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  • A Humble 'Thank You' to America's Military Veterans

    11/11/2014 6:27:26 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
  • Maria Von Trapp, RIP

    08/28/2014 9:17:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/28/2014 | Jerry Newcombe
    Earlier this year, an event happened that did not receive wide notice. The last of the Von Trapp Family Singers, the last of the children---the real ones---died. Her name was Maria---not to be confused with the lady played by Julie Andrews, Maria Augusta Trapp, who died in 1987. Maria Von Trapp’s death in February 2014 marks the end of an era. The Sound of Music deserves its accolades as the Movie of the Year (1965) and one of the finest films ever made. Even my one-year-old granddaughter is mesmerized by the puppet scene. As a film it is an icon....
  • Kiev Residents Create MH17 Memorial at Dutch Embassy

    07/19/2014 1:38:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Channel NewsAsia ^ | 19 Jul 2014 | Ira Spitzer
    In the aftermath of the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, residents of Ukraine's capital city have created a spontaneous memorial at the Dutch embassy.In the aftermath of the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, residents of Ukraine's capital city have created a spontaneous memorial at the Dutch embassy. More than half of the people aboard the flight were from the Netherlands. Residents began showing up at the Netherlands embassy in Kiev shortly after hearing the news that MH17 had crashed. While many wanted to talk, they feared using their full names in this politically charged climate. Natalia,...
  • Founders' Dream Follow Through

    07/04/2014 3:34:47 PM PDT · by www.spacecoastconservative.com · 1 replies
    Flickr ^ | July 4 2014 | Linda McKinney
    Two-Hundred and Thirty-eight years ago today They signed their names and history was on its way To be forever set anew upon a pathway none yet "knew". And for the Founders of America fair -- So promising, so hopeful: a dream not yet dared -- Determined to give us Guiding Light, They turned to GOD to guide us right And when in prayer they bent their knee, To seek His wisdom, His guidance be The way to govern our land so fair They turned to Providence, Who is always there. And so a Tribute, to them and to thee For...
  • Chick-Fil-A Shocked The World Again When It Closed For A Valiant Reason You’d Never Guess

    06/19/2014 11:15:05 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    People either love Chick-Fil-A or hate it ever since the company’s president, Dan Cathy, espoused his religious beliefs regarding same-sex marriage. But love-it-or-hate-it, Chick-Fil-A seems to consistently go well-above the call of duty for good, upstanding Americans and the communities surrounding each restaurant. The town of Griffin, Georgia was mourning the loss of Police Officer Kevin Jordan who was killed in the line of duty. According to Mad World News, Jordan was shot five times in the back while trying to make an arrest at a local Waffle House. He was an Army veteran, a dedicated member of the police...
  • Former NRA president Charlton Heston to get US Post Office stamp

    02/23/2014 1:52:55 PM PST · by Daffynition · 28 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 02/22/2014 | unknown
    The United States Postal Service has announced that former NRA President Charlton Heston will be honored with his own stamp. The stamp is part of their “Legends of Hollywood” series, and while the specific issue date has not yet been determined, it will be issued sometime in 2014. Heston was a five term president of the National Rifle Association from 1998 to 2003. He was a tireless advocate for Second Amendment rights and will always be remembered by the NRA faithful for his “cold, dead hands” speech delivered at the 2000 NRA Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • George Bush Honors "The One Percent" Who Keep America Safe

    02/21/2014 6:01:50 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 2/20/2014 | unknown
    George Bush Honors "The One Percent" Who Keep America Safe
  • 94 Year Old WW II Vet Still Performs Flag-Bearing Duties to Honor Vets

    01/01/2014 5:25:55 AM PST · by gooblah · 4 replies
    Big Peace ^ | january 1 2014 | Edwin Mora
    Quentin De Nio, a 94 year old WW II veteran, still carries his white U.S. Army flag to honor soldiers buried at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, according to a news report.
  • Remembering Harold Simmons

