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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Armed Forces Day (May 18, 2013)



On Armed Forces Day, May 18, we recognize and thank military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.

In 1949, President Truman said their service "...is vital to the security of the nation..." These words still ring true today. And while we recognize our armed forces for their steadfastness, we also honor their fallen brothers and sisters who have died in service to our country. As Memorial Day approaches on May 27 let us once more be a grateful nation as we remember their sacrifice and that of their families.

Today, if you personally identify with words such as "Constitution", "Patriot", "Bill of Rights", or "Liberty", you could very well be attacked by your own government as we have seen with the IRS Scandal and the burgeoning EPA Scandal.

The blood of those who have gone before us and who have given their last full measure of devotion can not be polled by MSNBC News. And were they to be so queried, I suspect that the response to the ObamaNation would not be printable.

At CIA Headquarters, a statue of Nathan Hale stands as a reminder of a patriot who gave his life for something greater. Today the word, "patriot" is dragged through the mud by the President and his cronies, who duly mismanage the nation.


At the same time, I relate to Nathan Hale, whose last words to the British preparing to execute him were, "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country." Mr. Hale would not have shied away from being called a Patriot.

And now a word from the President of the United States and the First Lady: "All this over a damned flag."


Make of it what you will.

This is the American government that we are leaving to posterity.

8 comments:

  1. The spirits of our founders must be sitting at the Green Dragon saying something like - "Damn, we warned them, didn't we??" They would have long since taken up their muskets.

    Those from Normandy would see Hitler's Germany looking them in the eye.

    Our generation can easily see the USSR or Mao's or Ho's ghost applauding Obama.

    I keep looking for ways that this will end well Larry . . . not seeing many!

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    1. Slavery is always just a generation away.

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  2. It could be worse. Not much worse, but worse.

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  3. By the way, THANK YOU FOR YOOUR SERVICE.

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    1. And thank you for your honorable service, my friend.

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  4. I especially want to thank my Awesome (saving lives down range) Navy Corpsman. He's so young to have seen and done things that will be a part of him forever, possibly that is some of what makes the Man. His gran prays that his mettle endures the test of time.

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    1. May God continue to bless all who serve under the standard.

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  5. Why are there 61 stars in that flag?

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