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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2015 ~ 24 May 2015

    05/23/2015 5:01:06 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 82 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2015 ~ TAPS Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. In honor of those who lost their lives while serving our country, we would like to share with you President Ronald Reagan’s 1986 Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery: Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It’s a day...
  • U.S. retail gasoline prices lowest since 2009 heading into Memorial Day weekend

    05/22/2015 5:07:46 AM PDT · by thackney · 12 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | MAY 22, 2015 | Energy Information Administration
    On May 18, the U.S. average retail price for gasoline was $2.74 per gallon ($/gal), or 92¢ per gallon (¢/gal) lower than at the same time last year. This is the lowest average price heading into the Memorial Day weekend—the traditional start of the summer driving season—since 2009. Lower gasoline prices reflect lower crude oil prices, with the spot price of North Sea Brent crude oil at more than $45 per barrel ($/b) lower than the same time last year, despite having increased more than $10/b since the beginning of February. Average retail prices for all regions of the country...
  • In Flanders Fields

    05/23/2015 10:31:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies ^ | May 23, 2015 | Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD
    In Flanders Fields By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army "In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We...
  • Memorial Day

    05/23/2015 8:00:30 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | May 23, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Far too many people are indifferent to the meaning of Memorial Day, thinking of it as just a long weekend or official start of summer. There are cook-outs and family get-togethers but the only mention of the Memorial Day weekend is in store ads. Brass bands and ceremonies are performing to dwindling crowds. Americans have forgotten the sacrifices of those who perished to preserve their security, peace and freedom. What a tragedy that today so many citizens are willing to surrender these irreplaceable treasures to an American Idol tyrant. Memorial Day should never be confused with Veterans Day. On Memorial...
  • JERRY YELLIN--He flew the last combat mission in WWII {video}

    05/22/2015 11:59:56 AM PDT · by shove_it · 11 replies
    DavidsHub ^ | unknown | Jerry Yellin
    They simply don't make 'em like this any more. Take five minutes to watch this video interview -- and listen carefully to what he says and how he says it. I promise you, you won't regret a second of it. Ask yourself, how many of the few surviving WWII veterans kept themselves and their uniform in such good condition for over 70 years and can still proudly wear it? Notice his superb delivery, no teleprompter, no script -- just a 91-year-old fighter pilot representing the greatest generation at home and abroad who won WWII. He has some surprises and a...
  • Young students use toothbrushes to find and honor veterans

    05/22/2015 9:56:11 AM PDT · by pabianice · 5 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 5/21/15 | Bradley
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Tribune News Service) — A group of French-speaking 8th graders used toothbrushes to clean moss off old tombstones of African-American military veterans. Not something you see everyday in Kansas City. But there they were, 25 or so students from Academie Lafayette working to get Highland Cemetery, a segregated black cemetery from Kansas City’s early days, ready for Memorial Day. They planted flags on graves long forgotten in a cemetery long neglected. Seems like such goodwill deserved blue sky and sunshine. Aucune une telle chance. Uh, no such luck. It was 52 degrees, breezy and spitting rain. The...
  • The Jefferson Davis ‘Memorial Day’ Funeral Train

    05/22/2015 8:35:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/22/15 | Calvin E. Johnson Jr.
    In truth, they came to remember a hope and a dream. And all across the South hundreds of thousands heard that train Why is the proud history of the South being attacked? Did you read about students at a Texas University who want a statue of Jefferson Davis removed from the campus? A beloved Southern President was laid to rest on Memorial Day. Listen closely, when the wind blows, and you may hear a train whistle from the distance. Many songs have been written about the passenger trains. On Sunday, May 28, 1893, a few days before Memorial Day, a...
  • The Cost of a Free Republic

    05/21/2015 4:55:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | May 21, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    It's Memorial Day week. You can tell as you flip through the local paper; Memorial Day notices appear as sales headlines and attention grabbers. "Memorial Day Sale" and "Pre-Memorial Day Sale." Pretty soon, we'll see post-Memorial Day sale advertisements. Sales and barbecue are the two things that many people think about when Memorial Day is mentioned. What else? Well, for many Americans, it's the weekend that the pool opens and summer begins. But it means more than that. Memorial Day began soon after the Civil War as Decoration Day. It was the day the graves of the fallen members of...
  • 'Saluting Marine' preps for annual vigil