    01/01/2014 4:47:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    I've not read the official obituaries because they are predictable. "Billionaire." "Reclusive." "GOP donor." "Swift Boat Vets." "Industrialist." "Controversial." "Dallas." And there you have it: the death of a sinister figure driven by greed, the puppeteer manipulating the political process, a 21st century J.R. Ewing. (Or is it Mr. Burns?) If this is what you've read, it's written by someone who didn't know Harold Clark Simmons. I never knew a man quite like him. I met him in 1981 while panhandling for some political cause or another. Back then, he kept a ledger of his political donations on 5-by-7 cards....
  • In memory of AK-47 mastermind

    12/26/2013 6:13:48 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/26/2013 | Phil Elmore
    His name was Mikhail Kalshnikov. He was 94 years old. He died this week a hero of Russia, having lent his name and his engineering skill to the most frequently vilified assault rifle design in the world. Kalashnikov was, according to the BBC, born a peasant on the southern Siberian steppe. He had little formal education, but his innate mechanical abilities led him to design what he called a “weapon of defense” intended to protect his nation. That weapon was the AK-47.
  • The Call to Serve - An emotional tribute to Veterans and their families

    11/08/2013 2:47:43 PM PST · by Jameswri28 · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/08/2013 | James Wright
    This is one of the most powerful and patriotic tributes to the sacrifice of our military and their familes I have seen in a while. It's only six minutes and you have to watch till the very end to get the full experience but it is more than worth it. The Call to Serve - Short Film
  • Homeward Bound performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

    11/02/2013 11:42:21 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 10 replies
    Here is a link to a military tribute that was originally done about 10 years ago. You will need flashplayer to view it. Homeward Bound.
  • Runner logs one mile for every fallen Vietnam Vet

    09/21/2013 9:35:34 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 18 replies
    MapsoftheWorld.com ^ | 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.
  • 9/11 Anniversary To Be Marked With Somber Tributes

    09/11/2013 5:57:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    My Way ^ | September 11, 2013 | Jennifer Peltz
    NEW YORK (AP) - Sept. 11 victims' loved ones were gathering at ground zero early Wednesday to commemorate the attacks' 12th anniversary with the reading of names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition.
  • Remembering Don Wade (1941-2013)

    09/08/2013 5:07:07 PM PDT · by Borges · 17 replies
    WLS ^ | 9/8/2013
    On Friday, Sept 6, 2013, the world lost one of radio's greatest talents, Don Wade. Don went out as he lived and broadcasted, like a lion. As Dylan Thomas described: "Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage, rage against the dying light." Indeed he did. After 55 years of broadcasting, culminating in 27 legendary years at WLS, the rock of Chicago, only a devastating health blow could have pried that microphone from his hands. With his adoring wife, co-host and co-conspirator at his side, Don waged a mighty year-long battle against the deadly brain tumor which finally...
  • MARGARET THATCHER - Death of a Revolutionary

    09/01/2013 4:23:06 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/1/13
    Go to 5:55 of the video and the lady speaking sums up Margaret Thatcher, "she stood up for her principles"
  • Statue of Korean War horse Reckless to be unveiled at Marine museum in Virginia

    07/24/2013 6:07:31 PM PDT · by Doogle · 17 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 07/24/13 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Some 60 years after carrying wounded soldiers and ammunition during heavy firefights, a decorated war horse praised as America’s greatest equine soldier during the Korean War is finally being immortalized. Staff Sgt. Reckless, a Mongolian mare that served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, made 51 solo trips during a five-day battle in March 1953, carrying nearly 10,000 pounds of ammunition and explosives from a supply depot to the front lines. She was wounded twice and later received two Purple Hearts for her service, as well as several other military decorations. On Friday, a 10-foot bronze statue...
  • Obama: Longtime journalist Helen Thomas a 'true pioneer'

