LIVE FROM NASHVILLE, TN … LET FREEDOM SING!!!
Happy Birthday America from Nashville, TN. The weather has been terrible as it has rained pretty much all day and the performances delayed due to lightening but that has not stopped Martina McBride from rocking the house. But what is a little rain and lightening when you are celebrating liberty and Freedom.
Music City July 4th Concerts
Let Freedom Sing – July 4 in Music City – LogoMartina McBride, Mikky Ekko, the Nashville Symphony, and the country’s largest fireworks show!
Martina McBride ended her set singing her ever popular, hit song, Independence Day.
Nothing says the 4th of July like the Boston Pops on Boston’s Charles River Esplanade. Enjoy the music and fireworks from the birthplace of where the American Revolution began.
In mere minutes they will be playing their famed rendition of The 1812 Overture. And of course, Stars and Stripes Forever. It is an American tradition like no other on the 4th in Boston, Mass. Honestly, if you have never gone to the Charles and seen the Boston Pops on July 4th, you need to add it to your bucket list. It is truly amazing and will swell you up with pride until tears flow.
Happy Independence Day 2015 … Happy Birthday America … JULY 4, 2015 … “That to Secure These Rights, Governments are Instituted Among Men, Deriving their Just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.”
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA … JULY 4, 2015!!!
click on pic for fireworks, I remember recording this so many years ago
On this July 4th, 2015 as We celebrate Our American Independence. Remember that as our own government, that is supposed to be of, by and for the People, attempts to make “We the People” dependent upon government. As we celebrate American Independence with family and friends always remember that Freedom, Liberty and Independence are never free and come at a great cost. The great sacrifice of Our Founding Fathers and those who followed to protect our way of life should never be forgotten. A special thanks to those who made it possible for the words scribed in The Declaration of Independence 1776. Because the politicians of today would have been incapable of doing so.
Remember the sacrifice and the bravery of so many who fought against the British crown to create an Independent country of the United States of America. And so many after gaining our independence who gave their lives to protect and maintain those freedoms. TODAY, it is “We the People’s” job to maintain American independence as stated in the Declaration of Independence, “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” America, that means that government gets its power from the people, not the other way around. NEVER FORGET THAT.
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. [...]
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. [...]
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood
I’m proud to be an American where as least I know I’m free
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the USA
America the Beautiful for the late, great Ray Charles
What would the 4th of July be without this great song from School House Rock from the Bicentennial year of 1976 … ‘The Shot Heard ‘Round the World’. Generation of children grew up watching this VIDEO of the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Sadly today, School House Rock became school house liberal indoctrination. Take a good look at the lyrics below from this video for all-time. Would the PC crowd of today demand that the word rebel flag be stricken? Do you think it matters to them or they have any understanding that Our Founding Fathers, those at the Boston Tea party and those who fought for Independence were the rebels?
“The British are coming! The British are coming!”
Now, the ride of Paul Revere
Set the nation on its ear
And the shot at Lexington heard ’round the world
When the British fired in the early dawn
The War of Independence had begun
The die was cast, the rebel flag unfurled
And on to Concord marched the foe
To seize the arsenal there you know
Waking folks searching all around
Until our militia stopped them in their tracks
At the old North Bridge we turned them back
And chased those Redcoats back to Boston town
And the shot heard ’round the world
Was the start of the Revolution
The Minutemen were ready, on the move
Take your powder, and take your gun
Report to General Washington
Hurry men, there’s not an hour to lose!
Now, at famous Bunker Hill
Even though we lost, it was quite a thrill
The rebel Colonel Prescott proved he was wise
Outnumbered and low on ammunition
As the British stormed his position
He said, “Hold your fire until you see the whites of their eyes!”
Though the next few years were rough
General Washington’s men proved they were tough
Those hungry, ragged boys would not be beat
One night they crossed the Delaware
Surprised the Hessians in their lair
And at Valley Forge they just bundled up their feet!
