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their lives to protect moms, dads, grandparents, kids, family, friends and community. i've traveled across the community country, it's clear they don't think our recognition but this weekend they deserve it. stay strong america, thank you. ♪♪ [♪♪♪] ♪♪ brian: welcome to "one nation" on his red, >> welcome to one nation, i am brian kilmeade. he may be preparing to fire up the grill and enjoy time with family and friends especially the last two years, appreciate
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this three day weekend. a reminder freedom isn't free because it's about memorial day. honoring the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting the country. holiday dates back more than a century to the debt this conflict ever fought on american soil. as a quick history lesson. >> 1865 the civil war came to ac end but not without devastating american families more than 600,000 men killed in a bloodbath. grieving mothers, daughters and wives credit the grace of fallen soldiers decorated with hours and flex. ♪♪ the brutal conflict moved major general john logan to establish decoration day may 30, 1868 which could later be known as memorial day. the peaceful they chosen because it wasn't associated with any anniversary of any particular battle, it was for all of them.
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at the first major ceremony held in arlington national cemetery, the general approach for americans to decorate the graves with springtime flowers proclaiming that no vandalism or neglect, ravages of time testify to the present or coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free undivided republic. ♪♪ the late 1860s, cities coast-to-coast hosting parades visiting cemeteries, memorials and reciting prayers for the fallen. president lyndon johnson would rather designate new york because it held an annual communitywide event with visitors decorating graves dating back to 1866. after world war i day of mync remember to ecstatic to memorialize soldiers who died in all wars. one hundred years after decoration day was declared, congress passed uniform monday holiday act officially making memorial day a national holiday the last monday in may creating a three day weekend.
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♪♪ today several states in the south observed in federal memorial day on a separate they honoring southern soldiers with church services and civil war reenactments. l today's generation is a new appreciation because they have known nothing but war for the last two decades. monday we were all encouraged to pause for one minute 3:00 p.m. local time. many us freedom isn'tom free and one day we all stopped to keep the memory alive of more than 1.2 million men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. >> the foundation is now set, let's talk about three people more than anybody else i would argue to commemorate this great day and those who fought and lost their lives. three organizations, in forrest gump that eventually it led him to
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creating his own foundation. >> there one item that can be the difference between a life and death. christian soul, keep your feet dry. voice remember to change your socks whenever we stop. >> this foundation honors veterans, first responders and the federal families and raising money building specially designed houses for wounded vets. he plays guitar and with his lieutenant dan and you know that already. joining me now, author of best-selling book grateful american, a journey from self to service, actor and founder and president of the gary foundation, welcome. you do not need an education on memorial day. how gratifying is what you do on a daily basis compared to what you accomplished as an actor?
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>> thanks for having me, it is a blessing really to have been able to have a successful career in the movie and television business and do something positive with it to help the men and women, it's a blessing and i have veterans in my family supporting veterans and post- september 11, i wanted to do as much as i could so i started supporting nonprofits and eventually created my own nonprofit. >> you relocated to nashville, when you see people like brian anderson you impact directly, what's that like? can you tell me about him? >> brian is somebody i met several years ago, over 15 years ago, he was injured in 2005, a
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triple amputee missing two legs and an arm. we are both from illinois so we connected at walter reed when i first met brian. he became after i started my foundation, he became, we became friends and he became an ambassador for my foundation. recently we held what we call walls of honor o ceremony, the midway place in our home building process and that's what you see on the screen, brian will have a new home around veterans day in tennessee we are building his house in tennessee so he's one of our many recipients of these rise homes we are building and i am very grateful to have him as a friend and to have known him, he's an inspiration, i write about him in my book and i was privileged to write the forward to the book he wrote called no turning back.
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he's a wonderful guy. >> no question. what is it like for you? you pro trade lieutenant dan ine the vietnam war, what was it like when you meet the survivors of those who lost the battle? >> it's always very powerful. i'm in washington d.c. for memorial weekend, i've been the cohost of national memorial day concert in front of the capitol going back since 2005. this year we have a special goldstar segment we are doing, we tried to honor goldstar families every year. we have a special segment this year, it's very powerful and my foundation is sponsoring a group of snowball expressou families,a big program where we took care of the children that are fallen and 13 families are being brought in this weekend to be part of it.
