On this Memorial Day 2013 as we remember and thank those brave men and woman who we can no longer thank personally, Rolling Thunder roars into Washington, DC to honor those who have served and died for our freedom. On Sunday, thousands of motorcyclists rode from the Pentagon to the National Mall, ending their 10-mile trip near the Lincoln Memorial.
Memorial Day 2013 – Remembering & Thanking Our Heroes For Their Service & Sacrifice Because Freedom is not Free
On this Memorial day, Scared Monkeys provided a special thank you to all of the men and woman who have sacrificed their lives to that We, the United States of America, remain free. We thank those who we can no longer thank personally for their sacrifice to this great Country. Thank you, we shall never forget you your service and sacrifice.
As we know, freedom is never free and it is our heroes of the United States Armed Forces who we all owe a debt of gratitude. Thank you for your service, sacrifice, honor and dedication to this country. So please, as you have the day off today, spend it with family and friends and celebrate the day in your own special way, take the time to remember those who gave their lives to make this day possible. These are true American heroes who should never be forgotten.
On this Memorial Day please remember to give thanks and honor those who protected this great Nation against evil and those who have laid down their lives in the ultimate sacrifice to protect our liberty and freedom. A special thank you to the men and woman of our Armed Forces who have paved the way to freedom with their lives. We thank you and your families for your service, sacrifice, honor and dedication to this country.
God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood
And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I wont forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I 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.
The words of President Ronald Reagan, Arlington National Cemetery, May 31, 1982: (read the entire inspirational and beautiful speech here).
“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.”
On a personal note I say thank you and you are missed to my uncle who is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. He served during WWII in George S. Patton’s Third Army. During his service he was a multiple Purple Heart recipient and was awarded the Bronze Star and Silver Star. What a special person this man was and a walking talking historian. He was so hesitant, like so many heroes from our “Greatest Generation” of talking about what he had experienced. My Uncle Joe enlisted as an 18 year old boy and came back from WWII a changed man, whose own mother did not even recognize. He would only talk about the war to me in his later years when he realized I was studying it in college as I was a History major. So many of his accounts of what happened just brought a tear to my eye that so many went through so much and sacrificed all. For me, other than the religious holidays of Easter and Christmas, the two most important American holidays are Memorial Day and Independence Day. Freedom truly is not free. I learned that from a man who until the day he passed away set off metal detectors in airports from the shrapnel that was in his body as a result of multiple German hand grenades. I can remember Taps being played at my uncles funeral at Arlington National Cemetery like it was just yesterday. To my uncle … Thank you from your namesake, Red.
We will never forget all of the brave acts of courage and sacrifice from all those who have served, God Bless All.
MSNBC Analyst Chris Hayes: I’m ‘Uncomfortable’ Calling Fallen Military ‘Heroes’ … VFW Demands Apolgy … MSNBC Issues Apology
A Memorial Day weekend travesty. Far be it from the far Left at MSNBC to show their true colors as to how they feel about the military and the brave heroic men and woman who gave their lives so that the ingrates at MSNBC have the right to live in a free society. MSNBC host Chris Hayes in his delusional Leftist thinking said that he finds it contemptible to remember the war dead as heroes because it will probably just lead to more war. UNREAL.
The VFW demanded an apology from this gutless, Leftist weasel. It was MSNBC’s version of link baiting. Make some viscous and terrible comment during a time in which honor and respect should be provided to our fallen brave. Then again, for the LEFT this is what they believe, as delusional as the premise might be. Is it any wonder why military veterans support the GOP candidate for President Mitt Romney over the Far left Democrat President Obama, 58% to 34%?
One day after the coward and far Left MSNBC made the rotten comments of being uncomfortable calling fallen military heroes, he apologized. Let’s start with the fact that is pencil pushing, bed wetting liberal was in no way qualified to make such a judgment, isn’r it amazing that Leftist ass-bites like this have no problem benefiting from those who lay down their lives for freedom.
As many have rightly pointed out, it’s very easy for me, a TV host, to opine about the people who fight our wars, having never dodged a bullet or guarded a post or walked a mile in their boots. Of course, that is true of the overwhelming majority of our nation’s citizens as a whole. One of the points made during Sunday’s show was just how removed most Americans are from the wars we fight, how small a percentage of our population is asked to shoulder the entire burden and how easy it becomes to never read the names of those who are wounded and fight and die, to not ask questions about the direction of our strategy in Afghanistan, and to assuage our own collective guilt about this disconnect with a pro-forma ritual that we observe briefly before returning to our barbecues.
But in seeking to discuss the civilian-military divide and the social distance between those who fight and those who don’t, I ended up reinforcing it, conforming to a stereotype of a removed pundit whose views are not anchored in the very real and very wrenching experience of this long decade of war. And for that I am truly sorry.
Sorry, apology not accepted. This individual is not sorry for what he said, that if what he and his ilk on the LEFT believe. He is only sorry because he never in his pee-brained head never thought the backlash would be so deep and profound. Make no mistake about it MSNBC, Chris Hayes and you far-Leftist moonbats, you are the minority.
Memorial Day 2012 … Thank you for your sacrifice to make this country safe. We are all remembered today that freedom is not free.
click on pic for the Taps Buglers at Arlington National Cemetery
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13 – King James Version)
On this Memorial Day, a special thanks to all of the men and woman, and their families, who have made the ultimate sacrifice and laid down their lives so that We the People, the United States, remain free. To these Heroes we all owe a debt of gratitude today and always. Thank you for your service, sacrifice, honor and dedication to this country making the United States the home of the free and the land of the brave.