    05/03/2015 7:45:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies ^ | May 1, 2015 | Pam Kragen
    Tim Chambers of Vista is famous for 5-hour frozen tribute to vets on Memorial Day weekend VISTA, Calif. — Every year on Memorial Day weekend, more than 800,000 motorcyclists rumble through the streets of Washington, D.C., in a display of respect for war dead and military veterans known as Rolling Thunder. And standing at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 23rd Street to acknowledge each and every rider is “The Saluting Marine.” Veteran Marine Staff Sergeant Tim Chambers of Vista started his silent vigil on a whim in 2002. Today, he considers the annual effort both his civic duty...
  • President Xi Attends China's First State Memorial Ceremony For Nanjing Massacre Victims

    12/12/2014 11:06:15 PM PST · by goldstategop · 6 replies
    Xinhua News Agency ^ | 12/13/2014 | Xinhua News Agency
    NANJING, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday that denial of the Nanjing Massacre will not be allowed by the Chinese people or peace-loving people anywhere in the world. The Nanjing Massacre, committed by Japanese aggressors, was one of three major massacres during WWII. It was an atrocious anti-human crime and a dark page in the history of humanity, Xi said while addressing a state ceremony for China's first National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims. "Anyone who tries to deny the massacre will not be allowed by history, the souls of the 300,000 deceased victims, the...
  • Widespread Memorial Day Black Violence Ignored by National Media

    05/30/2014 1:06:31 AM PDT · by ComputerGuy · 36 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 30, 2014 | Colin Flaherty
    Black Beach Week used to get all the glory: Every Memorial Day weekend, 300,000 black people gathered in Miami Beach to get their freak on. And also create a tsunami of violence, robbery, shootings, carjackings, vandalism, mayhem, noise and trash. snip... Last year, a local radio personality said all the ruckus was just one big misunderstanding. She could speak for all of those who still refuse to believe that black mob violence exists out of proportion on Memorial Day. And every other day: "You had many more people up that way than previous years," said Jill Tracey. "You have that...
  • 101-year-old Veteran robbed at gunpoint Memorial Day Weekend

    05/28/2014 4:43:25 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 14 replies
    KRNV ^ | 05-26-2014 | MyNews4
    This Memorial Day Weekend, one of Northern Nevada’s oldest veterans was allegedly robbed and held at gun point in his Carson City home. World War II and Air Force veteran Jim Sorentino lives alone with a caretaker. He’s 101-years-old, and he said in his lifetime, he has never experienced anything like this home invasion. He said it was around 5 a.m. on Sunday when two men kicked in a rear-garage door, and forced their way into Sorentino’s home in a gated community on Canvasback Drive. They held him and his female caretaker at gun point. "The older one, the bigger...
  • Heroism on the battlefield is part of the brotherhood.

    05/28/2014 1:32:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — At what Army Chaplain (Col.) Samuel Godfrey calls “The Bivouac of the Dead,” a few people sat among their deceased loved ones. A small girl held the hand of a man, as she carried flowers to a grave, but too soon she was out of sight, disappearing among the tombstones as the annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Fort Huachuca’s Old Post Cemetery began Monday morning While Memorial Day is a time “for us to salute all the brave men and women” who have given what Abraham Lincoln said is “the last full measure of devotion” — their...
  • Feminists for Nonviolent Choices excluded from peace parade for being pro-life

    05/28/2014 12:51:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    live action news ^ | Lauren Enriquez
    Every year in Rochester, NY, an organization called Metro Justice holds a Peace Parade on Memorial Day . The organization claims to fight for “economic, social, and racial justice,” but their efforts have been compromised in the past where the pre-born are involved. The pro-life organization Feminists for Nonviolent Choices (FFNVC) became a victim of Metro Justice’s dichotomous view of peace when they were excluded from the organization’s peace parade earlier this week. After attending planning meetings where the organization was told by Metro Justice that they would be allowed to participate as long as their message focused on peace,...
  • Idiots On Parade ➡ Americans Forget The Meaning of Memorial Day! ➡ OMG Video

    05/27/2014 10:21:01 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Trouble Making Beyoch ^ | 5/26/14 | Mark Dice
    Many Americans don't even know the meaning of Memorial Day, and some don't even care! Have a look. Mark Dice talks with beach goers in San Diego about this important holiday.
  • Where were all the flags? (vanity)