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>> pbs will stream on youtube, 8:00 on sunday, i will host that, it will be great. if people want to support your foundation, how do we do it? >> every foundation will tell you to go to their website. our website is gary g foundation.org, you can look at our programs on the youtube channel, a great way to see the foundation in action and meet the people we are working withhe and support of, we have many homes in the process, goldstar initiatives, a broad mission of the foundation because prior to starting the foundation, that's what i was doing, i was volunteering to support many indifferent organizations, doina lot of wonderful things reaching out all over the place so when i started my foundation, we created a broad mission. >> impressive and the military respects what you did and
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appreciate on a daily basis. the generals and the corporals. thank you for taking the time for us. we will be watching sunday. >> my pleasure, thanks for having me. >> the next organization i would like to highlight on this memorial day, you are familiar i'm sure. it honors sacrifices of those that protect us for providing mortgage free homes and more, fallen first responder families and military family. the organization raised to $50 million in support of nation's heroes and their families while delivering 450 mortgage free homes. frank, great to see you in person. no one has to tell you to pause monday for those who served. >> my whole family will be saying a prayer at 3:00 p.m. to remember those who have given their lives before us. we are proud, delivering over 25
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mortgage free homes too goldstar families this weekend, these are the families we should be honoring on memorial day and these families have paid a big price for our freedom and we can't just say that as a cliché, freedom isn't free. it's not free for many families with this sacrifice so tunnels to towers foundation delivers many mortgage free homes but most certainly this weekend. >> you mentioned you w know gar, he helped you with your organization and you are an inspiration for him. for you also first responders is great, i'm getting such great support. i also want to help military families, you talk about that. or addition to tunnels to towers? >> we were doing a lot of things as a foundation but in 2091st quadruple amputee was from staten island, i went down to walter reed medical center and
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met brandon and i asked if we could build him a home andom that's when we first got involved with the military in a big way and we filled hundreds of homes since then, smart homes in getting back to independence, guys and gals in the country and a lot of it was taken because they've given their lives to their country so that's how we got involved with the military. and first responders, assassinated in 2014, we saw they were worried about their mortgage payment, we went in and paid off their mortgages and first responder mortgages with young families, who wanted to do the same with goldstar families and we are doing over 200 of them. last year end over 200 of them this year. h >> you have great personal stories and we see a lot on the channel, you said fantastic
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commercials, they look like mini documentaries. one person you want to highlight, tennessee police officer jeff. >> we were in nashville, we did a concertse there because i wand to make a big announcement about what we will do for homelessness amongst veterans but while we were there, officer parsons was just died and gave his life in the line of duty and we had his family on the stage with us and i let them know we were going to pay their mortgage off but that night was shoot she was overcome with emotion and her son but that night we made an announcement the palace foundation making a promise and commitment we would eradicate homelessness amongst our veterans, we're not just going to put a roof over the head which we are going to do, building comfort homes about 500 square-foot each and get them off the street but also give them the services they will need
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to get back into society so we know it's not just a roof, it's all the services they are going to need. >> was interesting is you got into this because yours little brother lost his life trying to save as many people as he could, 9/11 when the towers were hit and he lost his life that day. what has it meant for you to bet part of these communities that maybe you were notie much part f prior to starting this foundation in the military immunity and first responder community? >> it's an important mission, my brother stephen would be proude of the work we are doing. he gave his life and paid the ultimate sacrifice himself. we saw the effect it had on our family, he was my little brother, youngest of seven. he was married with five children, he paid a big price and we just wanted to honor what he did that day and what better way to honor, st. francis says brothers and sisters while we are here, let us do good and this is good and right and this
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is just and it's an honor. >> memorial day two weeks or a week later his father is dead and those kids don't have a dad. we think about all the time. t to t.work and find out where you can help. eleven dollars a month, we can take care of these great families not just this year but every year. >> you never stop. thanks so much. you are somebody else who doesn't have to be told to pause 3:00 monday and neither is my next guest. thank you. millions of americans look after a servicemember or care for someone in the family of a fallen service members. my next guest wants to help those taking care of our nation's heroes, his organization you're probably familiar with, 35000 scholarships to the spouses and children of america's fallen that's, totaling more than $160 million in educational aid. ceo and founder lieutenant
