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  • 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
  • Happy Memorial Day!

    05/28/2013 8:40:39 AM PDT · by foxfield · 32 replies
    Is is just me, or does anyone else get offended by the greeting "Happy Holiday" or "Happy Memorial Day"?
  • Memorial Day: Honor and Reverence

    05/27/2013 9:21:50 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies ^ | May 27, 2013 | The Patriot Post
    The American Soldier "He needs no eulogy from me or from any other man. He has written his own history and written it in red on his enemy's breast. But when I think of his patience under adversity, of his courage under fire, and of his modesty in victory, I am filled with an emotion of admiration I cannot put into words. He belongs to history as furnishing one of the greatest examples of successful patriotism. He belongs to posterity as the instructor of future generations in the principles of liberty and freedom. He belongs to the present, to us,...
  • Memorial Day: As We Remember the Many, Remember Too the Individuals

    05/27/2013 3:22:54 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 16 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 27, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Each Memorial Day, Americans proudly, and solemnly, display our flags only at the half-staff position for the morning, not to return them to the full-staff position until noon. This we do in memory of the million-some casualties whom our nation has lost in battle since the Founding era. We hold parades in their honor; we hoist a flag and raise a toast at city parks and private barbecues. We may wear red, white and blue clothing, or flag lapel pins, or decorate our homes with bunting. But for all this show of support, who are we really honoring? Do we...
  • Riding With Private Malone

    05/27/2013 12:09:26 PM PDT · by central_va · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 5/30/2009 | David Ball
    OK, see if you can make it thru without choking a little.
  • 12 Awesome Memorial Day Graphics and Cartoons

    05/27/2013 10:15:44 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-27-13 | The Looking Spoon
    I know the first three say the same thing, but I couldn't ignore them because they all had different angles to them that are important to recognize.Happy Memorial Day.
  • Three lines that help sum up Memorial Day...

    05/27/2013 9:43:46 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-27-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Hope everyone has a good and safe Memorial Day.
  • An American "Son of Fire" we must remember on this Memorial Day

    05/27/2013 9:08:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/27/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Let us never forget those who gave their life for our freedoms. Remembering the brave men and women who gave their “last full measure of devotion” for our freedoms, requires us to take a moment on this Memorial Day to focus on the individuals behind the numbers and remember they are not just names on a wall. One of those individuals who gave everything he had for us was Marine Captain John J. McKenna IV who was killed on August 16, 2006 during an operation in Fallujah Iraq. The story of John McKenna’s life and death is the story of...
  • I Drive Your Truck

    05/27/2013 8:22:49 AM PDT · by National Review · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | May 27, 2013 | National Review
    The story of a fallen soldier, a father’s grief, and a hit song By Lee Habeeb It happens now and then. You hear a story so sad, so beautiful, so filled with loss and pain and grief and love, that it makes you cry. Really cry. Two years ago, I was making a grocery run for my family on Memorial Day when a story came on the local NPR station in Oxford, Miss. It was about a father whose son had been killed in action in northwest Afghanistan. The father was Paul Monti; his son was Sergeant Jared Monti. Jared...
  • Constantly With Us All: A Memorial Day Remembrance

    05/27/2013 7:08:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | May 27, 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, Pennsylvania. 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 less World War II veterans. They are leaving us at a rapid clip. Anyone who entered World War II at age 18 in 1945—the final stretch when someone could...
  • Memorial Day 2013: America’s Spirit Is Alive And Well

    05/27/2013 6:13:36 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-27-2013 | MOTUS
    “Not for fame or reward; not for place or for rank; not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity; but in simple obedience to duty, as they understood it. These men suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died.”   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. And to brighten your day I offer a couple rays of light into our sometimes very cloudy skies:  two amateur videos that...
  • Memorial Day - Unashamed Vanity

    05/27/2013 5:43:37 AM PDT · by Peter W. Kessler · 7 replies
    My Camera ^ | 5/27/13 | Peter W. Kessler
    I was privileged to be able to visit the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy last October. I arrived very early and, for almost an hour, I was totally alone in the cemetery. Think of those who gave their lives in what can only be described as Hell on Earth - Omaha Beach - on 6/6/44. Today, the American Cemetery is one of the most peaceful places on earth. Each white cross or Star of David represents a family shattered by loss, an empty chair at dinner, a full, productive life denied. Thank God for sending into our midst individuals who...
  • The Unknown Loyal Dead