    07/21/2013 10:42:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/21/13 | Erik Wasson
    President Obama on Saturday said he and first lady Michelle Obama were saddened by the death of longtime White House journalist Helen Thomas, calling her a “true pioneer” who opened doors and broke down barriers for generations of women. Thomas died on Saturday after a long illness. She was 92. Thomas covered every president from John F. Kennedy to Obama and long held the informal title of "Dean of the White House Press Corps." In a statement, Obama said Thomas “never failed to keep presidents – myself included – on their toes. What made Helen the ‘Dean of the White...
  • Vince Flynn's funeral fills Cathedral of St. Paul

    06/25/2013 4:20:43 AM PDT · by rhema · 7 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 06/24/2013 | John Brewer
    Isabel Levinson walked out of Cathedral of St. Paul after the funeral mass for author Vince Flynn, stopped on a sidewalk nearby and looked back at the massive steps that lead down to John Ireland Boulevard as Flynn's family and friends offered condolences to each other. Levinson, of Minneapolis, didn't know any of them. But she felt like she knew Flynn. The author of the Mitch Rapp espionage series, Flynn died Wednesday of prostate cancer at United Hospital in St. Paul. He was 47. Levinson said though she had read each of Flynn's 14 books, it was during a writing...
  • ‘Proud’ Fiancée’s Tribute to Murdered Soldier Drummer Lee Rigby

    05/29/2013 10:40:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Wednesday 29 May 2013
    The fiancée of murdered soldier Lee Rigby has spoken of how she was left ‘devastated’ by his killing.Aimee West paid tribute to 25-year-old Drummer Rigby as ‘a great man’, saying she was ‘extremely proud’ of him. Her statement came four days after she tearfully laid flowers at the scene of his death near Woolwich Barracks in south London. She had flown home from Afghanistan, where she is serving with the royal military police. Drummer Rigby and Miss West were engaged after he separated from his wife Rebecca, with whom he had a two-year-old son Jack. Lee Rigby was murdered in...
  • A Memorial Day Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes

    05/27/2013 8:15:41 AM PDT · by MosesKnows
    I was surprised I couldn’t find a link or reference on Memorial Day to this Free Republic post from 2009
  • A Tribute to Matt Bracken (known on Free Republic as Travis McGee)

    04/30/2013 5:47:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 149 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Matt aboard steel yacht that he built During the last frantic battle to defend the Constitution against those who despise its limitations on government action, one name stands out among Freepers. That name is Matt Bracken, or his freeper screen name, Travis McGee. Matt recognized the immensity of the challenge immediately. This is not new to him, he has been among the foremost in sounding the alarm about the creeping police state that we find ourselves in. His superb dystopian novels in the Enemies Foreign and Domestic trilogy and his top of the line action/adventure novel Castigo Cay are loud...
  • George W. Bush: Great President, even finer man

    04/29/2013 7:05:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 263 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-28-2013 | Eric Golub - OP/ED
    April 28, 2013 George W. Bush: Great President, even finer man Eric Golub BURLINGTON, Vt., April 29, 2013 — The George W. Bush Presidential Library is now living history. The Southern Methodist University campus will house some of the most important documents spanning one of the most consequential periods in American history. Mr. Bush, affably known by nicknames “43,” “Dubya,” and “The Dub,” entered office after a disputed election. His first few months saw him ram through supply-side tax cuts that turned around a slowing economy he “inherited” from his predecessor. Despite a NASDAQ collapse of over 90 percent, Bush...
  • To all Police, Fire, Medical, and helpful citizens. A tearful thanks and GOD BLESS YOU ALL! (vanity)

    04/19/2013 6:48:26 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 26 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 4-19-2013 | Enterprise
    To all the sworn officers, fire personnel, medical personnel, and helpful citizens. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
  • Remembering Margaret Thatcher

