Thank You, that was great.
We still called it Decoration Day when I was in elementary school. I'd almost forgotten. The words "under God" were inserted into the Pledge of Allegiance when I was in fourth or fifth grade. That would have been c. 1950.Veterans Day was called Armistice Day back then too.Thank you for the article. I had never known before that the term "Decoration Day" referred to covering the graves of fallen Civil War veterans with flowers.Have we ever given official thanks to those who fought, suffered, bled and died during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812? After the decisive victory won by The Allies in World War Two it seems downright criminal to me that even ONE American has had to die in the many staged Exercises in Futility we've been led to indulge in since for the benefit of Munitions Manufacturers and the International Bankers who play all sides against the middle to our great detriment.We should all be armed to the teeth to repel foreign invaders and shoot to death anyone who dares intrude on the sanctity of our homes. Aggressors of any kind deserve nothing less than DEATH.When we are duped into becoming aggressors, ourselves, in the name of some phony, trumped-up "cause," our soldiers then become nothing more than victims of the greed and corrupt ambition of the few who own and operate our leaders and dictate our policies for nefarious purposes of the their own behind the scenes.HOWEVER, a father, son, husband, brother, lover or friend killed in these Wars of Waste and Warped Ambition is no less deserving of our love, respect and reverence than those who died for genuine, noble causes. Their sacrifice may have been in vain, but as Kipling said in The Charge of the Light Brigade:"Theirs not to reason why; Theirs but to do and die."For that alone they deserve our love and respect. courage and sacrifice are still what they are even when tragically -- or even diabolically - misdirected.May God grant our people -- and ALL people -- access to the truth, and give them the wisdom to act in accord with Truth when at last it becomes known.
The National Moment of Remembrance at 3:00 P.M. on Memorial Day would include those who served and perished:The National Moment of Remembrance, established by Congress, asks Americans, wherever they are at 3 p.m., local time, on Memorial Day, to pause in an act of national unity for a duration of one minute. The time 3 p.m. was chosen because it is the time when most Americans are enjoying their freedoms on the national holiday. The Moment does not replace traditional Memorial Day events; rather, it is an act of national unity in which all Americans, alone or with family and friends, honor those who died in service to the United States.
Be sure to check out Mustang's post today at A Montpelier View.
@FT … as you know, my question to those who adore big government has been a consistent one: tell me how our foreign policy pursues America’s national interests. I do not see it. I do not see one justification for the loss of even one American life. And yet, irrespective of what political party occupies the White House, we continue to involve ourselves in matter that have NO interest for the advancement of our society, or the defense of our people. In fact, I argue, and have argued, just the opposite is true. Apparently, mine is but a small voice in an empty chamber; I am only hearing the echo of my own voice. I suppose I must conclude that America deserves no better.
Thank you, Sam. It is always helpful to know one is not completely alone.I think we should take comfort in reminding ourselves that dedicated, determined individuals and small minorities have accomplished great things of far reaching significance -- some of it fine and good, much of it terribly destructive.The accomplishments of the important artists and writers and the example of our Founders are primary examples of unrivalled, unparalleled good, I believe. The majority in the late 1700's were not supportive of declaring independence from England, yet the Founders persisted and won against insuperable odds.Be of good cheer. While there's life, there's hope. No victory of Evil OR Good is ever permanent. Life may be defined as a constant state of flux. We must continue to fight the good fight -- especially when the odds seem most fearfully against us.Thanks again.
Great post. Hope you and mr aow having a great day.
I didn't know about the "sign." Sometimes you have to interrupt to say "thank you," and I'm hesitant to do so. This is wonderful. Thank you AOW and Mustang.
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