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  • Missing Remains Of WWII Marine Finally Returned To Texas

    05/29/2016 10:06:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Bob Price
    The remains of a U.S. Marine who was killed in action during World War II finally completed the 70-year journey from a South Pacific atoll to his home in Texas. His body has been missing since 1943. n November 1943, U.S. Marine Corps Private First Class Elmer “Rabbit” Mathies, Jr. was killed during the Battle of Tarawa. Private Mathies was one of 1,200 Marines killed during the 3-day battle battle. His remains were finally identified and have been returned to Hereford, Texas in time for Memorial Day, the Amarillo Globe-News reported.
  • Veterans sites in California, Kentucky, Virginia damaged

    05/29/2016 11:10:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2016 2:48 AM EDT
    Memorials to veterans in a Los Angeles neighborhood and a town in Kentucky, as well as a Civil War veterans cemetery in Virginia, were damaged as the nation prepares to mark Memorial Day, officials said. A Vietnam War memorial in the Venice area of Los Angeles has been extensively defaced by graffiti. The vandalism occurred sometime during the past week, KCAL/KCBS-TV reported. The homespun memorial painted on a block-long wall on Pacific Avenue lists the names of American service members missing in action or otherwise unaccounted for in Southeast Asia. News of the vandalism came as another veterans-related memorial was...
  • Memorial Day

    05/29/2016 8:27:12 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | various
    Items not excerpted are in the public domain. In Flanders Fields By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918), Canadian Army In Flanders Fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe:To you from failing hands we throwThe torch; be yours to hold it high.If ye break faith with us who dieWe shall not...
  • Toby Keith ~ "American Soldier"

    05/28/2016 6:58:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    May 28, 2016 | Vanity
    An old song, but Toby Keith does a good job honoring the American Soldier, (This means Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen too!)
  • World War II Vet Recovering After Oxygen Tank Beating

    05/28/2016 5:39:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | May 28, 2016
    A 91-year-old World War II veteran is recovering after police say his caretaker beat him with his oxygen tank. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that 45-year-old Elena Erickson was charged Thursday with attempted murder for the May 15 beating of Michael Tristano. North Port police say Erickson hit him in the head multiple times with the tank before leaving him on the floor to die. They say she returned to the home the next day, found him still alive and called paramedics. She denied any connection to the beating.
  • ACTUAL COLOR FILM OF PEARL HARBOR ATTACK

    05/28/2016 1:07:36 PM PDT · by knarf · 40 replies
    FB ^ | Conservative Post
    Long forgotten, private color film of the actual attack on Pearl Harbor
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2016 ~ 29 May 2016

    05/28/2016 5:01:29 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 94 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2016 ~ 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...
  • Four Recipes to Help You Celebrate National Hamburger Day

    05/28/2016 4:04:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC4 ^ | May 28, 2016 | Kandee Ferrell, Mike Jackson, Olivia Fecteau, Jerod Smalley and Marcus Thorpe
    Happy National Hamburger Day! What a perfect weekend to celebrate with a juicy burger? Grab some buns and ground chuck, we’ve got burger recipes from our NBC4 Grill Masters to make this holiday sizzle. Our very own Mike Jackson, Jerod Smalley, Olivia Fecteau and Marcus Thorpe are releasing, for the first time, their very own burger secrets. (Okay they’re not secrets per say, but they will make your hamburgers taste great). Mike’s ‘Buffalo Burger’I like bison because it’s lean and a little healthier than beef, plus I like eating things that are ‘exotic.’ Start with the right ingredients. Put one...
  • Obama Dishonors Memorial Day At Hiroshima

    05/28/2016 3:06:17 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | Tom Tancredo
    Does anyone think it an accident that President Obama chose Memorial Day weekend to give his high-sounding moral equivalence speech in Hiroshima calling for a “moral revolution”? What Obama proposed in his speech in Japan is moral disarmament, and the consequences of that moral capitulation will be horrific if the world follows his advice.
  • Vandals Deface Vietnam War Memorial In Venice

    05/28/2016 11:19:39 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 65 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | May 27, 2016
    VENICE (CBSLA.com) — Vandals defaced a memorial to Vietnam war veterans in Venice – an awful sight on this Memorial Day weekend. Stewart Oscars welled up as he looked at the vandalized mural located on Pacific Avenue near Sunset Court. It was covered in graffiti from end to end. “This knocked me out. So sickening. Just sadness…think of all these people. They’re gone,” Oscars said. “I remember the Vietnam war and how friends went to war, and bodies came back. Somehow, it has to be taught that this is not a good idea. This is actually stupid.” The memorial was...
  • Testimony Begins On Clinton Email (Weekly Update)

