Skip to comments.Veteran's Day
Posted on 11/11/2012 8:26:20 AM PST by GenXteacher
God bless all veterans. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AyDqkSr4nI&list=UUYv53FRgnRMagpLX2E-EoyA&index=1&feature=plcp
I served in the US Navy from 1983-1989, but after this last election where the Communist Party USA newspaper declared “We Won” I have come to realize my service was in vain. While I did a small part to protect America from the dangers of communism and socialism, America has chosen to voluntarily go down that path of slavery.
I will not fly an American flag again as long as America now chooses socialism, communism, or any other kind of slavery over the freedoms and rights talked about in the Constitution. Don’t get me wrong, I will always personally show respect to the veterans that I know (my own son is now a veteran of Afghanistan) but all of these free meals and parades are crumbs tossed to the heros while the real prize is given to the Federal government to enslave us.
.. a gentleman’s bet
I’ll bet Obama will not be wearing a poppy.
(But then again, taqiyya might override his religious instinct.)
Prayers up for all the current and past Vets and those who do and have served
I wonder if Romney won if they would have put that up....oh they love America now that “The One” won.
“Ill bet Obama will not be wearing a poppy.”
I suppose one or two of his less communist handlers might pin one on him for appearances’ sake.
I’m not going to fault the veterans who shed blood on behalf of a sane America that existed in the past. But I understand your sentiments, and all the same, thanks for your service.
Many communists I know on facebook are giving their so called respect and thanks to our veterans today for their freedom. I am commenting on their posts “...and yet our country stuck a stick in the eye of every veteran who has served, fought and died for our freedom by voting against freedom.”
My flag is also down. I thought about walking out on the national anthem last night at an event. That anthem is too good for this country.
Am watching the ceremony... I get the feeling the big BO is not happy about the election. He looks to me like he’s fuming on the inside.
There is a reason why we honor veterans, not retired politicians, for preserving our freedom!
In Flanders Fields
Lt Col John MacRae, Ypres, Belgium, 1915
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
On this Remembrance Day, may the Lord watch over and protect those who are defending our liberty. May He also open the eyes of those who do not believe, drawing them closer to Him, to see His Grace, Splendour and Love.
My father-in-law was a captain in Patton’s Army: Silver Star, Bronze Star and 3 Purple Hearts
Here’s the Silver Star Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Captain (Infantry) Marion C. Chitwood (ASN: 0-1285548), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States on 10 April 1945 in Germany. On that date, during an attack near Neudietndorf, Germany, one company of the battalion was temporarily delayed by heavy enemy machine gun fire. Captain Chitwood, Battalion S-3, was dispatched to assist in reorganizing and expediting the attack. While he and the company commander were leading a renewed attack and were engaged in a fierce house to house fight both officers were wounded. Captain Chitwood, utterly disregarding his own wounds, aided the wounded company commander and only after all other casualties were given aid would he permit his own evacuation. Captain Chitwood’s courage, unselfishness, and loyal devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
General Orders: Headquarters, 80th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 132 ( May 21, 1945)
Action Date: April 10, 1945
Rank: Captain, “ Regiment: 318th Infantry Regiment
Division: 80th Infantry Division”
This citation does not scratch the surface of his experiences in WWII. He died four years ago at the age of 89 surrounded by family.
The day before he died, he told a friend, “I’m ready to get on the bus.”
His friend asked, “How do you feel about that?”
Chitwood repsonded, “I’m fine with it-— as long as they don’t make me do it again.”
Thank You to all who have taken the oath “...to support and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic... .”
And a special thanks to my favorite Army doctor and my favorite Marine helo pilot.
O beautiful for heroes prov’d
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country lov’d,
And mercy more than life.
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev’ry gain divine.
my flag is down too. iwas in germany in the late ‘70s when there were still germans who knew we had saved them from communism. interesting, today the countries i respect and would fight for were the enemy when i was in. western europe and half of amerikans are not worth a bucket of warm spit.