Posts Tagged ‘Veteran’s Day’

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

November 13, 2012

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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Veteran’s Day 2011: For My Father Mr. Ashley

November 14, 2011

 SHOUT  OUT  TO  GLENN  BECK

 

Dear Glenn:  I’ve bypassed “hiring an agent” and made a submission today  through your “imprint’s  website”.   I’m sure writers think this is great–what you’re doing–with the “website submissions”.   Anyway–I look forward to hearing from “Mercury” at your earliest convenience. (My plan is to write while I’m  in Paris France.  It will take me 12 weeks to complete the “first book”).

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SHOUT  OUT:

needed  corporate sponsors for my contest:

CLICK LINK: www.PenPointWritingContest.Blogspot.com

 

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HELP  FOR  “THE  SOLDIER” ….

   Returning Veterans

VISIT:  www.ReturningVeterans.Org

 P L U S

   The Wounded Warrior Project

VISIT: www.Believeinheroes.Org

PLUS

Just 7 

   $7   helps wounded soldiers with “brain injuries” says foundation founder Patrick….

 

 

 

 Visit: www.brainscansforwarriors.org

 AND

NOT GETTING YOUR BENEFITS?

Rawls & McNelis are attorneys at law.  They are Veterans–serving Veterans and Military Families.  

PLUS

 About ….

I, Renee Ashley Baker am a “military brat”.  (Actually, I, Renee Ashley Baker, am a  SEMI- Air Force  brat who–from the age of  2 years old–spent holidays and weekends on military bases).

My, mother (Irmigard) was an Air Force  mother and a  “Army Wife”.

(above The Beautiful Mrs B–er– Mrs A….aka Renee Ashley Baker’s mother)

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P L U S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought she looks a little like Gale….

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     Ashley Lane Jewelers is Renee Ashley Baker’s jewelry company that will hopefully be owned 70%  by Chanel Corp….

Men! Men! Men! by Renee Ashley Baker

November 9, 2010

                            

                                                 

                          “56   STEPS”  by  Renee Ashley Baker

                                          YES!  YES!  YES! 

 I, Renee Ashley Baker, will be Tom Cruise’s   ‘leading lady’  in a motion picture –at Paramount —  . . . .(What say you Tom?)

                           

                        above, Top Man (with messed up hair)

 

Women–want to know what guys like?  Well,  according to the November issue of Esquire Magazine men like . . . .

ART:

 

“Runner”  by DeSciose

The Michele Mosko Fine Art Gallery  exhibits PRINTS by Christo, Jasper Johns and Huang Yan;  Mosko also exhibits PHOTOGRAPHY by Bob Kollbrener, Amalie R. Rothschild, and Nicolas DeSciose. (above  “Runner” by Nicolas DeSciose).  The Michele Mosko Fine Art Gallery is located in Denver Colorado. 

HOUSES:

The Structured House (Cost:  $3  million +)

Also known as  “The Sleeper House” because Woody Allen used the house in his movie, “Sleeper” (a comedy about “the future”). The house is located just outside Denver Colorado and goes up for auction tommorrow.

  Listed By:  Kentwood Cherry Hills Real Estate 

 Opening Bid:  $3 million dollars 

Auction Date:  November 10, 2010. 

 

BOOKS:

“Living Large” by Sarah Z. Wexler

and books by Jeannies!

read  “Barbara Eden: My Story”   (by Barbara Eden)

MEN  LIKE . . . .

SPENDING BUCKS (ON GIFTS FOR HIS WOMAN)

above, fur coat sold by Dan Sharp Luxury Outerwear (in Cherry Creek/Denver)

SPENDING BUCKS  (ON GIFTS FOR HIMSELF)

 

FINE  DINING:

Credit Cards A La Carte!

(The New Zync from American Express) 

 

plus

New Restaurants A La Carte!

ABC Restaurant (New York)

Gather (Berkley)

Menton (Boston)

Miller Union  (Atlanta)

MEN LIKE TO Say

” Bon Appetite!”

Award Winning Chef Graham Elliot

Try Graham’s Pan Seared Scallops with Basil Hayden’s Bourban Maple Jus  (click link below):

http://www.esquire.com/promotions/

and  A Votre Sante ?

Award Winning Cocktail:  “The New Esquire Cocktail”

Recipe (click link): http://www.esquire.com/features/food-drink/ESQ1201-DEC_DRINKING?click=main_sr

Recipe:

 Men Like

FOR  LAUGHS

View Video: (Red Lights)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhaRkWfaq10

 FOR  LOVE

View Video:  (One Republic)

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrOeGCJdZe4&feature=fvsr

 

FOR LIFE:  Dating and Romance (Matchmakers)

 

SO–

WHAT ELSE DO MEN WANT? 

