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May Their Memory Be A Blessing

The Israelis know how to do this correctly.

On the Israeli Memorial Day at 11 AM a siren is sounded for two minutes and the entire country comes to a halt.

People stop whatever they are doing; cars stop on highways and the vehicles empty out for two minutes of silence to honor the fallen.

I remember back when Decoration Day as my mother referred to it was always on May 30, and not conveniently placed on the last Monday in May to create a three day weekend inaugurating summer.

There was always a parade with drum and bugle corps, bands, twirlers, close order drill teams and veterans, marching from city hall to the church, where there was a cemetery  for veterans of the Civil War, and the ceremonies were capped with speeches and a lone bugle sounding taps.

When I was in the high school band I got to be in the parade in my blue uniform with its epaulets, piping, and silver buttons, that would be the envy of any Fifth Avenue doorman.

It was a time when the day was celebrated  in towns across the country this way and not running to buy up bedding or furniture at cut rate sale prices.

It all seemed to come crashing down around eleventh grade when a substantial number of band mates refused to participate because honoring the dead in their minds glorified war and they couldn’t support anything harmful to Vietnamese children or water buffaloes.

Suffice it to say there weren’t enough of us to field a team and I was back to observer status.

In spite of all of that, it was still a time when the rights of felons and communists did not garner precedent over We The People.

So this weekend in the midst of flipping burgers or stuffing another set of towels into the shopping cart, stop for one lousy stinking minute, and remain silent for those who died, and most likely died horribly, defending our nation.

Jesus may have died for your past sins but the American serviceman and woman continue to die for you to be able to keep sinning.

Happy Memorial Day

 

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I’m proud to report that I am a former member.

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U.S. Army founded June 14, 1775

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H. N. “Stormin’ Norman” Schwarzkopf, Jr.; General, United States Army [Ret.]; died December 27, 2012 in Tampa, Florida at age 78 due to complications from pneumonia.

 

“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.”

 

War is a profane thing. - Norman Schwarzkopf

“War is a profane thing.” —Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf

 

General Norman Schwarzkopf.

General Norman Schwarzkopf

 

 

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Judge Denise R. Lind — the ‘Gloria Allred’ of the Army JAG Corps

Excerpt 1:

A decorated Army flight surgeon, after 18 years of service including year-long tours in Honduras, Bosnia and Afghanistan, now risks his career and faces almost certain court-martial and imprisonment.

Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin claims there’s a serious conflict between adhering to his military oath and obeying deployment orders coming down the existing chain of command with Barack Obama at the top – since the president’s constitutional eligibility to be commander-in-chief has never been documented.

And he is absolutely right. But army judge Denise R. Lind has refused to give a fair Court Martial to Lakin (not that he should even be subjected to one), a hero and dedicated flight surgeon with an impeccable career. He is being railroaded due to Lind’s spineless backbone and her liberal love affair with our usurper-in-chief. She is attempting to set Lakin up for sure defeat and imprisonment at Ft. Leavenworth in order “not to embarrass” Obama, the illegal African alien, illegal president, and illegal commander-in-chief.

Lind should be the one going to Ft. Leavenworth.

Excerpt 2:

Army Col. Denise R. Lind, acting as judge in the case, has so far ruled that Lakin will be denied access to any of Obama’s records as well as testimony from any who may have access to his records. Her reason for what amounts to denying Lakin the right to defend himself is, according to Lind, that producing such evidence about Obama in a military tribunal could be – and I’ll quote her exact word – an “embarrassment” to the president.

She and the president are already embarrassments to the military and this country. Lind should be drummed out of the service and given a Dishonorable Discharge at the very least. She is a disgrace to the uniform she wears. She is nothing short of a coward and should not be able to judge a soldier who has given more for this country than she ever has or will. If I didn’t know better, I’d think she’s related to Gloria Allred, but certainly as slimy and dishonorable.

She should have started this entire matter out by first requiring documentation (evidence) from Obama, instead she chose to disallow Lakin’s only chance to present a cogent case. He was railroaded. Period!

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See: The doctor, the president and the birth certificate

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It was a cold-as-hell February on a mountain top position. Four of us were out on the OP. Two of us were scuffed-in Cavalry troopers, two were green ‘cruits. Since I had more experience, I set up the shelters. They didn’t look like much, but we were comfortable for that mission . . . more comfortable than the guys back at the AO, I assure you.

Ten feet from our shelters was a foxhole, about 5-feet deep and perched atop a steep cliff. It was just large enough for two of us at a time. This spot served as an observation point and one of the first lines of defense protecting the main troop area in the rear. That dirty foxhole was heaven.

U.S. Cavalry Condos (more…)

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