May 28, 2012 Political
While I hear many people thanking veterans today the day to honor them is 11 November. Today is the day we honor those who have died in the service of our country.
Please enjoy this touching video about the Angel Flight, the designation of those flights that carry our military dead.
General Patton once said; “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”
While I never think mourning the loss of a loved one is foolish or wrong, I do think today should be a day for thanking God that the men and women who died for this country existed. Without them we would not be a free nation.
God knows, they could have grown up and been like the selfish occupy morons (whose right to protest was secured by our honored dead).
Today as we gather with family and friends and enjoy cookouts and backyard games let us take a few moments to say a prayer for those who went before us, for whom today is set aside.
Big Dog salute to my Aunt Barb for sending this link.
Never surrender, never submit.
May 30, 2011 Political
Today is a day set aside to give honor to those military members who have died in the service of this country. As we set off on trips to cook-outs, shopping excursions to the malls and to the pools that will open on this “unofficial start of Summer”, let us take a moment to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for this nation.
Have a safe and happy holiday.
And please, don’t drink and drive, get plenty of sleep, wear sunscreen and commit a random act of kindness…
This cartoon from a post two years ago was spot on…
Never surrender, never submit.
May 31, 2010 Military
Today is the day we honor those members of the military who gave their lives for this country. Let us be happy that such people existed.
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”
– Speech at the Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston Massachusetts (7 June 1945), quoted in Patton : Ordeal and Triumph (1970) by Ladislas Farago [Source]
A National Disgrace
Never surrender, never submit
May 25, 2009 Political
As you prepare for your cook outs and get-togethers, Please don’t forget the reason we set this day aside.
Please say a prayer for those who have given their lives so that we might live in freedom.
Thanks to Mr. Heller for permission to use his cartoon.
Tags: memorial day
May 26, 2008 Military
Memorial Day is more than just a three day holiday weekend or the beginning of the swimming season as pools open for the Summer. Memorial Day is a day we honor those members of the military who have died in the service of our country.
It does not matter what political party one belongs to and it does not matter how one feels about the current wars or any war, what matters is that people understand that the men and women of the armed forces serve this country and its people under the direction of the civilian leaders in government. The men and women of the armed forces do what they are told to do, when and where they are told to do it, and they do so without question.
Members of the military do not have the luxury of debating any action. They do not have the ability to say that they would rather not go or that it is the wrong war at the wrong time and all the other things we hear. However, the men and women of the armed forces are the very reason that every other person in this country has the ability to express all these feeling and more. The men and women of the armed forces, the ones who are abused so often by the left, ensure that this country is safe and that each person enjoys the freedoms and the rule of law established in our Constitution. They even ensure that the idiots in Berkeley and places like it are free to say and do things that are vile and disgusting. Not everyone on the left is guilty as Meatbrain has shown nor are all the folks on the right guiltless in the matter.
Today is the day we honor those who have given that last greatest measure of devotion so that we can continue to live as a free people in the greatest nation on this planet.
Today while you are enjoying your cook-outs, swimming in the pool, and relaxing as your three day holiday winds down please take a moment to pray for the souls of those military members who have died in the service of our nation and those who still serve so that we may remain free.
For those who fight for it, life has a special meaning the protected will never know. [author unknown]