Locals commemorate veterans Day at Atascadero Veterans Memorial

November 12, 2023

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Nearly 1,000 people attended the Annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Faces of Freedom Memorial on Saturday.

Photo by Richard Bastian

Following the Color Guards presentation that included Central Coast pipes and drums, representatives of all the branches of the U.S. armed forces entered, signaling the beginning of events to follow. Presenters awarded more than 20 veterans quilts of valor.

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During the ceremony, Estrella Warbirds flew overhead.

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Multiple members of the armed services attended in their uniforms.

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I would urge all veterans to consider the following when they go to vote next year:

From The Atlantic, reporting on then President Trump’s visit to France to tour the American WWI cemetery outside of Paris in 2018:

Trump rejected the idea of the visit because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain, and because he did not believe it important to honor American war dead, according to four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day. In a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the scheduled visit, Trump said, “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.” In a separate conversation on the same trip, Trump referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as “suckers” for getting killed.”

And, was demonstrably proven to be a lie, made up by leftist media.

Absolutely NOBODY can be found to corroborate any of this “said” by Trump to the crowd that follows him like flies on poop. The Ambassador to France, US Army General Kelly, and Mike Pompeo, who were with Trump every minute of that rip to France, deny that anything remotely like these comments ever happened.

The ONLY publication making the accusation, was Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic, and Goldberg is well known for his distaste of Trump and the GOP. The ensuing collection of left wing extremist “news sources”, parroted that lone story with no indication to verify it…despite having their OWN reporters on the ground, in France, with Trump.

There is ZERO recorded evidence of any of this, by a guy who was surrounded by any number and type of recording devices, every time he stepped out of the White House.

Do better.

General Kelly CONFIRMED those remarks about Trump denigrating veterans. In that statement he also said about Trump, “A person who admires autocrats and murderous dictators. A person that has nothing but contempt for our democratic institutions, our Constitution and the rule of law. There is nothing more that can be said. God help us.”

From Snopes (we know how you guys love the Snopes): “However, there appeared to be no evidence of an audio or video recording of the remarks in question, nor was there any documentation, such as transcripts or presidential notes, to independently confirm or deny the alleged quotes’ authenticity.”

Also from Snopes (who never told a lie about the right wing it didn’t like): “In sum, the claim stemmed from a story by The Atlantic, which relied on anonymous, second-hand reports of Trump’s alleged words; there was no independent footage or documented proof to substantiate the in-question comments; and Trump vehemently denies that he once called service members “losers” and “suckers.”

Even General Kelly didn’t hear it first hand. At no point does Kelly ever say “I personally heard Trump say this about Veterans and the war dead..”. Every “source” for the comments in the Atlantic fiction, have come from “anonymous white house officials”. Not a single one, was attributed to Kelly.

There is actual reality. Then, there is the reality you want it to be.

General Kelly certainly believed that Trump said those things and he spent many hours with him. He must have known how Trump felt. Kelly has since said much more damning things about Trump as has former Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley.

Anyone who would deny that John McCain was an American hero is quite capable of saying the things reported in the Atlantic.

Do you really want us to start relying only on “recorded evidence”? I think that might work out badly for you and the OAN crowd and a certain Oompa Loompa former prez.

Yes. Photo’s, videos, 8mm home movies, hidden microphones, one of those great big fluffy mic’s on a huge crane boom hovering above everyone’s head.

Not one of these was used on president, that cannot wink at his own wife, without the world going mad watching the hours long video of it on Tik-Tok…

Right, like that really happened. It’s a good thing California schools want to teach media literacy so students can spot misinformation and fake news. Perhaps you can re-enroll in high school and take the course.

They don’t get that info from Dan Bongino or Sean Hannity. Like they say, there’s two types of information – information you want to hear and information you need to hear.