    05/28/2016 10:07:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 27, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    First Deposition Testimony from Clinton Email Discovery Released State Department Office of Inspector General Slams Clinton Email Practices Justice Department Documents Reveal the Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels – Linked to at Least 69 Killings Memorial Day: Why We Fight First Deposition Testimony from Clinton Email Discovery Released The court-ordered discovery to uncover details about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email system has produced the first testimony from her top aides. This week we released the deposition transcript of Ambassador Lewis Lukens, former deputy assistant secretary of state and executive director...
  • The Role of Memory on Memorial Day

    05/28/2016 8:54:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Sherry Mandell
    You might have a hard time relating to Memorial Day, like I used to. Even though my grandfather and father were soldiers in the two World Wars, ours was not a military family. I didn’t know any soldiers, none of my friends were and nobody I knew in my community was one either. Vietnam was over by the time I was in high school. It was a time of relative peace and quiet. Then I moved to Israel in my twenties and got married. Now my own children are soldiers. All of their friends are soldiers. Everywhere I look I...
  • It’s Not about Hotdogs and Beer

    05/28/2016 8:20:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | D.W. Wilber
    This Memorial Day weekend most Americans will enjoy an extra day off from work enjoying family gatherings, hot dogs on the grill, and ice cold beer. It’s easy to get caught up in spending time with relatives and family, and it’s not unusual for people to forget what this weekend commemorates. So the fact that many will forget, or not think much about what the weekend is truly all about isn’t unexpected. So here’s a little reminder for you. For seventy-seven days in 1968, about five thousand United States Marines were under siege by the forces of North Vietnam and...
  • Memorial Day

    05/28/2016 7:54:41 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 9 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, May 28, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Memorial Day is a day of honor and reverence; it is a solemn day. We must recognize an unfortunate fact of life; that our beloved country was formed and is protected by the blood of its warriors. Yet as unfortunate as this is we can be thankful, because over the years Americans have answered the call every time our way of life has been threatened. None understand this better than those who put everything on the line by signing a contract to serve in America’s Armed Forces. Many honorable men and women paid the price with their limbs and lives....
  • Donald Trump Will Attend Rolling Thunder Memorial Weekend Event, Sunday In DC…

    05/28/2016 5:59:35 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 80 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 28 2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump is planning a Memorial Day weekend visit with one of his favorite constituencies: bikers. As motorcyclists stream into the nation’s capital for Rolling Thunder, their largest annual gathering, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is planning an appearance on Sunday, campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks said. “I am doing it in honor of the great bikers who have been totally supportive of my campaign and now I want to be supportive of them,” Trump said in a statement to Bloomberg Politics. “I look forward to it!” The bike rally, called the “First Amendment Demonstration Run,” begins at noon Eastern time...
  • The meaning of Memorial Day

    05/27/2016 3:11:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 27, 2016 | Bruce Walker
    America will celebrate Memorial Day in 2016 with the two presidential candidates, for the first time ever, having never been part of those armed services whose sacrifice we honor on that holiday. What causes young men to bleed and to die in another hemisphere? What led brave men to fight and die in the Civil War or in our War of Independence? The drone of politics today is all about the economy. People have plenty to eat and live in larger homes and apartments than our grandparents did. Medical care is much better now than thirty years ago. We live...
  • Remember Benghazi

    05/27/2016 6:59:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | John P. Warren
    With Memorial Day just around the corner, let us remember our family, friends, and fallen heroes in their eternal rest. Let us especially remember the fallen of Benghazi. They have left this life, but cannot be fully at rest until the nation acknowledges the truth about their sacrifice upon the altar of progressive politics. What follows is a compilation of salient timestamps regarding the national disgrace that was Benghazi. They were gleaned from reputable sources—none of which had all the facts, but most of which reported identical information, and they are the best available at this writing: CBSNews.com, TheHill.com, Breitbart.com, Doug...
  • Pelosi, Reid: Cancel Memorial Day recess to deal with Zika, Supreme Court

    05/26/2016 12:23:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    House and Senate Democrats told Republican leaders Thursday to postpone a Memorial Day recess until their demands for Supreme Court nomination hearings and emergency spending to combat the Zika virus and other crises are met. From the opioids and heroin crisis to the lead-tainted water scandal in Flint, Mich., Congress faces a larger workload than ever but has opted to work less in a contentious election year, according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. Congress is set to skip town Thursday for its Memorial Day break and will not return until the second week...
  • We’ve lost perspective on what Memorial Day means