And the shot heard ’round the world
Was the start of the Revolution
The Minutemen were ready, on the move
Take your blanket, and take your son
Report to General Washington
We’ve got our rights and now it’s time to prove
So what makes this 4th of July so special …
The authorities are saying that there has been no specific, credible threat; however, they are warning of possible lone wolf terrorist acts this 4th o July weekend. As reported at CNN, as Americans get ready for the holiday weekend, the Department of Homeland Security, FBI and the National Counterterrorism Center have issued a bulletin to law enforcement across the country warning of the possibility of an imminent strike against the United States. Intelligence agencies are watching as online chatter rises. But how is this different than past years? Could it possible be that ISIS, the so-called JV terrorist group as once stated by Barack Obama is now very active and successful in using social media to recruit “lone wolfs” to commit terror acts?
This 4th of July weekend, have fun, enjoy your time but be vigilant.
Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, American counterterrorism officials have increased security at national landmarks and large public events ahead of major holidays or significant anniversaries, and issued bulletins calling for increased vigilance by the public.
But this Fourth of July weekend has spawned particularly strong warnings about a potential attack as the federal authorities and national security experts say the United States is more susceptible now because of tactics chosen for recent terrorist strikes by the Islamic State.
Officials cite an increased effort by the Islamic State to galvanize its sympathizers in the United States and elsewhere since Memorial Day and during this Ramadan season to carry out acts of violence on their own — so-called lone-wolf attacks. Those potential plots by individuals are harder for the authorities to detect and disrupt, senior American officials say, and have led the F.B.I. to put more Americans under investigation for suspected ties to terrorist groups than at any point since Sept. 11.
At the same time, senior American officials acknowledge that, as with many past holidays and anniversaries, they know of no specific terror plot against targets in the United States. And while militants have said in previous years that they would like to pull off an attack on a major national holiday, there has not been a successful terrorist strike on American soil on a previous July 4 or similarly high-profile day.
One thing is for certain, if these radical Islamist terrorists ever attacked America on Independence Day, it would be their ultimate demise.
#Boycott PacSun … Retailer PacSun Disrespects America and Those Who Fought and Died to Keep USA Free … Feels the Wrath of Customers After Stores Shill Upside Down American Flag T-Shirt on Memorial Day Weekend
IDIOTS … YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO MARKET THIS T-SHIRT AND AMERICA HAS THE SAME RIGHT TO NEVER, EVER SHOP AT PAC SUN EVER AGAIN.
Are you serious? The retailer PacSun thought it in their best interest to display a t-shirt on Memorial Day weekend of an up-side down American flag. Really? This is how you disrespect the memories of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep America free? Just what kind of a bunch of dirt-bags are you? Although, you have every right to market and sell what ever you damn well please, as American men and women have spilled their blood to give you that right, “We the People” also have every to boycott your stores and never, ever, ever buy another thing from you.
And personally, I do not care whether you decide to pull the article of clothing from your stores because of the massive backlash you are about to receive, you have shown exactly what you are. YOU ARE A DISGRACE!!! Is it bad enough that you would disgrace the American flag, but you do so on Memorial Day.
Pic: The Blaze via Facebook
Retailer PacSun is feeling the wrath of customers and military veterans after a photo of a T-shirt on display in one of its stores on Memorial Day weekend went viral.
The shirt features an upside-down American flag, a symbol that U.S. Flag Code makes clear is only to be used “in instances of extreme danger to life or property.” The shirt was reportedly first spotted at the store’s location at Tanger Outlets in Foley, Alabama.
“Screw you PACSUN,” one Facebook user wrote in reply to the company’s “buy one, get one 50% off” Memorial Day promotion post. He signed his comment, “veteran.”
“As a combat veteran I refuse to step into your store ever again,” another apparent veteran wrote.
“Not shopping here anymore,” a disgruntled Facebook user added, echoing the sentiment of hundreds of others.
A $24 T-shirt that was for sale online and at some PacSun stores could now cost the company thousands of dollars in lost sales.