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colonel dan, active again as a fighter pilot is with us now. if i don't catch on the course for honor on the nascar, i can look in the sky and see a fighter jet, you might be flying it, right? >> when i was 12 years old, i met my first fighter pilot, my first man crush, chance for the purpose and i'mas now in the recruiting command for the united states air force, space force and honeymoon of my career trying to pay that forward. act a percent of this country that wakes up every day willing to sacrifice for our freedoms. without the air force in my life, brian, none of this is ever possible. it's been such a blessing to me, and to get to pay that gift forward for the men and women who are next generat they've been a blessing to me and we get to pay that gift
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forward for the young men and women who are the next generation of the air force space force, it's great and obviously work goes hand-in-hand taking care of these families. >> a lot of times when tragedy hits or something hit you, you are seeing afa casket taken offa commercial jet and you saw people paying attention saying this is not right you watched the foundation becauseay of it d it's as big as any in the country. i found out even between one to 2% of the country served in the military, 40% of those served our legacy, families who serve. the same families keep on serving, for in every ten you see in uniform, i was stunned by that. one thing that brings a home not only are you the face. honor, lisa suffered a tragedy and how she helps others through that while helping herself? >> we know there's a half a% of the country who wakes up willing to live john 15 : 13.
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no greater sacrifice into laydown your life, is not just to say i'm sorry or thank you for your service but come around and take care of those families giving them the gift of education. i am the father of five daughters you can see looking at me but if anything happens to me, they would be taken care of specifically getting education in fact where full's of honor jepson and gift of education is the force multiplier that separates this country from other countries. >> this was spurred by the death of her husband, john, killed on his stryker on his attack in southern afghanistan. n. she spurred into action so many times. the best way to getover your
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grief is to take action to help others. >> these military spouses are heroic. they just need a hand-up, not a hand-out. lisa is a perfect example of just how special these spouses are. when i raised my right hand and joined the united states air force, my family goes along for the ride. and to be able to >> to empower lisa and her three kids is a gift and we can step up especially in this memorial day holiday, freedom is not f free. do something meaningful and say thank you for your freedoms by taking care of these families. >> also fold of honor and knowing the money will go to the right place so because you will never replace the spouse or father or mother in that family, do the best you can to make sure that family goes on and get the
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education if that's the direction they want to go. thanks so much, dan. you are recruiting for the space force and air force competing in the job market everybody wants to hire, you're having trouble hiring military is no exception. the best salesperson there is. thanks so much, appreciate it. >> have a blessed memorial day. >> thanks for the time. thanks for sharing your story. next, as we look back at history, general george patton took a bold stance to motivate his people to world war ii so how does he compare loud music zelenskyy, those comparisons to more straightahead.
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>> what would you say to america who say this is europe's problem, hugh does russia's invasion threaten the united states. >> they have to start reading some memoirs of the second world war. brian: the president of ukraine demonstrating his leadership. he's praised as a global me row. and he's urging america to not
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forget your past. his leadership skills compared to those of general george patton. author of "patton's payback," steven moore, welcome. congratulations on the book. >> thank you, brian. brian: zelenskyy has to remind americans what happened in world war ii. he didn't have to remind an historian like you. why don't put in context what he's saying by supporting us you are looking out for yourselves. >> here is a man who is a master communicator. he knows how to motivate people. and he's out in the front. he's not in the background. patton was the same way. he was put in a position to fight the german army when we
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had not been doing well in the north african campaign. it's fair to compare these two men. brian: we let europe go to war on itself. when that war came home, we had an uphill battle. the battle of normandy to get into europe and push everybody back. general patton also forecasted the soviet union even though they were allied with us as being a problem. and he was never trustful of who we now know as russia. >> patton was thinking ahead. even before the war he and -- d eisenhower were pushing for tanks that weren't used before. patton was not a conventional warfare leader. the way he motivated men was far different than his predecessor.
