Skip to comments.AMERICA - The Right Way!! (Day 1756) [Remember the Trade Center!!]
Posted on 11/11/2005 4:57:52 AM PST by Chairman_December_19th_Society
We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail!
Do not let the victims of the attacks on New York and Washington, nor the brave members of our Nation's military who have given their lives to protect our freedom, die in vain!!
Today is Veterans Day, a National holiday to recognize those who serve, and those who have served, this Nation's highest calling, to protect our freedom and our people from the others in the world that would do us harm.
The Federal Government is closed, the Post Office doesn't deliver, state government workers have the day off.
But Fairfax county schools in Virginia apparently think veterans are no big deal--schools are not only open, the holiday isn't even acknowledged.
Sad.For AMERICA - The Right Way,I remain yours in the Cause, the Chairman.
Have you hugged a veteran today?
Happy Veterans Day.
Fairfax Schools are open? That's disgraceful.
We saw quite a few soldiers yesterday at the museum; what nice young men they were to talk with.
Schools are open in central Indiana as well. In fact, we have not had this as a school holiday for many years. I think we gave up Veterans Day in order to get MLK Day off, if I remember correctly. I bet you can guess my comment on that.
I'm really disappointed to hear that it is not isolated to have schools open on Veterans Day. Without our Veterans, we wouldn't be celebrating much of anything, imo.
Thank you for your service Chairman, & ditto to all the vets out there & on this thread today.
ABG, thank you for your service!
((texianyankee's dad)) and thank you, sir.
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They had already started attendance during Veteran's Day because most systems were open, having traded for the MLK day thing.
It is very sad. On the other hand, mamny of the schools around here do have programs in which veterans come to speak and are honored. That is a good thing, as if the kids just had the day off I am not sure they would get any message from it.
After all, on MLK Day most kids do not spend the day reading the "I Have a Dream" speech. They go to the mall or watch movies.
lepton, thank you for your service.
And Bev, remembering and grateful for Larry's service to his country.
BBL. Off to get chow for the animals.
God Bless your Father.
We are in the market for one, too...someday.
Oh, and God Bless your husband, too, and yourself as well!
In Iowa, we gave up "President's Day" (Washington & Lincoln) for MLK.
Goofy. Just Goofy.
Nita, dear FRiend, thank you for your service!
Toby and ong, thank you so much for your service to our wonderful country!!
Good morning! I hugged my dad last night, and plan to do so again tonight if I see him. Does that count?
The markets are open today too. But not on MLK Day.
Good morning, I'm off for line dancing this morning.
I can't for the life of me understand how a country that produces so many world class heroes can be so infested with so much insane, military-hating liberalism.
May God bless our vetarans!
Hi there, 2/3rds....
Very, very moving.
Great! Well, I missed it. I was so busy yesterday, I didn't even get to lurk. I also missed Daniel's call.
Sir, if you attempt to put your arms around me, you will regret it! I wasn't a Squid! :-)
"Lest we forget!"
If you are known as much by who your enemies are as your friends, I'd say that Mr. Yost is in the same good company as President Bush.
Laura Ingraham coming up with more great stories, I expect. Keep the hanky handy.
If this weren't all the way up north, I'd drive up there myself and do it myself, even if I do get arrested.
Thanks Molly... and a happy and thankful Veteran's Day to all who have served in the Armed Forces.
Thanks to each one for their greetings yesterday.
Mozie... and kay... thanks for the cards. I appreciate your thoughts and kindness.
Had a delightful treat here in Kansas this morning. The local Hy-Vee grocery store was providing a free breakfast for all members of the armed forces, active duty and veterans. They made an announcement while I was in the store yesterday.
When I arrived about 7:30am today the place was almost full. All the managers were serving the food and doing a great job of welcoming veterans. I didn't see anyone in uniform. Breakfast consisted of scrambled eggs, grits, sausage, biscuits and gravy, home fries, breakfast pastries and assorted drinks. It was a wonderful treat and it was obvious there was a lot of good interaction between the veterans and their guests. The guests were charged $3.00 for their meal.