The upside-down American flag upset one shopper in Alabama, who took to social media. Countless other shoppers chimed in tweeting “respect the flag #BoycottPacSun” and “there are repercussions to your free speech. I will never spend another penny there.”
On Monday afternoon, PacSun decided to stop selling the T-shirt and released the following statement to Eyewitness News: “As a retailer grounded in youth culture, PacSun values artistic and creative expression though the brands that we sell in our stores. Out of respect for those who have put their lives on the line for our country, we have decided to stop selling the licensed flag T-shirt and are removing it from our stores and website immediately. We thank the men and women in uniform for their extraordinary service.”
With Rolling Thunder there are no need for words, only sounds …
Rolling Thunder brings out emotional tributes to fallen
Rolling Thunder Run Reveals Changed Attitudes Towards Vietnam War
Thousands of bikers hit Washington for Rolling Thunder veteran Memorial rally
Rolling Thunder rumbles through DC – 2015
Memorial Day – 2015: A Debt We Can Never Repay … Remembering, Thanking & Honoring Our Military Heroes For Their Service & Sacrifice
REMEMBERING AND HONORING OUR MILITARY HEROES WHO GAVE ALL … BECAUSE FREEDOM IS NEVER FREE.
On this Memorial Day 2015, Scared Monkeys sends a special thank you to all of the military men, woman and their families who have sacrificed their lives to that We, the United States of America, remain the home of the free because of the brave. We thank from the bottom of our hearts those who we can no longer thank in person for their sacrifice to this great Country. Thank you and God Bless you, we shall never forget you your service and sacrifice.
Please take time today to remember what this day is truly about and the men and women that we have lost.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13 – King James Version)
America has lost so many lives to protect the freedoms and liberties that we hold to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. We have lost so many brave souls to not only protect our Freedoms, but the freedoms of others from tyranny. On this day we remember that Freedom is never Free and all those that gave all in their service and sacrifice to us.
The words of President Ronald Reagan, Arlington National Cemetery, May 31, 1982:
“The United States and the freedom for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper. Their lives remind us that freedom is not bought cheaply. It has a cost; it imposes a burden. And just as they whom we commemorate were willing to sacrifice, so too must we — in a less final, less heroic way — be willing to give of ourselves.” [...]
“As we honor their memory today, let us pledge that their lives, their sacrifices, their valor shall be justified and remembered for as long as God gives life to this nation. And let us also pledge to do our utmost to carry out what must have been their wish: that no other generation of young men will every have to share their experiences and repeat their sacrifice.”
Remarks at Memorial Day Ceremonies Honoring an Unknown Serviceman of the Vietnam Conflict – 5/28/84
I can remember like it was yesterday, but in fact it was more than 25 years ago, when I stood in Arlington National Cemetery for the funeral of my Uncle and namesake. I can remember the sound of Taps and the 21 gun salute as tears flowed down my face as I laid to rest my hero. A man that gave so much for his country and for me. A man who was the toughest and most honorable, proud and yet humble man I have ever known. By all accounts he should have died in the Ardennes forest during WWII, but God had other plans. However, in many respects he did lose all as he came home forever changed. My uncle volunteered for WWII at age 18, although, when I review the records he was actually 17. He, like 5 of his brothers, took part in WWII. However, my Uncle Red saw the most action in Patton’s 3rd Army. Much of what he witnessed, he took to his grave as he lost so many Brothers in Arms. When he came home some 4 years later after having defeated the Nazis, his own mom, my grandmother, did not recognize him.
As always and on a personal note I say thank you and you are missed to my uncle Red who is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. My uncle served in Patton’s 3rd Army where he received the following medals. a silver star. bronze star and multiple purple hearts. So often he did not want to talk of what went on during his military server and his heroic efforts during WWII; however, true heroes are also humble. It was not until much later when I was in college and became a history major with a specialty in US military warfare and tactics did my uncle open up and provide me with the truth of what he experienced during his military days, some of that time spent in the Ardennes , better know as the Battle of the Bulge.
