Veterans Day

Here are people’s history stories for Veterans Day.

Find more stories at Black Veterans Killed in Fight for Democracy in United States.

Koch Brothers Exploit Pat Tillman’s Legacy

For Veterans Day in 2017, the Koch Brothers funded Bill of Rights Institute released a lesson for schools called, "Pat Tillman and Self Sacrifice: A Different Direction." The lesson exploits the memory of NFL player Tillman, much as the U.S. government did soon after he was killed in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004.
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The Bomb

Book - Non-fiction. By Howard Zinn. 2010. Zinn's personal reflections and political analysis on the WWII bombing of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Royan, and more.
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July 4, 1963: Clyde Kennard

Clyde Kennard (June 12, 1927–July 4, 1963) bravely and righteously tried to pursue higher education in Mississippi. He faced the fatal wrath of the state as a result of his efforts to challenge white supremacy.
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