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  • Remember! On Memorial Day

    05/30/2016 6:37:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-29-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Remember! On Memorial Day Msgr. Charles Pope • May 29, 2016 • What is honor? The full etymology of the word is debated, but what seems most likely is that it comes from the Latin word honos, which, though translated as “honor,” also points to the word “onus,” which means “weight” or refers to something heavy. Hence, to honor someone is to appreciate the weight, significance, or burden of something he has done. It is to acknowledge that he carried a great burden well, that he withstood a heavy load, that what he did was weighty, significant.For many, Memorial...
  • Rep. Claudia Tenney Celebrates Memorial Day on Rolling Thunder Ride with Rex Tillerson(t)

    06/03/2017 7:58:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 6/2/2017 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY), a freshman conservative House GOP member from New York State, rode with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the Rolling Thunder in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day. In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News after the fact, Tenney said she was honored to join Tillerson as the only member of Congress on the Rolling Thunder ride to remember prisoners of war and those missing in action on Memorial Day weekend.
  • Will police-involved shooting mark end of Miami Beach Memorial Day celebrations?

    05/31/2017 5:53:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    ABC Channel 10 Miami ^ | May 30, 2017 | Paradise Afshar
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - What began as a dispute over a parking spot has turned into a homicide investigation in Miami Beach. One victim, Ladarian Phillips, 30, died after he was shot during the dispute. Another man died after being shot by police.
  • Even The Rock Couldnt Prevent The Worst Memorial Day Weekend t US Cinemas In Nearly 20 Years

    05/30/2017 1:28:29 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 78 replies
    Quartz ^ | 05/30/17 | Ashley Rodriguez
    Memorial Day revenue at the domestic box office falls to its lowest level in nearly two decades; overseas, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales makes up ground with a $208.4 million launch. Memorial Day weekend was no picnic this year for Hollywood at the domestic box office. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales may have won the holiday frame with a four-day haul of $77 million from 4,276 theaters, but it is the lowest start for any Pirates movie outside of the first film. It did make up ground overseas, where it found plenty...
  • Weekly Update: The OBAMA Spy Scandal

    05/30/2017 11:57:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 30, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    JW Seeks Docs on Obama White House Spying Scandal Mueller Helped Purge Anti-Terrorism Training Material Offensive to Muslims The Seth Rich Controversy Honoring the Fallen Warriors on Memorial Day JW Seeks Docs on Obama White House Spying Scandal With the news this week of the unprecedented spying on Americans by the National Security Agency under President Obamas direction, it has become even more critical that we get to the truth about any Obama administration surveillance of Donald Trump and his campaign and the subsequent illegal leaking of classified information in an effort to undermine the Trump administration. We filed...
  • Here's what happened when I gave a liberal media outlet a chance on the holiday weekend

    05/30/2017 9:16:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/30/17 | Herman Cain
    I can only stomach so much, folks. The Sunday edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the only newspaper I continue to receive each week. I hardly ever read it, not even the front page headlines, because as a radio talk show host the news is usually old news to me. But this time was Memorial Day weekend and I decided to check out the front page stories and the editorial page. The lead front page story was about the special election in the 6th Congressional District. It was the usual information, but it also reminded me of something I had...
  • Memorial Day ceremony at Lincoln National Cemetery draws nearly 3,000

    05/30/2017 6:47:50 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    Chicago Southtown ^ | May 29, 2017 | Frank Vaisvilas
    Memorial Day ceremony at Lincoln National Cemetery draws nearly 3,000 Frank Vaisvilas Daily Southtown Communities across the Chicago area held Memorial Day ceremonies but none may have matched the awe and spectacle of the event at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. Organizers said the event drew nearly 3,000 people from around the state and the Midwest. "It was phenomenal," said Lois Duncan, of Crestwood. "I come every year." Tracey Lingle of Mokena said his father, who was a veteran of World War II, was buried in the cemetery earlier this year. He said the Memorial Day ceremony at...
  • American, POW/MIA flags stolen from veterans park the day before Memorial Day

    Vandals in Johnson City, Tenn., stole American and POW/MIA flags from a veterans memorial on Sunday and damaged a flag pole the day before a Memorial Day service there. Those in Johnson City described the vandalism before Mondays ceremony as disgusting, sickening and vile, the Johnson City Press reports. Brenda Barnette, chairwoman of the memorials board, told the Johnson City Press she learned about the vandalism on Sunday afternoon. Its a boot in the face of freedom, veterans and our families who sacrifice and serve, Barnette said.
  • The Magnificent Infantry of WW II

    05/29/2017 6:51:58 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 18 replies
    Self | May 29, 20127 | Self
    The Army deployed 65 infantry divisions for the Second World War. Each was a small town with its own equivalents for community services within eight categories of combat arms. Units such as artillery, engineering, and heavy weapons engaged the enemy directly. Yet of all categories, the foot soldier faced the greatest hazard with the least chance of reward. These civilians become warriors confronted the most dismal fate of all whose duty was uninterrupted by missions completed or a fixed deployment time. The infantryman was enveloped within a most deranged, barbaric, and brittle existence against a resolute enemy where victory often...

