Honoring a WWII Hero, Ernest Thompson Was aboard the USS Tennessee when Pearl Harbor was Attacked (VIDEO)
HONORING A WWII HERO …
Ernest Thompson was aboard the USS Tennessee when Pearl Harbor was attacked and later witnessed Japan surrender when he was on the USS Missouri.
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Due to health reasons, however, Thompson — now in his 90s — has been unable to visit the ship, according to the Battleship Iowa news release.
With the help of volunteer coordinators, the chief selects from the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center visited Thompson’s home and sang the Navy’s march song, “Anchors Aweigh” in the middle of his residential street.
While the singing went on, Thompson stood and saluted, “inspiring those around him,” the release stated.
The remarkable thing, according to a spokesman for the museum, is that Thompson had a fall earlier this year and had not been able to walk or stand since then.
After the singing concluded, the chief selects walked one-by-one up to Thompson on the veteran’s porch to shake his hand.
SOME HEROES HAVE 4 LEGS … REST IN PEACE SWEETIE.
Today is a sad day. Some posts are just harder to write than others, this is truly one of them …
Bretagne, the last known living 9/11 search dog has passed away at the age of 16. A statement from the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service says Golden Retriever Bretagne was put to sleep on Monday at a veterinary clinic in the Houston suburb of Cypress. Bretagne, (pronounced, “Brittany”), was just 2 years old when she and her handler, Denise Corliss, took part in the 9/11 search operation in New York. They spent 10 days at the scene searching rubble for human remains following the terror attack on September 11, 2001. Bretagne not only served at Ground Zero, but BarkPost explained she also helped with search and rescue in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Bretagne retired from active duty aged nine. And now we say goodbye to this precious and beautiful dog.
When it was time to say goodbye, she was given a hero’s farewell.
Firefighters and rescue workers lined the sidewalk as her body, draped in an American flag, was carried out. Tears streaked down some faces.
Bretagne, believed to be the last surviving 9/11 Ground Zero search dogs, was euthanized Monday.
The golden retriever was 16. Old age had slowed her down, and it was time to put her to sleep.
So, the firefighters at the Cy-Fair Fire Department in Harris County, Texas, lined the path up to the Fairfield Animal Hospital, as her owner, Denise Corliss, walked her in to be put to sleep.
Bretagne celebrates her 16th birthday in New York City
A doggy’s birthday for one of the brave who searched following 9/11 where Bretagne was given the “Kibble to the City”.
In September, BarkPost teamed up with 1 Hotels to give the beloved dog a day of celebration in New York City for her 16th birthday. The day was known as “Dog’s Best Day,” an on-going series from BarkPost that celebrates deserving dogs.
Bretagne was whisked throughout the city that day and given the hero treatment. It started with a limo at the airport and then a suite over looking Central Park at 1 Hotel.
Bretagne was then taken to see a personalized billboard in Times Square displaying a happy birthday message. She even received the doggie “Key to the City” presented by Hudson River Parks.
And as we say goodbye to a true American hero, Bretagne is walked, by her handler Denise Corliss, past a flank of members of the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department and given a fireman’s funeral. Goodbye Bretagne, thank you for your service and your companionship. Rest in Peace.
If this does not bring a tear to your eye and a lump in your throat, you may not have a heart.
Gainesville Police Department Officer Responds to Complaint that Kids Are Playing Basketball Too Loud in the Street – VIDEO (Update: Police Return for Rematch with
HEROES OF THE WEEK … OFFICER BOBBY WHITE AND SHAQ!!!
I BET THESE KIDS NEVER EXPECTED THIS WHEN POLICE WERE CALLED REGARDING A NOISE COMPLAINT …
On January 15, 2016 at 5 PM Gainesville Police Department officer Bobby White responds to a call about children playing basketball ‘loudly’. Caught in the officer’s dash cam, Officer Bobby White walked up to the boy and asked him sternly, “Can you believe someone’s calling to complain about kids playing basketball in the street — can you believe that?” Officer White then responded, “Obviously, I ain’t got no problem with it.” GOOD FOR HIM!!! I can guarantee you these kids thought they were going to get hassled as the ‘Black Lives Matters’ would have everyone believe. Officer White’s actions could not have been further from the truth as he began playing basketball with the kids. And shame on the individual who actually called the police for kids playing basketball at 5 PM. What would you rather have them doing?
A police officer responding to a report of kids playing basketball “loudly” in the streets parked his patrol car and spotted a tall boy holding a basketball.
Gainesville Officer Bobby White walked up to the boy and asked him sternly, “Can you believe someone’s calling to complain about kids playing basketball in the street — can you believe that?”
