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Veteran’s Day Weekend
“We Will Not Rest Until All Of America’s Great Veterans can receive the care they so richly deserve. Tremendous progress has been made in a short period of time.” - President Donald J. Trump
Watch For Fly Overs This Morning: in formation with two F-16s from the 309th Fighter Squadron over the following Veteran’s Day celebrations:Two F-35As from the 63rd Fighter Squadron will fly in formation with two F-16s from the 309th Fighter Squadron over the following Veteran’s Day celebrations:
· 9:30 AM – Apache Junction Veterans Day Parade
· 10:00 AM – City of Surprise Veteran’s Day Parade @ Surprise Recreation Campus
· 10:30 AM – City of Glendale Veteran’s Day Celebration @ Glendale Public Library
· 3:30 PM – City of Goodyear Veteran’s Day Tribute @ Goodyear Ball Park
Frank Sinatra Considered Kate Smith The Best Singer Of Her Time, and said that when he and a million other guys first heard her sing God Bless America on the radio, they all pretended to have dust in their eyes as they wiped away a tear or two. Kate Smith Introduces God Bless America shows the very first public singing of God Bless America. But before you watch it you should know the story behind the first public showing of the song.
The time was 1940. America was still in a terrible economic depression. Hitler was taking over Europe and Americans were afraid we'd have to go to war. It was a time of hardship and worry for most Americans. This was the era just before TV when radio shows were HUGE and American families sat around their radios in the evenings, listening to their favorite entertainers and no entertainer of that era was bigger than Kate Smith. Kate was also large; plus size, as we now say, and the popular phrase still used today is in deference to her; "It ain't over till the fat lady sings." Kate Smith might not have made it big in the age of TV but with her voice coming over the radio, she was the biggest star of her time.
Kate was also patriotic. It hurt her to see Americans so depressed and afraid of what the next day would bring. She had hope for America, and faith in her fellow Americans. She wanted to do something to cheer them up, so she went to the famous American song-writer Irving Berlin (who also wrote White Christmas) and asked him to write a song that would make Americans feel good again about their country. When she described what she was looking for, he said he had just the song for her. He went to his files and found a song that he had written but never published, 22 years before - in 1917. He gave it to her and she worked on it with her studio orchestra. She and Irving Berlin were not sure how the song would be received by the public, but both agreed they would not take any profits from God Bless America. Any profits would go to the Boy Scouts of America . Over the years, the Boy Scouts have received millions of dollars in royalties from this song.
This video starts out with Kate Smith coming into the radio studio with the orchestra and an audience. She introduces the new song for the very first time and starts singing. After the first couple verses, with her voice in the background, scenes are shown from the 1940 movie, You're In The Army Now. At the 4:20 mark of the video you see a young actor in the movie, sitting in an office, reading a paper; it's Ronald Reagan. To this day, God Bless America stirs our patriotic feelings and pride in our country. Back in 1940, when Kate Smith went looking for a song to raise the spirits of her fellow Americans, I doubt whether she realized just how successful the results would be for her fellow Americans during those years of hardship and worry...and for many generations of Americans to follow. Now that you know the story of the song, I hope you'll enjoy it. – Author unknown
Yesterday Morning, In Da Nang, Vietnam, President Trump participated in a meet-and-greet with Vietnam War Veterans. The President expressed his gratitude for their service to the United States, and reaffirmed his commitment to honor the sacrifice of all Veterans and rebuild our military. After giving remarks, President Trump signed a proclamation to honor the veterans of the Vietnam War, part of an ongoing 13-year commemoration of their sacrifice for freedom. “Our veterans are a national treasure, and I thank them all for their service, sacrifice, and patriotism. To each of you with me today, you are the heroes who fulfill your duty to our nation. And each of you, under the most difficult conditions, did what you had to do, and you did it well,” President Trump said. Read the President's full remarks here.
Nov 10 Was The 242nd Birthday Of The US Marine Corps. Here’s-How-Marines-Celebrated-Their-Birthday-In-Afghanistan (Photos)
President Trump Is Working On Behalf Of A Grateful Nation to ensure that our veterans are properly recognized for their service and sacrifice. The President is initiating critical reforms at the VA, modernizing and expanding choice to healthcare, and expanding opportunities for veterans. Read more about how President Trump is putting our veterans first here.
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Co-Chair Bob Paduchik in honor of Veterans Day : "In remembrance of Veterans Day, I want to express my deep gratitude to all the men and women who have served in uniform for our country," said McDaniel. "We can never fully repay you for the freedoms you have so courageously defended. Today, as we spend time with family, our thoughts are with the heroes at home and abroad who fight to keep our country safe and strong. God bless you and your families on this Veterans Day and always."
