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  • Young students use toothbrushes to find and honor veterans

    05/22/2015 9:56:11 AM PDT · by pabianice · 5 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 5/21/15 | Bradley
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Tribune News Service) — A group of French-speaking 8th graders used toothbrushes to clean moss off old tombstones of African-American military veterans. Not something you see everyday in Kansas City. But there they were, 25 or so students from Academie Lafayette working to get Highland Cemetery, a segregated black cemetery from Kansas City’s early days, ready for Memorial Day. They planted flags on graves long forgotten in a cemetery long neglected. Seems like such goodwill deserved blue sky and sunshine. Aucune une telle chance. Uh, no such luck. It was 52 degrees, breezy and spitting rain. The...
  • Chris Kyle’s Widow Overwhelmed By ‘American Sniper’ Success, Elites Unhappy

    01/19/2015 8:31:08 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 1/19/2015 | Derek Hunter
    In spite of the vitriol spewed toward the movie “American Sniper,” Americans flocked to see the Clint Eastwood biopic of the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in record numbers. The previous record for a movie opening on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend was set last year by “Ride Along,” which opened with $41 million. “American Sniper” is estimated to have more than doubled that, bringing in an astounding $90.2 million.
  • Is There Honor in Amnesty

    11/24/2014 9:17:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/24/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Breaking into America’s house in the middle of the night, demanding ownership of the deed of trust is dishonorable The amnesty by executive fiat is a fait accompli - five million law breakers are now going to become American citizens with all the benefits American taxpayers are forced to provide, including ObamaCare. The “fiscal cost of immigration” will include: Medicaid, unemployment insurance, Social Security, workmen compensation, TANF, earned income credit, WIC, SNAP, free phones, SSI, free education, free lunch programs, kindergarten programs, day care, and other services such as police protection, fire protection, military protection, libraries, parks, highways, and over...
  • Saving Private Turner

    10/29/2014 7:11:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | October 29, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Pfc. Due W. Turner is no longer the unknown soldier of Columbia County, Arkansas. At last his name has been added to the monument dedicated to the country's veterans on the courthouse square in Magnolia, Arkansas. That empty space on the list of Columbia County's veterans of World War II had stood waiting to be filled all these years, like a silent sentinel. The committee in charge of the monument, once it learned that one of the county's own had been overlooked all these years, did its duty -- just as Private Turner had done his. At long last, it...
  • Ten at Fifty

    10/07/2014 5:31:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 7, 2014 | Mike Adams
    This month, I turn fifty years old, which is surprising to me. At twenty-five, I never thought I would see thirty. I also never expected this period of life to be the best – but it is by a long shot. Perhaps that is best explained by the fact that, over the years, I have made some very serious mistakes that have taught me some very important lessons. Among the most important lessons I have learned is that personal happiness is not possible without a concerned effort to focus on two key factors: gratitude and encouragement. If one makes a...
  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 6:09:22 AM PDT · by struggle · 257 replies
    CSPAN-3 ^ | 9/17/2014 | struggle
    The House Select Committee on Benghazi hears testimony from Homeland Security and Secret Service officials on the implementation of the Accountability Board’s recommendations following the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi.
  • Clusterdunk in Benghazi

    09/08/2014 11:56:59 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 9 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 8, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Here's what happened on the ground in Benghazi. Good men died there needlessly because of delays in sending reinforcements. "No Bergdahl left behind" Obama should have to explain, fully. He has not done so. Here's the September 5th Fox News video, via You Tube, of interviews with survivors of the Benghazi clusterdunk. It does not deal with what was happening in Washington or why the Obama Administration failed to take prompt action. The survivors were not in any position to discuss that because they were in Benghazi, not Washington. They were fighting for the lives of those they were there to protect and for their own...
  • NY City Cabbie Convicted of Arranging Honor Killings

    08/14/2014 12:03:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Clarion Project ^ | 8/14/14 | staff
    A veteran New York City taxi driver originally from Pakistan was convicted of two honor killings he arranged to avenge his family’s “humiliation.” Mohammed Choudhry, 61, who drove a cabin New York for more than 20 years, had forced his 23-year-old daughter, Amina Ajmal, into an arranged marriage in Pakistan in 2012. However, Ajmal, who was raised in the U.S. and college-educated, was in love with another man, Shujat Abbas. When Ajmal fled the marriage during a daring midnight escape with Abbas and came back to the U.S., Choudhry vowed to take revenge for the family’s disgraced “honor,” pledging to...
  • Heroic Navy diver drowned after refusing to leave his fellow sailor..(shortened)