Before the boy could respond, White cracked a smile: “Obviously, I ain’t got no problem with it.”
The young man tossed the officer the ball and he went for two points.
The story gets better, much better. Before leaving Officer White asked the kids if they play ball there everyday. He promised to come back with reinforcements for a rematch. ENTER SHAQ!!! Interestingly enough, even officer White was surprised when Shaquille O’Neal walked through the door.
Check out the kids response below when the police showed up for their rematch and SHAQ gets out of the SUV, its priceless. These kids may never get a better and more lasting lesson in life. Shaq played ball with the kids and the Gainesville Police Department. Shaq even challenges the kids to make a shot and win $100. Little did he realize they could all shoot foul shots better them him, LOL!!! However this VIDEO gets even better at the 3:28 mark. Check out SHAQ’s message to these kids that Shaquille O’Neal provided when he huddled up with the kids. What a message. THANKS SHAQ!!!
The Rematch: GPD “Basketball Cop” returned as promised, and brought SHAQ as his backup!
The 4-time champ made a surprise stop at the Gainesville Police Department on Saturday to praise White and help the officer make good on a promise to “bring backup” for another pickup game with the kids.
Dashcam footage of White responding to the noise complaint went viral after the department posted the video to its Facebook page on Thursday, with the message: “We’re going to let kids be kids. We are going to focus on the ones that commit crimes. #HoopsNotCrime.”
The officer returned to the scene of the non-crime to challenge the kids to a rematch on Saturday.
“Told you I was gonna bring some backup, right? You guys ready?” White asks the kids.
“Look at these big guys I brought. You sure you can take them?” he taunts, pointing to a group of officers.
That’s when O’Neal emerges from an SUV to give the kids a true Shaq attack.
“These kids will never forget the day Shaq rolled up to their house to play ball,” the police department wrote on its Facebook page along with video of the game.
Pearl Harbor Day 2015 … December 7th, 1941, a Date That Will forever Live in Infamy …
Always remember, never forget … Today marks the 74th anniversary of the day the United States was suddenly and deliberately attacked the Empire of Japan and the United States would never be the same. So many lives lost at the hands of such a cowardly act. It was a time of innocence lost; however, Americans would strike back against their foreign aggressors and save the world from tyranny. We remember those brave men and women that died that fateful day. So many lives affected by that single heinous act; however, as history would record, Japan awoke a sleeping giant. That reprehensible, treacherous act unified a country and in fact awoke a sleeping giant that provided the resolve to win a war against the evil Axis.
God Bless the heroism of Our Greatest Generation!
Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with the government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.
Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleagues delivered to the Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.
It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.
The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. Very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.
The Bombing of Pearl Harbor
Yesterday the Japanese Government also launched an attack against Malaya. Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong. Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam. Last night Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands. Last night the Japanese attacked Wake Island. This morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island.
Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.
As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense.
Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.
I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.
Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.
With confidence in our armed forces – with the unbounded determination of our people – we will gain the inevitable triumph – so help us God.
I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December seventh, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire.”
Thank you to our Greatest Generation!!!
Hero San Bernardino Police Officer Makes Promise to the People he was Escorting to Safety out of the Mass Terror Shooting … “I’ll Take a Bullet Before You, That’s for Damn Sure”
HEROES OF THE WEEK … THE NEXT TIME YOU SEE THE MSM AND BLACK LIVES MATTER CROWD DEMONIZING THE POLICE … REMEMBER THIS VIDEO FOR WHAT 99.5% OF THE POLICE DO FOR US EVERY SINGLE DAY …
KUDOS to the men and women in Blue of the San Bernardino police department and how they handled the radical Islamist terror shooting that left 14 innocent office workers dead. The police officer seen in the video below is emblematic of the heroic efforts they put forth as crazed Islamic extremists went on a mass killing spree. The police officer can be seen leading the victims out of harms way and trying to calm them stating … “I’ll Take a Bullet Before You, That’s for Damn Sure”
These people are heroes!!!
Just remember this image as the liberal MSM tries to paint them all as bad because of the acts of a few and when the Black Lives Matter movement starts cants, “Pigs in a Blanket, fry ‘em like bacon.”
Hushed employees marched through the Inland Regional Center in a line, their arms raised, putting their lives in the hands of one brave officer.
“Try to relax, everyone. Try to relax. I’ll take a bullet before you do, that’s for damn sure,” said the unidentified officer.
The tension grew as the group waited for the elevator to arrive. Some people held hands, while others looked down at their phones gravely.
As the elevator dinged and the door opened, the officer hurriedly said, “Go, go, go, go.”