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The Greatest Generation
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Posted on 05/29/2010 1:26:18 PM PDT by Taxman

This is a 65 year old film that a man found in his dad's papers. It is perfectly appropriate for Memorial Day Weekend!

Enjoy and be thankful for that generation's sacrifices on behalf of us all.


TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: greatestgeneration; memorial; veterans; vjday
The "Greatest Generation" did not give their full measure of devotion so that the USA would be where it is -- socially, economically, or politically -- today.

On this Memorial Day, please join with me and pledge that you will honor their devotion to FReedom; that you will work with like-minded Americans to restore our nation to its rightful place of honor as the leader of the FRee world!

As Ronald Reagan repeatedly emphasized, "America is a shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere."

And, as he said in his farewell address to the nation, "I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still."

Our first step in this process is to commit whatever time, talents or treasure we have to ensure that only those political candidates who honor and respect the US Constitution are elected to public office in November 2010.

The second step will be to ensure that, once elected, they do the right thing by the Constitution and the We the American People.

FReegards,

FRank

1 posted on 05/29/2010 1:26:18 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: Taxman

Whoops!

The link mysteriously disappeared — probably due to the Klutz at the keyboard!

Here ‘Tis: http://vimeo.com/5645171

Sorry about that.


2 posted on 05/29/2010 1:30:48 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman

I bet a lot of baby’s got conceived that night LOL.


3 posted on 05/29/2010 1:55:08 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Taxman

fantastic! thanks for putting that up.


4 posted on 05/29/2010 1:57:02 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: Taxman

Dang it, there’s something in my eye....Great footage, thanks.


5 posted on 05/29/2010 2:06:18 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Taxman

Amazing footage! Thanks for sharing!


6 posted on 05/29/2010 2:32:52 PM PDT by OCC
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To: Taxman

Thanks for posting this. Thanks to Mr. Sullivan for sharing it with the world.


7 posted on 05/29/2010 2:37:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (SB. 1070 - Arizona's way of finding out whose side Barry Zero is really on.)
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To: Taxman

My Dad, age 87. is a member of The Greatest Generation. Thank you for posting this. I emailed him and put this on FB and my Blog.


8 posted on 05/29/2010 3:17:29 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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To: Taxman

Outstanding!


9 posted on 05/29/2010 4:24:13 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: Taxman
Great footage, thank you for posting it.

BTW - Can't remember the last time I heard Jimmy Durante,
I had forgotten him.

"Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash..."

10 posted on 05/29/2010 4:26:52 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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To: ladyvet
"Dang it, there’s something in my eye..."

Whatever it was, it flew over the transom and nailed me too.

11 posted on 05/29/2010 4:34:56 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Markos33
"Can't remember the last time I heard Jimmy Durante"

Maybe it was at the end of Sleepless in Seattle.

12 posted on 05/29/2010 4:37:46 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Markos33

You are most welcome — I thought it appropriate for this weekend.


13 posted on 05/30/2010 6:59:52 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Venturer

YUP! Whole lotta lovin’ goin’ on!


14 posted on 05/30/2010 7:00:37 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: bobby.223

You are most welcome!


15 posted on 05/30/2010 7:01:24 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: ladyvet

Me too!


16 posted on 05/30/2010 7:01:59 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: OCC

You are most welcome!


17 posted on 05/30/2010 7:02:24 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

Thanks. I hope it gets very widespread coverage. Becoems a Net Hit!


18 posted on 05/30/2010 7:03:21 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman

Credit to White Wolf - Blogging the Boys football related blog. Very appropriate for Memorial Day

It is the VETERAN, not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the VETERAN, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the VETERAN, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the VETERAN, not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.

I know there’s lots of veterens on this site, and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for what you’ve given to us, and to your country.


19 posted on 05/30/2010 7:04:25 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: patriotspride

Thank you.


20 posted on 05/30/2010 10:40:30 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman

Great stuff.


21 posted on 05/30/2010 10:54:16 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: ErnBatavia

Thanks!


22 posted on 05/30/2010 2:54:24 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman

Wow! Great film!