A beautiful woman on his arm at ALL the upcoming Christmas parties! . . . .See Louis Vuitton below

Below the Hotel Pierre (in New York)

 

 

 

(above, TATA suite, inside the Hotel Pierre)

 

MEN’S FAVORITES. . . . (Men  Saying: “Good-Bye”)

 

 

 

 

 

MEN WHO WERE SOLDIERS: 

VETERAN’S DAY !

Re-Enlisting:

Army Lt Dan Choi (an Iraq War Veteran and West Point graduate)

The War Effort:

 

 (above, Operation Family Fund)

 

(above, Cell Phones For Soldiers)

ALSO  VISIT:

1.  PVA.org

2.  Mission-Able.com

3.  Projectsanctuary.us

 

HAPPY  VETERANS DAY!  (For My Father Mr. Ashley)

 To View My New “November Video” . . . .

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VETERAN’S DAY: Sources of Support For Soldiers, For Veterans (For Wednesday)

November 10, 2009
Young JFK in Navy Uniform

Young JFK in Navy uniform

“SOLDIER’S DAUGHTER”
BY
RENEE ASHLEY BAKER

I, Renee Ashey Baker, am a “soldier’s daughter”…. I, Renee Ashley Baker, am an Army Brat (and an Air Force Brat)…. My father–Mr. Ashley–was an Army soldier and was awarded “good conduct medals”. (My father–Mr. Ashley–served in the Korean War). My mother–Mrs. Ashley–was a “soldier’s wife” and my mother–Mrs. Ashley–was a “soldier’s mother” (as my brother “James” served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force during which time he did “secret work” for the U.S. Secret Service)….. I, Renee Ashley Baker, fondly remember many childhood days spent on U.S. Military bases. I, Renee Ashley BAker, remember being on Scott Air Force Base (in St. Louis Missouri) attending “air shows” (on holidays) and going “grocery shopping” at the “PX” (every weekend). I, Renee Ashley Baker, remember happy teenage days “recreating” on Lowry Air Force Base (in Denver, Colorado) at the on base ‘bowling alley’ and at the on base ‘movie theatre’. I, Renee Ashley Baker (as an adult–as a young woman) worked on U.S. Military bases. I, Renee Ashley Baker, was employed at the U.S. Air Force Finance Center (located on old Smith Road in Denver). I, Renee Ashley Baker, was also emplyed at the old Veteran’s Hospital as a GS-2 and later got promoted to a GS-3….(I was a clerk-typist)…I, Renee Ashley Baker, am now and always will be proud to have come from a “military family”.

NOW BELOW….SOURCES OF SUPPORT FOR SOLDERS AND FOR VETERANS….

Blue Star Help: From Ollie and Donald Moran

I. MAIL DAY
Soldier’s helper Ollie, says, “The soldiers on deploy, especially in Afghanistan, look forward to “mail day”. So–why not show our soldiers how much we appreciate them fighting for our “Freedom” ? Why not send a soldier a greeting card? A “greeting card” will bring a smile to a soldier’s face on mail day”.

(Renee Ashley Baker’s Aside: “Hey public school teachers–why not have your student’s make “greeting cards’ on Veterans’ Day and send them to our soldiers overseas? Call it “CFS Day”. That is “Card’s For Soldier’s Day”….)

II. WHAT ELSE DO SOLDIERS NEED?
Soldier’s helper Ollie says there are many other things that soldiers over seas need. A “care package” containing one or more of the following items would really help:
1. Boot Socks (made of Alpaca wool)
2. Crystal Lite drink packets or Disney drink packets (they help bottle field water taste better)
3. Snacks Like: Nabisco 100 Calorie Packets or 8-20 Mini Coockie Packs
4. Spices (Great way for kids to help as they can take $1 from their piggy bank and buy a ‘spice’ ath the Safeway or Albertson’s Supermarket)
5. DVD’s (Movies
6. Video Games

III. Ollie’s Soldier/Vet Helper Website: Do visit Ollie’s and Donald’s Websites:
a. Home front Heroes
http://www.homefront heroes.us
b. Lost and Found
http://www.lostandfoundinc.org

PLUS…FOR COMMANDO AID

KOMANDO AID
http://www.Operationkomando.com (aka Kim Komando.com)

PLUS….FOR VETS RE-ENTERING THE WORK FORCE

TROOPS TO TEACHERS
http://www.ProudToServeAgain.com

PLUS…FOR VETS RE-ENTERING SOCIETY

USA COFFEE COMPANY
http://www.usacoffeecompany.com

The Deal: $3 of every bag of coffee sold by U.S. Coffee Company goes to the IAVA (the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America)

PLUS….FOR A VETERAN WITH A WISH

WISH UPON A HERO
http://www.wishuponahero.com

To Give or To Receive? This “wish granting website”, founded by Dave Dujenny, fulfills vets wishes such as: (a) A trip to Pearl Harbor for a WWII Vet (b) A bike (c) Eyeglasses (d) A prom dress