Take time today and always to say thanks for those of our American Heroes who have died so that we can remain free. Today, we stop and say “thanks” to the men and women of our Armed Forces. It should be used as a day to spend a few quiet moments thinking about the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who went into harm’s way and never came home again.
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
Gallup Poll: US Military Veterans & Currently Active Military Duty Give President Obama Low Job Approval Marks
Oh contraire MSM’s Time mag Joe Kline (VIDEO), Obama hardly has a better relationship with the military than George W. Bush. Although the MSM would like to brainwash certain American “sheeple” into believing such nonsense exists. In the video above Chris Matthews and his band of libs actually try and portray that the military likes Obama better than Bush. What a joke.
On this Memorial Day 2011, a recent Gallup poll has some troubling news for Commander in Chief, Barack Obama. It would appear that military veterans and those on current ilitary duty gibe Obama low job approval marks at 37%. So much for the MSM’s attempt of trying to BS the American people.
U.S. military veterans and those currently on active military duty are less likely to approve of President Obama’s job performance than are Americans of comparable ages who are not in the military.
These results are based on an analysis of more than 238,000 interviews conducted as part of Gallup Daily tracking from January 2010 through April 2011. Respondents were classified as veterans/active-duty military based on responses to a series of questions probing whether any member of the household had served in the U.S. military, and whether the respondent himself or herself had served and, if so, whether the respondent was currently on active duty. Americans currently serving in the military overseas or on ships at sea would not be included in this national cell and landline telephone sample.
Maybe these low military polling numbers are the reason why Barack Obama actually decided to grace Arlington National Cemetery this Memorial Day with his presence. He didn’t last year.
More from BLACKFIVE with regards that Obama is more popular with the military than GWB … “So, no, Joe; I don’t believe this President is more popular with the military than the last one, and neither does anyone else with at least three firing neurons.” Check on the VIDEOS that obviously show the obvious, rather than a liberal MSM type pontificating the absurd.
Memorial Day 2011 … Thank you for your sacrifice.
A special thank you to all of the men and woman who have sacrificed their lives to that We, the United States, remain free. As we know, freedom is never free and it is our heroes of the United States Armed Forces who we all owe a debt of gratitude. Thank you for your service, sacrifice, honor and dedication to this country.
Arlington National Cemetery
On this Memorial Day please remember to give thanks and honor those who have laid down their lives in the ultimate sacrifice to protect our liberty and freedom. A special thank you to the men and woman of our Armed Forces who have paved the way to freedom with their lives. We thank you and your families for your service, sacrifice, honor and dedication to this country. We will never forget your brave acts of courage and sacrifice, God Bless All.
A Memorial Day favorite from SM’s blogging buds, Cox & Forkum.
UPDATE I: Check out NO SHEEPLE HERE … This Memorial Day, Be Their Hero. Help the cause and honor out fallen military heroes of the past by helping our HEROES of today. Click HERE to help our soldiers.
Every Memorial Day, families and communities across the nation take time to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. There are parades and picnics and concerts in the park. Many people today view it as simply another long weekend that marks the beginning of summer.
This Memorial Day, I’d like to ask you to be a hero and purchase a Care Package for one of our brave service members.
The teams are combining their efforts to help sell Care Packages for our troops serving in the Middle East, Iraq and Afghanistan. Prices range from $24.99 for individual troops to battalion packages priced at $999.99.
Most importantly, each care package will include a personal message written by you where you can express your gratitude to our military.
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Sarah Palin, ROLL, BABY, ROLL.
Sarah Palin, kicked off her Nationwide bus tour today, but not first without riding on a hog with “ROLLING THUNDER”. In the end, there was no controversy as Palin just wanted to dress in black, ride a hog and honor the memory of our fallen military heroes.
Wearing black from head to toe, the Republicans’ 2008 vice presidential nominee stopped at a thousands-strong motorcycle ride from the Pentagon to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Palin, who is mulling a White House run, was joined by her family.
Who wound want this to be on their bucket list? Riding with “Rolling Thunder” and honoring the memories of our fallen heroes on Memorial Day in Washington, DC. Does it not get any American than that? As stated at ABC News, the Rolling Thunder riders praised Sarah Palin’s participation in today’s rally.It is what the LEFT both does not understand and fears of Sarah Palin, both at the same time. Sarah Palin’s appeal is that she can hunt, fish, ride a hog and look perfectly normal doing so. Oh yeah, she’s a politician too. Sorry, it is not Palin’s fault that the MSM feels the need to hound the event with photographers.
ABC News’ Sheila Marikar [@sheilaym] reports: For the riders of Rolling Thunder, the news that Sarah Palin will participate in their national rally on Sunday came as a surprise. A welcome surprise.
“I think that’s wonderful,” said Gerri Tramel, president of one of Rolling Thunder’s Tennessee chapters. “Anybody that’s involved — Republican, Democrat, independent, whatever — if you’re involved with our veterans, I think that’s wonderful. Not just Sarah Palin – anyone that’s a politician.”
Watch the actual VIDEO from the Daily Caller of today’s Rolling Thunder rally 2011 with Sarah Palin, Todd, Bristol and Piper on Harley’s.