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  • A Marine stands guard while a brave young child dies

    09/07/2016 11:06:05 AM PDT · by Puppage · 18 replies ^ | 09/07/2016 | Puppage
    ďEvery now and then, in the middle of the constant barrage of crap thatís just pissing us all off these days, we come across a story, a feat, an event that just makes us stop in our tracks. This was one for me. ďCody Green was a 12-year kid in Indiana who was diagnosed with leukemia at 22 months old. He loved the Marines, and his parents said he drew strength and courage from the Marine Corps as ... he bravely fought the battle into remission three times. Although he was cancer-free at the time, the chemotherapy had lowered his...
  • Unfathomable heroics of airman left behind by SEAL Team 6

    08/28/2016 6:08:17 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 33 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 28 August 2016 | By Ariel Zilber For
    The United States could be on the verge of posthumously awarding its highest military honor to a soldier who was killed in action in Afghanistan Ė and the news is stirring controversy. Sgt. John Chapman, an air force technician who was serving as a radioman for the elite SEAL Team 6 during mission in Afghanistan, died in fierce combat against Al Qaeda gunmen on an Afghan mountaintop on March 4, 2002. The Americans led a coalition of nations in the military effort to destroy Al Qaeda and the Taliban following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
  • A Black Guy Producing a Blue Lives Matter Rally?(Daytona Beach Ocean Center 9/10/2016)

    08/09/2016 10:54:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 8/9/2016 | Lloyd Marcus
    Folks, I am sick of being told by people on our side to walk-on-eggshells when pushing back against Leftist activist's superaggressive attacks on our traditions, values, and heroes. Consequently, we continue to allow Leftists to demonize good guys and urinate on everything Americans have held dear for decades. Whenever we say no to Leftist's attacks on our culture, the mainstream media runs to attack us with the Left's red-hot branding iron. They burn an ďHĒ in the middle of your forehead, marking you a hater. Case in point: The horrific epidemic of assassinations of police caused by Black Lives Matter...
  • What kind of tree?

    07/16/2016 7:54:14 AM PDT · by William of Barsoom · 113 replies
    Myself | July 16, 2016 | William Of Barsoom
    This may seem frivolous, but I assure you it is real. I'm on a small committee to select a tree for planting to honor a good man's memory who passed away 2 years ago. He was a moral man, a Christian, a father, and a good husband.
  • Vietnam Helicopter Pilot Awarded Medal of Honor Almost 50 Years Later

    07/13/2016 1:54:48 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    Air & Space Magazine ^ | 7/1/16 | Zach Rosenberg
    Lt. Col. Charles S. Kettles, an Army helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War, will be awarded the Medal of Honor in a ceremony later this month for an act of heroism almost 50 years ago. At the time he was given the Distinguished Service Cross, but a dedicated amateur historian finally talked the Department of Defense into reviewing the matter. Following an act of Congress and a Presidential signature (required for Medal of Honor awards), Kettles will receive his new medal in a July 18 ceremony at the White House.

    07/08/2016 6:48:01 PM PDT · by knarf · 32 replies
    self | July 6, 2016 | knarf
    It should have been done on a national level by now
  • WW I hero Francis Pegahmagabow given Aboriginal Day honour

    06/22/2016 8:20:05 AM PDT · by Snowyman · 9 replies
    History largely remembers him as Corp. Francis Pegahmagabow ó the deadliest sniper and scout of the First World War, credited with 378 kills and 300 captures. And on Tuesday, National Aboriginal Day, a life-sized bronze monument of Pegahmagabow was unveiled in Parry Sound, Ont., almost 100 years after he earned his first medal for courage in battle. The monument: Pegahmagabow standing defiantly with an eagle perched on one arm; his right hand in a fist; a Ross rifle slung over his shoulder; a caribou at his feet to represent his clan.
  • The Battlefield Cross & Memorial Day

    05/29/2016 6:26:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | May 28, 2016 | Tom Correa
    The Battlefield Cross Dear Friends, For me, Memorial Day has always been a very special day. Maybe it's because grew up being taught to respect our military and understand what they sacrifice. Maybe it's because I learned at a young age that those who fight for our liberty and freedoms, themselves live lives without many of the liberties and freedoms that civilians take for granted.† Of course, maybe it's because I knew of those who served and died in Vietnam. Maybe it's because I was in the last Operation during the fall of Saigon in those last days of...
  • Marcus Luttrell's Savior, Mohammad Gulab, Claims 'Lone Survivor' Got it Wrong

