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Original post made on Nov 10, 2009

This Veterans Day, people all over the nation will be celebrating the courage and sacrifice of the men and women who have bravely served our country in uniform. Veterans are our true heroes and we must never forget the men and women who fought in Vietnam, Korea, and the World Wars. Our nation is also now welcoming home a new generation of veterans who have served at home and on the battlefields of the War on Terrorism.

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Comments (11)

Posted by Mark G., a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Nov 10, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Keep up the great work Congressman McNerney. As a veteran, I appreciate the effort you've put forth on behalf of our men and women in the military.

Posted by !, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 10, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Yes, God Bless our Vets. But give me a break...what politician-- except for Obama -- would not be in support of our Vets? Did you forget that Obama was the first US President since 1953 to attend the Vet Heros' Ball soon after he was elected?

Read on if you've forgotten... Web Link

Posted by !, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 10, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Oops...correction to last post. I meant Obama was first President since 1953 to SKIP the Vet Heros Ball.

Read on if you have forgotten... Web Link

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Nov 10, 2009 at 9:10 pm

I voted for President Obama and I'm just delighted that I did!

I stilll feel sorry for bushy who was so willing to let the soldiers be electrocuted while they showered...sad

Posted by free, a resident of Happy Valley
on Nov 11, 2009 at 7:21 am

Happy veterans day! Go to and you vets can eat for free! GOD bless you all!

Posted by Robert, a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Nov 11, 2009 at 8:12 am

Thanks for looking out for our vets Congressman. God bless the USA.

Posted by Rachel, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Nov 11, 2009 at 2:07 pm

A great way to support veterans is to find veteran owned businesses and actively search for products and/or services they offer. The VA has a site called which lists out a few thousand businesses. On the commercial side, has a directory of nearly 2,500 veteran owned businesses and service disabled veteran owned businesses. Web Link

Posted by More to the Story, !, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 11, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Craig Roberts, the American Legion's media relations manager, wrote the following, "President Obama was invited but did not attend. Vice-President Joe Biden did appear, however, and was very warmly received. The new President's absence was understandable considering the unprecedented logistical challenges presented by the vastly increased number of visitors to this inauguration and the necessary attendant security measures. The American Legion, as an organization, does not feel offended or 'snubbed.'"

Posted by Jim, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 11, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Did you know that the ACLU has filed a suit to have all military cross-shaped headstones removed and another suit to end prayer from the military completely. They're making great progress. The Navy Chaplains can no longer mention Jesus' name in prayer thanks to the retched ACLU and the Obama administration.

Where do you stand on this Mr. McNerney?

Posted by Jerry, a resident of Oak Hill
on Nov 12, 2009 at 1:52 am


Where can one find more info related to the ACLU legal action???

This is the first I've heard of it...

Posted by tom, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 12, 2009 at 5:42 am

Regarding the question "Where can one find more info related to the ACLU legal action???"

Here is more info...

Web Link

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