    05/25/2016 7:59:33 PM PDT · by pboyington · 15 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 25, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Like a lot of other Americans these days I’m spending too much time pissed off about way too many things in this great nation of ours. I’m not perceptive enough to fully understand how we got ourselves into such a mess but I do know it’s gotten me to thinking about Memorial Day this year. And that’s another thing that pisses me off. As a veteran, I’m angry that this day will be passed by most of my countrymen with not one thought about the millions of Americans who lost their lives in our nation’s wars or undeclared conflicts. As...
  • Memorial Day crosses honoring fallen soldiers removed from public property after complaint

    05/24/2016 10:48:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 24, 2016
    A Memorial Day display featuring crosses to honor fallen soldiers was removed from public property in Georgia after someone questioned whether the soldiers were all Christian. The 79 white, handmade crosses posted on public property along state Highway 92 in Hiram, Ga., were meant to represent the 79 Paulding County residents who died in America’s wars, according to town officials. But the crosses were abruptly taken down last Friday after someone called Hiram City Hall questioning whether the cross is an appropriate symbol for the memorial. Hiram Mayor Teresa Philyaw said the cross display, which she approved and planned, was...
  • This Little Boy Held A Salute For An Hour [powerful VIDEO]

    In June of 2014, an 11 year-old boy travelled to Normandy, France in honor of the seventieth anniversary of D-Day. While there, he launched a project called “Project Vigil” in which he spent four days tourists about three paratroopers who were buried in the American Cemetery. The boy had planned on wearing his WWII-style uniform to the official D-Day celebration, but local police wouldn’t allow him to do so. Undeterred, the boy threw on his uniform and headed to Omaha Beach with his American Flag. The boy planted the flag in the sand and spent an hour staring towards the...
  • What Is Military Appreciation?

    05/24/2016 4:11:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Allen West
    “Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to ensure the nation was given the opportunity to publicly demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our servicemembers - past and present. Each year the president makes a proclamation, reminding Americans of the important role the U.S. Armed Forces have played in the history and development of our country.”That is the official explanation of the purpose of May as National Military Appreciation Month. My question is, how many of you actually knew about this? And what exactly does Military Appreciation mean in America? Does it mean...
  • Congress votes to ban Confederate flags from VA cemeteries

    05/22/2016 6:17:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 171 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 22, 2016 | Madison Margolin
    Congress passed a proposal on Thursday that essentially bans Confederate flags from national cemeteries. With a 265-159 vote, the proposal makes it illegal to display the Confederate flag in Department of Veteran Affairs cemeteries – even on individual grave sites that honor soldiers who fought for the Confederacy, except on Memorial Day and Confederate Memorial Day. Introduced by Rep. Jared Huffman (D) of California, the proposal received support from 84 Republicans and all but two Democrats. Rep. Sanford Bishop (D) of Georgia, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, voted against the amendment, while Representative Betty McCollum (D) of Minnesota...
  • Did John Kerry Just Exploit Memorial Day To Back Out of France's Anti-Israel Peace Conference?

    05/17/2016 8:40:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 17, 2016 | David Steinberg
    Perhaps the Carter administration was comparably hostile to Israel, but the passive-aggressive, honor-deficient Obama administration has both caused and acceded to greater danger to the Jewish State than any other U.S. administration since 1948.Yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that he would not be attending the Mideast conference to be held in Paris on May 30, which was organized by France's socialist President Francois Hollande.According to State, Kerry is simply too busy.As a result, Hollande has postponed the conference and no alternative date has been set.Eager to force Israel towards negotiations with the bifurcated, terror-supporting Palestinian leadership, Hollande had...
  • It's time we have a holiday to honor those who try to stop wars, too (MASSIVE HURL!)