    05/27/2014 8:20:04 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 80 replies
    I live in a blue-collar suburban neighborhood. Many residents are 50+. I'd guess you'd call them JFK democrats. No hippies here, and a gun club within 10 miles of my house. Anyway, I took a long drive yesterday (Memorial Day), and only about one house in 20 had an American flag out front. I just don't understand it.
  • We're at the Mall, While They're at War

    05/27/2014 5:02:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | May 27, 2014 | John Ransom
    This Memorial Day weekend there were thousands of parades, picnics and remembrance events for those who died fighting for the United States. There were also sales and bargains for those that choose to spend the holiday traveling or shopping. Like all holidays, Memorial Day is sometimes at risk of losing its meaning in our commercial society, as shoppers and travelers forget about the sacrifices our troops and their families make. So here’s a gentle reminder after we all enjoyed time off from work and got our fill of backyard barbeques. As you read this, hundreds and thousands of men and...
  • Albert Sullivan's widow looks back

    05/26/2014 5:07:35 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies ^ | november 11, 2012 | pat kinney
    It would not be unusual for a 90-year-old woman to have shelves full of old photos, daily reminders of days gone by. That's not the case with Katherine McFarland. She has memories, to be sure --- good ones --- and she has known tragedy and loss. But she's never been bound by self-pity and second guessing. Her late first husband and his brothers would have wanted it that way. Keep your chins up, they would say. McFarland is the widow of Albert Sullivan, youngest of the five Sullivan brothers killed 70 years ago this month during World War II. "Has...

    05/26/2014 4:14:19 PM PDT · by shove_it · 5 replies
    SmithsonianChannel ^ | 26 May 2014
    Every graveyard tells a story, but few can talk to the living like Arlington National Cemetery. Visit the final home of war heroes from the Revolutionary War to 9/11 to the current struggle in Iraq. The American flag flies at half-staff more often than not as more than twenty-seven burials take place daily. Each section of the cemetery reflects a time in history, and each stone signifies a hero... (one hour video on Smithsonian Channel tonite at 8&11pm EDT)
  • Pro-Vet "Rolling Thunder" Rally Comes to DC As VA Fails Veterans

    05/26/2014 3:37:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | May 26, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    Rolling Thunder, a biker rally in Washington, D.C. created during the Vietnam War to honor American veterans, comes to the Capitol during Memorial Day weekend during the VA health scandal in which the government has been falsifying information about their ability to help America's veterans. The rally is held every year during Memorial Day, and they expect over 500,000 motorcyclists to participate this year. As WTOP reported: This weekend, the VA scandal, which erupted in April when it was reported that 40 veterans may have died waiting for care in Phoenix, AZ., is on a lot of veterans' minds....
  • The Ultimate Sacrifice: Remembering American Heroes

    05/26/2014 12:30:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | May 26, 2014 | Mark W. Hendrickson
    Last year on Memorial Day, my wife, daughter and I were touring Cambridge, England. We took a bus ride three miles out of the city to the U.S. military cemetery there–one of 25 American burial grounds administered by the U.S. government on foreign territory. Cambridge University showed their deep gratitude for their American ally in World War II by donating 30 acres to serve as a final resting place for 3,812 Americans stationed in England who lost their lives in the war. There is also a wall in this cemetery. Inscribed on it are the names of 5,126 additional American...

    05/26/2014 11:49:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies ^ | May 26, 2014 | Breitbart News
    The American Legion says the VA scandal has left a “black eye” for veterans this Memorial Day.
  • ‘Rolling Thunder’ Rumbles Through Washington D.C. in Honor of Nation’s Veterans (Video)

    05/26/2014 9:10:17 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 42 replies
    Thousands of bikers roared through the nation’s capitol on Sunday for a “Ride for Freedom.” The Rolling Thunder displayed American flags in a display of respect for those veterans who lost their lives in the nation’s wars. The Rolling Thunder will take part in the annual National Memorial Day Parade today. God bless you all! WATCH:
  • Bladen County students in class on Memorial Day ( North Carolina )