Thank you from your nephew and namesake, Red
A thank you to all that made the greatest sacrifice for us. May we honor your sacrifices and make you proud.
IDIOTS #THE DEMOCRATS: Democrat Party Think Spirit of Memorial Day is About King Barack Obama Eating Ice Cream
REALLY, THE DEMOCRAT PARTY THINKS THAT MEMORIAL DAY IS ABOUT BARACK OBAMA EASTING ICE CREAM?
A note to the Democrat Party, it isn’t always about Barack Obama, especially when it comes to the spirit and what Memorial Day is all about. For some reason the clowns at the Democrat Party posted in honor of Memorial Day a picture of Barack Obama easting ice cream. As reported at The Blaze, the photo of President Barack Obama downing an ice cream cone in St. Paul, Minnesota, last June was accompanied by the message, “Happy Memorial Day Weekend, everyone!” But for Liberals and Progressives eating ice cream best represents Memorial Day and is what the blood of so many fallen heroes who have sacrificed so much means.
Wow, America’s finest men and women have sacrificed their lives for this great nation so that the United States of America can be free and we have a political party that makes the memory of our brave soldiers about one man and eating a frigging ice cream cone. I can’t wait for the 4th of July of Obama eating hotdogs and Veterans Day with a pic of Obama throwing down a Slushie. What the hell is the matter with you people?
IDIOTS #THE DEMOCRATS!!!
Twitter – The Democrats @TheDemocrats
Others appear to be a miffed too like Jake Tapper of CNN, who stated on Twitter, “This is not what Memorial Day Weekend is About”. However, Jake Tapper on Twitter is properly honoring the Day by remembering America’s heroes. Many others on Twitter were not to happy.
Maybe the morons at the Democrat Party might want to take a field trip to Arlington National Cemetery and walk down every row and take a good look at the endless number of headstones of those that made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. Because Freedom is not free.
SCARED MONKEYS WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL MOMS A VERY SPECIAL HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
A special Mother’s Day wish to all those mom’s of missing children and one’s who have been victims of crime. God Bless you all. Also, a special Mother’s Day wish to the mom’s of our military soldiers … Thank you for the sons and daughters you raised and for your sacrifice. To all the moms, all we can say is THANK YOU!!!
My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her. – George Washington
All I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother. – Abraham Lincoln
There never was a woman like her. She was gentle as a dove and brave as a lioness … The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all, the only capital I had to start life with, and on that capital I have made my way. – Andrew Jackson
When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” (27) Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. John 19:26-27
A Mother’s Song
I wrap you in my arms and whisper this advice
Be strong, be kind, be patient and in time
You’ll find out my son what true Love is all about
Be faithful and be true, show love in all you do
Then you’ll know just how you make your mother proud …
One Heartbeat At A Time – Steven Curtis Chapman
You, you are changing the world
One little heartbeat at a time
Making history with every touch and every smile
Oh, you, you may not see it now
But I believe that time will tell
How you, you are changing the world
One little heartbeat at a time
Happy Mothers Day Mom, I Miss You so much and Thank You for all that you did …
Barack Hussein Obama Takes Jab at Christians in Easter Prayer Breakfast as Obama Casts a Stone and Condemns ‘Less-than-loving Christians’
EVEN ON THE HOLY DAY OF EASTER, THIS CLOWN HAS TO MAKE A MOCKERY OF IT AND TAKE A SHOT AT CHRISTIANS …
Barack Hussein Obama can’t find it in himself to call out radical Islam as they slaughter, behead and burn to death innocent Christians … but he has no problem at bashing Christians. But what else should we expect from a Muslim raised individual who developed his religious teaching in Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Black Liberation theology church?
“On Easter, I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian, I am supposed to love,” Mr. Obama said toward the end of his speech. “And I have to say that sometimes when I listen to less-than-loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned.”
“But that’s a topic for another day,” the president said, receiving laughter and applause.
What a sick, pathetic, little man. This is what a community agitator does and frankly America, you are to blame for being so clueless, so apathetic and so uninformed to elect this sorry excuse of a man.