    05/26/2013 10:45:26 PM PDT · by Lattero · 2 replies
    The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass | 05/30/1871 | Frederick Douglass
    Friends and Fellow Citizens: Tarry here for a moment. My words shall be few and simple. The solemn rites of this hour and place call for no lengthened speech. There is in the very air of this resting ground of the unknown dead a silent, subtle, and an all-pervading eloquence, far more touching, impressive, and thrilling, than living lips have ever uttered. Into the measureless depths of every loyal soul it is now whispering lessons of all that is precious, priceless, holiest, and most enduring in human existence. Dark and sad will be the hour to this nation when it...
  • Ten Neo-Confederate Myths

    03/10/2013 8:19:44 AM PDT · by BroJoeK · 902 replies
    March 9, 2013 | vanity
    Ten Neo-Confederate Myths (+one) "Secession was not all about slavery." In fact, a study of the earliest secessionists documents shows, when they bother to give reasons at all, their only major concern was to protect the institution of slavery. For example, four seceding states issued "Declarations of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify Secession from the Federal Union". These documents use words like "slavery" and "institution" over 100 times, words like "tax" and "tariff" only once (re: a tax on slaves), "usurpation" once (re: slavery in territories), "oppression" once (re: potential future restrictions on slavery). So secession wasn't just...
  • A Memorial Day Tribute

    05/25/2013 8:04:44 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 1 replies ^ | May 25, 2013 | TMLC
    Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen heroes throughout our nation’s history “who gave the last full measure of devotion” to their nation. Mere words cannot capture the enormity of their sacrifice or the anguish of loved ones they left behind. Honor those who serve today. On this Memorial Day remember and pray for our troops who are in harm’s way today. And pray for their families and loved ones as they endure the hardship and uncertainty of deployment.
  • Thanks and Devotion This Memorial Day

    05/23/2013 3:37:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | May 23, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    If you were to suddenly appear this weekend at the numerous barbecues or pool parties, without any knowledge of our nation's history, it might be hard to understand the real meaning of Memorial Day. Is it a day to sell cars, clothes and mattresses? Is it a day off of work, a time to join with family and friends, and grill out? For our family, Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer. School is out, and we transition from the school year to summer activities. But, oh, it is so much more. Memorial Day can be traced back to...
  • Memorial Day Surprise [story about WWII vet & a B-17]

    05/22/2009 6:47:27 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 7 replies · 458+ views
    The Mountain Enterprise ^ | May 22, 2009 | Patric Hedlund
    This Monday, while the VFW is holding its 10 a.m. Memorial Day ceremony at the Cody Prosser Veteran’s Memorial in Frazier Mountain Park, Gary and Lois Lee of Lockwood Valey will be remembering Gary's father, Lt. Bert Lee. Lee was in the first plane to be shot down in the surprise attack of December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor. He lived to tell the tale. The phone rang this spring with an amazing message for his family. The well-known turkey rancher and apple grower, who passed away in 2006, had many tales to share around the dinner table about fighting...
  • Memorial Day 2002: The Blood of Patriots

    05/24/2002 9:27:15 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 8 replies · 198+ views ^ | May 24, 2002 | Alan Caruba
    On Monday, May 27th, the United States will celebrate Memorial Day. For most people it's just a three-day weekend. For some it's a day full of sales at the mall. For the more than 200,000 buried at Arlington National Cemetery, it will be a day when others will visit their graves. The living will do so because these fallen and countless thousands more gave their lives in the defense of freedom and liberty. America has a remarkable history in this respect. There were more than 4,400 deaths during the long war of the Revolution to achieve Independence. That was...
  • Memorial Day: An Evolved Observance Of America's Fallen Heroes

    05/26/2013 7:14:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | May 26,2013 | Lindsey Boerma
    Cantrell said for him, completion of the flag placement Thursday is the most touching moment of the entire weekend: "At the end of the day," he said, "when there are flags across the whole entire cemetery, you can look across to see the service and sacrifice that people of our country have made in order for us to remain a free country."
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Memorial Day 2013 ~ May 27, 2013

    05/26/2013 5:00:17 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 116 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
        The FReeper Canteen Observes ------------------------ Memorial Day 2013 ------------------------   I subscribe to a terrific newsletter called the Patriot Post and received this in my email.  I wanted to share it with you all as our remembrance of Memorial Day 2013.  Thank you God, for the men and women who have given of themselves to ensure the freedoms that we enjoy!  God bless each and every one of them!Star* Heroism, Humility and Leadership The Janitor and the Medal of Honor By Mark Alexander · May 23, 2013   "Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender...
  • Rolling Thunder founder Artie Muller: 'Don't get me started on "Obamacare"'