23 posted on 05/30/2010 4:28:56 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: patriotspride

To your post @ 19: AMEN!


24 posted on 05/30/2010 4:36:24 PM PDT by southernsunshine
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To: Taxman
What a SUPERB piece of amazingly high-quality color footage!

Truly a great tribute to the "Greatest Generation."

25 posted on 05/30/2010 5:31:44 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: RayChuang88

Ray,

Glad you liked it. And, “superb” does capture the essence of the video, does it not?

Hope your email list likes it!

FReegards,

FRank


26 posted on 05/30/2010 5:33:52 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: TADSLOS

Glad you liked it. Ping your list, please.


27 posted on 05/30/2010 5:34:30 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman

cool


28 posted on 05/30/2010 8:16:58 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: Taxman

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.


29 posted on 05/30/2010 8:18:05 PM PDT by carmody
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To: carmody

You are most welcome.


30 posted on 05/30/2010 9:02:46 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Charlespg

Glad you liked it — spread it around, please.


31 posted on 05/30/2010 9:03:20 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: YHAOS
My Dad would have been 87 on May 30th the traditional Memorial Day. He was always proud of that. As a M/M 2nd class USN he was on the shakedown cruise of the original USS Tarawa, CV-40 (Essex-class).
32 posted on 05/30/2010 9:42:27 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: higgmeister
My Dad would have been 87 on May 30th the traditional Memorial Day. He was always proud of that. As a M/M 2nd class USN he was on the shakedown cruise of the original USS Tarawa, CV-40 (Essex-class).

My dad was 88 last year. He served as a radio man in Mindanao in the Philippines in the Coast Guard during WWII. He would probably have been sick to death if he had made it this far into Obama's presidency.
33 posted on 05/30/2010 9:46:25 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Taxman

What great film. Thanks for posting it.

Dad will be 90 this June. He was still in Europe when WWII came to an end, a Lieutenant in Patch’s 7th Army.


34 posted on 05/30/2010 9:57:49 PM PDT by Pelham (without Deporting 20 million illegals, border control is meaningless.)
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To: aruanan
Yes, after the heroic fight for their progeny and then see our United States government succumb to the evil Fascism they fought against would have been unconscionable.
35 posted on 05/30/2010 10:09:53 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Taxman
Click - Last Full Measure of Devotion

In the long and honored history of America
There are names that shine like beacons in the night
The Patriots whose vision gave us meaning
Who kept the lamp of freedom burning bright

In the long and honored history of America
There are those who paid the last and final price
Who were called upon by chance, or desperate circumstance
To make the ultimate sacrifice

A grateful nation bows its head in sorrow
And in thanks for guaranteeing our tomorrow
The last full measure of devotion
That's what they gave to the cause

The last full measure of devotion
And though they cannot hear our applause
We honor them forever and keep alive their story
Pay tribute to their lives and give them all the glory

The last full measure of devotion
Beyond the call of duty were their deeds
The last full measure of devotion
They gave themselves to serve the greater need

And for those who did survive
And came back home alive
They join in praise of comrades who were slain
And highly resolved, most highly resolved
That these dead shall not have died in vain

The last full measure of devotion
Beyond the call of duty were their deeds
The last full measure of devotion
They gave themselves to serve the greater need

And for those who did survive
And came back home alive
They join in praise of comrades who were slain
And highly resolved, most highly resolved
That these dead shall not have died in vain

36 posted on 05/30/2010 10:37:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you.


37 posted on 05/31/2010 5:32:49 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Pelham

You are most welcome.

Please thank your dad for his service!


38 posted on 05/31/2010 5:33:27 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: patriotspride
It's also the Veteran that has given us these united states of America.
39 posted on 06/01/2010 7:35:18 AM PDT by Mikey (He that refuses to know and exert his rights, doesn't deserve them.)
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To: Mikey

” It’s also the Veteran that has given us these united states of America. “

So true, if you go back in history vets have shaped and upheld our country.


40 posted on 06/01/2010 11:49:48 AM PDT by patriotspride
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