"May God bless our veterans as we honor their bravery and sacrifice today,” said Paduchik. “We are eternally grateful to the men and women serving in uniform for defending this great nation and protecting all the freedoms we hold dear. Each day, but this weekend in particular, we keep these heroes and their families in our thoughts and prayers." Watch a video here.
AZ Heroes to Hometowns is again gather donations for Turkeys to Troops so military families can enjoy a traditional thanksgiving dinner. AZ Heroes to Hometowns is in need of 2,000 - $20 grocery gift cards or monetary donations for a turkey or ham to complete the food boxes for Thanksgiving. Donations of grocery gift cards and checks may be mailed to AZ Heroes to Hometowns, PO Box 31646, Mesa AZ 85275. Also, Pay-Pal may be used for donations; information can be located at www.azheroestohometowns.org. All donations labeled Turkey to Troops will be used for this project. Please consider helping the families that have done their part to fight for our freedom: Contact founder Kathy Pearce at 480.330.1632 or firstname.lastname@example.org or AZ H2H, P.O. Box 31646, Mesa, AZ 85275.
The Fix: As Trump Casts Doubt, Romney Puts Pressure On Other Republicans Comments from the White House calling the accusations “a mere allegation” are in stark contrast to the previous Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, who tweeted that the GOP shouldn't bother with reasonable doubt and said Moore should drop out now.
The Ghoulish Piranhas Of The GOP Swamp Swarm Roy Moore Why have the Poobahs of the Black Lagoon like Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Jon Cornyn, Lisa Murkowski and the rest been so quick to land on Judge Moore like a falling safe? For one simple reason: they despise genuine conservatives.
Veterans Day in Fountain Hills The Fountain Hills Republican Club has a voter outreach booth at the Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts Veteran’s weekend festivities. The booth is located at the center of the Fair at the intersections of Verde River Drive and Avenue of the Fountains. Everyone is invited to drop by. A number of politicians will be making appearances there during the 10 am-5 pm Festival which last through Sunday.
Fountain Hills VFW Post 7507 will lead a Veterans-Day-Ceremony at the Fountain Hills Veterans Memorial (intersection of Kiwanis and El Lago Blvd) at 9 am, Veterans Day – Sat., Nov 11. Open to the public. VFW Post 7507 also operates a Beer Garden featuring beer, wine, soft drinks, brats, hot dogs and chili is a great place to sit and relax and listen to live music. The VFW Beer Gardens are the only place to have alcohol and the only location for live music.
The Chips N Salsa Show broadcasts on Saturdays at 4pm with Co-Hosts Alice Lara and Don Jorge Ortiz. Rev. Clyde Bowen, veteran and Republican devotee, guest along with Fast & Furious whistleblower Jeff Prather https://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.prather.9/on his weekly Prather Point. Listen online www.CentralCityRadio.com or watch FACEBOOK Live. Contact alice@ChipsNSalsaShow.com.
Radio Talk Show Host Steve Kates “Call to Rights” show will feature Dr Paul Kengor’s The Politically Incorrect Guide To Communism/ The Killingest Idea Ever - The Worst Idea In History Is Back! At 11 am, Sun., Nov 12 at 1100AM KFNX. email@example.com
Frank Schmuck, candidate for AZ Senate will be speaking on veterans issues, at 2 pm., Sat., Nov 11 on Ron Harder’s CentralCityRadio.com KING FM.
