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We Honor our Fallen this Memorial Day Weekend

Powerful words about the price of Freedom, …spoken by a President who loved our country, believed in it deeply, and lived those words daily.

Taken from Reagan’s first Inaugural address back in January 20th, 1981, the following is also wonderfully appropriate this Memorial Day weekend.

‘…Directly in front of me, the monument to a monumental man: George Washington, Father of our country. A man of humility who came to greatness reluctantly. He led America out of revolutionary victory into infant nationhood. Off to one side, the stately memorial to Thomas Jefferson. The Declaration of Independence flames with his eloquence.

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And then beyond the Reflecting Pool the dignified columns of the Lincoln Memorial. Whoever would understand in his heart the meaning of America will find it in the life of Abraham Lincoln.

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Pentagon: Soldiers may be prosecuted for “Promoting their Faith”

fr mulcahySay goodbye to Father Mulcahy.

It seems that the remaking of our military by Obama & Company has taken a decidedly darker turn, as they are now seeking to criminalize expressions of faith.

From WeaselZippers:

The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith: “Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense… Court-martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis…”. 

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The Greatness of our Military, and how the Media fails us by failing to tell their stories

How often do you hear tales of heroic achievement by our military from the Media?

Military-SaluteOh, sure, occasionally one such story slips through, like Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry back in 2011, or more recently, former Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha. But how often, and how loudly, are these stories repeated? Here’s an easy test: mention the two names above to 20 people at random, and see how many folks know who they are.

I’m betting none, unless you stack the deck.

Most of us never have and never will see combat (thank God), but don’t we want to know about the men and women who have? Wouldn’t we be interested in hearing about how they conducted themselves flawlessly, under the harshest of circumstances? These people are allowing us to go about our lives, after all.

But no, instead we get a blip of a report here or there and then right back to normal, with most of the stories showing our fighting men in as bad a light as possible. As for the movies, overwhelmingly who we’ve seen on the cinema screen for the past 30-odd years are almost cartoons, parodies of the real thing.

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