    08/04/2014 5:16:19 PM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 August 2014 | Alex Greig
    A Navy diver died at the bottom of a Maryland pond last year after refusing to leave his trapped fellow sailor to drown alone. Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Harris, 23, and Petty Officer 1st Class James Reyher, 28, were sent to dive in the Aberdeen Proving Ground on February 26 2013, but their lifeless bodies were pulled to the surface just 31 minutes after they started the dive. No one knew what had befallen the pair until an investigation, completed last year but only recently released, pieced together the final 31 minutes of the young men's lives.
  • 'Honor killing': Arab teen in Jerusalem murdered by family because he was gay?

    07/02/2014 9:23:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/2/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    I can't confirm this yet, but we've already seen stories in the mainstream media that claim that the Arab teen who was killed in the Jerusalem Forest overnight may have been murdered by family members. What the mainstream media is not telling you (as those who read Hebrew can see from the story above), is that the teen may have been the victim of an honor killing because he was gay. There's also another version of the story, which is only slightly different. In any event, this murder was not carried out by a Jew. But why let that...
  • Why the Arab World is Caught in an Emotional Nakba, and How We Keep it There.

    06/27/2014 2:06:17 AM PDT · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 32 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | June 24, 2014 | Richard Landes
    By ignoring the honor-shame dynamic in Arab political culture, is the West keeping itself from making headway toward peace?
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 20 June 2014

    06/19/2014 5:59:38 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 133 replies
    June 19, 2014 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • Here is President Reagan’s remarkable speech at Point du Hoc on the 40th anniversary.

    06/07/2014 7:53:25 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    Joel C Rosenberg's Blog ^ | 6/6/2014 | Joel C Rosenberg
    Full title: "Today we honor men who fought on D-Day to defeat Nazis & end the Holocaust. Here is President Reagan’s remarkable speech at Point du Hoc on the 40th anniversary." Seventy years ago was “D-Day.” The bravest men America and our Allies had to offer stormed the French coast of Normandy. They did it to defeat the cruel and evil Nazi tyranny. They did it not to conquer but to liberate. They did it to set free the people of France, and all the people of Europe. They did it to liberate the concentration camps and end the Holocaust....
  • Sergeant Bergdahl and Sergeant York

    06/05/2014 5:47:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    They were both sergeants. Neither liked war, one being a pacifist. But both served, one in Afghanistan, the other in World War I. Yet Bowe Bergdahl and Alvin York could not possibly be more different. And that difference speaks directly to a difference in character that wound up having a decided effect on each man’s comrades in arms. A difference in character that former Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters nails exactly in a superb piece in National Review. But first — Sergeant York. Not many people mention Sergeant Alvin York these days. But they should. In fact, as the tenth...
  • Remembering D-Day

    06/05/2014 4:39:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | June 5, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This year marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, and the long-awaited opening of a western front. The year before, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin had repeatedly asked British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to open a second front on the Atlantic Coast of Europe, to provide his army on the east with relief. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the supreme allied commander in Europe, planned and carried out the liberation of Western Europe and invasion of Germany, code-named Operation Overlord. This large-scale invasion required hundreds of thousands of troops to be...
  • The Virtue Behind D-Day

    05/31/2014 6:39:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 5/31/2014 | Ed Feulner
    If I asked you, as we mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, to sum up that battle in one word, what would it be? For me, it would be “courage.” Courage means going forward, into the unknown, with no guarantee of success. It means moving out of your comfort zone and being willing to act boldly when the situation requires it. Without it, you couldn’t storm the beaches in France, or accomplish your mission in the face of terrorist attacks. Courage is built into the DNA of the American character.
  • Resign: What to do about the VA scandal (Not only Shinseki, but Obama, too)

