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  • Behind the pageantry of The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier

    06/01/2018 1:28:58 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 21 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 30, 2018 | Reverend Austin Miles
    The nation took this past weekend to remember all the young men and women in military service who died serving our country. I have conducted many Memorial Day services over the years and still feel the impact every time I do. And I shed some quiet tears each time. I am an army veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict. My company was exposed to Mustard Gas. That is a horrible experience. It is like a blow torch scalding through every gut in your body. Two young soldiers died right next to me. The rest of the company died within...
  • Return of the military draft might be what we need

    05/31/2018 9:11:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Evening Sun ^ | May 30, 2018 | Joe Angelino
    Memorial Day in Norwich has come and gone. For the record it was wonderful to see retired Army Colonel James Cushman, on his own two feet, as the Master of Ceremonies. The crowd was better than average in numbers and the Norwich High School madrigal choir could not have been better at singing the National Anthem. As the 2018 speaker, Dr. Edward J. Erickson – a multi-war Army veteran – gave his remarks, one couldn’t help but notice the faces in the park were all very familiar. That is because it is the same people in attendance, year after year....
  • Trump honors wife and 7-year-old son of fallen Marine

    05/29/2018 11:26:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 29, 2018 | Fox & Friends
    In his first Memorial Day remarks as commander-in-chief, President Donald Trump paid tribute to fallen U.S. service members and their families. During his speech at Arlington National Cemetery, Trump saluted Brittany Jacobs and her 7-year-old son, Christian, who was dressed like a Marine. Jacobs’ father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, died during a training accident in California in 2011. “Last year at Arlington Cemetery, I met a young boy named Christian Jacobs. He was special,” Trump said. “He was standing fully in a uniform. His father was a great man to him and he was a great man to me. And...
  • CNN Conceals: “Vets” Group Trashing Trump Memorial Day Tweet is Dem-aligned PAC

    05/29/2018 4:38:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    (snip) Reporter Kaitlan Collins cited and displayed a tweet from “VoteVets” harshly criticizing President Trump’s Memorial Day tweet in which he touted the strong economy. An innocent viewer might have assumed VoteVets was a non-partisan group representing all veterans. What Collins and CNN failed to disclose is that “VoteVets” is actually a self-described “progressive” political action committee. Even the New York Times has described VoteVets as “a group closely aligned with Congressional Democrats.” The group has spent millions attacking Republicans and supporting Dem candidates. It even takes up other liberal causes such as “clean energy.”Get the rest of the story...
  • Just a reminder that Memorial Day isn't just another day off work

    05/28/2018 6:04:39 PM PDT · by OneVike · 6 replies
    5/28/18 | OV
    As the days and years pass on, so too shall our freedom because of them. They shall not grow old, but we will because of them Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn them. They may be gone, but never the memory of them ..... Here some quotes about memory and sacrifice, designed to put you a frame of mind to remember the spirit of Memorial Day.... "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." --Joseph Campbell... "This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as...
  • Nourished by the Blood of Patriots

    05/28/2018 3:21:24 PM PDT · by jfd1776
    Illinois Review ^ | May 28, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Remembering America's Heroes on Memorial Day. John Laurens John Laurens was raised in privilege – for his time – in South Carolina. As the son of Henry Laurens, a prominent southern planter, he was studying in England when war broke out. Laurens left his expectant young wife in England in December of 1776 – she would be safer there while he was participating in the war effort – and he returned home to join what was then known as the Glorious Cause – the goal that we know today as American independence. Young Laurens joined General Washington’s personal staff as...
  • « Atheist Hate Groups Trample Upon Memory of America’s War Dead

    05/28/2018 1:13:15 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 14 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 28, 2018 | JP
    The 40-foot Peace Cross was erected in 1925 as a memorial to the 49 soldiers from Prince George’s County, Maryland who perished in World War I. The Bayview Park Cross in Pensacola, Florida has occupied its location since 1941 when America’s armed forces prepared to enter World War II. And the Veterans Memorial Bell Tower in Evendale, Ohio was dedicated just last year in memory of those who lost their lives in the service of our nation. As a grateful nation marks the sesquicentennial of Memorial Day, how ironic it is that the three aforementioned war memorials are in imminent...
  • Memorial Day

    05/28/2018 12:53:24 PM 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 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....
  • An American “Son of Fire” we must remember on this Memorial Day

    05/28/2018 12:49:14 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/28/18 | 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...
  • This Moment in Time: America on Memorial Day 2018

    05/28/2018 12:36:48 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/18 | Judi McLeod
    WE REMEMBER OUR FALLEN HEROES IN 2018 and FOREVER! Still standing bravely in the middle of the most destructive Obama-led political coup d’etat of all time; Still an unwavering Beacon of Hope in a world walking backwards; Still honoring the selfless souls who sacrificed their lives for everyone else’s freedom;
  • Americans, South Koreans pay Memorial Day respects

    05/28/2018 11:58:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Stars and Stripes ^ | May 28, 2018 | Marcus Fichtl
    SEOUL, South Korea – Americans and South Koreans paid respects Monday to 28 fallen U.S. servicemembers buried at a foreigner cemetery in Seoul. Hosted by American Legion Post 38 and the South Korean Freedom is Not Free Society, the tenth annual Ben Delahunty Memorial Day ceremony brought more than 100 people from both nations to the tiny Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary Cemetery overlooking the Han river. The quiet, hour-long ceremony saw Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from nearby Yongsan Garrison plant U.S. flags on the grave sites. Some of the tombstones remain scarred by bullets from the Korean War. The...
  • Angel Flight