Maricopa County Chairman Denny Barney will address the Arizona Legislative District 26 Republicans at 7pm., Tues, Nov 14 at the City of Mesa Utility Building, 640 N. Mesa Dr., Mesa, AZ 85201
Trey Terry of Litchfield Park has filed campaign paperwork and is running for the LD13 Senate seat that is being vacated by Steve Montenegro for his run for Secretary of State. Terry is a conservative Republican who is dedicated to limited government and free enterprise. He says he will make Arizona’s economy and education a priority in his campaign. “I am running for the State Senate because I believe it is time that my generation takes responsibility for its future. LD13 needs a conservative State Senator dedicated to serving and representing its constituents,” said Terry. “As a combat veteran, I will not sit on the sidelines. I will work to improve Arizona’s economy and education while giving my district the honorable representation it deserves.” Terry is a 2005 graduate of Millennium High School in Goodyear. Terry joined the United States Army as a Cavalry Scout in 2005. After spending a year stationed along the DMZ in Korea, he was assigned to Fort Hood, TX where he later deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He spent over one year in Iraq where his recon platoon performed over 100 time-sensitive raids to capture high-value targets with a 91% success rate. He helped capture senior leaders of Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda in Iraq, and local Iranian-supported militia insurgents, dismantling their operational capacity in the Baghdad region. Since Terry was honorably discharged from the Army, he has fought to elect conservative candidates to local, state, and federal office. Terry has also fought to advance specific conservative issues. He has supported the pro-life March for Life as well as Second Amendment groups opposing gun control. Trey and his wife Elise live in Litchfield Park where he attends Trinity Lutheran Church. He was a LD13 PC when he lived in Goodyear. He moved to Litchfield Park last year and plans to become a PC again soon. Contact: 623-208-9719
Maricopa County Chairman Denny Barney will address the Ahwatukee Republican Women at 7pm., Wed, Nov 15 at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S. 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85044
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Activist Wil Howarth: The NFL has announced they will not require their players to stand for the National Anthem. They say they aren’t political yet the players are making a political statement and desecrating the memory of those that have fought and died for the flag and country. On this Veterans Day weekend we need to send them a message. Respect for the flag and anthem is more important than their statement-of which I have heard at least 3 versions already. If you belong to a fantasy football league, put it on BYE for this week. I did our league , it’s easy just have league manager go to tools, edit settings , week 10 and check each team individually and set to bye. I have heard from several dozen leagues that are doing this and the more that do the more the NFL will feel our words. Also turn off the NFL this weekend, when ratings are down that makes noise also. As a veteran I speak for those that no longer can. THANK YOU. The more people involved; the more impact we make.
Arizona AMERICAN African Republican Committee chairman Rev Clyde Bowen: Thank you to all active and former military service men and women, and especially their supportive spouses and families. Thank you to the children who endure and the wives who wait. Your loved Warriors are away for you and for us. This is so much your day too. Service personnel, Patriots, Americans & your families.The AAARC is in your debt.
Activist Ross Manes: One thing has been said in support of gun control with which I totally agree. We don’t need the military style semi-automatic weapons. In fact, following that line of thought, we don’t need any type of firearm. At this time there is no declared war in our country, and we have the various law enforcement agencies, who can be there in minutes when seconds count, to protect us. And, of course, we don’t need to shoot any of our food now. There’s always someone willing to kill it for us, and sell it to us. No, we don’t need semi-automatic firearms, and God help us if, sometime in the future, we do need them and don’t have them.
Tom Morrissey, Past Chairman AZ GOP: It is no secret that when I was Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party one of my staunchest allies was Sheriff Joe Arpaio who stood strong with me against not only the Democrat open borders philosophy shared by the Establishment Elite within our party and also the Chambers of Commerce. My alliance with Sheriff Arpaio did not begin when I assumed the Chair, rather, it began in an earlier time when I was the Chief Deputy US Marshal for the Federal District of Arizona. We worked side by side in those days when our southern border security actually meant something. It was during that time that I became aware of someone who rose to the eventual rank of Chief Deputy Sheriff to Sheriff Arpaio, one Gerry Sheridan. I knew him to be an outstanding law enforcement officer who showed himself to also be a dynamic leader within the MCSO as Sheriff Joe's right hand. He quietly went about his duty with little fanfare and got a big job done, day in and day out. I am always on the lookout for potential candidates for office who are true Conservatives and with that thought constantly in mind, I can't help but call your attention to Past Chief Deputy Gerry Sheridan and my belief that he would make an excellent Sheriff and should be encouraged to run for that office in Maricopa County. Let me be clear, if Sheriff Arpaio was running, he would have my utmost support. But if he isn't running, then I suggest we encourage a TRUE Republican CONSERVATIVE Gerry Sheridan to run. I can't think of anyone better suited for this office.
Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl: Arizona Republican Assembly (AZRA) President Jim O’Connor, one of our most active activist is running for the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC). He has volunteered full time as an AZGOP Member at Large, Legislative District Chairman, Member of Maricopa County Executive Guidance Committee, Presidential Elector for Trump/Pence, and was acandidate for AZGOP State Party Chairmanship. With his experience and background , O’Connor believes he can improve the ACC. ACC was established to serve WE THE PEOPLE, and since O’Connor has worked hard to serve WE THE PEOPLE, rather than relying on ‘deep pockets’ to qualify for the ballot, O’Connor has chosen to rely on WE THE PEOPLE for whom he plans to serve to help qualify him as a Clean Elections Candidate. He filed to run as a Clean Elections Candidate in the 2018 Republican Primary. To qualify for the ballot he must meet two State imposed criteria. See http://apps.azsos.gov/equal/
· First, he must collect approximately 8,000 nomination petition signatures from Independent and Republican registered voters statewide. Please sign the online petition.