    05/27/2015 7:04:49 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 46 replies
    vox.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    Memorial Day and Veterans Day often get equated, but there is an essential distinction between the two. Veterans Day honors all who have served the American military in wars. Memorial Day honors those who've perished. It's an annual reminder that wars have grave human costs, which must be both recognized and minimized. Those costs are not inevitable. We ought to also set aside time to remember those throughout American history who have tried hardest to reduce them, to prevent unnecessary loss of life both American and foreign: war resisters. War resistors can be heroes....
  • Five World War II Veterans Tell Their Stories (Videos In The Link)

    07/03/2015 7:51:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | July 3, 2015 | Stephen Gutowski and Rae-Lynn Ziegler
    Recently the Free Beacon sat down with several World War II veterans to ask them about Memorial Day. After explaining the importance of the holiday, the veterans were kind enough to share their stories. Each veteran told the Free Beacon about their own unique experience in the military.
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    05/29/2015 9:59:52 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/29/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1.) Michelle Obama: Global Warming Is The New Civil Rights Movement Fighting global warming is this generation’s “revolution,” said Michelle Obama to students at Oberlin College during the Memorial Day weekend, just like Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights struggle during the 1960s. “Climate change, economic inequality, human rights, criminal justice -– these are the revolutions of your time.” “And you have as much responsibility and just as much power to wake up and play your part in our great American story. Because it is absolutely still possible to make a difference. The great moments of our history are not...
  • All Gave Some, Some Gave All -- Memorial Day Salute

    05/28/2015 5:30:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Larry Elder
    On November 11, 2011, Congress voted to award a Congressional Gold Medal for the 20,000 black Marines of Montford Point, the first blacks to serve as Marines. I write about Staff Sgt. Elder -- and my struggle to understand him -- in my latest book, "Dear Father, Dear Son." On August 13, 2013, Col. Jason Bohm, commander, "Fighting 5th," United States Marine Corps, Camp Pendleton, made the following remarks: "We are honored that you joined us today to recognize the service of one of our own, Staff Sgt. Randolph Elder. ... "In the days leading up to World War II,...
  • PacSun Feels the Wrath of Customers, Veterans Over American flag shirt

    05/27/2015 7:39:11 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/25/15
    UPDATE: Before Memorial Day was over, PacSun announced it will stop selling the T-shirt featuring an upside-down American flag. A photo of the shirt on display in Foley, Alabama, quickly went viral, forcing the retailer to respond.
  • “Six Seconds”

    05/26/2015 7:52:46 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 36 replies
    neveryetmelted ^ | 25 May 2015 | Lt. Gen. John Kelly
    "The truck’s windshield explodes into shards of glass as their rounds take it apart and tear into the body of the son of a b@@@@ trying to get past them to kill their brothers.....American and Iraqi – bedded down in the barracks, totally unaware that their lives at that moment depended entirely on two Marines standing their ground. Yale and Haerter never hesitated. By all reports and by the recording, they never stepped back....."
  • Mansions of the Lord -- West Point Glee Club

    05/25/2015 9:23:56 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    You Tube ^ | John Langslov and others
    In honor of Memorial Day and the fallen. This is a moving tribute by the West Point Glee Club with pictures collected by John Langslov. Solos by Ronan Tynan and Sgt. McKenzie. If this does not bring a tear to your eye, you have no heart.
  • Clintons appear together at Memorial Day parade

    05/26/2015 2:31:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 25, 2015 | By Jesse Byrnes
    Bill and Hillary Clinton appeared together at a Memorial Day parade in their adoptive hometown on Monday, their first joint appearance since the unveiling of her 2016 Democratic presidential campaign more than six weeks ago. The Clintons snapped photos with attendees and marched behind veterans at the parade in Chappaqua, N.Y., but avoided talk about the former secretary of State's White House bid. "This is a way of demonstrating that they are not forgotten, and we are going to continue to do everything that we can to make sure that we honor their sacrifice and commitment," Hillary Clinton told a...
  • Obama heralds first U.S. Memorial Day without ground war in 14 years

    05/25/2015 12:57:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    reuters.com ^ | (Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Peter Cooney)
    "Today, fewer than 10,000 troops remain on a mission to train and assist Afghan forces. We’ll continue to bring them home and reduce our forces further, down to an embassy presence by the end of next year," Obama said.
  • Pastor Shot Outside Church While Putting Out Memorial Day Flags Hasn't Lost Any Hope": Wife

    05/25/2015 8:39:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WVIT-TV ^ | May 25, 2015 | Stephanie O'Connell, Kristen Johnson and Jessie Sawyer
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Hartford police are investigating two early morning shootings Sunday that happened minutes apart, sending two victims to the hospital, including a beloved pastor shot outside a church while putting out Memorial Day flags. The pastor shot was identified as Rev. Dr. Augustus Sealy, 54, of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. The victim of the second shooting was Robert Jones, 27. Police responded to the first shooting at 932 Capitol Ave. near Newton Street around 6:30 a.m. Sunday after receiving multiple 911 calls. When they arrived, they discovered a male victim shot multiple on the road outside the First Church of the Nazarene. The...
  • Memory of Rahway World War II vets kept alive in park (map found)