    04/18/2013 12:48:36 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/12/2013 | Lawrence W. Reed
    (Editor's note: Mackinac Center President Emeritus Lawrence W. Reed, now president of the Foundation for Economic Education, reflects on the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whom he met on two occasions.) Paraphrasing St. Francis of Assisi, Margaret Thatcher ushered in her long and storied tenure as Britain’s first woman Prime Minister in 1979 with these words: “Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.” She brought all those things to the beleaguered...
  • In Tribute To The Iron Lady: The 25 Greatest Quotes From Margaret Thatcher

    04/09/2013 6:09:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2013 | John Hawkins
    Margaret Thatcher has left us. Other than Winston Churchill, she was the finest leader to come out of Europe in the last century. She helped Britain recover economically, she stood shoulder to shoulder with Reagan against the Soviet Union and she set a fine example not just for Brits, not just for women, but for everyone to follow. If we had more leaders with Margaret Thatcher's heart, courage and wisdom, this would be a different, better world. As you read these quotes from one of the towering figures of the 20th century, you'll see why. 25) "Being powerful is like...
  • The Amazing Margaret Thatcher: We Desperately Need More Leaders Like Her

    04/09/2013 6:19:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/09/2013 | Steve Forbes
    Along with Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II, Margaret Thatcher was a giant of our era and, indeed, of history. These three leaders brought about the fall of Soviet communism and the resurgence of political and economic liberty around the world. Like Reagan, Thatcher was one of those rare individuals who was both a movement leader and an effective political leader. It is one thing to have firm ideas, quite another to have the skills to bring them into being and for them to endure after you leave office. The current economic crisis has put Margaret Thatcher’s ideas and...
  • Margaret Thatcher the Spokesperson for Freedom and Faith

    04/09/2013 1:44:23 AM PDT · by se99tp · 3 replies
    ChristianConceptsDaily ^ | Tom Pompowski
    She was never a politician. At least not in the understanding of the famous American preacher James Freeman Clarke, who in the nineteenth century had noticed that politicians think of the next election, a statesman, of the next generation. (...) Gorbachev never understood the value and the sense of democracy. For him democracy equals with the people’s democracy, Soviet tautology that had been used by Communist regimes as a smokescreen. Although some public figures understood it, not many had courage to admit and even less wanted to correct Mr. Gorbachev in public. Margaret Thatcher did. She understood that alleged Gorbachev’s...
  • Farewell to the Doctor of Freep

    04/03/2013 5:52:13 PM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 149 replies
    abner ^ | 3 April 2013 | Jimmy Valentine's Brother
    On the day after Easter, 2013, family, friends and FReepers from far and wide packed The Sweeney Funeral Home to share tears and the many tales of Doctor Raoul’s adventures in the cause of Theodore Roosevelt’s Americanism: “Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity and hardihood – the virtues that made America.” In his tribute to Doctor Raoul, Kristinn relates from personal experience how Doctor Raoul lived his Americanism. Even though Doctor Raoul didn’t appear from behind a door and shout “April Fool”, his presence was everywhere. The 1957 Chevy hearse parked out front; the Philly soft...
  • Tribute to a Conservative Activism Pioneer, Doctor Raoul

    03/31/2013 6:11:58 AM PDT · by kristinn · 134 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday, March 30, 2013 | Kristinn Taylor
    Tribute to a Conservative Activist Pioneer, Doctor Raoul A legend passed away last weekend. A legend from a long ago era—at least as time is measured in the Internet Age. As such, most of you reading this have never known of him, but you should. Doctor Raoul’s message for the wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center His admirers included the likes of conservative luminaries Andrew Breitbart, Ann Coulter, John Fund, David Limbaugh and Michelle Malkin. His work was appreciated by numerous wounded warriors at Walter Reed. He bedeviled Bill and Hillary Clinton and was sworn at by liberal...
  • FR Canteen Pays Tribute to A Patriot on his Passing/In Memoriam T/4 Harvey E. Rookus(Old China Hand)

