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Memorial Day Event 2018

Memorial Day Ceremony – Fannin County Veterans Memorial Park

Monday, May 28, 2018, 11:59 a.m. MEMORIAL DAY AGENDA NGHG Posting of Colors Pledge of Allegiance Posting of Wreaths, Rifle and Helmet and Boots POW/MIA Missing Man Chair Recognition Keynote Address: Dr. Tom Jordan, Rifle Salute Retirement of Colors. Last week Veteran Rob McIntyre and Veterans Park Curator Trevor McIntyre did a lot of clean-up […]

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Sen John McCain

John McCain in new book: I’m freer now to speak my mind

The senator has penned a book while coping with brain cancer. Here’s what he has to say in the final chapter of his remarkable life. APPLE NEWS REVIEW In a new book, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) writes that his battle with brain cancer has given him a sense of liberation to vote and speak his […]

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Inside the secret US stockpile meant to save Americans in bioterror attack

WORLD NEWS Updated: April 24, 2018 – CDC Report A SECRET LOCATION OUTSIDE WASHINGTON, D.C. From the outside, it looks like an ordinary commercial warehouse, only much bigger, about the size of two super Walmarts. Inside it’s dark except when motion sensors are triggered. When the lights come on, hundreds of thousands of shrink-wrapped boxes […]

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Explosions rock Syrian capital as Trump announces strikes in response to suspected chemical attack.

Trump launches strikes on Syria over suspected chemical weapons attack

By Helene Cooper, Michael D. Shear and Ben Hubbard New York Times ~~ The United States and European allies launched strikes Friday (April 13) against Syrian targets as President Donald Trump sought to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack near Damascus last weekend that killed more than 40 people. Trump said Britain […]

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Emma Gonzalez

Florida school massacre: Students lead fightback against US gun culture

BY JACQUI GODDARD, LONDON TIMES ~~ Children at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland long for the days when the definition of adversity was a failed science experiment. After the massacre of 17 pupils and staff, it is now measured by the body count of their dead friends, by funerals, grieving families, post-traumatic stress, […]

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The $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia–that wasn’t

By Bruce Riedel, Senior Fellow – Foreign Policy, Brookings Institute Last spring, President Trump visited Saudi Arabia and his administration announced that he had concluded a $110 billion arms deal with the kingdom. Only problem is that there is no deal. It’s fake news. I’ve spoken to contacts in the defense business and on the […]

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A Miracle at Christmas in a far-away land with countries at war

~~ By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ On a frosty, starlit night, a miracle took place. In 1914, a melody drifted over the darkness of No Man’s Land. First “O, Holy Night,” then “God Save the King.” Peeking over their trenches for what must have been the first time in weeks, British soldiers were surprised to […]

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Jan Scruggs, a Vietnam veteran and founder of the Vietnam Veteran Memorial Fund.

The legacy of The Wall after 35 years: New memorials for veterans

A Salute to Veterans by Jan C. Scruggs ~~ It was a cold and windy day in Washington D.C. 35 years ago as I spoke at a place on the National Mall near the Lincoln Memorial. A crowd of 50,000 people, mostly Vietnam veterans, gathered after a parade down Constitution Avenue. Three years of non-stop […]

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This Thanksgiving season, the Fannin Sentinel takes time to gather with our families and friends to give thanks for the blessings we have experienced this year. We count you, our readers, as some of those blessings. Since 1621, when the Plymouth colonists and their native neighbors shared their first Thanksgiving feast, people have gathered to […]

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Brigadier General Denis Shortal (Ret.) and Col. Mike Nunnaly (Ret.)

Marines celebrate their 242nd Birthday

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ The 242nd Marine Corps Birthday Ball was held Nov. 4 at The Club at Bear Claw on Tennis Court Road in Blue Ridge. With greetings of “Ooh-Rah!” or “Yut!” the Devil Dog ‘bark’, or the more traditional greeting of an officer, “Good Evening, Sir,” Marines love to sound off to […]

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