    05/23/2014 8:20:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The National Review ^ | May 23, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The Operative: You know, in certain older civilized cultures, when men failed as entirely as you have, they would throw themselves on their swords. Dr. Mathias: Well, unfortunately, I forgot to bring a sword. The Operative (producing a sword): Would you be killed in your sleep, like an ailing pet? — Serenity, 2005 Christian civilization recoils from suicide, but a sneaking admiration for it creeps in for the Romans, the virtuous deaths of Cato and Seneca, and for the ancient Japanese practice, not because the act itself is necessarily admirable, but because the motive is. There are worse maxims than...
  • Israeli Independence Day, 2014

    05/06/2014 7:35:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies ^ | 5/5/2014 | P. David Hornik
    On Monday evening and Tuesday, Israel marks its 66th Independence Day. Each year this day is preceded by Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers. The one holiday segues into the other, a few minutes after sundown, with the raising of the national flag on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem from half-staff to full height. That moment, one of the most defining and resonant in Israeli life, signifies that the country owes its existence to those who have been willing to sacrifice for it. And with Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers coming only a week after Holocaust Remembrance Day, it also represents a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 25 April 2014

    04/24/2014 5:29:27 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 116 replies
    April 24, 2014 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Remember, the Canteen is...
  • 24 Veterans Awarded the Medal of Honor

    03/18/2014 9:09:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/18/14 | NANCY BENAC, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — They were heroes who didn't get their due. On Tuesday, 24 mostly ethnic or minority U.S. soldiers who performed bravely under fire in three of the nation's wars finally received the Medal of Honor that the government concluded should have been awarded a long time ago. The servicemen were identified following a congressionally mandated review to ensure that eligible recipients of the country's highest recognition for valor were not bypassed due to prejudice. Only three of the 24 were alive for President Barack Obama to drape the medals and ribbons around their necks. "Today we have the...
  • IV Cellular presents "Freedom Isn't Free"

    03/10/2014 9:04:26 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 7, 2012 | Illinois Valley Cellular·
    "The Middle East Memorial Wall" Unbelievable that I never heard of this !!!!! "The Middle East Memorial Wall" This is incredible! The heart of the American people, represented by a cellular company, who would have ever thought it would be like this and not our own government making this kind of thing happen across the country? Had no idea this was in existence. How many of you have ever seen or heard anything about this beautiful Memorial? God Bless America!!! We can do things like this without the Government getting involved. Please send this on to all your friends especially...
  • NFL Prospect Gives Up Chance of Millions to Join Navy SEALs

    02/28/2014 11:20:36 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 2/28/2014 | Melanie Batley
    Boston College Eagles wide receiver Alex Amidon has decided to pass up a chance of a lucrative NFL career to focus on his dreams of becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL. His shock announcement was made during a school football recruitment dinner in Boston Wednesday night, according to BC Interruption, a sports blog. "Through making this decision, Amidon is truly showing that he is a man for others, and cares so deeply about this community and country," the blog said.
  • Arlington National Cemetery is 150 Years Old

    02/09/2014 8:18:37 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/9/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    There was a quiet and peaceful stillness about the cemetery this January day. It was snowing heavily and the pristine white was accumulating between thousands of rows of headstones marking the graves of our true heroes who gave their lives in battle or died in old age, having served our country for decades, fighting enemies to preserve our freedom. A very old general was being buried that day and the Honor Guard and the ceremonial horses were barely visible in the heavy snow. I could hear the cadence of the steps and the horse hooves beating rhythmically against the asphalt....
  • ‘Never forget’: Gov. Rick Perry, Sen. Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin pay tribute to Chris Kyle [pic]

    02/02/2014 1:38:22 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 02/02/2014 | Twitchy staff
    Navy SEAL Chris Kyle died one year ago today. To honor his memory, Texas Gov. Rick Perry lowered state flags to half-staff. Additionally, he tweeted the following picture of Kyle’s grave. Sen. Ted Cruz also tweeted a tribute. Sarah Palin tweeted the following and posted a further message on her Facebook page.
  • John Boyd’s Roll Call: Do You Want to Be Someone or Do Something?

    01/23/2014 9:28:40 AM PST · by OneWingedShark · 10 replies
    The Art of Manliness ^ | 22 Jan 2014 | Brett & Kate McKay
    According to his biographer, Robert Coram, John Boyd made “more contributions to fighter tactics, aircraft design, and the theory of air combat than any man in Air Force history.” As a fighter pilot, he was undefeated and earned the nickname “40-Second Boyd” for his ability to win any dogfight in under a minute. Unmatched in the cockpit, his mind was also without rival. He was not simply a warrior of combat, but a warrior-engineer and warrior-philosopher. When he was 33, he wrote “Aerial Attack Study,” which codified the best dogfighting tactics for the first time, became the “bible of air...
  • Where did Honor go?