    03/27/2013 5:59:37 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 215 replies
    Serving the Best Troops and Veterans in the World! | 27 March 2013 | The Canteen Crew
    IN MEMORIAMT/4 HARVEY E. ROOKUS, USA T/4 Harvey E. Rookus, USA, Hq. China Combat Command, WWII, died 18Mar2013 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV) "Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar. As the Will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be." (1 Maccabees 3:58–60) God Of Our Fathers Rest in Peace, fallen...
  • Best obituary ever? Tribute to man who 'took fashion cues from no one'

    03/15/2013 1:17:54 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 18 replies
    usnews.nbcnews ^ | Elizabeth Chuck
    "A Mississippi man who only sported T-shirts designed by "fashion house Fruit of the Loom" and had a penchant for buttermilk served in martini glasses is bringing thousands of people joy in his afterlife, thanks to an obituary written by his daughter.....Harry Stamps "particularly hated Day Light Saving Time, which he referred to as The Devil's Time. It is not lost on his family that he died the very day that he would have had to spring his clock forward. This can only be viewed as his final protest," the obituary read. He also detested "eating grape leaves, 'Law and...
  • Chris Kyle's Procession through Georgetown, TX

    02/12/2013 10:35:48 PM PST · by InMemoriam · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/12/13 | BootCampaign
    The Boot Campaign set up in Georgetown, TX to say goodbye to our friend, Chris Kyle as his procession came from Midlothian, TX to Austin, TX. The procession was easily 10 miles long. What a great way to show your support. The amount of patriotism has really overwhelmed us!
  • [PHOTOS] Texans Honor Chris Kyle

    02/12/2013 1:21:00 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 11 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 2-12-2013 | Bryan Preston
    Former SEAL sniper Chris Kyle is being laid to rest in the Texas State Cemetery in Austin today. His funeral procession moved slowly south from the Dallas area, where Kyle’s funeral was held at Cowboys Stadium Monday, along I-35 to the state’s capital. Kyle’s is the longest funeral procession in state history, covering more than 200 miles down one of Texas’ busiest thoroughfares. All along the way, thousands of Texans have turned out to honor the life of the deadliest sniper in US military history. ..... [Collection of photos at link.]
  • Rest In Peace, Chris Kyle!

    02/11/2013 12:04:24 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 24 replies
    11Feb2013 | ConorMacNessa
    REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER! SWOC Christopher Scott Kyle, USN, Died 2Feb2013 U.S. NAVY SEALS"People Sleep Peaceably In their Beds At Night Only Because Rough Men Stand Ready To Do Violence On Their Behalf. " I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV) "Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar. As the Will of God is in...
  • Cowboys Stadium to host Chris Kyle memorial service

    02/05/2013 6:53:38 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    KVUE.com Dallas ^ | 2-5-2013 | staff
    February 5, 2013 at 7:52 PM Cowboys Stadium to host Chris Kyle memorial service Credit: WFAA Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, left, and his friend Chad Littlefield were murdered at an Erath County gun range on February 2, 2013. DALLAS, Texas -- A memorial service for former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle has been set for 1 p.m. Monday, February 11 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, according to Kyle's Facebook page.Kyle, 38, and a friend, Chad Littlefield, were shot and killed at an Erath County gun range on Saturday afternoon.A veteran they were trying to help, 25-year-old Eddie Routh, has been...
  • NY cardinals remember Mayor Koch as friend to Catholics

    02/02/2013 1:28:33 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | February 1, 2013
    His Eminence and Hizzoner, by John Cardinal O'Connor and Mayor Edward I. KochJune 1989 New York City, N.Y., Feb 1, 2013 / 07:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Cardinal Edward Egan responded to the death of New York City Mayor Ed Koch with praise for the Jewish official's collaboration and friendship with Catholics. “He will have special place in my prayers, and in those of the Catholic community he loved and worked closely with, this weekend,” said Cardinal Dolan, who has been Archbishop of New York since 2009. Cardinal Dolan said that as a young priest in...
  • Raisin farmers in SCOTUS case face $650K charge if they don’t give half their crop to the feds