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but there were campaigns for sicily, italy, france, europe. everything else coming up. brian: and he saw communism as a long-time go and problem. here is general patton talking about victory in europe. >> those of you who have not been at war, do not realize what those of us who have been at war have done for you with our blood and your money. you must produce the sweat, the money to destroy those indescribable people. join me in saluting general
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doolittle and the heroic soldiers of the third army who are behind me now and have always been behind me. brian: that moment is true. he also fought world war i and becomes the commander in world war ii not without controversy. >> you think of the movie with george c. scott and this booming commanding man. but this little shrill voice and squeaky at times. but people learn don't make fun of him because he will come back and get you. he knew how to nod his head in the direction of others to get him to where he needed to go. and he wasn't afraid to tip his hat to those he needed to. brian: why do you think patton is i none us in with strength and success all show controversial. what did you glean from this
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project? >> his success was being out in the front. they said he was not afraid to be seen, and he wanted his leaders to be seen. he encouraged one leader pat one time to send more troops to the front, specifically officers. he said i want you to keep the officers out there until you get a few of them killed. the commanding officers being 100 yards behind the troops in the action. he made his point, he made it known who was in command and he did whip the army into shape just in a matter of weeks. >> in the end, patton's words live in infamy. and congratulations on the book,
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steven l. moore. >> thank you, brian. brian: one goal of this show was to reflect on history and how it's relevant with what's happening in the world today. give you perspective on some of those history lessons "one nation" has brought forward. don't move. (fisher investments) it's easy to think that all money managers are pretty much the same, but at fisher investments we're clearly different. (other money manager) different how? you sell high commission investment products, right? (fisher investments) nope. fisher avoids them. (other money manager) well, you must earn commissions on trades. (fisher investments) never at fisher. (other money manager) ok, then you probably sneak in some hidden and layered fees. (fisher investments) no. we structure our fees so we do better when clients do better. that might be why most of our clients come from other money managers. at fisher investments, we're clearly different. (children giggling) hey, i was, uh, thinking about going back to school to get my masters.
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i'm ashley strohmier in new york, police in uvalde texas, or questions over slow response during tuesday's mass shooting. twenty-one people dead including 19 children. we now know nearly 20 officers waited in the hallway outside the classroom at robb elementary school more than 45 minutes. a member of the border tactical unit took down the gunman. the state top law enforcement officials delayed made the wrong decision. president biden will travel to uvalde sunday to meet with grieving families vladimir putin signaling he may be opening resuming talks with ukraine, putin insisted european nations have sanctions on his country and weapons shipments to ukraine following a call he had with his friend and german counterpart,
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the donbas region, could embolden putin pursuing the invasion of ukraine did. ♪♪ america has come a long way on improving race replaces this country. here is a history lesson on the contributions of african-americans and their significant role in u.s. history. >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed. we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. the speech during the march on washington, famously becoming a milestone in black history. >> we are free at last.
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brian: harsh punishment in tobacco fields and later cotton. it took more than 200 years for abolitionism to arrive. northerners helped slaves escape through the underground railroad pioneered by harriet tubman. 0 years later civil war breaks out. the 54th massachusetts volunteers. the first all-black regiment bravely fought for the north. lincoln's emancipation proclamation went into effect.
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slaves freed in rebel states. after the war, civil rights pioneers emerged. booker t. washington. malcolm x. and mlk. we went to a period of reconstruction and anything but equality. 1955 rosa parks, a simple gesture sent shock waves across the south. the mother of the freedom movement refused to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus. black students entering an all white segregated high school under armed guard in arkansas. the civil rights act of 1964 passed.
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meanwhile, sports pulling america forward again as the first black heavyweight champion jack johnson. >> jackie robinson thrilled fans. brian: jackie robinson breaking baseball's color barrier, and mohammed ali made him the force famous american in the world. in the 21st century the barriers continued to break. the first black secretary of state colin powell, then the first female secretary of state condoleeza rice. >> then kamala harris *. the first female black vice president and the first of president and the first of color.
