Michigan’s 1st District and Activism

    This past weekend we celebrated Memorial Day.  We honored those that have died so that we would remain free.  We can feel nothing but gratitude for the full price they paid in service to our country.  The men and women of our Armed Forces today continue to serve their country in the cause of freedom.  It occurred to me that our all-volunteer military today is | Read More »

    A Thunderstorm Interrupts Obama Memorial.

    Yesterday I alluded to the ‘spirits’ of the men and women, who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country and the freedoms we hold so dear, objecting to President Obama. When president Obama arrived at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois, it seemed as though those spirits were present and accounted for. A rolling thunderstorm began to break even as President Obama mounted | Read More »

    Remember the Reason they Sacrificed

    During the 9/12 march in DC I saw a sign held by an old man wearing an army uniform. It said “I didn’t serve 25 years for Socialism!” For 234 years Americans have fought and died to defend the American way of life. They fought for freedom. They fought for the right to keep what you earn. They fought for the right to make decisions | Read More »

    Vice President Biden on Memorial Day

    Via Mediaite, Vice President Biden’s moving remarks at Arlington: God Bless America.

    Vice President Biden on Memorial Day

    Via Mediaite, Vice President Biden’s moving remarks at Arlington: God Bless America.

    Memorial Day 2010

    …and not an Obama in sight. Vacationing in fact. To my way of thinking as a veteran, as an American and as a patriot, perhaps it’s best he didn’t show. He would have somehow sullied our memories of the countless selfless souls who have gone before. I think that somewhere the spirits of these warriors would protest at someone who thought so little of the | Read More »

    Memorial Day 2010

    HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868 The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land. In this | Read More »

    Memorial Day 2010

    HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868 The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land. In this | Read More »

    In Memoriam — for This Is The Day

    My challenge today is to name all the ancestors and relatives who have served and sometimes died in the cause of America’s freedom. It is a challenge I present to all of Redstate. It is a challenge to myself, and I have failed. I do not know everybody in my family that has served or died in America’s cause. My wife and I share Revolutionary | Read More »

    In Memoriam — for This Is The Day

    My challenge today is to name all the ancestors and relatives who have served and sometimes died in the cause of America’s freedom. It is a challenge I present to all of Redstate. It is a challenge to myself, and I have failed. I do not know everybody in my family that has served or died in America’s cause. My wife and I share Revolutionary | Read More »

    Google fails to honor Memorial Day–or does Google do the right thing?

    Google has a logo “doodle” celebrating everything except what’s truly important, such as Memorial Day, or Veterans Day, or September 11th. It’s Monday morning. Here’s Google.com. Last year, if I recall correctly. Google added a simple ribbon. UPDATE?: When I began this post a few minutes ago, I didn’t see anything on the Google page. Now, when I try again, I see a tiny yellow | Read More »

    A Personal Memorial Weekend Message from Cherilyn Eagar

    What My Big Brother Ken Taught Me A Personal Memorial Weekend Message from Cherilyn Eagar Ken Bacon US Air Force, First Lieutenant On July 23, 1957 my family received word from the U.S. Air Force that my big brother, Ken Bacon, was missing. He was a test pilot for the F-100 Super Sabre and stationed at George Air Force Base in California. Back then the | Read More »

    I miss my grandpa

    Tomorrow is Memorial Day, and for the past several years it has had a personal significance for me besides honoring those that have fallen in battle. It will be 10 yrs. since my grandfather passed away. My Grandfather was a doctor in WWII and went from France all the way to Japan, just after the bombs were dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. As with most | Read More »

    The Last Full Measure Of Devotion

    They came from every corner of our nation representing our best and bravest. They fought in places whose names have become familiar to us not because the field had any great significance but because of what they so bravely did there. Places like Trenton, Lexington Yorktown, New Orelans, Antietam, Gettysburg, the trenches of WWI, Verdun, Anzio Iwo Jima, Normandy, Porkchop Hill, Inchon, Hamburger Hill, Khe | Read More »

    Nathan Hale — how much do you love liberty?

    I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. These words, or something very like them, were spoken by Nathan Hale on September 22, 1776, shortly before being hanged by the British for espionage shortly after the Battle of Long Island. Memorial Day is a good time to contemplate the heart and mind of a young patriot who faced death | Read More »