It’s Veterans Day – Hug a Vet

    There are two veterans in my family, my father and his brother, my uncle. Uncle was in WWII. He entered combat in eastern France at the beginning of 1945. His unit fought across the Maginot Line, fought across the line, then fought in southwestern Germany until V-E Day. He then spent the next year as part of the occupying forces before being mustered out. Dad | Read More »

    May we never forget what they do.

    Monday would have been Barry Sadler’s 70th birthday. Staff Sargent Sadler would have likely passed into the hereafter in obscurity had it not been for this song that went to #1 for five weeks in 1966. With the bustle of 21st Century life so filled with work, family, politics and survival, its sometimes easy to forget the millions of men who have fought around the | Read More »

    Veterans Day

    I wrote this on my Facebook account earlier today, and just now had the chance to post it here.  It was inspired by the poem Erick posted earlier today, and is meant to be read with that poem in mind. One of my favorite movies is Saving Private Ryan. In some things, it is completely unrealistic (Ted Danson would not be caught dead supporting any | Read More »

    ‘Tommy,’ by Rudyard Kipling.

    Happy Veteran’s Day. And for those who served: my thanks. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.

    Honor veterans by declaring war on PC, i.e. cowardly liars

    Today’s national holiday honoring America’s military vets began as a celebration of the Armistice-signing end of The Great War on the “the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” in 1918. Less than two years earlier, President Woodrow Wilson sent America’s finest “over there” to save Western Civilization from freedom’s enemies. But when even our armed forces are so paralyzed by a | Read More »

    On the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month, the Guns of August Fell Silent

    In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below.We are the dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved, and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields.Take up our quarrel with the foe:To you from failing hands we throwThe torch; be yours to | Read More »

    Veterans Day And Everyday, Thank A Vet

    They forged a nation by their sacrifice and blood at places like Lexington, Trenton, Camden and Yorktown. They defended the Capitol in 1812 and in that same century fought in unlikely places like Resaca de la Palmae , Rio San Gabriel Mexico, Gettysburg, Shilo, and Antietam. They suffered in the muddy trenches of Europe in WWI and stormed the beaches of Normandy, Anzio, Iwo Jima, | Read More »

    A Salute To The Veterans – Open Thread

    Today is Veterans Day. It was all of the battles they’ve fought, and all of the sacrifices they had to make, that allows America to be the land for freedom for all people, the example that other nations can follow if they want their people to be as free; the land of the free. And for the veterans, we acknowledge that this is their home, | Read More »

    MI Morning Update 11-12-08

     719 Days until Election Day  November 12, 2008   QUOTE OF THE DAY: "This has been a good year for opening up the American dream. Senator Hillary Clinton and Governor Sarah Palin proved that young women can dream big and have an exciting future. President-elect Obama proved that every African-American has a chance to rise. Senator John McCain reminded all of us that America is | Read More »

    I’m In Love With A Soldier

    The subject of our troops is a personal one for me. You see, I am in love with a soldier.

    Today Is Veterans Day

    John Stuart Mill once said, “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse.” The moment we believe our freedoms inevitable, we cease to live in history and sour the soldier’s sacrifice. Our freedoms–purchased on the battlefield–are indeed “worthy of war.” This is the time | Read More »

    The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month of 1918

    In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below.We are the dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved, and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields.Take up our quarrel with the foe:To you from failing hands we throwThe torch; be yours to | Read More »

    Today’s Headlines — Nov. 11, 2008

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/11/obama-bush-meet-at-white-house/ Obama, Bush a lot alike http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/11/gingrich-steele-duel-for-rnc-leadership/ EXCLUSIVE: Gingrich, Steele duel privately for RNC job http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/11/exclusive-obama-deletes-agenda-from-transition-web/ EXCLUSIVE: Agenda disappears from Obama Web site http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/11/chances-dim-for-special-session/ Chances dim for lame duck session http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/11/catholic-voting-tied-to-economy/ Catholic voting tied to economy http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/11/emerging-markets-struggle-in-crisis/ Emerging countries struggle in crisis http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/11/two-hotly-contested-races-hang-in-balance/ Georgia runoff called 2010 preview http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/11/fairer-to-one-than-the-other/ PRUDEN: Fairer to One than the other http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/10/special-section-veterans-day-section/ SPECIAL SECTION: Veterans Day Maria Stainer Assistant Managing | Read More »


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