    05/26/2014 10:29:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    WECT ^ | May 26, 2014
    BLADEN COUNTY, NC - Not every school district in southeastern North Carolina is out for the Memorial Day holiday. Bladen County is open for students and staff today. ... [Separate report from WBTV ... Students and staff at Cleveland County School reported for school Monday morning . School leaders also told WBTV that Memorial Day that the calendar committee decided to preserve spring break and designate Memorial Day as a snow make-up day. Students and staff in the Clover School District, in South Carolina, were also in class on Memorial Day. ]
  • On Memorial Day, Remember Those Left Behind by the Fallen

    05/26/2014 9:10:21 AM PDT · by kristinn · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Monday, May 26, 2014 | Jane Horton
    After more than 12 years at war our nation is almost at peace and can hopefully rest our weary, war-torn military, country and people. There's a lot of healing that needs to be done, many scars that will remain, and many lives that need to be rebuilt. Many of the 2.6 million veterans who have bravely served in Iraq and Afghanistan, have endured multiple deployments, losing families, careers, peace of mind and limbs. There are many heroes who are going to have to learn to live with a new sense of normalcy. Our country needs to be aware of the...
  • Today is About More than Our Fallen Heroes

    05/26/2014 8:59:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | May 26, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Memorial Day began as a simple observance of our heroes. Declared by Maj. Gen. John A. Logan as Decoration Day in 1868, the unofficial holiday was intended to furnish the graves of soldiers with flowers, flags, and recognition. “We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance,” Logan explained. “Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.” But there is more to today than merely proclaiming that the lives of so many soldiers were not lost in vain....
  • The Five Bailey Brothers of World War II

    05/26/2014 7:53:28 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 5 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | May 25, 2014 | Paul Kengor
    Every Memorial Day I attend an annual parade in Mercer, Pennsylvania, which I never miss. It’s pure Americana: the flags, the kids, the snow-cone stand, the marching bands, the Shriners in their go-carts racing along, the local clubs and rotaries and 4-H, politicians from county government and borough council and everything else. And there are always veterans of wars past walking or riding down the street.
  • Gerald McRaney Tells Story of WWII Vets, D-Day Ranger Leonard Lomell

    05/26/2014 7:33:48 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 7 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | May 26, 2014 | Staff
    During Sunday night’s PBS telecast of the annual National Memorial Day concert from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, television star Gerald McRaney told the story of World War II veterans, highlighting one in particular – the heroic actions of former United States Army Ranger Leonard G. “Bud” Lomell. Lomell, a 24-year-old staff sergeant and platoon leader with the Army’s 2nd Ranger Battalion, trained to scale the 100-foot-high cliffs of Pointe du Hoc on the coast of Normandy in northern France during the D-Day invasion and disable the German Army’s five 155-millimeter guns, which would save countless lives. ...more...

    05/26/2014 7:30:27 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 9 replies
    IFB ^ | 5/26/14
    WHEN? In at least 10 major wars, in 18+ conflict situations from the 1898 Spanish American War to the Persian Gulf War and even to the present War on Terrorism, which is like no other war. WHO? More than 1,000,000 lives in the 10 major wars given up for something of greater value, something having a more pressing claim. WHY? Not to aggressively seek to get or to gain what someone else has, whether it be land, power or wealth (see James 4:1-3), but to DEFEND our nation “and secure the Blessing of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do...
  • Memorial Day in Light of Our Day

    05/26/2014 7:28:09 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman
    IFB ^ | 5/26/14
    This Memorial Day we think of those who gave their last full measure on our behalf as Americans; to preserve our freedoms and liberties, which only come from Almighty God (John 8:32, 36, Gal. 1:4, 3:13, 5:1, Titus 2:14). There can NEVER be TRUE liberty without a saving relationship to our Creator and apart from the firm adherence to Almighty God's moral absolutes (Prov. 14:34). Our Founding Fathers knew this to be true and have communicated it to us in their writings and in our nation's birth certificate. Today, America has full well rejected our founder's vision and have squandered...
  • Memorial Day 2014

    05/26/2014 6:17:13 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-26-2014 | MOTUS
    Lest we forget that this day started not as a “holiday” but as a day of somber remembrance, today’s Memorial Day post is dedicated to our country’s fallen heroes; the 1.4 million men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in wars waged across centuries in order to preserve the principles of freedom and liberty.So let us pause a moment and bow our heads in their memory as we reflect what a different world we would live in, were it not for their sacrifice.Flanders Fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe...
  • And Touched the Face of God

