Monday, May 25, 2015


Op-ed:
On this Memorial Day
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on CPR Worldwide Media cprworldwidemedia.net.

Today is Memorial Day and while many will go to the beach or enjoy a hearty barbecue, let’s NOT forget the real reason for this most special and solemn of days…to remember and to honor those who put their lives on the line for our beloved country…those who made the ultimate sacrifice for a purpose they believed was greater than themselves…a purpose of keeping us safe and free at home.

Today while political battles continue in DC and across the nation, Memorial Day offers us the chance for all Americans…NO matter our race, creed, religion or color…to unite together and remember the one thing we all we have in common…gratitude...gratitude for those who served…gratitude for the brave men and women who proudly wore but sadly died wearing our nation’s uniform…gratitude so that we can go to that beach and can enjoy that barbecue.

Today there should be NO hyphenated Americans (nor should there ever be)…just Americans bowing their heads together in prayer as the flag of these United States is raised all over this great nation, and then solemnly lowered to half-staff. On this day let us remember the more than one million American patriots who gave their lives in service to this country. And when the flag is once again raised high at noon we must remember to NOT allow their sacrifice to be in vain for a nation that forgets its true heroes is a nation that loses its soul.

Today is a day when we should teach our children the importance of the sacrifices made by so many to ensure their freedoms and the freedoms of generations to come.

Today is a day when many Americans will visit cemeteries or memorials nationwide to place small flags at the base of the headstones of the fallen to let them know they are NOT forgotten.

Today is a day to honor the remains buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for while he, brave soldier whomever he may be, is home resting on American soil he is NOT with his loved ones, but serves as a reminder of the many who NEVER made it home, and should remind us that there are still some left behind who must be brought home.

Today is a day when the Pledge of Allegiance should take on a renewed meaning, and should reawaken in us all the realization that we live in the greatest nation the world has ever known, and remind us that some things are indeed worth fighting and dying for.

Today is a day to honor courage for while those lost in battle knew fear, they sacrificed with courage of heart and strength of conviction, something that must NEVER be forgotten for without knowing fear there can be NO courage and without courage there can be NO victory. Those who gave all deemed their love of country and duty to freedom were of greater value and more important then the fears they faced in dying.

Today is a day to also honor the very freedoms those lost in battle gave to each and everyone of us…the freedom we have in our beloved America to act, speak, and think as we so chose without hindrance or restraint…a freedom we intend NEVER to lose…a freedom we will fight for with just as much passion, dedication, determination, and courage as those who sacrificed before us…for we will NOT allow their sacrifice to be forgotten nor will we allow our freedoms to be taken away.

NO…we will NEVER allow their sacrifice to have been in vain.

Today is a day for prayers for those lost…a day for honoring their memories NOT just with tearful remembrances but also with a smile…a day to rediscover the meaning of what our military fights and dies for…our liberty, our safety, our individual rights guaranteed us under our Constitution, and the continuing American story of which we all play a part in.

Today I bow my head in solemn prayer and thank and remember those who made that ultimate sacrifice to keep our nation free…and pray to God that someday…”nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” (Isaiah 2:4)

Someday…someday soon I pray, and may God Bless America today and always.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

At some point on this Memorial Day weekend, stop a minute to remember all those Americans who have fallen in all the wars this nation has waged. And then, next, let’s contemplate what we ought do, if there is any action we might take, in memory of those who didn’t come home alive.

There are indeed numerous charities caring for veterans and their families, which are worthy of support, should you have the time or money to contribute.

But as citizens, we still owe something more to those who have given, as President Lincoln spoke at Gettysburg, “their last full measure of devotion.” More even, than our appreciative applause for the troops on airplanes and at professional sporting events . . . with their high-priced, taxpayer-paid military promotions.

First, the wounded among the more than 67,000 American soldiers killed and wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan are fully entitled to the medical care they were promised. So are Vietnam vets and Korean War vets, etc. This is simply upholding contract law.

What a scandal that these suffering vets have been systematically shortchanged by the Veterans Administration — too often effectively denied medical care. And a further one that official Washington gets away with meandering along merely changing suits at the VA and claiming it’s fixed, without making real progress to uphold what is a legal and a moral and sometimes a life-and-death responsibility to these soldiers.

