Boots on the Ground in Civilian Life: A new program, funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, employs veterans to help New Jersey residents negotiate the new health care plan. An all round win.
“I don’t try to be balanced,” says former Inquirer cartoonist Tony Auth. “I try to tell the truth as I see it.” Auth will speak and show his Pulitzer Prize-winning drawings at the Princeton Chamber’s breakfast this Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30 a.m. at the Nassau Club. Cost: $25 for members.
For an example of his work, here is his cut-to-the-bone Veteran’s Day cartoon. Now Auth is digital artist-in-residence for WHYY’s NewsWorks.org blog, Behind the Lines, where he uses a $5 app on his iPad to pioneer in online cartooning. After appearing on NewsWorks, his cartoons are syndicated across the country. His topic on Wednesday: Sacred Cows Make the Best Hamburger: A political cartoonists observations of the absurdities and ridiculousness of the past several years.
For more than 40 years Inquirer readers “had breakfast” with his cartoons. Now we can have breakfast with the real Tony Auth.
Above, the MIA table, set for one.
We observed a Veterans Day with a long-time friend at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, which was recently established but is filling up all too quickly.
It was a reverent and moving ceremony with some wonderful musical selections, particularly those by soprano Tiffany Pao and trumpeters Tom Molnar and Kathleen McCall, who did an echo version of Taps. Here are some of the photos.
Cantor David Wisnia, an 86-year-old Auschwitz escapee who found his way to — and fought with — the 101st Airborne Division, gave a moving sung-and-translated Aaron’s blessing. He is the father of Rabbi Eric Wisnia who leads Congregation Beth Chaim.
“May the Lord bless us and keep us and cause his face to shine upon us and be gracious unto us . . . “