    05/26/2014 5:03:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | May 26, 2014 | David Stokes
    Shortly after the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor, pilot-poet James Gillespie Magee died. You may remember him via something he wrote: “Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds—and done a hundred things you have not dreamed of—wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence.” Gliders were used as a vital component of American military operations for a relatively short period of time, most notably from 1943-1945, during epic and crucial battles in World War II. Those who flew...
  • [Vanity] Great Speech, General

    05/25/2014 7:30:30 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies
    Me | Now | Me
    I must say, I'm no big fan of General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but that speech he made at the National Memorial Day Concert was great!
  • Memorial Day: Obama and the Faculty Windbags' Waterloo

    05/25/2014 5:00:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 25, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    The first Memorial Day I can remember was just a few years after the end of World War II. I was in second grade and my teacher, Miss Frank, told us, choking back her tears, what it meant. Her beloved brother had died just a few years earlier, training another young aviator in taking off from the deck of a carrier. Something went wrong and they both plunged into the sea and their deaths. My classmates and I had then still vivid memories of separation from our fathers, uncles, and brothers, and war deaths of our own loved ones. Memorial...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Memorial Day 2014 ~ May 26, 2014

    05/25/2014 4:59:46 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 202 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
        The FReeper Canteen Observes ------------------------Memorial Day 2014 ------------------------     HistoryMemorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women's groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, "Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping" by Nella L. Sweet (see below) carried the dedication "To...

    05/25/2014 10:40:48 AM PDT · by woofie · 3 replies
  • In Memory of a Fallen Comrade

    05/25/2014 9:26:07 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 10 replies
    Vanity ^ | May 5, 2014 | Donald J. Taylor
    (This is an update of a previous posting) In Memory of a Fallen Comrade I write this in memory of one we left behind, MSG William B. Hunt, U.S. Army Special Forces, MIA, November 4, 1966. It is an account of the sacrifice he made to his country, to his comrades, and to the Vietnamese people. In November 1966, SSG Hunt and I served together at Special Forces ODA Camps under Detachment B-32, 5th Special Forces Group, Tay Ninh Province, in the Republic of Vietnam. Hunt was with ODA-322 at Camp Suoi DA, and I was assigned to ODA-323 at...
  • Curing The VA Problems

    05/25/2014 5:15:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | May 25, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    The last subject we should be engaged in over Memorial Day weekend is the hapless handling of the medical care for the people who have made the most personal sacrifices for this country. Instead of honoring them properly we are having a national debate about who screwed up and why these venerated Americans are not receiving the services they deserve. Thankfully, Steven T. Miller has been relieved of duty as a result of the whole affair. Oops, that is the wrong guy who was about to retire and became a sacrificial lamb. He was the temporary head of the IRS...
  • New York Magazine 'Observes' Memorial Day Weekend by Posting Photos of Nude Servicemen

    05/24/2014 3:33:33 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 24, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Memorial Day should be observed by honoring the men and women in the military who have fallen for America. New York Magazine has found another way of observing the Memorial Day Weekend while at the same time pushing a certain political agenda. They have invaded the privacy of World War II servicemen and their families by publishing nude photographs of them: 10 Intimate Photographs of World War II Soldiers in the Buff. Writer Christopher Bonanos can barely contain his excitement over the photos as he practically drools over himself while eagerly pushing a socio/political agenda at a time when those...
  • Memorial Day celebrates those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

    05/24/2014 11:07:52 AM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 13 replies
    PBS ^ | May 23rd, 2014
    "Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day, which is Nov. 11 and honors living veterans."
  • Why Soldiers Leave Coins as a Memorial

    05/23/2014 9:58:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    kgw ^ | May 20, 2014
    Have you ever noticed coins on a gravestone, and wondered why they were there? When a U.S. service member or loved one leaves a coin on a gravestone it has special significance. Though the meaning of this custom has changed over time, it’s a tradition with a long history.The idea of leaving coins with the departed dates back as far as the Greeks and Romans. According to Greek mythology, the River Styx separates the living from the dead and Charon, the ferryman of Hades, will not carry your soul across without a payment. So unless you had a coin, your...
  • Culture Challenge of the Week: Don’t Take Liberty for Granted

    05/23/2014 11:23:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | May 22, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…” Even though these truths are self-evident, it’s important that we never forget that they are not self-actualizing. Man was made for freedom, but the vast majority are not born into it. As Ronald Reagan said on Memorial Day in 1983, "I don't have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is. Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are...