· Second, he must collect 1,800 five dollar ($5) qualifying contributions from registered Arizona voters of any party. These will be paid to the Arizona Clean Elections Fund. Please make your $5.00 contribution on the Secretary of State’s website.
There are two links you need to click. For each link, you will need to enter your driver’s license, birthday and then scroll down to James "Jim" O'Connor under Corporation Commission. You can make your $5 contribution using a credit/debit card or using a PayPal account. $5 contributions may also be made in cash or by check. However, any cash or check (payable to O’Connor 4 Corp Comm) must be accompanied by completion of the form above and mailed to Jim O’Connor, 8001 E DelJoya Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85258.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS.
Sat - Nov 11
Former LD13 Chairman Dr Robert Branch and his wife Adele, are hosting their annual 1-5 pm., Veteran’s Day BBQ fundraiser to benefit local Veterans in conjunction with Fighter Country Partnership and Fighter Country Foundation (Luke AFB). This event will also honor the Families of Luke AFB. They are counting on 300 -500 people to attend. No admission fee, nor food charge; however, a donation to the Fighter Country Foundation is encouraged. They have a BBQ smoker that can easily feed over 1000 people, and their home is next to a seven-acre park. This is a Veteran’s Day – no campaigning although elected officials are welcome to join in the honoring of veterans. However, participants are asked to bring their own lawn chairs. Contact: 602-334-6519.
CANCELLED! Yavapai County Republican Committee’s Nov 11 Tribute to Veterans' Dinner has been cancelled due to a lack of advance tickets sales. They have already initiated refunds for those who purchased tickets. Those who purchased tickets will be notified individually regarding the cancellation.
Paradise Republican Women will hear a presentation by Benjamin Wick on “Foundational Truths of America” at 10 am., at the Gainey Gold Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. 9:30 am social 11 am brunch.
Coconino County Parks and Recreation is getting in the holiday spirit with a pie baking class between 9 am and noon, Sat., Nov 11 at Fort Tuthill County Park. is only $15. Registration required! $15 per person. Register here. Contact Willa McAuliffe at 928- 679- 8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. offices are closed on Friday, November 10 in observance of Veteran's Day.
Sun – Nov 12
National Boycott of the NFL set for Sun., Nov 12, Veterans Day Weekend.
Mon - Nov 13
Conservative Republican Men of Kingman will meet at 11:30 am., Mon., Nov. 13, in the Dambar Steak House, 1960 East Andy Devine Ave., Kingman to hear Andrea Kadar address "Human Trafficking in Northern Arizona."
The Tempe Republican Women have moved their November meeting to 6:30 pm., Nov 13 at the Pyle Center, 655 E Southern Ave., in Tempe due to Thanksgiving. A Superintendent of Public Education Panel consisting of candidates will be heard. Candidates Tracy Livingston, Frank Riggs, Robert Branch and Jonathan Gelbart are confirmed. RSVP: facebook.com/pg/TempeRepublicanWomen/events/
LD 29 will meet at 7 m., Mon., Nov 13 at Genie G's restaurant, 7349 W Indian School Rd. Social time starts at 6:30. If you want to eat dinner, please arrive early so the meeting can begin at 7. Contact Chairman Alan Gaugert, email@example.com 623.330.3622.
The Western Pinal County Chapter of Arizona Republican Assembles (AzRA) will meet at 7 pm., Mon., Nov 13 at 408 N. Sacaton Street, Suite II in Casa Grande to hear LD11 Rep Mark Finchem address water security, unfunded pension liabilities and Uninsured Future for budget capacity growth. Finchem is a former firefighter/paramedia and former Michigan public safety officer. He is currentlyan Associate Broker with one of the largest real estate firms in Southern Arizona. He and his wife Tanya have been married for over 10 years and live in Oro Valley. They are actively involved with a number of Christian faith organizations including YoungLife, KLOVE Christian Radio outreach ministries and Victory Assembly of God church, offering hope and salvation through God’s grace and the saving sacrifice of Christ Jesus. Contact: AZRA President Nancy Hawkins firstname.lastname@example.org
Tues - Nov 14
Republicans of Lake Havasu will meet at 7 am, Tues., Nov 14 at 1550 South Palo Verde Blvd. in Lake Havasu to hear Andrea Kadar speak on "Human Trafficking in Northern Arizona"
The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers will meet at 7 pm., Tues., Nov 14 at the Paseo Verde Christian Church, 7569 W Greenway Rd. Peoria, 85381. Members are asked to bring a family service radio if you have one, a HAM Radio, and your map provided previously. There will be a short discussion on issues around self-defense considerations should you be in a position to have to defend yourself or others such as in the Texas church shooting over the weekend. Should we have a different attitude towards carrying a firearm in today's world? It’s time to have a practice session with radio communications, according to spokesman Randy Miller.
