Thursday, June 3, 2010

...Never Forget...

We'll start this episode with tradition...

The words in this video...

Are an oath WE ALL TAKE with our birthright,
and as citizens of this great land...

Even though some may not be able to strap on helmets,
lace up our boots, or carry our weapon everywhere we go,

We must promise to keep the words of the greatest
in our past...

"I do the very best I know how-
the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so
until the end..." because...
"America will never be destroyed from the outside.
If we should falter and lose our freedoms,
it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
-President Abraham Lincoln

With that being said we will kick start this edition with that awesome all American tradition...


now that's what I call low on the deck...

followed up with a couple tributes to the very best...

which most certainly includes these guys...

A perfect demonstration that...

"courage is fear...
holding on a minute longer"
-General George S. Patton

Make no mistake,
"God must love the common man, he made so many of
them."-Abraham Lincoln

And when our troops are holding true to their convictions
everywhere around the world,

Understand it is You...their families they miss the most,
and long to return home too.

But it was once said...
"it is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived"
-General George S. Patton

However it would be a great disservice if we do not
teach ourselves to have empathy for those who
live THESE moments,
in our name, every day...

They do so because...
"War may be fought with weapons,
but it is the spirit of men who follow
and the man who leads
that gave them victory.
The Coward is the one
who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty...
Better to fight for something,
than to live for nothing."
-General George S. Patton

Yet I challenge you to ask yourself...
have we as a nation become so divided that we don't know just who we really are ???

Has our nations "greatest generation" already come ???

Will our generation be...
"Those who give up essential liberty to purchase a little
temporary safety," who "deserve neither liberty or safety."
-Benjamin Franklin

Can our generation honestly say that we have successfully taught these words to the next generation...
that will protect OUR liberties in OUR old age...

"Let us have faith that right makes might;
again that faith let us to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it..."
and that our "dream is of a place and time where
America will once again be seen as
the last best hope on earth."
-President Abraham Lincoln

Has Memorial Day and Veterans Day to most of us become just a 3 day weekend

Or have we successfully passed on to the next generation,
that somebody they will never know or meet,
somebody ELSES husband or wife,
somebody ELSES father or mother,
somebody ELSES brother or sister or
somebody ELSES friend,
sacrificed their freedom,
their family and ultimately their life...

Do our children REALLY understand that somebody ELSE did this...

Have we..."those who may not have strapped on helmets,
laced up our boots,
or carried a weapon everywhere we go..."
done OUR part...
kept OUR promise ?

Will our generations greatest contribution be that we did not drop the torch that Lady Liberty proudly holds so high...

How will WE be remembered...

Keep the words of our Founders in the minds of everyone you know, young and old...

and never let them forget....

We as a people need to understand
that it has really never been about
right and left,
red versus blue or
Republicans versus Democrats...

It is, and always has been, about Right and Wrong.

"A house divided against itself cannot stand"
-President Abraham Lincoln

And finally I will leave you with this...

"Were my soul trembling on the wing of eternity,
were this hand freezing to death,
were my voice choking with the last struggle,
I would still, with the last gasp of that voice,
implore you to remember the truth...

God has given America to be free."
-Patrick Henry

and Never Forget,

"Government of the people,
by the people, and for the people,
shall not perish from the earth."
-President Abraham Lincoln

Oh yeah...
and just one more FLY OVER...

I think I may have to change my tightie whities after that !!!!!!

This site is dedicated to All who serve,
or have served...

Raymond C. King - Private First Class - Medic
Born 7/18/1917 - Killed in Action 1/26/1945

After taking part in this memorial...
If you have somebody in your life,
that you wish to add to this distinguished list,
please list their name and information in the comment section below.

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