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brian: welcome back to the memorial day edition of "one nation." one of the issues plaguing putin is the possible special of nato. finland and sweden have applied to join the military alliance. turkey is trying to stand in their way. president of turkey claiming they are a home to terrorists. what is nato, why does it matter? here is a look. the scene at the end of world
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war ii devastating. 35 million killed, many at the hands of hitler. daily life dominated by refugee camps and millions much homeless. shortly after, the scheming dictator joseph stalin started taking over eastern europe. he turned it into a buffer joan between the ussr and the west. nato was formed in 1949. there were 12 founding members. more countries joined over the years. west germany joined and, the east formed the warsaw pact to answer. it put europe on edge. later civilized -- symbolized by
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the berlin wall. nato adopted a massive retaliation doctrine warning they would respond with an all-out nuclear war if attacked. nato conducted several operations over the years, including entering afghanistan after 9/11 invoking for the first time in history article 5. an attack answer one was an attack against all. much to the ire of the slimmed down russia, nato expanded closer to their border. former warsaw nations applied and gained admission to the defensive a90's, offering a deterrent to russian aggression. will vladimir putin be the first
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brian: china. they may be america's most formidable foe ever. they are wing an undeclared war as well. all about fentanyl. here is a quick history lesson. 150 years ago the west led by the british was flooding china with opium. the opium trade creates drug abuse nationwide. it kept china compliant. fast forward to 1949, post world war ii. slowly by weaving in some capitalist principles, china
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grew into an economic super power. and they never forget, paying back japan for their world war ii occupation and to the west driving the drug addiction. we weren't part of the opium wars, but they seem to be targeting america flooding our nation with this generations opium, fentanyl. one dose can kill. china is sending? fentanyl to our country through mexico. 5,000 pounds have been stopped at the border. we have become the unwitting best customers, resulting too often in instant death, addiction and broken families. what's especially insidious.
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china's fentanyl is hitting america's youth hard. 77% of teen overdose deaths involved fentanyl. from 2019-2020, the number rising another 0% the following year. is china targeting america in another opium war? it seems that way. stop the flow at its source and block it at our border. it's hard to imagine any other issue more important to the fabric of this nation. energy and gas prices are soaring across this nation. record highs. many hitting the roads this memorial day weekend or not because of those prices. america was once energy independent. time for a look back at the
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brian: nearly 4 oh million people are expected to travel. some states are looking at $5 or $6 a gallon. it's crippling american families. especially those going from paycheck to paycheck. the problem our energy dependents on other countries. we used to be independent. how did we get hereby? let's take a look back. >> this put the world and wheels with a need for fossil fuels to power the first affordable automobile. oil would become a global commodity, black liquid gold. gas prices were below 50 cents.
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fast forward to 1973. opec put an oil embargo in place forcing gas prices to surge. it was to punish the u.s. and other nations for supporting israel after egypt and israel launched a surprise attack on the holyland. three months later oil prices more than quadruple. the first oil crisis hit. odd-even gases. the era of cheap energy came to an end. 1974. the focus becoming energy independent. that mission was born. that came under president richard nixon. for decades republican and democratic presidents said the
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only way to achieve energy independence was strict conservation. fast forward to donald trump's presidency. he thought government should get out of the way so oil companies could do their job. america exported more oil than they imported in decades. going full speed on fos i will fuel production, including fracking, extracting gas and oil from rock that is underground. under president trump production peaked at 12 million barrels a day. november 2021, that dropped to 11.2 million. biden killed pipelines, reverses almost all of trump's pro oil drilling policies making the
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u.s. and europe dependent on russia for reliable energy. now a war between ukraine and russia could raise the stakes. biden plans to target russia's nord stream 2 pipeline. as they try to make russia suffer, so will the nato countries. >> i spoke to the governor of north dakota web's being forced to keep 500,000 barrels of oil a day in the ground. if when they are allowed to be produced it would help the price of gas and we wouldn't have joe biden begging opec to increase production. brian: president biden says pump less, dig less. you are paying more because the administration is restricting
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more. that's it for our memorial day edition of "one nation." also follow "one nation" on fab *, instagram and twitter. "unfiltered" with dan bongino starts now. [♪♪♪] dan: welcome to this special edition of "unfiltered." tonight we are doing something different. the elementary school shooting in texas got me thinking. i would like to address what i believe is a real crisis in society. then we'll shear from real experts to help identify real practical solutions. we can do right now to keep our kids safe? you know why? because they matter. they are our kids. it's been a tough week. the news of a

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