Veterans Day 2016 … Thank You for Your Service to Protect Our Liberty and Freedom … God Bless You All
VETERANS DAY 2016 … THANK YOU!!!
Today on the 1th day of the 11th month we offer our thanks to all who have served and who currently serve in our military who protect our liberties and our freedom. We know all too well that Freedom is not free. It takes a special individual who is called to service to protect our liberties and freedoms. We thank the brave men and woman of our Armed Forces who have fought to protect our way of life. They are our true heroes. They are our role models. So many of our World War II veterans pass away ever day, the American heroes who like those that followed them into military service have made us so proud. Please take the time today to than a Veteran for their service.
Thank you for your Service to Honor, Duty and Country. You have our never ending thanks for the sacrifices that you and your families have made so that we might be safe. Thank you and God Bless!
Toby Keith – American Soldier
Secretary McDonald, Mr. Hallinan, distinguished guests and, most of all, our extraordinary veterans and your families: The last time I stood on these hallowed grounds, on Memorial Day, our country came together to honor those who have fought and died for our flag. A few days before, our nation observed Armed Forces Day, honoring all who are serving under that flag at this moment.
And today, on Veterans Day, we honor those who honored our country with its highest form of service: You who once wore the uniform of our Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. We owe you our thanks. We owe you our respect. And we owe you our freedom.
We come together to express our profound gratitude for the sacrifices and contributions you and your family made on the battlefield, at home, and at outposts around the world. But America’s gratitude to our veterans is something always grounded in something greater than what you did on duty. It’s also an appreciation of the example that you continue to set after your service has ended — your example as citizens.
Veterans Day often follows a hard-fought political campaign — an exercise in the free speech and self-government that you fought for. It often lays bare disagreements across our nation. But the American instinct has never been to find isolation in opposite corners. It is to find strength in our common creed, to forge unity from our great diversity, to sustain that strength and unity even when it is hard. And when the election is over, as we search for ways to come together — to reconnect with one another and with the principles that are more enduring than transitory politics — some of our best examples are the men and women we salute on Veterans Day. (more)
Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman General James E. Cartwright Pleaded Guilty to Felony Charge of Lying to the FBI During Investigation Into the Leaking of Classified Information and Could Face Jail Time
UNBELIEVABLE … GENERAL JAMES CARTWRIGHT PLEADS GUILTY OF LYING TO FBI AND FACES JAIL TIME, YET HILLARY CLINTON WALKED FREE FOR DOING FAR MORE …
To borrow a phrase from Obama and Hillary Clinton … how come Hillary didn’t have to pay her fair share for the crimes she committed?
Its a sick, corrupt world we live in under the Obama Administration as former Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman General James E. Cartwright pleased guilty to the felony charge of lying to the FBI during its investigation into the leaking of classified information about covert operations against Iran to two journalists. Under his plea deal, Cartwright could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. UNREAL. Hillary Clinton committed far worse crimes, including lying to the FBI during the investigation of the use of her private email server, let alone the use of the server containing classified US documents and the cover up and deletion of 33,000 emails after having been subpoenaed. And the FBI did nothing even though there was an obvious mountain of evidence against her. But that is what happens when we have a corrupt FBI playing politics and covering for Democrat Hillary Clinton. Now they and the Justice Department felt they needed a scalp to make themselves look good. Sorry, you both look even more corrupt and pathetic.
He used to be Obama’s favorite general … look where that got him. I guess he should have run for president
The Obama administration Justice Department has investigated three senior officials for mishandling classified information over the past two years but only one faces a felony conviction, possible jail time and a humiliation that will ruin his career: former Joint Chiefs of Staff vice chairman General James E. Cartwright. The FBI’s handling of the case stands in stark contrast to its treatment of Hillary Clinton and retired General David Petraeus — and it reeks of political considerations.
Monday marked a stunning fall from grace for Cartwright, the man once known as “Obama’s favorite general,” who pleaded guilty to the felony charge of lying to the FBI during its investigation into the leaking of classified information about covert operations against Iran to two journalists. His lawyer Greg Craig said in a statement that Cartwright spoke with David Sanger of the New York Times and Dan Klaidman of Newsweek as a confirming source for stories they had already reported, in an effort to prevent the publication of harmful national security secrets.
Under his plea deal, Cartwright could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Last year, Petraeus cut a deal with the Justice Department after admitting he had lied to the FBI and passed hundreds of highly classified documents to his biographer and mistress Paula Broadwell. He pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor of mishandling classified information and was sentenced to two years probation and a $100,000 fine.
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.
TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THE ANTI-HERO, ANTI-MILITARY, ANTI-VET AND ANTI-WAR DEMOCRAT PARTY …
Unbelievable, DNC delegates chant and turn their backs on Medal Of Honor winner while he lists the names of dead soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend and provide these yahoos the right of freedom of speech. What a sick display of what the Democrats really think of the military, leadership and true American heroes. What the hell has the Democrat party become?
Last night the DNC tried to make it look like they were patriot with all the red, white and blue and little flags that were handed out in advance and what happened was a disgrace.
UPDATE I: ‘No more war’ chants interrupt general.
It really makes one wonder why anyone in the military would support the democrat candidate and be a pawn for them when its obvious that the democrat party is anti-military.
Anti-war protesters repeatedly interrupted retired Gen. John Allen on Thursday night as he offered a speech supporting Hillary Clinton for president.
Chants of “no more war” were heard at least three times from pockets of delegates around the Wells Fargo Center at the Democratic National Convention.
They were quickly drowned out by others in the arena who chanted “U.S.A.” while waving blue and red signs. Others in the stands waved large American flags.
It was hard to tell in the arena whether the “U.S.A.” chants were intended to drown out anti-war messages or were themselves spontaneous.
But on television, it came across as raucous support behind Allen’s speech.
26 year old Army Reserve officer Deshauna Barber from the District of Columbia was crowned last night … Miss USA 2016
An Army Reserve officer and IT analyst from the District of Columbia has been crowned Miss USA 2016 after mounting a strong defense of women in combat roles in the military.
Deshauna Barber, a 26-year-old from the nation’s capital, gave the answer during the interview section of the pageant in Las Vegas on Sunday.
When asked by judge Joe Zee whether the Pentagon’s decision to open up all combat roles to women had “put political correctness over our military’s ability to perform,” 1st Lt. Barber responded:
“As a woman in the United States Army, I think it was an amazing job by our government to allow women to integrate into every branch of the military.”
She continued: “We are just as tough as men. As a commander of my unit, I’m powerful, I am dedicated and it is important that we recognize that gender does not limit us in the United States.”