    05/29/2017 4:43:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 29,2017 | Penny Starr
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson joined almost one million bikers on Sunday as a rider in a massive caravan of motorcycles that rode from the Pentagon to the National Mall and the Vietnam Memorial on Sunday. A video posted on YouTube shows Tillerson posing for pictures with other bikers and preparing to mount his own bike for the trip, an annual tradition that began in the late 1980s as a way to honor the U.S. military and to support the continuing search for U.S. soldiers who remained prisoners of war or were missing in action following the Vietnam War. O.K.,...
  • President Trump Meets Gold Star Families in Arlington Cemetery(video)

    05/29/2017 1:32:16 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 15 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 29, 2017 | Sundance
    After placing a wreath at the Tomb of The Unknown, and delivering a Memorial Day speech, President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence walked to place flowers on the headstone of First Lieutenant Robert Kelly -son of DHS Secretary General John Kelly- who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. Along the route through section #60 (reserved for Iraq and Afghanistan conflict) the President and Vice-President met with families of the fallen, our nations finest. Obviously, many were overwhelmed and emotional as President Trump and VP Pence listened to them talk about their sons, daughters, spouses, moms and dads.
  • Memorial Day (Amazing Grace Bagpipes)

    05/29/2017 2:04:27 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 18 replies
    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them
  • Earning This: A Memorial Day Message

    05/29/2017 1:25:43 PM PDT · by lightman · 6 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 28 May A.D. 2017 | C. Kim Bracey
    I am a proud, 10-year United States Air Force veteran, a humble servant and defender in a long, noble and inspiring tradition of military service. For generations, from Lexington and Concord and Bunker Hill in Massachusetts to Yorktown, Va., to the halls of Montezuma, to the wheat fields of Gettysburg, to the shores of Tripoli, to the trenches of Germany, to now serene Pearl Harbor, to the beachheads of Normandy, to the rocky heights of Iwo Jima, to the rugged coasts of Korea, to the jungles of Vietnam, to the mean streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, to the hills and dunes...

    05/29/2017 12:55:55 PM PDT · by blam · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-29-2017 | Charlie Nash
    Left-wing news outlet Vox attacked Marines on Memorial Day, claiming in an article that the Marine Corps has a toxic masculinity problem. The article, which was simply titled The Marine Corps has a toxic masculinity problem, continued to claim that the Marine Corps often marginalizes or mistreats female troops. Citing the Marines United nude photo sharing scandal, Vox staff writer and defense correspondent Alex Ward attempted to link the Marines with systemic sexism and listed ways how the Corps could get rid of their toxic masculinity. And to be fair, its not just the Marines. Sexual assault has increased in...
  • Greenfield: Memorial Day in a Divided Nation

    05/29/2017 7:56:37 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 20 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 5/29/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    Main Menu Memorial Day in a Divided Nation An important lesson for the left. May 29, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. It has been over 150 years since our nations last civil war. Time enough has passed that we have come to associate the holiday once known as Decoration Day with the graves of soldiers fallen on other continents far from home. It is important to honor our wartime dead. But Memorial Day has a powerful meaning that we...
  • Memorial Day: There can be no peace with the forces of evil...

    05/29/2017 11:43:41 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    American Minute ^ | Memorial Day | by Bill Federer
    Southern women scattered spring flowers on graves of both northern Union and southern Confederate soldiers of the Civil War in which over a half-million died. Many places claimed to have held the original Memorial Day, such as: -Warrenton, Virginia; -Columbus, Georgia; -Savannah, Georgia; -Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; -Boalsburg, Pennsylvania; -Waterloo, New York. One such place was Charleston, South Carolina, where a mass grave was uncovered of 257 Union soldiers who had died in a prison camp. On May 1, 1865, former slaves organized a parade, led by 2,800 singing Black children, and reburied the soldiers with honor as an act of reparation...
  • Twitter Trolls Apparently Didnt Like How Donald Trump Sang the National Anthem

    05/29/2017 11:31:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 29, 2017 | Jon Levine
    In the next edition of Donald Trump can do nothing right ever, we give you the National Anthem. Shortly before delivering Memorial Day remarks Monday at Arlington National Cemetery, President Trump joined with the audience in the traditional signing of Americas national song. Unlike a lot in Trumpland, it all went off smoothly but that still didnt stop a certain class of Twitter liberal from taking exception. The crime this time was Trumps personal rendition of the anthem, which trolls online apparently deemed insufficiently respectful or something. Heres a snapshot of the miasma of faux outrage. (TWEETS-AT-LINK) ...
  • Military poetry by Bradley Van Deusen

    05/29/2017 10:18:06 AM PDT · by mairdie · 11 replies
    Old Soldiers' Drums ^ | 1933 | Bradley Van Deusen
    Poetry of my father, Major Bradley Van Deusen, 1905-1955, buried in Ft. Sam Houston Military Cemetery, San Antonio TX, among an almost endless field of monuments. Appropriate to Memorial Day.
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Rides With Rolling Thunder (Video)

    05/29/2017 2:21:37 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 26 replies ^ | May 29, 2017 | sundance
    OK, there were a lot of requests for a picture of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson riding his motorcycle in the Rolling Thunder Memorial Day tribute. Yesterday we shared the video from the rally location just prior to the Noon start of the kickoff ride. However, T-Rex didnt want to create a stir or draw attention away from the purpose of the event so he was his customary self, low key. That said, after pouring through video footage I FOUND HIM.
  • Thoughts about Memorial Day

    05/29/2017 10:04:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/29/17 | John Lillpop
    Trump administration has enormous work to day to restore Memorial Day as a day set aside for honoring those who fought for the liberties and freedoms which that nation embraced, until now. Notwithstanding the fact that contemporary celebrations of Memorial Day have more to do with three-day weekends, back yard barbecues, reckless episodes of alcohol abuse, and other frivolities, the original purpose was to set aside a national spiritual holiday to remember and honor the brave American men and women who sacrificed their very lives in the service of this blessed nation. Indeed, in the beginning, it was conceived as...