    01/15/2014 9:56:51 PM PST · by rustyboots · 35 replies
    Where did Honor go? Do we remember honor? The idea that a person would do what was right in spite of what it might cost him? He had that ability to see what was right and move toward it, by himself if necessary. In the last century there was General Billy Mitchell. This soldier was exposed to aircraft in World War I and somehow he was able to see into the future and after the war he argued for more emphasis on air power, both land based and sea-based. His belief in air power put him at odds with the...
  • 5 Reasons the Left Is Hating on Lone Survivor—The Same 5 Reasons for Patriots to Love It

    01/13/2014 7:23:42 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/12/2014 | David Forsmark
    Reviewing the book years ago and knowing a movie was coming, I didn’t dream that a respected critic would admit the account was factual and call it implausible in the same breath.
  • The Honor Flight Network

    01/12/2014 5:46:14 AM PST · by rktman ^ | 1/11/2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Nearly 1.7 million WWII veterans are living today, and the Honor Flight Network exists to make sure they are not forgotten. Since 2005, this nonprofit organization has flown nearly 100,000 service members to visit the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C.
  • Michigan: Iranian Sanaz Nezami Savagely Beaten By Islamic Husband – Family Watches Death Online

    01/06/2014 5:13:50 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Jan 4, 2014 | Janna Brock
    Sanaz Nezami was a beautiful, intelligent young woman with a bright future ahead of her. She was 27-years-old and newly married to Nima Nassiri, an Islamic man from Los Angeles. This tragic story broke on January 1st. The AP whitewashed the story. USA Today’s story read “Woman’s Tragic Death Leads Nurses To Bond With Her Family Overseas.” The title is correct, but the truth about what happened to the brilliant young woman, who could speak three languages, is much darker. She died at the hands of her Islamic husband, in what was most obviously an honor killing. Why does the...
  • A Roundup of Veteran's Day memes (11 images)

    11/11/2013 9:26:04 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-11-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Thank you to all who have served so others could live the prosperous life we live today.There are no words that can adequately address the gratitude the nation feels.
  • You Tube:Churchill Honored With Statue in Capitol

    10/31/2013 5:32:33 AM PDT · by lbryce · 1 replies
    YouTube Via AP ^ | October 31, 2013 | Staff
    You Tube Transcript Rep John Boehner- Winston Spencer Churchill was the best friend the US ever had. By the time President Kennedy named him an honorary citizen in the Spring of 1963, we already considered the man one of our own. continued.
  • Family of Egyptian doctor Mohamed Helmy rejects Israeli Holocaust honour

    10/20/2013 6:27:43 AM PDT · by Netz · 9 replies
    AP (Herald Sun- Australia) ^ | October 20, 2013 | AP
    <p>A MEMBER of the family of the first Arab honoured by Israel for risking his life to save Jews during the Holocaust says the family isn't interested in the recognition. The Egyptian doctor Mohamed Helmy was honoured posthumously last month by Israel's Holocaust memorial for hiding Jews in Berlin during the Nazis' genocide, but a family member tracked down by The Associated Press this week in Cairo said her relatives wouldn't accept the award, one of Israel's most prestigious.</p>
  • Ted Cruz wins

    10/09/2013 7:34:24 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 47 replies ^ | October 9. 2013
    Long ago, Ted Cruz earned the hatred of every elected Democrat in Washington. Now, he’s on his way to doing the same with nearly every Republican. He is, to paraphrase Winston Churchill’s quip about Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, a bull who carries a china shop with him. He had barely begun his 21-hour filibuster -- or, to be strictly precise, 21-hour-long speech -- when he compared his doubters to appeasers of Adolf Hitler, and he ended it roughly a day later with a prickly exchange with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The Cruz eye-rollers had plenty of occasions...
  • FAVORITE WESTERNS (Reminders of Yesteryear) (VANITY)