    05/13/2016 6:20:33 PM PDT · by Justatroop · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 05/11/2016 | R.M. Schneiderman
    They tried to kill him in the morning. They tried to kill him at night. They tried as he bumped over the road in a silver sedan, killing his nephew with a bullet to the brain. They tried with a sniper. They tried with a bomb. They tried with a grenade outside his daughterís bedroom, the blast hurling shrapnel into her leg. In a rural valley, along a desolate trail, in the doorway of his modest homeóin all these places the Taliban tried to kill Mohammad Gulab in northeastern Afghanistan.
  • Navy SEAL Killed in Iraq Identified as Grandson of Charles Keating Jr.

    05/04/2016 6:02:18 AM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4 May 16 | Zusha Elinson
    The U.S. Navy SEAL who was killed by Islamic State militants in Iraq on Tuesday ďfelt calledĒ to return to the war-torn country after the extremists groupís atrocities, according to his grandfather Bill Holmes. Charlie Keating IV ďdecided he wanted to go back,Ē Mr. Holmes said in an interview. Mr. Keating, the grandson of Charles Keating Jr., who served time in prison as a result of the 1980s savings and loan scandals, had been an instructor at a base in California before he left for Iraq earlier this year. The 31-year-old had joined the SEALs ďbecause it was the hardest...
  • Food City- Salute

    03/24/2016 1:43:04 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 1 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/23/16 | N/A
    Unspoken word of appreciation to our Military
  • Fatal Detraction: The Sin No One Talks About

    03/10/2016 2:38:30 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Aletelia ^ | March 9, 2016 | DEACON GREG KANDRA
    Every now and then I’m reminded of just how clever Satan can be, especially during Lent.Consider, for example, a pernicious little sin that seems to have taken root and grown in the age of social media: detraction. I’ve been seeing it more and more. Nobody really talks about it or the harm it inflicts — though the pope has stressed, often, the inherent evil of its close cousin,  gossip. (The pontiff has even compared gossip to terrorism.)So what’s the big deal? Let me count the ways.First, the catechism teaches that detraction is a sin against the eighth commandment: 2477 Respect for the reputation of persons forbids every attitude and...
  • "Try to Relax Here for a While Because They‚Äôre Going to Kill You Anyway" (Muslim Honor Killings)

    01/27/2016 7:45:18 AM PST · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | January 25, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    This is an excerpt from a larger Asra Nomani piece on honor killings in the Wall Street Journal. It's quite a dark look at what life under Islamic mores is like for women. In one particularly poignant chapter, Ms. Zoepf steps through the doors of a girls' prison in Syria, where 16-year-old Zahra al-Azzo was jailed for being raped. (That's right, they jailed her.) The prison is a sort of holding facility for girls like Zahra who are at risk of being murdered by their families in a so-called honor killing. Yet there is little to protect the young...
  • Islam: Hate, Honor, Women's Rights and Congress

    12/27/2015 10:44:48 AM PST · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 27, 2015 | Dan Miller
    A pro-Islamist resolution, HR 569, was introduced in Congress and referred to the Judiciary Committee on December 17th. Although it is quite unlikely that a binding law implementing the resolution will be enacted anytime soon, the resolution shows that troublesome views are held by many members of Congress. The fight for the rights of women is among the most difficult aspects of the fight against Islam and Islamisation. The views expressed in HR 569, if implemented, would make that fight even more difficult.Here is a list of the seventy-four members who supported H.R. 569: Mr. Beyer (for himself, Mr. Honda, Mr....
  • The Mayhem You Do Not Hear About

    12/20/2015 11:39:34 PM PST · by fella · 4 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | 16 Dec 2015 | James Dunningan
    The flood of illegal migrants (African, Afghan and Arab) into Europe is causing culture shock all around. This is because most of the refugees come from cultures that tolerate many forms of child and wife abuse that are frequently prosecuted felonies in Europe (and the West in general). The shortage of interpreters and fear of being branded ‚Äúculturally insensitive‚ÄĚ has European police and social workers inclined to look the other way. Unless there is a murder as dead bodies cannot be ignored. But the vast majority of the abuse does not go that far.
  • Airline Passengers Get Astonishing Message they will never forget