Wed - Nov 15
Colorado River Republican Women will meet at noon, Wed., Nov 15 at the Chaparral Country Club, 1260 East Mohave Drive in Bullhead City to discuss "Human Trafficking in Northern Arizona" with speaker Andrea Kadar.
Thurs - NOV 16
Tea Party Scottsdale will host Author/firearms expert Alan Korwin at 6:30 pm., Denny's | Conference Room, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., in Scottsdale. His presentation will be followed by a book signing.
The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., at 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma to elect 2018 CRTP officers. Contact: Cora Lee Schingnitz, Secretary email@example.com
Lydia Abril Hosts The Wickenburg “Believers For Trump” prayer meeting every Thursday evening at 6 pm., in the suite adjacent to Lydia’s La Canasta Restaurant, 2027 W Wickenburg Way in Wickenburg.
David Gonzales, US Marshall for Arizona, will address LD24 at 7 pm., on Thurs., Nov 16 in the AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., in Phoenix. Gonzales will talk about the function and inner workings of the Nation’s oldest law enforcement agency – dating back to President George Washington. Gonzales was a DPS officer with the state GITEM gang task force. Bylaws Committee Chairman Brian Kaufman will present an update on bylaws revisions proposals for LD24, Maricopa County and the AZGOP. .
The Tempe Republican Women’s Christmas Party dinner is scheduled at 7 pm., Dec 4 at Floridino's on 590 N Alma School Rd #35, Chandler, 85224. Doors open at 6:30PM. No charge for members or associates. $15 for guests. Please bring a small gift (value of $10 or less) for exchange in the “Dirty Santa” game. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri – Nov 17
Mesa Republican Women are having a huge rummage sale starting at 7 am. Fri., Nov 17 and .Sat., Nov 18 at 1900 E. University in Mesa (NW corner of Gilbert & University). Contact: President Sherry Pierce at email@example.com.
The Pinal Republican Committee “Elephant Walk” Golf Tournament is scheduled Sat., Nov 18 at the Saddlebrooke Ranch Golf Club. Proceeds to benefit the Pinal County Republican Committee. Shotgun start at 8 am. Prizes, awards golf with lunch, space limited. $85 per golfer. $340 per team. Registration, luncheon and sponsorship form can be found on @PinalGOP Twitter page, dated Sept 7th or Contact Dan Culver -firstname.lastname@example.org or Cell 334-202-6458.
The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet at 9 am., Sat. Nov 18 with AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines. Complimentary coffee and light breakfast snacks available at 8:30 am. Contact FHRepublican@gmail.com
Registration is open for Fountain Hills VFW Post 7507's annual fundraiser golf tournament to be held Sat, Nov18 at the Starfire Golf Course. Breakfast and lunch are included in the price of $95/player. Registration forms are available on the Post's Facebook page, at the Post Home at 9624 N Monterey Drive. They can also be obtained by contacting the Post at 480-836-5520 or VFW7507@yahoo.com.
US Senate candidate Kelli Ward: The Senate has once again done what we have come to expect: Fail to deliver for the American People and capitulate to the Swamp. Of course, I'm referring to the Senate's decision to break with President Trump by delaying corporate tax cuts to 2019... President Trump made it known that corporate tax cuts were to be among Congress' first priorities when creating tax reform legislation. The Senate's action today is a clear reminder that we need bold, principled and effective leadership in DC.
Unfortunately, it gets worse... the Senate's decision to "kick the can down the road" on corporate taxes isn't the only bad news coming out of their chamber today. As it turns out, the Senate's "tax reform" bill leaves Obamacare's individual mandate "tax" unchallenged. Strike two. Obamacare's individual and employer mandates represent the worst of big government coercion and should be opposed... Senators should be following Rand Paul and Ted Cruz' lead in pushing for repeal. All of this proves we need more leaders with strong backbones and firm principles to stand with President Trump for the American People on these important issues.
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