    01/31/2013 6:54:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/31/2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    47 percent of their crop, to be precise. It’s J.J. Abrams’ world. We’re all just living in it.Luckily, the Supreme Court decided to take the case of the Horne family, so they may end up retaining the right to freely sell the raisin crop they’ve duly produced, but how is it that they must appeal to the highest court in the land for that right? Well, it all started in 1937, as so many good things do, when the federal government began requiring raising farmers to lay aside a tribute portion of their crops in order to control supply and...
  • Jane Fonda Honored at the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival

    01/24/2013 1:44:44 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 22 replies
    TV Media Insights ^ | January 24, 2013 | marcberman
    Two-time Academy Award winner Jane Fonda will be honored at the upcoming 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival in a two-part celebration of her career. The upcoming three-day extravaganza, which takes place Thursday, April 25 through Sunday, April 28 in Hollywood, will feature Fonda having her hand and footprints enshrined in concrete in front of TCL Chinese Theatre. And the star of such memorable films at Klute and Coming Home, will help introduce a screening of 1981 theatrical On Golden Pond, which gave her the opportunity to work with her legendary father, Henry Fonda, for the first and only time. “We...
  • Remembering Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson

    01/19/2013 2:20:42 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 82 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | January 19, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    General Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are forever memorialized and remembered along with Confederate President Jefferson Davis on the larger than life carving at “Stone Mountain Memorial Park” near Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Once There Were Giants

    12/25/2012 7:09:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 25, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    "Second Lieutenant Daniel K. Inouye distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 21 April 1945, in the vicinity of San Terenzo, Italy. While attacking a defended ridge guarding an important road junction, Second Lieutenant Inouye skillfully directed his platoon through a hail of automatic weapon and small arms fire, in a swift enveloping movement that resulted in the capture of an artillery and mortar post and brought his men to within 40 yards of the hostile force. Emplaced in bunkers and rock formations, the enemy halted the advance with crossfire from three machine guns. "With complete disregard for his...
  • TIME Magazine Honors Andrew Breitbart in End of Year Issue

    12/21/2012 9:06:33 AM PST · by This Just In · 10 replies
    breitbart Big Journalism ^ | December 21, 2012 | Breitbart News
    In the December 19th edition of TIME Magazine, Andrew Breitbart was honored in the publication's "Tribute to Those We Lost" for 2012. Andrew was a warrior, a new media pioneer, and a loving husband and father. He is terribly missed by all those here at Breitbart News.
  • R.I.P. Sen. Inouye, Hero of the 442nd (Hero of Immense Proportions)

    12/17/2012 6:19:58 PM PST · by indianrightwinger · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | Daniel Foster
    We have just learned that Senator Daniel Inouye (D., Hawaii) has passed away at 88. Whatever else the president pro tempore of the Senate was, he was a Nazi-socking badass of a G.I.: In the fall of 1944, Inouye’s unit was shifted to the French Vosges Mountains and spent two of the bloodiest weeks of the war rescuing a Texas Battalion surrounded by German forces. The rescue of “The Lost Battalion” is listed in the U.S. Army annals as one of the most significant military battles of the century. Inouye lost ten pounds, became a platoon leader and won the...
  • Adam Sandler Pays Hilarious Tribute To New Yorkers With “Sandy, Screw Ya!” Song At 12-12-12 Concert

    12/12/2012 8:08:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/12/12 | Andrew Kirell
    During a special cameo appearance at the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, comedian Adam Sandler paid tribute to the resilience of the NY/NJ metropolitan residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Set to the tune of Leonard Cohen‘s oft-covered classic “Hallelujah,” Sandler and David Letterman‘s long-time sidekick Paul Shaffer performed a parody titled “Sandy, Screw Ya!” Name-dropping every famous New Yorker under the sun from Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Alex Rodriguez to Donald Trump‘s combover, the lyrics were as follows: “The terror of the hurricane / The unforgiving wind and rain / New York, the world held its breath as the storm...
  • Death of a Christian jazzman