    11/26/2015 7:52:33 AM PST · by austinaero · 29 replies ^ | Nov 26, 3015 | Ashley Edwardson
    "One of those patriots, a 21-year-old Army Soldier, will not be at the family table this Thanksgiving. He made his last trip home on October 16, his ashes carried by a family member. While boarding was about to begin, an employee of Alaskan Airlines asked travelers to help her honor the Soldier while she sang the National Anthem for him. Her tribute was recorded by a passenger on the flight and was later shared by another flight attendant."
  • Greenfield: Why Islam is a Religion of War

    11/16/2015 1:31:07 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 12 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, November 15, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, November 15, 2015 Why Islam is a Religion of War Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog "He it is who has sent His Messenger (Mohammed) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam) to make it victorious over all religions even though the infidels may resist." Koran 61:9 Islamic violence is a religious problem. Islam derives meaning from physical supremacy, so war becomes an act of faith. To believe in Islam, is to have faith that it will conquer the entire world. And to be a true Muslim, is to feel called to aid in that...
  • Chick-fil-A restaurant honors veterans with ‚ÄėMissing Man Table‚Äô

    11/11/2015 5:46:14 AM PST · by cincinnati65 · 37 replies ^ | 11/11/15 | Tribune Media Wire
    A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Georgia is honoring veterans and active-duty service members with a ‚ÄúMissing Man Table.‚ÄĚStore manager Alex Korchan told WSB-TV the table features a folded American flag, a place setting for the veteran, and a letter titled ‚ÄúMissing Man Table.‚ÄĚ The letter is similar to notes left on other ‚ÄúMissing Man‚ÄĚ tables.
  • 29 buried with honor at veterans' cemetery

    10/26/2015 12:37:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    SIERRA VISTA ó The afternoon was bright and a slight wind made it feel like a usual autumn day. The flags of the five services ó Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard ó fluttered, their services insignias backlighted by the sun. On a table containers were placed holding the cremains of 21 soldiers, a Marine, two sailors, four airmen, a ďCoastieĒ and the spouse of one the soldiers and five American flags, one for each branch of Americaís armed forces, which would be symbolically be unfolded and then folded again during the hour-long service.
  • 40 Of The Most Bad-Ass, Masculine, Manly, Alpha Male Quotes Of All Time

    10/25/2015 5:27:59 AM PDT · by xzins · 133 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | Nov 2011 | John Hawkins
    Let justice be done though the heavens should fall. ó John Adams Doctors and scientists said that breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt. Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured I was dead. ó Roger Bannister Letís Roll. ó Todd Beamer on United Airlines Flight 93 Now listen, you queer, you stop calling me a crypto-Nazi or Iíll sock you in the godd@mn face and youíll stay plastered. ó William F. Buckley to Gore Vidal I came. I saw. I conquered. ó Julius Caesar...
  • SFC Alwyn C. Cashe Deserves the Medal of Honor

    10/17/2015 2:45:15 PM PDT · by Bill Russell · 5 replies
    Fellow Freepers; I was aware of the support group for SFC Alwyn C Cashe to receive the Medal of Honor. I am sorry to say, that today was the first time I actually got to read what he did after his Bradley Fighting Vehicle was hit by an IED. I believe he deserves the Medal of Honor. For anyone who has been inside the extremely tight quarters of the dismount crew compartment with a full load of personnel and equipment it is excruciatingly tight. Throw in fire,suffocating smoke mixed with expended halon from the fire suppression system, fuel flooding the...
  • Vanity - Wisdom from MaryAnn of Gilligan's Island

    10/13/2015 7:24:27 PM PDT · by 100American · 38 replies
    Actress Dawn Wells reminisces about the show and her book 'What Would Mary Ann Do?' Great advice that 14+ need to hear and the show has bever been off the air since it started!
  • Remember to put your flags out today everyone

    09/11/2015 3:02:58 AM PDT · by Bullish · 18 replies
    vanity | 9-11-15 | Bullish(vanity)
    I know most of us don't need a reminder to fly old glory today but it would be great to see the flag everywhere. God bless all our countrymen and women that we lost on that infamous day and prayers up for all the families of the fallen.
  • Trumpís Hearing Problem

    09/04/2015 1:34:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 126 replies
    National Review ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jim Geraghty
    Have you noticed how often people come up to Donald Trump and tell him heís right? We donít get to see or hear all this unsolicited praise, but he assures us he does...... [SNIP] Trump hears what he wants to hear. Criticism is either ignored or somehow misperceived as more affirmation.... [SNIP] In that same interview with Cuomo, Trump stated, ďI was given the biggest award by the Marines the other day, one of the biggest civilian awards by the Marines the other day.Ē Not quite. Trump was given an award by a civilian charity, the Marine Corps Law Enforcement...
  • In Dubai, Father Keeps Lifeguards from Rescuing Drowning Daughter to ĎSave Her Honorí