    05/28/2018 11:57:39 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2015 | Radney Foster
    Sorry for the Vanity, but I thought this appropriate. We attended a Memorial Day ceremony at a War Memorial today and they played this song about C-130 pilots returning a hero home for the last time. It's very moving.
  • As We Remember Our Heroes This Memorial Day, Let’s Also Remember How Precious And Fragile Liberty Is

    05/28/2018 11:37:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | May 28, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    “Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” – Patrick Henry  “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” – Benjamin Franklin In May 1942, with the U.S. Pacific fleet down to just three carriers after heavy losses incurred at the Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway, the USS Wasp, after having distinguished itself in the Atlantic war, embarked to fight the Japanese in the Pacific. After...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Faith Under Fire: Remembering Heroic Catholic Chaplains

    05/28/2018 10:35:31 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | May 28, 2018 | Joseph Pronechen
    Acts of valor. Supernatural faith in the face of death. Five Catholic chaplains have received the nation’s highest military award — the Medal of Honor. Two of them also have their causes for sainthood underway. As Memorial Day is solemnly marked across the United States May 28, the Register remembers these heroic chaplains, recalling their remarkable bravery and their courageous response to the needs of their fellow men in war. Father Joseph O’Callahan was the first Catholic chaplain to receive the Medal of Honor. His friends couldn’t imagine this Jesuit, head of the math department at Holy Cross College in...
  • The Canine Heroes of Memorial Day

    05/28/2018 8:01:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 28 May, 2018 | Elise Cooper
    This Memorial Day, anyone who loves dogs should give a shout-out to Laura Miller and Dave Nielson, a retired Ranger. They are co-founders, along with Chuck Yerry, of the SOFK9Memorial Foundation. When thinking about those who have sacrificed their lives to keep Americans safe, people should also consider the canine soldiers killed in action. Dave told American Thinker, "My children have a dad because of my canine partner, Pepper. We can actually multiply that by sixty-two, the number of those in my unit. In this unit we lost twenty-two dogs, while they searched for either the enemy or a bomb."...
  • Bikers roar into DC by the hundreds of thousands for Rolling Thunder tribute to POWs, MIAs

    05/28/2018 7:34:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 5/27/2018 | Anna Giaritelli
    Hundreds of thousands of men and women rolled into Washington, D.C., on motorcycles Sunday morning as part of an annual Memorial Day tradition that honors fallen service members. "Fantastic to have 400,000 GREAT MEN & WOMEN of Rolling Thunder in D.C. showing their patriotism. They love our Country, they love our Flag, they stand for our National Anthem! Thanks to Executive Director Artie Muller," Trump tweeted Sunday.
  • On the “Memorare” of Memorial Day

    05/28/2018 8:07:15 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-27-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the “Memorare” of Memorial Day Msgr. Charles Pope • May 27, 2018 • Memorial Day for many means the beginning of summer. To others, it is a day off to go shopping. But as I am sure you know, Memorial Day is really a day to honor those who have died in the service of this country. Here are some thoughts based on two words that arise on a day like this: “memorial” and “monument.”The word “memorial” comes from the Latin memorare, an imperative that means “Remember!” Therefore, Memorial Day is “Remember!” Day. To remember something is to...
  • Editorial: Soldiers owed our gratitude

    05/28/2018 7:56:03 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 4 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 05-28-18 | Herald Staff
    “Happy Memorial Day.” It doesn’t seem right to say it like that, does it. Today is one of the few holidays that doesn’t fit neatly into a friendly salutation. And it shouldn’t. This day doesn’t belong to us. Memorial Day is a day to acknowledge a debt owed to men and women better than us. It is a debt that can never be repaid. On this day, though, we must address those men and women in our thoughts and prayers and convey our appreciation. There are memorials to them everywhere, and while statues and flags are wonderful testimonials, their proper...
  • Be a rebel. Fly the flag

    05/28/2018 7:26:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 5/27/2018 | Barbara Simpson
    Hey, are you all set for the weekend? Got all the picnic food, charcoal and beverages? Do you have the reservations for the cabin, the campsite or wherever you plan to spend the time? Sounds like fun doesn’t it? It probably will be – except for the families of the men and women who lost their lives fighting for the protection of our country. In fact, those who died so that you and yours can “celebrate” the Memorial Day weekend in peace and safety. We tend to forget that part of the story. For those families, the “holiday” brings mixed...
  • Memorial Day Videos: 'Baseball Hero Saves the Flag' and 'America the Beautiful'

    05/28/2007 5:33:26 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies · 683+ views ^ | May 28, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    Memorial Day Videos: 'Baseball Hero Saves the Flag' and 'America the Beautiful' Posted by Noel Sheppard on May 28, 2007 - 11:29. Folks, last year at this time, I posted a number of commemorative videos to help you celebrate Memorial Day. “The True Meaning of Memorial Day” can be seen here, and Ray Charles marvelously singing “America the Beautiful” here. By far, the most popular was “Another Memorial Day Video: Baseball Hero Saves the American Flag.”In it, the uplifting story of Chicago Cubs outfielder Rick Monday was told: [T]hirty years ago this past April, as America was in the process of celebrating its...