    12/07/2012 5:14:55 AM PST · by rhema · 7 replies
    Gene Veith ^ | 12/7/12 | GENE VEITH
    Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck died at age 92. The man and his quartet showed sheer genius. My old guitar teacher once sat in with him and it was one of the highlights of his life. Brubeck was a Christian who composed a great deal of sacred music. From David A. Anderson: “I approached the composition as a prayer,” jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck said of his “To Hope! A Celebration,” a contemporary setting for the Roman Catholic Mass, “concentrating upon the phrases, trying to probe beneath the surface, hoping to translate into music the powerful words which have grown...
  • FReeper Wheelbarrow(BillBarrows) has died. WW2/Bronze star recipient

    11/19/2012 8:38:45 AM PST · by DollyCali · 112 replies
    all his FRiends | 11/19/2012 | DollyCali
    With FReeper AFPhys in Grand Island NY (at home of The Mayor) showing off the Wheelbarrow skills~! Bill at the first Honor Flight out of Akron. He was delighted to chat with Bob Dole. At a Walter Reed Freep - with Bert, Kristinn. He really enjoyed the WH correspondent dinner FReep & time afterward in hotel lounge He may have been old.. but he wasn't stupid!!!! A gentle and kind man has returned to his maker. He was a patriot, FReeper, WW2 Army/AF veteran who received the Bronze Star, and very very young at heart. He buried two wifes...
  • False Diagnosis (And the Passing of Arlen Specter)

    10/15/2012 10:13:36 PM PDT · by Hildy · 22 replies
    REASON MAGAZINE ^ | June 1, 1996 | Virginia Postrel
    On the day of the California primary, an all-but-meaningless election with record-low turnout, two famous men died, both in their early 80s. One was Edmund Muskie, former senator, briefly secretary of state, and the candidate wistful Democrats like to imagine might have been their 1972 nominee if not for a dirty trick and tears in the snow. (They forget, conveniently, that McGovernites had engineered the delegate-selection rules.) Muskie's obituary took 82 column inches in The Washington Post, 84 in The New York Times. The other man--eulogized in a mere 28 inches by the Post (eight devoted to his two years...
  • Romney Chokes Up, Delivers Moving Tribute To Navy SEAL Killed in Benghazi

    10/09/2012 5:32:43 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 7 replies
    Fox News (quoted by W----- Z------) ^ | Oct 9, 2012 | Fox News (quoted by W----- Z------)
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/embed.js?id=1889169871001&w=466&h=263
  • Second day of Republican convention to feature Ron Paul tribute

    08/24/2012 10:52:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/24/2012 | Justin Sink
    The second day of the Republican convention will feature a video tribute to Ron Paul, the Romney campaign announced Friday. The film is one of many accommodations for the former Republican presidential hopeful and his network of supporters at the convention. Paul's son, freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), will be speaking on Monday, and the Texas lawmaker himself is planning a day-long rally with supporters on the Sunday proceeding the convention. "While they certainly disagree on many issues, they have always had, if you watch the debates, a lot of mutual respect between them. Congressman Paul's people came to us...
  • Aly Raisman: Score was a tribute to victims at Munich Games

    08/09/2012 4:28:13 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 18 replies
    Mail Online (UK) ^ | August 8, 2012 | Leon Watson
    American gymnast Aly Raisman has revealed the music for her gold medal-winning floor routine at the London Olympics was a tribute to the victims of the 1972 Munich Games terror attack. The 18-year-old said choosing Hava Nagila- a traditional score used for wedding dances and bat mitzvah - was a response to the International Olympic Committee's failure to mark the 40th anniversary of the tragedy. And for Aly, from Needham, Massachusetts, she said it made her gold even more special. 'I can only imagine how painful it must be for the families and close personal friends of the victims,' she...