    05/26/2013 4:58:32 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2013 | By Jennifer Harper
    There is no better name for an event that resonates with patriotism, deep loyalty and an authentic sense of mission: Rolling Thunder. Oh, yeah. Here they come. They’re rolling, and it is thunderous. At least a half-million riders were expected for the 26th annual Ride for Freedom. “Everything about this rally still affects me, no matter how many years we’ve been doing it. And everything we do is meant to remember and honor our POWs, MIAs and all of our veterans,” said former U.S. Army Sgt. Artie Muller, who founded the organization in 1987 and named it for a U.S....
  • Hundreds of thousands of bikers rumble into D.C. for Rolling Thunder

    05/26/2013 4:44:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2013 | Meredith Somers
    Excellent slide show at linkPerfect temperatures, a bright sun and blue sky commanded Sunday’s forecast, but it was the sound of thunder that stood out for the D.C. area, as more than a half-million motorcycles rumbled through the city for the 26th annual Rolling Thunder. Thousands of locals and visitors lined the roughly 10-mile loop along the Potomac River and across the Memorial Bridge, around the Lincoln Memorial and east to the Mall. “Nobody else loves America the way you love America,” Rolling Thunder founder Artie Muller told hundreds of riders just hours before they assembled in the Pentagon parking...
  • President Obama's Memorial Day Address -- Advance Copy [Snark intended]

    05/26/2013 1:01:23 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 26, 2013 | Dan Miller
    My confidential White House informant, The Really Honorable I.M. Totus, has provided this advance copy of the non-partisan Memorial Day address which he is programming President Obama to deliver. Editor's comment:Some far right-wingers may be shocked at what President Obama plans to say and may even consider it a bit over the top. However, it is wonderful to learn that he intends to meet his own personal goal of explaining things precisely as he sees them rather than hiding behind disgarded notions of political correctness and reverence for the past. Honesty is no longer merely the "best policy." Now it is...
  • As George W. Bush ...begins more robust effort to help veterans

    05/25/2013 8:40:25 PM PDT · by boxlunch · 7 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 24, 2013 | Tom Benning
    CRAWFORD — Former President George W. Bush needed little help to blaze a trail Friday for 14 veterans mountain biking with him through open prairies, slick ravines and steep canyons. That’s because he brought the third annual Warrior 100K Ride — a three-day mountain biking trek to honor service members injured in Afghanistan and Iraq — to the well-worn paths at his Prairie Chapel Ranch outside of Waco. But even as Bush welcomed the wounded warriors to his home to thank them for their service, he made clear that his mission to help veterans extends well beyond the trails that...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ Memorial Day Weekend 2013 ~ 26 May 2013

    05/25/2013 4:59:40 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 75 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2012 ~ 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...
  • America's oldest veteran to spend quiet Memorial Day at Texas home (age 107)

    05/25/2013 3:03:24 PM PDT · by llevrok · 22 replies
    FoxNews,Com ^ | 5/24/2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    For his 107th Memorial Day, Richard Arvine Overton, who saw many of his fellow soldiers fall in the line of duty in World War II and even more die over the following decades, is planning a quiet day at the Texas home he built after returning home from World War II. He wouldn’t want it any other way. Overton, who is believed to be the nation's oldest veteran, told he’ll likely spend the day on the porch of his East Austin home with a cigar nestled in his right hand, perhaps with a cup of whiskey-stiffened coffee nearby. “I...
  • Keeping vigil at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (video)

    05/25/2013 10:25:11 AM PDT · by shove_it · 12 replies
    Today ^ | 25 May 2013 | Erica Hill
    Among the most revered posts in the army is that of the soldiers who guard the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Just a handful of soldiers have earned the honor of keeping vigil, and it’s a watch that has remained unbroken since 1926. TODAY’s Erica Hill reports.
  • B-24 Willow Run Assembly Plant (video)

    Ford's B-24 Bomber Plant at Willow Run, MI, dedicated June 16, 1941 before the USA entered WW2. Henry Ford was determined that he could mass produce bombers just as he had done with cars. He built the Willow Run assembly plant and proved it. It was the world's largest building under one roof at the time. Even then FORD HAD A BETTER IDEA! This plant rolled one B-24 off the assembly line every 55 minutes. ADOLF HITLER HAD NO IDEA THE U.S. WAS CAPABLE OF THIS KIND OF THING.
  • 'Winter' - maybe even snow - to return for Memorial Day weekend

    05/24/2013 4:07:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 76 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 24,2013 | Ian Johnston
    Memorial Day weekend is expected to feel more like “winter” for areas of the eastern U.S., according to forecasters at, with snow possible for parts of the Northeast.

