Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.
As we remember those who gave their lives for our country,our freedoms and liberty around the world let’s take a minute and think about all that we have to be grateful for.
We can make fun of the picnics, hot dogs and bbq’s our families are enjoying today but we can also consider that we enjoy these American traditions because someone protected those traditions. We don’t have to worry about rocket attacks,bombings and slaughter on a daily basis because we’ve had the privilege of being born in the United States. How fortunate we are. How fortunate we are that men and women throughout our history have been willing to lay down their lives for our freedoms.They have been just as willing to sacrifice their lives for the God given right to freedom of all men.Wherever they are sent,they go.
I know that things are not going well in our country. We have become horribly divided;we owe much of that to our current administration that thrives on division among our citizens. Still,we always have the hope that the problems we have can be corrected.That is, as long as the citizens participate in the process our founding fathers gave us-and to the extent we,the citizens,stand up for it.Indifference will kill our republic.
I hope that we take from our service men and women what it means to stand up for principle.
We owe them much thanks and we owe their families much thanks. Some paid the ultimate price meaning someone lost a husband,wife,son,daughter,spouse…family member.
They are often deployed for long periods while their families keep it together at home never knowing if their loved one will return.
When they returned from Viet Nam the left attacked them.Vilified them The worst part was the left ignored them. They got no welcome home. Not an ounce of gratitude. We owe it to our service men and women never to let this happen again. Show them your thanks every chance you get. Those who abuse the freedoms they fought for won’t give them the debt of gratitude owed-the same people don’t have half the courage they do.
Remember him and all those like him.
My grandfather served in WWI,he was an Italian immigrant from Sicily
My Dad in WWII,son of parents who immigrated from Poland
My Son in Bosnia under Clinton,his father served in Viet Nam
May they all be one! Ut unum sint!
Joint declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew
Like our venerable predecessors Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras who met here in Jerusalem fifty years ago, we too, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, were determined to meet in the Holy Land “where our common Redeemer, Christ our Lord, lived, taught, died, rose again, and ascended into Heaven, whence he sent the Holy Spirit on the infant Church” (Common communiqué of Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras, published after their meeting of 6 January 1964). Our meeting, another encounter of the Bishops of the Churches of Rome and Constantinople founded respectively by the two Brothers the Apostles Peter and Andrew, is a source of profound spiritual joy for us. It presents a providential occasion to reflect on the depth and the authenticity of our existing bonds, themselves the fruit of a…
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Why, you may take the most gallant sailor, the most intrepid airman or the most audacious soldier, put them at a table together – what do you get? The sum of their fears.
So here is my tribute to the real warriors. The men and women who know the meaning of the word SACRIFICE. The people willing to lay down their lives for something larger than themselves. They would fight to defend the narcissistic Bill Maher and other liberals. They would even go into battle if our scandal ridden [so called Potus ]sent them.They don’t give us our freedoms. Our founders made it clear that our Creator gave us our rights. They will fight to defend them though and pay the highest cost.
Hadith, Saheeh Muslim 2889, “Verily Allah has shown me the eastern and western part of the earth, and I saw the authority of my Ummah (Islamic nation) dominate all that I saw.”
AsiaNews – “Activists and Internet users have started an online campaign, calling for a boycott of travel and tourism in the Maldives, one of the world’s favourite destinations for lovers of the sea, which began enforcing Islamic law in the country on 27 April.
Under Sharia, the death penalty will apply to children involved in murder.
President Abdulla Yameen announced the draconian step after he come to power last 17 November to save Islam and enforce Sharia.
The decision effectively ends a 60-year moratorium on executions. The last one was carried out in 1953.
In the Maldives, people are now criminally responsible for their acts starting at the age of ten. In some cases like theft, fornication, consumption of…
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For a moment there it seemed like Detroit voters’ enthusiastic lack of interest in returning gazillion-teenth term Democratic congressman John Conyers to the House of Representatives would put the scandalous old duffer out of business for good. And then they found out that, like a lot of other things in Michigan, election laws don’t apply to Democrats. Breitbart:
This election year, Democrat and longtime Congressman John Conyers did not satisfy Michigan election law by getting enough valid signatures on his nomination petitions, so the state ruled he did not qualify for the ballot. Now a federal judge has vacated the state’s decision and put Conyers back on the ballot.
The Congressman’s 49-year career was threatened with a sudden ending if he did not make the primary ballot, but Conyers can now breathe a sigh of relief as a federal judge has stepped in to challenge state authorities.
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