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Veteran's Day

Posted Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at 6:03 PM

Sorry for the lateness of this blog but I was working most of the day and then watched my son march in the Veteran's Day Parade downtown.

Veteran's Day is a day that is far too overlooked. It doesn't get the attention that it truly deserves.

All three of my grandfathers (on my dads side I have a paternal grandfather and a step grandfather) served in World War 2, all three were Navy men. Papa (my moms dad) was on a boat that was successfully attacked by a kamikaze plane.

My dad was called up for the draft during the Vietnam War but because of a rash behind his knee that neither he or doctors could explain he was sent home.

My older brother was in the Navy for a short time. He was training to become a Navy Seal. When that didn't pan out he switched to the Marines and served as a nurse in a M.A.S.H unit in Okinawa before returning to the states. Unfortunately on November 25, 2001 he passed away.

I have always been an ardent supporter of our troops. They do something that I would never imagine myself doing. They put their lives on the line to protect our freedom's and not just ours but others freedoms around the world.

They deserve our utmost respect for everything they do. They spend months upon months of active service away from their families.

Celebrating not only our veterans but our active servicemen and women should last all year and not just one day.

Thank you to all of our servicemen and women for all you do.


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Iggy,

The tragedy is if Sam would tell the real story of the America he travels, the wonderful positive people out there -- he has opportunity for lots of positive thoughts and reports.

Instead, he cuts and pastes from his idealogue Gawds and inflicts their prattling on innocent people.

You can bet he was not listening this morning when the President spoke before leaving for Asia and economic meetings.

That raving liberal socialist Sam hates so, just said basically,

--We must end the importing of goods made with cheap labor and borrowing from those nations to support that practice.

-- We must establish balanced trade, exporting our technology and GREEN products, to even the balance of trade.

For 16 years of Bush Presidencies, the White House has encouraged and aided the Trillions in Chinese imports, and borrowed massively from China.

Could it have anything to do with Bush Family Controlled corporations controlling all Mainland Chinese Import and Export trade licenses.

Can that monopoly be based upon key families in the Central Chinese government being stockholders in those Bush Family corporations?

-- Posted by HerndonHank on Thu, Nov 12, 2009, at 12:15 PM

Okay guys that's enough. This is a blog about Veteran's Day. Enough with the bashing of another blogger on this site.

-- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Thu, Nov 12, 2009, at 6:14 PM

Mike, thank you. I find it very sad, so much paper can be used without anyone thanking the people who has kept this country as free as it is, so they can attack Sam, and not address one word to what you opened with, Service to Country.

Herndon Hank, perhaps, indicated a problem that seems to have befallen the populace. Look at his quotes about what PBHO uttered, if accurate. PBHO addressed Bush, and the problems he says GWB brought upon this nation. It would have been nice if he had addressed what the day is set aside for, honoring those who serve, the veterans.

I have a habit of recognizing not only my fellow veterans, but all those who served, in other, less glorious capacity. In a war time situation, there are many civilian Americans who serve equally difficult situations, who, if not putting their service into the pot, the veteran would lose the war, for lack of material, and supplies.

Veterans day honors those of us who have gone into harms way, which is nice, but we could not have done so without civilian support. Too bad your followers, here, couldn't see the nice thing you were trying to do.

In Messiah, Jesus, His Blessing. Arley

-- Posted by Navyblue on Thu, Nov 12, 2009, at 11:16 PM

Navy I believe that the only quotes that Herndon used from President Obama were the two short quotes. I believe anything after that was Herndon's own opinion.

But you are still correct. This blog was about those veteran's and still serving men and women of our military.

It is my wish and hope that we can stay on that topic and that topic only.

-- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Fri, Nov 13, 2009, at 6:34 AM

Veteran's Day was great. I wish we would have celebrated it like this when I was a young boy. My son's school invites parents and grandparents who are vets to attend and they sing songs for them and praise them for what they do and have done for us.

It is really inspiring. As I stood there in the back and observed the celebration with my father up on the stage who served in the Air Force during the Vietnem War I thought about how proud I would be of my sons, if through examples learned in the Boy Scouts that they may some day take up service for our country.

It's something I never thought about when I was a young man as I was too busy being a partier and what not. It's only now in my 30's that feel like it's something I should have done when I see the benefits of the life experiences and training one can recieve in the military. As well as the satisfaction of serving a great country and fulfilling a duty.

They men and women who haved served in combat over the years in foreign countries are true heros. They have done things most people would never dream of for any amount of pay or reward.

I hope we continue to honor these soldiers like we do today and give them their due. Staying free is not easy, especially when there are so many in lands to the East that do not believe in individual freedom and there are litteraly 100'of of millions who live in fear of these radicals and will not speak the truth about themfor fear of political correctiness backlash and personal safety.

It will be up to the U.S.A. to stand and deliver the blow needed to defeat the evils of oppression and hate that comes from the East.

It will take thick skinned warrior to do this and it won't be easy. God bless all the soldiers that protect our freedom here and try to provide freedom elsewhere.

-- Posted by Justin76 on Fri, Nov 13, 2009, at 12:23 PM

Justin76, Shalom, and Thank You; High Praise, High Praise Indeed.

Much of what I learned in Boy Scouts played great sway in how I thought, and behaved, throughout my life, but especially while in service to country.

Keep the Flag flying high, and keep the Praise of service loud and strong. It means the world to we who serve.

In Jesus name, and blessing. Arley Steinhour

-- Posted by Navyblue on Fri, Nov 13, 2009, at 8:30 PM


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