    05/25/2015 1:49:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    5/12/15
    Link only - Memory of Rahway World War II vets kept alive in park
  • Why Memorial Day Has Special Significance for African Americans

    05/25/2015 5:11:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The Root ^ | May 25 2015 | THEODORE R. JOHNSON III
    They have long been overrepresented in the military, serving and dying for a country that has not always celebrated their freedom or rewarded their sacrifice.Memorial Day is a sacred occasion when we pay tribute to all the military men and women who have died in service to the United States. It is also an observance that owes its creation to blacks. This tradition began when newly freed slaves decorated the grave sites of Civil War soldiers as a way to honor those who had fought for their freedom. But blacks were not just passive bystanders. Many of volunteered to...
  • The Magnificent Infantry of WW II

    05/25/2015 6:16:41 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 75 replies
    Self | May 25, 2015 | Self
    The Army deployed 65 infantry divisions for the Second World War. Each was a small town with its own equivalents for community services plus eight categories of combat arms. Units such as artillery, engineering, and heavy weapons engaged the enemy directly. Yet of all categories, the foot soldier faced the greatest hazard with the least chance of reward. Except for the Purple Heart and the coveted Combat Infantryman’s Badge, recognition often eluded them because so few came through to testify to the valor of the many. The infantryman confronted the most dismal fate of all whose duty was uninterrupted by...
  • In Harm’s Way: The Forgotten Service of Military Chaplains

    05/25/2015 6:14:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    CE.com ^ | 05-25-15 | George J. Galloway
    In Harm’s Way: The Forgotten Service of Military Chaplains George J. Galloway In Otto Preminger’s 1965 classic movie In Harm’s Way, starring John Wayne as “Rock Torrey” and Kirk Douglas as “Commander Paul Eddington,” there’s an interesting dialogue that ensues after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the subsequent return of the cruiser Swayback to the lagoon-shaped sanctuary, now burial ground for thousands of American sailors, in Oahu. It’s a direct reference to a famous quote from John Paul Jones: “I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast, for I intend to go in harm’s...
  • 'Black Bike Week' riders cry foul over security increase at annual gathering

    05/25/2015 5:20:45 PM PDT · by windcliff · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 25 2015 | Max Blau
    For more than two decades, thousands of African American motorcyclists have traveled across the nation to South Carolina, to attend the Atlantic Beach Memorial Day Bikefest. On the last weekend in May every year, the low hum of customized choppers with high-handle bars and the high-pitched revs of neon-painted street bikes have sounded out on Ocean Boulevard. The 2015 Bikefest, however, was different. Ocean Boulevard, a two-lane commercial strip running parallel to the Atlantic Ocean, was partially closed. Hundreds of police officers enforced a one-way traffic pattern that clogged streets for miles and forced motorcyclists to idle in gridlock for...
  • The 13 Catholics in Statuary Hall: On Memorial Day, Remembering Our Heroes

    05/25/2015 3:22:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | May 25, 2015 | Kathy Schiffer
      THE NATIONAL STATUARY HALL COLLECTION By user:Southgeist [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsOne of the most popular tourist destinations in Washington, D.C. is National Statuary Hall. Also known as the Old Hall of the House, it’s a semicircular gallery immediately south of the Capitol Rotunda. For nearly fifty years—from 1807 through 1857—Statuary Hall served as the meeting place for the House of Representatives. The Hall now houses many of the 100 statues of great Americans (two from each state) which together comprise the National Statuary Hall Collection.It’s an extraordinary honor for the men and women depicted here to have been...
  • 8 killed, 19 injured in weekend shootings in Baltimore

    05/25/2015 2:37:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WBAL-TV ^ | May 25, 2015 | Saliqa Khan
    BALTIMORE —City police said of 27 people who were shot, at least eight of them were killed in a series of separate shooting in Baltimore since Friday afternoon. In the most recent events, officers were called to the 1600 block of Hazel Street around 10:30 p.m. Sunday for a report of discharging of a firearm. While investigating, police were notified of a walk-in shooting victim to an area hospital. The man at the hospital sustained a gunshot wound to his buttocks. The victim told police he was shot by two masked men. No further details are available. Detectives are investigating...
  • Forgotten WW2 soldier, lost more than 70 years, is finally honored

    05/25/2015 2:37:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    It’s difficult to describe anything as a “feel good story” on a day when we are commemorating the Honored Dead, but I suppose this story comes as close as any. CBS News is providing the details of a tale which took place long ago in a small village a bit to the north of where I live, in Gowanda, New York. They have a war memorial in their town just like so many other places around the country. But for the lifetime of most of the current residents, one name has been missing. Carroll Heath was a young boy born...
  • How was Memorial Day in your area?