    10/08/2013 9:00:31 AM PDT · by nanetteclaret · 85 replies
    self | October 8, 2013 | self
    After many long days of painful, maddening, and sickening news, our family has been enjoying evening trips back to the thrilling days of yesteryear via the DVD time machine. Old TV shows have reinforced our remembrance of how America used to be, both during the times the shows were made and the stories of the wild west and America's "Manifest Destiny." It's been wonderful to go back in time, to re-visit stories of men who were for the most part valiant, courageous, honorable, full of integrity, law-abiding, and steadfast, and of women who were for the most part gracious, kind,...
  • Saturday ceremony at cemetery will honor 35 vets

    10/04/2013 7:45:12 AM PDT · by SandRat
    SIERRA VISTA — The drive to find military veterans who have died and fell through society’s cracks, leaving them without final military honors, continues. At 1 p.m. on Saturday the cremated remains of 35 veterans, and the wife of one of them, will be placed in columbaria niches at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery off of Buffalo Soldier Trail in Serra Vista. Cemetery Administrator Joe Larson said honoring the 35, who served in War World II, the Korean War and Vietnam War, as well as during the Vietnam era and peacetime, will mean they bring the total of Missing...
  • Honor Flight to World War II Memorial in jeopardy due to shutdown [Face Arrest]

    10/01/2013 8:21:18 PM PDT · by Dysart · 8 replies
    NW Ohio ^ | 10-01-2013 | Chris Delcamp
    TOLEDO -- ...But for a group of World War II vets visiting the national memorial in Washington D.C., an all expense paid trip which is called an "Honor Flight," the shutdown was not stopping them from seeing the tribute that was inspired by them. "It just goes to show you why we won World War II," says Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio President Lee Armstrong. Many elderly veterans, some in wheelchairs, broke through the barriers set up around the memorial, as police, park service employees, and tourists looked on. "The Germans and the Japanese couldn't contain us. They weren't going...
  • Runner logs one mile for every fallen Vietnam Vet

    09/21/2013 9:35:34 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 18 replies ^ | 22-Sep-2013 | staff reporter
    Runner Michael Bowen has finished running over 58,000 miles- one for every US vet who lost his life during the Vietnam War. Bowen, 65 living in Michigan has been running since 1982 despite suffering from colon cancer and having three surgeries on his knees.
  • Memo to a Thief

    09/20/2013 9:55:12 AM PDT · by Hulka · 35 replies
    Personal Email | Sep 2013 | Friend
    Last Thursday night someone stole the tail hook that was attached to USMC Lt. Col. XXXXXXX mailbox at XXXXXXXXX. As a Naval Aviator, it was one of his prized possessions. I wrote the following memo for inclusion in The XXXXXXXX but the publication deadline has passed for the next issue. Please “put your ear” to the ground and perhaps collectively we can identify this petty thief. Please contact me if you have any leads. Memo To A Thief: To whomever took the tail hook that was attached to the mailbox at XXXXXXXXX… wow, you must really be some kind of...
  • Mary Mary Joins Florida Boycott in Honor of Trayvon Martin

    08/05/2013 9:02:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 5, 2013
    According to Essence magazine, the GRAMMY Award winning gospel dou Mary Mary will Join Stevie Wonder in his Florida concert boycott following the acquittal of former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. "We will stand with Stevie Wonder & boycott Florida until the Stand Your Ground Law is changed," the pair reportedly told their Twitter followers. The pair explained "We love our fans but we MUST do something. We understand that a No from us isn't as big as a 'No' from Stevie Wonder, but if all our voices join together we can REALLY change things." Before the announcement, Mary Mary singer...
  • The Stars and Stripes of Glory

    07/05/2013 7:12:50 AM PDT · by rktman
    Canada Free Press ^ | 7/4/2013 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    We are flying our American flag today in honor of our country’s 237 years of independence from British tyranny. Our flag celebrates my husband’s 27 years of devoted service to our country and the sacrifice of millions of faceless and unknown Americans before him who gave their all to preserve liberty. Our flag honors millions of legal immigrants who had sailed to the New York harbor in unspeakable conditions and waited out the quarantine at Ellis Island to come to the new world.
  • Marines won't leave ailing teen recruit behind

    06/20/2013 1:25:52 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/20/13 | n/a
    When 17-year-old Kansas boy Daran Wankum was diagnosed with a brain tumor, he gave up on his dream of joining the United States Marines. He didn't plan on how the Marines would rally to his side...
  • Armed Forces Day - May 18, 2013

