthony Elementary. pic.twitter.com/3KHURg1bRu — Marion County Public Schools (@MarionCountyK12) November 11, 2022Sumter County:An official reopening date has not been announced by the schools.wftv.com
Fox's NFL pregame will do Veterans Day show from Qatar
Fox's NFL pregame show is going international for the first time in 13 years for the annual Veterans Day show. This week's “Fox NFL Sunday” will originate from Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. The last time the pregame crew went outside the United States was 2009, when the show was at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Qatar is eight hours ahead of New York, meaning the show will take place during the evening. The program will serve as an unofficial kickoff to Fox's coverage of the FIFA Men's World Cup, which begins Nov. 20.wftv.com
Veterans Day 2022: Quotes to honor U.S. veterans
On Friday, 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
Veterans Day 2022: Publix, Red Lobster, Denny’s among companies offering discounts, free items
Chili’s: Veterans and active-duty military members are eligible for a free meal from a limited menu. The offer is valid for dine-in only from 5 a.m. to noon with a valid military ID or DD-214. Dunkin’ Donuts: All veterans and active-duty military members can have a free donut of their choice, no purchase or ID necessary. Red Lobster: Active-duty military and veterans are offered a free Walt’s Favorite Shrimp, fries and coleslaw. The fast-food icon will be offering complimentary combo meals to veterans and active-duty military members on Veterans Day.wftv.com
Military recruits receive full-tuition scholarships to ROTC schools at New York Jets game: ‘Truly grateful’
At the New York Jets' annual Salute to Service game on Nov. 6, 2022, at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, four Army recruits were each surprised with major scholarships to ROTC schools.foxnews.com
Vroom Vroom: Orange County car show zooms to town ahead of Veterans Day
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Car owners and fans had a chance to see vintage automobiles on Saturday. The Waterford Lakes Town Center hosted a Veterans Day Back to the Classics car show at the parking lot near the Regal Cinema and Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant. Photos: Vroom Vroom: Orange County car show zooms to town ahead of Veterans DayExpand Autoplay Image 1 of 23 Vroom Vroom: Orange County car show zooms to town ahead of Veterans Day The Waterford Lakes Town Center hosted a Veterans Day Back to the Classics car show. Read: Walt Disney World Resort ushers in holiday season with new decorationsParticipating owners had the chance to win prizes and an American Flag keychain. Read: Health officials issue rabies alert in Orange CountySee a map of the location here:For more events in Central Florida visit our event calendar here.wftv.com
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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