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Mr. P
05-28-2007, 08:47 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hSx3hTKvLY

Psychoblues
05-28-2007, 09:00 AM
I don't get any military tribute from you when you so constantly ignore the issues of your veterans, Mr. P.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hSx3hTKvLY

You call it patriotism, I call it treason.

I love my troops and all the veterans that were once "troops". Thank God for Memorial Day.

Kathianne
05-28-2007, 09:29 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hSx3hTKvLY

Awesome! I become a bit less cynical and fearful for the future of our country when I see the excellent ambassadors serving after the bad political ones have failed, our young men and women of the military! :clap::salute::clap:

Psychoblues
05-28-2007, 09:40 AM
The intro and the exit of this video is "America, Love It Or Leave It". I dig it.

Do you? If you don't, then why ain't you leaving?

Mr. P
05-28-2007, 12:43 PM
The intro and the exit of this video is "America, Love It Or Leave It". I dig it.

Do you? If you don't, then why ain't you leaving?

:2up:

pegwinn
05-28-2007, 02:32 PM
Today is Memorial Day. To a lot of folks it is just another day off of work or a really good shopping day. To some (notably recent HS graduates) it marks the beginning of "adult" life. To others it marks the beginning of the official summer time BBQ and Bikini season. Then, to a reletivily small group of Americans, it is a day mixed with sadness and pride or even anger.
To me it is the latter. I have lost friends over the course of my time in the Marine Corps. Some died in Beirut in 1983. They will be nineteen, forever.

Then there are friends who died on active duty in training accidents, car wrecks, cancer etc. Thier loss is no less tragic. I also know Marines killed in Iraq during this war. So today is for the memory of all of them.
We will drink to thier memory and visit a local cemetary. We will look at the flag and realize that it is different things to different people.

But most importantly, the thing we must all do is to carry on. We cannot waver in our resolve to be (stealing an Army line) "all you can be". This means that folks who normally oppose each other on issues will continue to do so. It means that, to quote Teddy Roosevelt, we must continue to be the "man in the arena" (http://www.zeapartners.org/articles/200301/trquote) for whatever purpose that is.

Another appropriate quote comes to mind: It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. -- George S. Patton (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/g/georgespa124797.html)

To do any less is to dishonor the memories of all those who died for us.

Psychoblues
06-01-2007, 05:50 AM
I reserve the right to honor the veterans and the citizens of our country that aspire and have aspired the glory of our freedoms as Americans.



Today is Memorial Day. To a lot of folks it is just another day off of work or a really good shopping day. To some (notably recent HS graduates) it marks the beginning of "adult" life. To others it marks the beginning of the official summer time BBQ and Bikini season. Then, to a reletivily small group of Americans, it is a day mixed with sadness and pride or even anger.

To me it is the latter. I have lost friends over the course of my time in the Marine Corps. Some died in Beirut in 1983. They will be nineteen, forever.

Then there are friends who died on active duty in training accidents, car wrecks, cancer etc. Thier loss is no less tragic. I also know Marines killed in Iraq during this war. So today is for the memory of all of them.
We will drink to thier memory and visit a local cemetary. We will look at the flag and realize that it is different things to different people.

But most importantly, the thing we must all do is to carry on. We cannot waver in our resolve to be (stealing an Army line) "all you can be". This means that folks who normally oppose each other on issues will continue to do so. It means that, to quote Teddy Roosevelt, we must continue to be the "man in the arena" (http://www.zeapartners.org/articles/200301/trquote) for whatever purpose that is.

Another appropriate quote comes to mind: It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. -- George S. Patton (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/g/georgespa124797.html)

To do any less is to dishonor the memories of all those who died for us.

I remember what Trent Lot (R), Mississippi and backed up by his buddy Tom DeLay (R), Texas had to say in 1993, "You can support the troops without having to support the president."

The ideology expressed by those most respected and credible politicians changed my life forever. Until then I had never considered the equation as they presented it.