Skip to comments.Prince Harry Honours US War Dead At Arlington
Posted on 05/10/2013 6:51:22 AM PDT by Absolutely Spiffing Old Bean
Prince Harry has laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on the latest leg of his US tour. The Prince, who has served twice in Afghanistan, was taken around some of the cemetery's 70 sections where military casualties from the US civil war to Afghanistan are buried. He also placed a wreath with a personal note next to the gravestone of Michael L Stansberry Jr, who died in July 2010. Dressed in the uniform of the Blues and Royals, it appeared a sombre and poignant moment for the Apache co-pilot gunner, acutely aware of the sacrifices made in battle. Sky's Royal Commentator Alastair Bruce said: "He knows the nature of how death can impact upon military life while in combat, and how important it is for a nation to mark and respect those that put their lives in danger on behalf of the nation's national interest. "In Arlington, the United States demonstrates exactly that. "Since it started its global war on terror, there have been an enormous number of funerals there, and so many of them associated with the battles that Prince Harry's friends have been involved with too."
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Said state of affairs when I believe that Prince Harry has and shows infinitely more respect for our military and fallen soldiers than out own GD _resident.
Thank you Harry. Sorry cinc should have as much regard for our troops or for England.
Ditto what you said.
Prince Harry is a vet , actually still serving, he;s been in a combat unit which is a big difference to a support unit.
Unlike this CIC ,[I hate writing that about bozo as he never earned it]
He and his family have closed out house we pay for, have never done a day proper work in their life, and only care about pushing homosexuality, cross dressing, into the military while also having concerts, dinners, and parties for their big donors and media pals
Consanguinity, as Churchill said.
Prince Harry is an actual combat veteran and showed incredible class by honoring US war dead in this way. This is a direct contrast to Obama who has snubbed the Brits at every turn.
Not even close. Why in hell is he here, dosing flowers on Our Soldiers.
Harry, would you become my son?
My great hope for the US’s future and “today’s generation” is that we have so many who have served that here is the core of a new foundation - ala Harry - being laid.
My thoughts exactly.
...”Since it started its global war on terror, there have been an enormous number of funerals there, and so many of them associated with battles that Prince Harry’s friends have been involved with too.”... Anyone catching the phrasing on this load of crap?
He's doing it to honor the dead.
Hmm, most people don't need that explained. Maybe you should stop seething with irrational hatred.
Wut? You have a problem with someone, anyone, honoring our war dead? Please explain.
Good grief. You have a problem with a combat veteran honoring the dead?
What is your major malfunction?
He is not honoring anyone. Not even himself, or proxy by birth. Unatural emotionalism is bs. This pure crap.
Yes, I have a problem with a pr stunt, over the remains of Our Fallen.
Ever hear the term “this too shall pass”? Well, IMHO Harry and William have enormous class and represent Britain well. They are intelligent enough to see that this @#&!* that currently occupies the White House will NOT be there forever and that Britain's extremely strong ties to the USA will withstand this “bump in the road” disgusting occupant. Long after this @#*&& is gone, Britain and the USA will forever be allies and BFF’s so to speak.
Class act on his part and I commend him for doing so. And that bust of Winston Churchill - it shall be returned TO the White House at some point.
In Prince Harry’s case, yes I do.
You tell me, since you have identified a malfunction. Get to it.
He has seen the elephant and knows what it is like to face death. He stopped by Arlington to pay his respects to our servicemen and women who have fallen in combat. Personally, I believe that this gesture is far more genuine than anything our cic could ever do with the military.
If this was Obama standing by the Benghazi coffins I would agree with you.
But Harry has served/is serving on the front line. In the early years of Afghanistan his finger was on the trigger all the time. He’s lost friends, and he knew the guy who’s grave he’s standing at.
And even if he didn’t know them, and didn’t serve, it would be good. He’s not John Kerry. He’s not Justin Beiber.