    05/23/2013 8:56:29 AM PDT · by Bill Russell · 1 replies ^ | 5/23/2013 | William Russell
    As I type my thoughts for this coming Memorial Day, it is my prayer that are worthy of surviving the flurry of other current events and will have an impact on those who read them and perhaps, will be referred to on other occasions and perhaps help drive the remembrance on future Memorial Days. I always experience a bit of dread as I ponder how to say something of relevance that goes beyond the standard “honoring those who gave all for our freedom” which gets circulated by so many writers while so many Americans head to the beach or prepare...
  • Memorial Day 2013

    05/23/2013 7:38:36 AM PDT · by Terry L Smith · 16 replies
    Memorial Day, 2013. The year is 2013. 337 years after we declared our independence from the reigning monarchy of Great Britain. What are we memorializing this government-sanctioned three day weekend, which was precisely at one time, May 30th, the actual date? Are we memorializing our war dead, specifically those Unknown Soldiers, who died defending what today might be looked upon by many, as our 'lost rights'? Are we memorializing those that died, who believed that America, in their time on Earth, was 'the land of the free, and the home of the brave'? Or, are we, now, memorializing car purchase...
  • Guest blog: Vietnam vet reflects on Memorial Day

    11/18/2012 8:23:39 AM PST · by trussell · 2 replies
    Pastor Bob Rogers Blog ^ | May 27 | Bob Rogers
    Guest blog: Vietnam vet reflects on Memorial Day May 27 Posted by Bob Rogers . (This guest blog is by my father, retired Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Robert H. Rogers, pictured here with my mother. Here my Dad reflects upon Memorial Day through the harsh experiences of his first days as a chaplain in the Vietnam War. I appreciate my father’s service to our country. It was a great sacrifice for him and our family, as we spent a year apart from him while he was at war, and my mom had to take care of me, in the sixth grade,...
  • Memorial Day address from church at Nashville, Indiana (MUST READ)

    06/05/2012 7:07:00 PM PDT · by girlangler · 11 replies
    The Nashville News ^ | 5/30/12 | Rev. John Prather
    By Rev. John Prather, < The speech you are about to hear may not reflect the views of Grace United Methodist Church, or of the world wide United Methodist Church, or of my Bishop. Indeed I hope my Bishop never reads it.> < I am not here as a pastor, or a Methodist, but as a veteran, a citizen and a neighbor and I speak only for myself. And yet I believe I have the right to speak because I have served my country, and I have always sought to be a good citizen and a good neighbor.> < And...
  • Obama’s Memorial Day Photo-Op Blocks Families, Vets from Vietnam Memorial for 7 Hours

    06/05/2012 9:23:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 6/5/12 | Rachel Bjorklund
    On Memorial Day, the Vietnam Memorial in D.C. is supposed to look like this: Instead, for seven long hours, it looked like this: Obama’s secret service shut down the memorial for most of the day, as families and veterans who had come to pay their respects to fallen loved ones were forced to stay hundreds of feet away. Why? So that the Narcissist-in-Chief could show up for 15-minute speech and photo-op with his carefully selected fans in the audience. In his campaign speech remarks, Obama made sure to mention that: “As long as I’m president,
  • A Military Regimen: Bring the Pain

    06/04/2012 6:24:38 PM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1JUN12 | Jed Lipinski
    ON Monday, inside a warehouse turned gymnasium on an empty street in Gowanus, Brooklyn, a group of well-educated, accomplished New Yorkers chose to start their holiday with one of the most punishing workouts on earth. That workout, bluntly known as Murph, is as simple to explain as it was difficult to complete: a one-mile run followed by 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups and 300 squats, followed by another mile — all for time. No picnic, and yet by 10:30 a.m., the gym was swarming with social workers and food bloggers, as well as F.B.I. agents and former Marines, who grunted and...
  • Angry trucker puts up flag at truck stop, only to watch it come down DENTON, Texas — The Stars and Stripes go hand-in-hand with Memorial Day. But when a truck driver saw a truck stop that wasn't flying the American flag, he took matters into his own hands. He put up a American flag himself. The problem is, it didn't stay up for long. David Ray Thornburg couldn't understand why the Travel Centers of America truck stop off Interstate 35 in Denton wasn't displaying Old Glory — especially on Memorial Day. So he grabbed his video camera and went to Walmart. The store donated a flag. Thornburg went back to the truck stop,...
  • Complaint (vanity)

