Skip to comments.Man of Honor [Gen Pace Leaves Stars at "The Wall"
Posted on 10/16/2007 7:51:31 AM PDT by PurpleMan
"At the Vietnam Wall we saw something unbelievable. We noticed three small index cards at the base of the Wall.
I knelt down for a closer look and noticed that a 4-star general's rank was pinned to each card.
The cards were personally addressed and said something like:
These are Yours - not mine! With Love and Respect, Your Platoon Leader, Pete Pace 1 Oct 2007
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs had laid down his rank for his boys who died in Nam. Oct 1 was the day he stepped down as Chairman."
(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...
We will ALLWAYS need men of his character and determination. Thank God we still have the Marines.
class is right!
They DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW.
It's that simple. Their purpose is to twist your mind, by slanting the facts you receive.
It seems like something personal for the General, and I bet he is pissed it is in the news.
That’s one helluva man! He needs to be the next Senator from Virginia, at the very least!
Our disgusting Dem run Senate would never have reconfirmed him for a second term. Instead they would have used his confirmation hearing as a circus of accusations, further damaging the war effort.
Have we ever before been in a war with half of the country's leaders taking action to keep us from victory? I will always believe that the war in Iraq would have ended years ago if it were not for our Dem legislators and our DBM encouraging the enemy to keep fighting.
Reading something like this might make a person cry.
Hey Michael! This needs to be publicized throughout the Conservative talk show community. Can you help?
From the National Park Service website:
“Items are left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial constantly by many, although not all, of the visitors. They are usually collected by NPS rangers at the site two times per day, once during the day shift and once during the night shift. In bad weather, artifacts are collected more frequently. The artifacts are tagged, given a unique identification number, and placed in museum storage bags. Note that Memorial Day (the last Monday in May) and Veterans’ Day (November 11th) tend to be the heaviest days of the year in terms of both visitorship and artifacts left. Independence Day (July 4th), Father’s Day (third Sunday in June), and days on which there is a significant event on the Mall are also fairly heavy. Then, the artifacts are stored on the Mall until a staff member brings them to the Museum and Resource Center (MRCE). Almost everything is saved for the collection. The only things that are not saved are active organic items (such as live plant matter) and U.S. National flags, unless the flags have been altered in some way. The unaltered flags are given by the rangers to Veteran’s Hospitals, Memorial visitors, or civic groups such as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Once at the MRC, the artifacts are identified, researched, and eventually cataloged. When items are cataloged, a detailed description is written of them, and a report is prepared on their condition. Cataloging is done for the security of the collections, and in order to have an easy reference on the collection for exhibits, conservation, and the like.”
I believe that all messages left at The Wall are collected, catalogued and preserved every day.
In November 2008, the United States of America will arrive at a crossroads. The two paths that lay before the American people could not diverge more sharply. Down one lies bigger government, hostility to traditional values, and the lack of will to face down the great threat of our time: Islamic fascism. The other path leads to greater opportunity, an embrace of the values that have made America a shining city on a hill, and a commitment to absolute victory against those who would use terror to prey on innocents.
Moments such as these call for courageous leaders who can rise above the fray and steer the nation through troubled waters. That is why we are asking you to seek the Republican nomination to represent the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States Senate.
We understand that after 40 years of dedicated service and personal sacrifice, that spending time with your family and enjoying a well-deserved retirement are far more appealing than the slings and arrows of Washington. There are rumors circulating that you will never consider a run for the Senate.
It is, however, your reluctance to serve that suggests to us that you must serve. For too long, the halls of power have been filled with self-important politicians who crave public office and the honor that it brings. In Washington, self-interest often trumps the public interest. For six years, you could change all of that. We dont ask that you begin a second career; we ask that you serve one term at a moment in history that such service matters most.
General, the American people need your leadership in the U.S. Senate. The outcome of even one Senate race could mean the difference between pushing on towards victory and being driven from the field and rendering meaningless the blood that has been spilt in the sands of Iraq and Afghanistan. We cannot afford to be represented by a September 10th politician. We cannot spare you now.
Sir, we respectfully ask you to take on one last mission for your country.
Demonstrate your support for General Pace by donating via the link above. Should General Pace choose not to run, approved donations will be sent to Fisher House, a charity providing housing for veteran and active military families in times of need.
Don’t turn this into a political run for Senate thread.
I may have seen Gen. Pace close up in September. How many four star generals are there? I saw a four star at the airport in Dublin, but forgot his name.