He’s in line of succession to Head of State of a strategic ally and his honoring of the dead is just the latest of many eloquent restatements of the shared sacrifices of our two countries.
Your anger is very badly misplaced.
Irrational contempt for a foreign dignitary who is a combat vet honoring American war dead.
That is major.
another reason to love this guy....
Rembering fellow veterans who died in combat is not a “PR Stunt”.
My buddies are buried there, and they could not give a flyin’ f, about some brit royal giving them some kind of phony respect. A pampered supposed “combat vet”, can kiss my azz. How many good men died, providing him “air space?”
Man, are you crotchety.
By any chance, do you have the cite for when Churchill used it?
One thing can be said of the royal family is that they all served with dignity and honor, even their grandmother, the queen. Charles made a bit of a mess of his personal life but at least he raised two sons that serve with pride and he served himself with honor. They bring credit to their family and country.
We have Zero and Clinton. At least we had Reagan, Bush Sr and Jr to help balance them with three people who served with honor.
Perhaps, my respect is twisted, to you. So what. No reason for you to worry about anything important to me. Are we good now?
“Why in hell is he here, dosing flowers on Our Soldiers.”
Why the Hell not? England was once an enemy but hasn’t been for 200 years. Besides, if I my enemies honor my war dead then I have conquered our differences. I am proud to have such a soldier as those in the royal family honor our dead as we served side by side, and we should honor theirs.
“I have a problem with a pr stunt, over the remains of Our Fallen.”
What is PR about this? It happens frequently and not as a PR stunt. If England wanted to send an envoy for this then Prince Harry is an excellent choice as he is both an active duty officer and a member of the British royal family, both are excellent qualifications to represent their country.
His first tour (as a forward air controller) was completely off the radar, until it was leaked in the media, forcing the British military to pull him out because of the increased danger this was presenting to his fellow soldiers. The second time over there, he was the gunner/co-pilot of an Apache and saw plenty of combat in Helmand Province.
” phony respect. A pampered supposed combat vet, can kiss my azz. How many good men died, providing him air space?”
Your ignorance of Harry and this event is astounding. Your disrespect to our fallen veterans is even more disturbing.
Say what you will...Even though Harry..and probably Will, had one or more youthful discretions, I really LIKE the young Royals. Will, Kate and Harry are (I hope) the face of the future. Their mother would be proud.
Thank you, Prince Harry.
During WW2, the German military allowed the caretakers at the US military cemeteries in France to remain at their posts, even after war was declared between our nations. There are some things that transcend borders.
How is this a pr stunt? Harry has no need of money and nothing to gain over this action. You are reading things into this article that just aren't there. The man is a captain and has served alongside our troops; and Britain has been our country's ally ever since 1813 or so. Why spit in his eye?
You are off your head.
You’ve decided to double down on your bizarre rant.
What’s more - and this is horrific - you’re now trying to use some friends buried in Arlington as human shields to cover your ill-advised attack.
Harry’s there to honor the dead. You have some demented issue with that. That’s on you.
You know less, by the words, you have written. I respect you, don-o. Quit wasting your time, with me.
Yeah, well, I am not a genius like most folks around here. Got any suggestions on how to lighten up?
And don't forget using the military as props... For example that nonsense with the academy awards!
This upcoming group of Royals appears to be a cut above what we’ve gotten used to. A great blessing for our friends in the UK.
RedHeeler, I am quite shocked at your comments.
As a veteran I would have thought that you would appreciate a high profile serviceman paying respects to the any of the fallen, and particularly to the fallen of your own country.
Thank you to the other Freepers on this thread who spoke up.
Harry sowed some wild oats, no doubt....but he appears to be ready to settle down.
You are right! You, agere_contra- are the rightest, most truthful and best person/poster in the World. I will take your good observations to the immediate appropriate authority at once. Horrific.Check. Human Shields.Check. Demented.Check. I must say, Thanks be to Heaven, for you!
This was a nice gesture. He should not have walked on the graves.