    05/30/2012 7:38:10 AM PDT · by Baynative · 19 replies
    All me ^ | 5/30/2012 | baynative
    Did anyone notice Thatch Google that goes to great effort to change its logo to recognize different people or achievements had NO recognition of Memorial Day?
  • Gay Flag Not Welcome in Media [PA] Memorial Day Parade (partial barf)

    05/29/2012 10:50:06 AM PDT · by kevcol · 44 replies ^ | May 29, 2012 | Roger Ricker
    I had been asked to walk in the Media Memorial Day Parade, due to knowing the veterans for many years and working with them at Veterans Nights at The Media Theatre. Ed Buffman had asked me to assist with carrying the PA Veterans Museum Banner, as has been done regularly several times before. I had with me a Gay Pride Flag, one that was to memorialize all of this country's gays and lesbians who had died in the line of duty. I wanted to drape it over my shoulders as a quiet remembrance. I was told point blank by Ed...
  • NBC 'Today' Panel Rips Chris Hayes: 'He Looks Like a Weenie' After Anti-Military Comments

    05/29/2012 9:36:30 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 15 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 29, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    During a panel on Tuesday's NBC Today, liberal pundits Star Jones, Donny Deutsch and Nancy Snyderman condemned left-wing MSNBC host Chris Hayes for suggesting fallen U.S. troops are not heroes. Deutsch was the strongest in denouncing Hayes: "I hope that he doesn't get more viewers as a result of this...this guy is like a – if you've seen him...he looks like a weenie. Read more:
  • Let’s Not Forget This Memorial Day

    05/28/2012 5:00:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    News ^ | May 28, 2012 | Charlie Daniels
    This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend when we remember, reflect and pay homage to all the men and women who have paid the ultimate price for the freedom and prosperity we call the American way of life. Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. It came into being after the Civil War as a day set aside to honor the Union war dead, but actually Southern ladies organizations and school children had decorated the graves of the Confederate dead even as the civil war was going on. Each area had its own date to decorate and though they may...
  • It's the soldier

    05/28/2012 5:48:51 PM PDT · by Exton1 · 14 replies
    It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given us Freedom of the Press. It's the soldier, not the poet, who has given us Freedom of Speech. It's the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the Freedom to Demonstrate. It's the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the Right to a Fair Trial. It's the soldier who salutes the flag, serves under the flag and whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who gives the protestor the right to burn the flag. ~Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC
  • Did Your local newspaper acknowledge Memorial Day?

    05/28/2012 5:31:32 PM PDT · by Kenika · 25 replies
    I'm disgusted with my local newsragg.
  • Roll call for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom on Memorial Day (Vanity)

    05/28/2012 4:13:41 PM PDT · by clamper1797 · 11 replies
    Self | 05/28/2012 | Self
    I wish to make a muster of those we know who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom ... I'll start ... Taps please ... On October 24th 1972 ,an aircraft crash landed on USS Midway's deck. This aircraft ran into a group of parked aircraft and destroyed eight of them, killed 5 crewmen and injured 23 others. Among those killed were my best friend AOAN Danny Cherry and my very good friend AME2 Karl Blankenship. Please ... just a moment of silence for these true heros on Memorial Day
  • In Memorial Day Tributes to Vietnam Vets, Obama Avoids Why They Fought: To Defeat Communism

    05/28/2012 2:30:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies
    Monday, May 28, 2012 | Kristinn
    Barack Obama paid tribute to veterans of the Vietnam War with a Memorial Day speech at the Vietnam War Memorial and in an op-ed published in military oriented publications. Missing in action from the president's words of praise for the veterans was why they fought for over ten years in Southeast Asia: to defeat communism.A transcript of Obama's speech given at the Wall, as the memorial is commonly known, published at Fox News shows no mention of the words 'communism' or 'communist.' Nor is there mention that the veterans fought to keep South Vietnam, and by extension the whole of...
  • Rep. Allen West: Remembering our guardians at the gate

    05/28/2012 2:25:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Human Events ^ | 05/28/201218 | Rep. Allen West
    The solemn act of honoring those who have fallen in battle is a custom that seems to have faded in importance to our nation over time. Nowadays, many Americans have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At cemeteries across the country, the graves of the fallen are sadly ignored, and worse, neglected. While there are towns and cities still planning Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades. Some think the day is for honoring anyone who has died, not just those fallen in service to our country. Perhaps they do not know how deeply...