    08/11/2015 7:35:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/11/2015 | Rick Moran
    A father in Dubai took his family to the beach for a picnic and some fun in the sun, only to have the day turn into needless tragedy.The father‚Äôs daughter began to drown a short distance from shore when lifeguards began the attempt to rescue her. But the father ‚ÄĒ who is apparently very strong ‚ÄĒ restrained the lifeguards from doing their job because ‚Äúhe prefers his daughter being dead than being touched by a strange man.¬Ē Speaking to Emirates 24|7, Lt. Col Ahmed Burqibah, Deputy Director of Dubai Police¬ís Search and Rescue Department said that this incident took...
  • Rhode Island remembers Green Beret killed in Friday's Afghanistan attack

    08/10/2015 3:19:28 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Aug 9, 2015 | N/A
    The Green Beret killed Friday in Afghanistan was a Rhode Island native who was being remembered Sunday as a ďtrue patriot.Ē Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) offered condolences to the family and friends of Master Sgt. Peter Andrew McKenna who died when the Taliban attacked the U.S. militaryís Special Forces base near Kabul International Airport. Two other American soldiers were wounded. ďI join all Rhode Islanders in mourning the loss of Sgt. McKenna, a truly great citizen, soldier, person and patriot,Ē Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) said on Twitter late Saturday.
  • Honoring our Forefathers

    07/06/2015 3:58:25 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/06/15 | Lt. Col. (P) Bill Connor
    The heritage of the South, symbolized by the Confederate Battle Flag, is so important to many Like nearly all South Carolinians, I was deeply saddened upon learning of the senseless murders at the Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. At the time, I was serving (military duties) outside the state when I also learned one of the slain was related to a fellow soldier. I continue to pray for the families. Their Christian witness after the tragedy impacted us all. For the sake of respect for the victims and their families, I did not believe it appropriate to write an...
  • happy fathers Day for Those whom served their country but have passed on.

    06/21/2015 4:34:05 PM PDT · by hondact200 · 6 replies
    06/21/2015 | hondact200
    happy father's day for those whom served. But have passed away. did not see any thread honoring those whose Fathers who have served but have passed away.
  • For Marine unit, a lost reputation in Afghanistan [now battles to restore]

    06/17/2015 6:36:52 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 25 replies
    The Sun Herald ^ | June 16, 2015 | David Zucchino
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The capstone to Maj. Fred Galvin's career was the command of the Marine Corps' first-ever special operations unit. He led the elite company into Afghanistan in February 2007. But less than a month after Fox Company arrived in eastern Afghanistan, Galvin was engulfed in scandal. His unit was accused of firing indiscriminately after a car bomb attack on March 4, killing up to 19 Afghan civilians and wounding 50 more. Galvin and his men were cleared in court a year later of any responsibility after testimony by more than 50 witnesses. The three-officer jury concluded that...
  • Do Americans Really Want to Remember Their War Heroes?

    05/25/2015 10:21:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | May 25, 2015 | David Smith
    Do Americans really want to remember their war heroes? If by saying ďremember,Ē we mean it in the same sense in which we remember things like the 2004 World Series, the television show Cheers, or the Ford administration, then sure, we can take some time to think of those who have given their lives in war. But in reality, Memorial Day ought to involve something more substantive than merely remembering. What the day really calls for is commemorating, but very little in our contemporary culture is particularly attuned to having the orientation toward history that would make this truly...
  • 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) ó 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 Cityís 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 Kyleís Widow Overwhelmed By ĎAmerican Sniperí 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 ďAmerican Sniper,Ē 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 ďRide Along,Ē which opened with $41 million. ďAmerican SniperĒ 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 Americaís 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 ďfiscal cost of immigrationĒ 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 ¬Ė 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 Boardís 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 familyís ďhumiliation.Ē 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 familyís disgraced ďhonor,Ē 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 Reaganís 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 Reaganís remarkable speech at Point du Hoc on the 40th anniversary." Seventy years ago was ďD-Day.Ē 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 manís 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 ó 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 ďcourage.Ē 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 couldnít 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? ó 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) ó 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...