PLUS….FOR VETERANS’ FAMILIES

A ONE STOP SOURCE–MILITARY ONE SOURCE
http://www.militaryonesource.org

PLUS….FOR PARALYZED VETS

PARALYZED VETS OF AMERICA
WWW.pva.org/go petty

PLUS FOR VETERANS HELPING OTHER VETERANS

COMMUNITY OF VETERANS
www. communityofveterans.org

PLUS FOR SOLDIERS ACTIVE (OR INACTIVE)

GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK (TO SOLDIERS)

(a) FREE CELL PHONES
http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com

Donate your old cell phone to a soldier. You can erase cell phone data first at http://www.recellular.com

(b) FREE AIRLINE TICKETS
http://www.HeroMiles.org

(c) FREE VIDEO GAMES
http://www.popcap.com

(d) FAVOR WHILE YOU SHOP
http://www.goodshop.com

Good Shop is an “online mall” of all your favorite stores. After you are finished shopping a “percentage” of your shopping proceeds go to your favorite veteran’s charity (if you specify).

PLUS….FOR MARCHING TROOPS

WARM SOCKS (BOOT SOCKS)
http://purelyalpaca.com/MikeGallagher.html

PLUS….FOR RENEE’S VETERANS ….HONOR

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
www.

Bill Worcester the Founder of Wreaths Across America, wants to put wreaths on 27 million Soldier’s graves. Want to help? Contact: Bill Worcester at Worcester Wreath Company

PUS….FOR YOUR INFORMATION (A QUIZ)

Answer: U.S. Army General Ann Dunwoody
Question: Can You Name Americas First Female 4 Star General?

Answer: U.S. Army General Eric Shinseki
Question: Can you name the new 4 Star General appointed to head Veteran’s Affairs?

Answer: “Flyboys”
Question: Can you name George McGovern’s book about military pilots?

Answer: “McGruder”
Question: Name the Hero Soldier who fought the Battle of Okinawa ?

Answer: “Tommy”
Question: Name the Hero General last named Franks who fought the Battle of Iraqs and Afghanistan ?

Answer: “John”
Question: Name the Hero Sailor who rescued men from the PT Boat “PT 109”?

Answer: “Charles”
Question: Name the Hero Poet who wrote the poem “It Is The Soldier”?

HISTORY: BELATED VETERAN’S DAY

November 26, 2008

  

VETERAN: NOW  KNOWN…. 

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                              Renee’s Unkown Soldier

The “Unknown Serviceman” of Vietnam was  buried on May 28, 1984.  In  June 1998 his body was disinterred  and DNA-testing  technology was  used  to identify  him as First Lt. Michael Blassie,  an Air Force Pilot  from St. Louis Missouri. It is possible  that present DNA Technology  will prevent there  from ever   being   another “unknown” burried in the tomb.

The inscription  carved  on the “Tomb of  the Unknown” is:

                    Here  Rests 

                In Honored  Glory

                An  America  Soldier

               Known  But  To   God

plus….RENEE  INTREPID IS BACK!

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The U.S.S.  Intrepid is back!….Neither  torpedos  or  typhons could  sink  her.   Now — from  stem to  stern  the U.S.S. Intrepid has completed its $100 million  dollar overhaul.   This brand new WWII Museum now carries 7,000 gallons of new paint and is expecting 1 million visitors a year (says Bill White, President of the  U.S.S. Intrepid Museum).

plus….RENEE’S PRESIDENTIAL SAILING  SHIP

 

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                                “THE  MANITOU”

President John F. Kennedy’s sailing  ship….now for sail….(I mean FOR  SALE) for $1  million  dollars !…

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JFK aboard The Manitou (note:  I will be staying in  JFK’s  house in  Hyannis Port)….

plus….RENEE’S FUTURE WEAPONRY

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THE SOLDIER WITH  THE X-RAY  EYES….

Fighter pilots now have “X-ray vision”  when they wear  the Helmet Mounted Display System now being tested by Britain’s Royal Air Force: “F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program”. 

    “You’ll see  the  enemy before he  sees  you”,  says John Smith of Lockheed Martin…

                              (Renee’s aside: “I love you Veterans!”)

Special Thanks: The Almanac and Reader’s Digest  for some  of  the above information….

STILL “NO”  to Warner Bros, No to Universal, No to Grammercy, No to MCA/Farm,  No to Gale Hurd, No to Gail Katz,  No to Madonna, No to Madonna’s Company,  No to the music industry, No to rappers, No to rap music, No to C-list cowtown Denver (meaning “NO” to “The Phipps FAmily”  and No to the Denver Broncos.  Denver  Colorado  still has to “go to hell”).