    05/23/2014 9:22:50 AM PDT · by massmike · 20 replies ^ | 05/23/2014 | Don Feder
    It's become a tradition. Every Memorial Day, our family goes to the Concord Battlefield, not far from our home, where Americans first fell fighting for freedom. Now The Minute Man National Park, it's 967 acres of winding trails, flower beds, stately trees and the meandering Concord River. This is the place where America began. Words must be spoken or written – as they were in Philadelphia in 1776. But it's cold steel that gives them force. On April 19, 1775, we showed our mettle. Emerson's poem still stirs the soul: "By the rude bridge that arched the flood, their flag...
  • Memorial Day Travel: American Families Pay at the Pump

    05/22/2014 7:18:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | May 22, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Summer is officially upon us, and millions of American families will soon be embarking on their annual trips to the beach, the mountains, the lake, grandma’s house, or any other of the fantastic destinations our country has to offer. The beginning of “summer driving season” is also a time when many Americans turn even greater attention to the price of gasoline. After all, traveling several hundred or more miles in a loaded up minivan can rack up an awfully large fuel bill. But what about this year? Everyone knows that domestic oil production has been surging, and that this...
  • A View to Die For – 32 Story High Rise Cemetery

    12/17/2011 3:10:35 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 16, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    It is no surprise to learn that, as land values continue to rise, space for cemeteries gets scarce. I have seen more and more mausoleums be built at the local cemeteries, and they are getting taller as the years go on. But the picture to the right really takes the concept to new heights! The picture is The Memorial Necrópole Ecumênica III, a vertical cemetery in Santos, Brazil. It is the world’s tallest cemetery, with burial spaces on 32 floors. There’s also a restaurant, chapel, lagoon and peacock garden. It has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in...
  • Killing the Dreams Soldiers Died to Preserve

    06/03/2013 6:28:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | June 3, 2013 | Terry Paulson
    On Memorial Day, tears were shed as programs across the country honored and prayed for those men and women who sacrificed their dreams in order that we might live out our own. Some Americans who had lost a son or daughter, a spouse, or a parent never got to see their loved one reach their full potential. Those soldiers who died left their dreams in their graves. Their loss is made even worse by an administration that is doing all it can to kill the dreams of Americans they fought to preserve. President Obama's plan for creating jobs takes more...
  • Americans Forget The Meaning of Memorial Day!

    06/01/2013 10:17:17 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 26, 2013 | Mark Dice
    Many Americans don't even know the meaning of Memorial Day, and some don't even care! Have a look. Mark Dice talks with beach goers in San Diego about this important holiday. =========== Mark Dice is a media analyst, political activist, and author who, in an entertaining and educational way, gets people to question our celebrity obsessed culture, and the role the mainstream media and elite secret societies play in shaping our lives. Check out Mark's books in paperback on or e-book on Kindle, iBooks, Nook, or Google Play.
  • Forever With Us All: A Memorial Day Remembrance

    05/31/2013 6:55:19 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/28/2013 | Paul Kengor
    Memorial Day is a wonderful constant. Every year, it never ceases to touch me. My family attends an annual parade in Mercer, Pa. It’s terrific — total old-school. The flags, the courthouse, the kids, the snow cone stand, the marching bands, and, most of all, the troops from different wars — that is, the survivors who remain with us. Speaking of whom, Memorial Day always brings another constant, a sad one: each new Memorial Day brings fewer World War II veterans. They are leaving us at a rapid clip. Anyone who entered World War II at age 18 in 1945...
  • Memorial Day 2013: Jihad Is Stronger Than Ever

    05/29/2013 10:20:45 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies ^ | May 27, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    The war on terror is long over. U.S. Army attorney Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman declared last week that the Fort Hood jihad massacre was a “criminal act of a single individual,” not an act of international terrorism. Barack Obama declared the war on terror over yet again last Thursday, saying, “Beyond Afghanistan, we must define our effort not as a boundless ‘global war on terror’ – but rather as a series of persistent, targeted efforts to dismantle specific networks of violent extremists that threaten America.” Obama announced the beginning of a glorious time of peace: “Today, Osama bin Laden is...
  • Google vs. Bing on Memorial Day

    05/28/2013 9:05:03 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-28-13 | The Looking Spoon