    05/25/2015 12:42:06 PM PDT · by ThomasThomas · 37 replies
    Me ^ | Today | Thomas
    What did your city do for Memorial Day? This is what happen where I live. I don't think we can post from the local paper so I used West Coast Thunder Facebook page. They road though where I live today. I'll try to post most of my pictures when I get home. But for now
  • Ballad of the Green Baret (Let's sing along!)

    05/25/2015 11:37:23 AM PDT · by lulu16 · 11 replies
    Fallen Heroes Channel ^ | May 25, 205 | SSgt Barry Sadler
    Fighting soldiers from the sky Fearless men who jump and die Men who mean just what they say The brave men of the Green Beret Silver wings upon their chest These are men, America's best One hundred men we'll test today But only three win the Green Beret Trained to live, off nature's land Trained in combat, hand to hand Men who fight by night and day Courage deep, from the Green Beret Silver wings upon their chest These are men, America's best One hundred men we'll test today But only three win the Green Beret Back at home a...
  • Memorial Day 2015: An Open Letter to My Fellow Veterans of the Global War on Terror

    05/25/2015 11:17:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Steve Yen
    To my comrades, fellow veterans of the Global War on Terror (GWOT): on this Memorial Day I call you to action. Do not let others define our generation and our service. Define yourselves. In a time where victimhood is celebrated, where discourse is dominated by ineffectual and verbose liberal academics, and society led by inept deceivers – we alone showed the world for the seven years after 9/11/01 that America was the indisputable world super power and that darkness could never put out the light. To the contrary, the light would come with insurmountable power to punish its enemies. We...
  • Remember

    05/25/2015 11:07:42 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 7 replies
    TomHoefling.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Tom Hoefling
    Remember On this day, remember The men who died And, for their sake, don't ever forget The loved ones they left behind They gave it all For you and me They paid the full and final price To keep us strong and free Despite their worst fears They took the bloody field They faced the awful foe They would not yield Greater love for his friends Can no man show Than to give his life And take the blow Christ set the perfect example Long ago, across the sea Of service, of sacrifice, of suffering To set, and to keep,...
  • Do Americans Really Want to Remember Their War Heroes?

    05/25/2015 10:21:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | David Smith
    Do Americans really want to remember their war heroes? If by saying “remember,” we mean it in the same sense in which we remember things like the 2004 World Series, the television show Cheers, or the Ford administration, then sure, we can take some time to think of those who have given their lives in war. But in reality, Memorial Day ought to involve something more substantive than merely remembering. What the day really calls for is commemorating, but very little in our contemporary culture is particularly attuned to having the orientation toward history that would make this truly...
  • Memorial Day Address By President Reagan

    05/25/2015 10:02:13 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 5-15-15 | Big Reggie
    One of the most stirring Memorial Day speeches given by an American president wasn’t even intended as a Memorial Day speech. It was Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural “We are Americans” address, in which he described the American hero. “Those who say we’re in a time when there are no heroes — they just don’t know where to look,” he said. “The sloping hills of Arlington National Cemetery, with its row upon row of simple white markers bearing crosses or Stars of David, they add up to only a tiny fraction of the price that has been paid for our freedom.”...
  • The Unknown Soldier

    05/25/2015 9:14:30 AM PDT · by heartwood · 3 replies
    David Jay Portfolios ^ | 5/25/2015 | David Jay
    There are no words, only pictures of wounded veterans. Please go to the site, and click through.
  • The Magnificent Infantry of WW II

    05/25/2015 8:09:28 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 33 replies
    Self | May 25, 2015 | Self
    My greatest contact with these men started about age nine when my dad began taking me out golfing on the weekends. There was a man who used the first golf cart I ever saw, because as a brigade commander of the 41th infantry in New Guinea he was debilitated by sickness. I remember one fairly good golfer who had kind of a weird back swing, because he was crippled while serving with the Big Red One in Sicily. I often ended up as a dishwasher at Michelbook Country Club. I noticed the chef always limped as he moved around the...