    05/18/2013 8:53:31 AM PDT · by onyx · 35 replies
    Free Republic | May 18, 2013 | onyx
    President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense. Our Deepest Thanks to Our Armed Forces!May God Bless and Keep All.
  • Enemies Foreign and Domestic

    05/06/2013 9:45:55 PM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 5/6/2013 | Rich Galen
    Every Member of Congress and commissioned officer (civilian and military) in federal service as well as every enlisted service member takes an oath that requires they promise to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic …" This oath is required by statute. The Presidential oath, the only oath in the Constitution, does not contain that language:
  • McClellan: One last call to service – end military funeral honors

    03/28/2013 5:23:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | March 28, 2013 | Bill McClellan
    Marc Garcia is a trumpet player who moonlights as a bugler at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. He plays taps at the end of graveside services. If you have ever been to such a service, you know that the haunting notes of the melody provide an emotional end to the event. Garcia contacted me recently to say that he and his fellow buglers have been replaced by a battery-operated bugle. He wrote in an email: “When I sound live taps, I put all my spirit and soul into all 24 notes that I play, and that’s the same spirit and soul...
  • Manly Honor - Southern, Northern & Modern Views

    12/29/2012 8:03:28 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 9 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 12/11/2012 | Richard Williams
    ". . . when I served as a Magistrate for the Commonwealth of Virginia, I was intrigued to find out that it was still a misdemeanor in Virginia to impugn a woman's "virtue and chastity . . ."

    11/10/2012 6:12:11 PM PST · by carlo3b · 18 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | 11/11/12 | Carlo3b, Dad, Chef, Author
    A VETERANS DAY OATH We on FReeRepublic have not forgotten, nor will we ever Forget those that sacrifice their lives and safety so the rest of us can enjoy FREEDOM. We owe our military family still serving, and those that have served their country and it's grateful people, our lives and our unique way of life. Without our service men and women here and in harms way, all over this hostile world, there would be no AMERICA. YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST LOVE AND RESPECT. On this, your day, we pray for you and your safety, and fall to our unworthy...
  • Vote tomorrow as if the lives of our Military Service Men and Women DEPENDED on it - - - .

    11/05/2012 6:30:08 AM PST · by Graewoulf · 13 replies
    Graewoulf | November 5, 2012 | Graewoulf
    Benghazi-Coward Obama and Pansy Panetta have proven themselves to be unfit to serve in ANY position in the US Military. Vote against the entire Obama Administration, pro-Obama Democrat Candidates in the US Senate and House tomorrow, November 6, 2012.
  • Should BENGHAZI-COWARD Obama resign before or after November 6, 2012?

    11/03/2012 7:36:43 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 54 replies
    Graewoulf | November 3, 2012 | Graewoulf
    The preponderance of Benghazi evidence conclusively shows that Obama is a Coward. As a coward, Obama is unfit to be the Commander in Chief of the US Military. His strategic retreat to Las Vegas, Nevada the day after he authorized that 4 Americans were to be left behind to die, has brought indelible shame to his office, and the Democrat Party.
  • Photo of guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in storm goes viral

    10/29/2012 11:57:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 29, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    This photo of soldiers guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the rain has gone viral over social media especially Facebook in advance of Hurricane Sandy. Soldiers of the 3rd Inf Reg. continue to stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, despite the worsening weather conditions surrounding Hurricane Sandy. The tomb has been guarded continuously since 1948. The photo was taken by Karin Evink Markerton at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, September 18, 2012, in the rain. Markerton posted a note on her Facebook wall to people tracking the origin of the photo....
  • Florida Cancer Survivor, 11, With Broken Prosthetic Crosses Finish Line on Back of Marine

    10/11/2012 12:06:15 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 11, 2012 | Christiana Ng
    Spectators at a children's triathlon in Florida were brought to tears by the sight of Marines carrying a little boy with a broken prosthetic leg across the finish line. Bone cancer-survivor Ben Baltz, 11, was participating in his third triathlon of the summer when he had an accident with his prosthetic leg Sunday during the final portion of the race. "The screws came loose and it fell off and the Marine picked me up and he ran the rest of the way," Ben said. "It was pretty nice." His mother, Kim Baltz, was waiting at the finish line and...