Happy Veterans Day 2012– President Obama visits Tomb of The Unknown Soldier (plus New #Contest Details )

President Obama at The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier

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Say–would you like a great Veterans’ charity to support?

Then send a Care Package to a Soldier in Afghanistan via “OPERATION GRATITUDE”.

VISIT: OperationGratitude Com

AND…..also for the VETS…..

Dakota Meyer (Medal of Honor Winner)

Dakota Meyer, a farm boy from Kentucky, is the first living Marine to receive the award since the Vietnam War.

ABOUT VETS UNEMPLOYMENT

Unemployment Stats Among Vets ARE ALARMING:

Since 9/11 unemployment among Veterans stands at 9.5 percent (compared with a national average of 8.2 percent). Among youonger Vets the problem is even more dire: Those 24 and younger have an unemployment rate of 29 percent. Kevin Schmiegel, vp of U.S. Chamber of Commerce (and a Veteran of 20 years in the Marine Corps) endorses the new Hire Our Heroes Campaign (which, so far has received 156,000 pledges to hire)….To keep the numbers moving the right direction, the Chamber will host 400 job fairs for Veterans around the Country; and in a first, 60 of those events will be held on Military Bases.

**The above paragraphs were taken from “Man On A Mission” by Bill Hewitt, Parade Magazine, August 19, 2012).

FYI: My sister — Miss M–is a Military Wife ….A wife of a retired U.S. Air Force Sgt. Miss M and her husband lived all over the world (both on and off Base) . On this Blog are photos of Miss M’s beautiful home and photos of the beautiful Miss M being pulled through the streets of Hong Kong like an Empress (in the early 1960′s) by a Rickshaw boy….I, Renee Ashley Baker, am doing this Veterans Day Page for Miss M, for my Mother–also a Military Wife–for my Brother James also U.S. Air Force –and for My Father–Mr. Ashley—A SOLDIER in the U.S. ARMY….. )

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CONTEST #1

Still a Boy Band fan? Enter at Parade com for a chance to win a trip to New York to meet “One Direction” during their concert on Dec 3 at Madison Square Garden.

VISIT: www Parade.com/OneDirection
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CONTEST #2

“WHAT NEXT?” (TWITTER ME CHALLENGE)

The Contest (#Contest)

STEP 2: VIEW VIDEOS

View each of the six videos below….

VIEW VIDEO (click on finger #1)

VIEW VIDEO (click on #2)

VIEW VIDEO (click on #3)

VIEW VIDEO (click on #4)

VIEW VIDEO (click on #5)

VIEW VIDEO (click on #6)

STEP 3: GO TO

Go to my Twitter Page and “FOLLOW ME”.
(Click on picture of T Bird below to go to my #Twitter Page)

STEP 4: TWEET ME:

Tweet Me your “idea” for my New Year video (January 2013). If–If–I like your Idea I’ll do it and you will get, as compensation, a free poster of yourself (or of your friends or of your family) and a “Mystery Prize” (to be disclosed on New Year’s Day 2013). Click on picture “T” for Twitter below to go back to my Twitter Site…..

The Challenge
The challenge of course is for me to “produce” your “idea” on the limited $100 per video budget (that I basically made each of the 6 Videos above for. Really! Just $100! Not counting hair, make up and wardrobe of course….LOL).

DEADLINE: December 30, 2012
Your “idea” must be received by December 30, 2012 and each “CONTESTANT” may submit only TWO ideas for a video.

AGE REQUIREMENT: 21
Contestants must be 21 years of age to Enter.

DISCLAIMER:
1. Contestant Agrees That any and all “ideas” submitted to (posted on) Renee Ashley Baker’s Twitter account (Reneeab9) will become the property of Renee Ashley Baker.
2. Contestant Agrees That any and all “ideas” submitted to (posted on) Renee Ashley Baker’s Twitter account (Reneeab9) are original and created by the Contestant themselves.
3. Contestant Agrees That any and all compensation (aka the winning prizes) will non-monetary and will be ONLY those “prizes” specified.
4. Contestant Agrees NOT to submit nor post any “racial” nor “ethnic slurs” (nor any pornography)….

GOOD LUCK! AND MAY THE BEST “IDEA” WIN !
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CHRISTMAS 2012…..
Below, a relative’s house (Miss M). This is where I, Renee Ashley Baker, spent Christmas 2012….

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