Being alone, I joined a table and got acquainted with some very nice folks, all of whom are disappointed with the liberal agenda that gets all the news and attention.
Not going to have access to a computer most of today. Have a great day, each one of you.
Giving up Armistace Day for MLK is a hot potato in some areas. The politicos had to quell the maurading masses of the 60s. It smacks my grits, but he was the only one the politicos could think of to honor, no one like Geo Washing Carver who made a real impact when he invented Peanut Butter. He was too peaceful.
Roomey and I will attend the services today at the square, honoring our Veterans. Mozie and Jemian I will ring the bell for your guys.
Because 2/3s in a box of sweet apples there are about 3 or 4 rotten ones, that's why. Our wonderful brave heroes will eventually outnumber the week-kneed, loud-mouth, tv-camera-hunting liberals. We just need to get some strong conservative Republicans to replace the lilly-livered ones we now have in Washington. Roomey cannot understand what happens to our elected "servants" when they move to Washington.
What a wonderful surprise for the veterans. By golly, if we had a Hy-Vee store, here, I'd go no where else. Please thank them for us.
Thanks, tillacum! Good explanation!
Geo Washington Carver went to Iowa State (just like my sons). He deserves more recognition than he gets.
Perhaps he should have invented Ramen Noodles. The students would erect a statue for him.
The sun is shining and it is a bit brisk this morning. A beautiful day to attend the tributes to our Heros.
You must be fairly near Iowa. Hy-Vee is an Iowa based company and I noticed your post sometime yesterday about a young man deployed with the Iowa Guard.
Continued prayers for your recuperation. Relax and enjoy the pampering.
Today will clear up, would you believe we have a little fog. It should burn off before 1100 hours.
Perhaps George should have invented those noodles.
Well gotta go and get ready. bbl.
My Greatest Generation father and his friends had very mixed emotions post mid-sixties about having the schools closed on Veterans' Day, in view of the fact that so many teachers were protesting the war and all. I believe that continues to this day, no?
IMHO only veterans should have the day off. That is why we have Labor day for all the laborers. Why should the Nea and feds labor unions get they day off they hate the military anyway?
There may or may not have been a concerted late-night effort at my school to decorate a large portion of my very liberal campus in yellow ribbons and pro-troops signs.
I may or may not have been involved. :)
Sad when patriotism has to go underground.
THANK YOU! to all that have served.
It was pretty much the most fun I've had on this campus in the four years I've been here. Our College Republicans club rocks.
I haven't seen Redrock around, so I need to ping him.
When I lived in VA, a bunch of us would go to the Wall in DC every year to remember. It was really rough seeing grown men cry, but we did it anyway to show our gratitude to those that didn't come back. Remember of our Vets, all gave some, some gave all.
To my brothers (and sisters) in arms out there, we did good.
Thanks for going out in the dark to honor our Heros.
I totally understand the "most fun" description. My "most fun" in my lifetime was standing across from the Naval Observatory and screaming with other FReepers: Get out of Cheney's House. Never will I forget that day!
You will carry this covert activity with you thru your lifetime and someday embellish it just a bit for the benefit of your Grandchildren.
My gc are not yet old enough to understand. Someday I will tell them.
Thanks again, for your efforts.
Emily Will is one of the document examiners retained by CBS in connection with its fraudulent Texas Air National Guard story who acquitted herself honorably in connection with the story, as the Thornburgh-Boccardi report makes clear. Today Will writes:
As one of the document examiners originally retained by CBS to examine the Bush National Guard documents, I read with interest Mary Mapes's new book. There are MANY untruths, and I have outlined them on my website here in case you are interested.
Thanks, Emily J. Will Forensic Document Examainer
We need to get invigorated again. That speech today from the President was pretty good, wsan't it?
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