Memorial Day Weekend

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

Is it my age, or do these holidays commemorating the ultimate sacrifice our fellow countrymen made in defense of freedom become more precious, more poignant with each passing year in which our freedoms are abridged?
America’s founding ideal was the principle of individual rights.
Since the golden age of Greece, there has been only one era of reason in twenty-three centuries of Western philosophy. During the final decades of that era, the United States of America was created as an independent nation. This is the key to the country—to its nature, its development, and its uniqueness: the United States is the nation of the Enlightenment.
Ayn Rand.
Free men and women fought for the principle of political freedom — “an...


     
Op-ed: 
A Special Tribute For Memorial Day
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on CPR Worldwide Media cprworldwidemedia.net.

Tomorrow is Memorial Day, a special day when we honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe and free at home.

Tomorrow is NOT a day for politics, for campaigning, for bloviating rhetoric...it is a day for remembering and honoring those we’ve lost in times of war, whose memories we will always hold dear.

My tribute today is different than most, both in words and in pictures chosen, but I felt it right to say my thank you this way.  Please do NOT just look at the pictures but read the words that accompany each one for I think you will understand what I am trying to say.

Click on the link and it will take you directly to my ‘In Honor of True Heroes.’  They are now safe in God’s embrace but forever in our hearts.


May God Bless America today...tomorrow...and always...And May God keep those safe who currently serve.

Saturday, May 23, 2015


Op-ed:
A Special Day to Honor American Heroes 
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on CPR Worldwide Media cprworldwidemedia.net
Author's Note: I was asked to rerun a series of articles I wrote honoring those who gave their all for love of country.

What is a hero...a hero is man or woman of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his or her brave deeds, fortitude, and noble qualities.

In other words...a Soldier, Sailor, Marine or Airman.

Memorial Day...a day to remember and honor all those brave heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in our nation's service...a special day where a grateful nation says thank you.

Memorial Day is also a day to honor and say thank you to our Veterans, those heroes who by the grace of God made it home, who are sometimes forgotten in the shuffle of everyday life.  

This Memorial Day we must not forget to keep our brave men and women who are currently fighting overseas in our thoughts and prayers for they are the ones who are now keeping us safe and free at home.

A little history...Memorial Day started as a day to honor Union soldiers who died during the Civil War. After World War I it was extended to include all men and women who died in any war or military action.  Known originally as Decoration Day, the current name did not come into being until after World War II. Decoration Day and then Memorial Day were always on May 30, regardless of the day of the week.  In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed as part of a move to use federal holidays to create three-day weekends.  Since 1971, Memorial Day has been officially observed on the last Monday in May. 

On Memorial Day it’s tradition to fly the American flag at half-mast from dawn until noon. Many volunteers place a small American flag on the graves of the fallen who are laid to rest in national cemeteries all across our country.  Also, in many cities and towns across America, Memorial Day Parades honor both the fallen and those serving in our military today.

While this weekend there will be picnics, barbeques, and parties galore, please don’t forget that while you are having fun and enjoying the day, that what you are doing was only made possible by those who sacrificed their lives in the name of freedom. 

So now I leave you with this, A Soldiers Prayer, whose words really honor ALL who’ve served.

A Soldier's Prayer...
- Anonymous

The soldier stood and faced his God which must always come to pass...
He hoped his shoes were shining just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, you soldier, how shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?  To My Church have you been true?"
The soldier squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't...
Because those of us who carry guns can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays and at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent, because the streets are awfully tough.
But, I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills got just too steep,
And I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here...
They never wanted me around except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much, but if you don't, I'll understand."
There was a silence all around the throne where the saints had often trod...
As the soldier waited quietly, for the judgment of his God,
"Step forward now you soldier,
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."
 
Dedicated To All That Serve... God Bless America!
A Day to Remember Those 
Who Gave Their All
By: Diane Sori

Memorial Day...the 'unofficial' start of summer and as we get lost amongst the B'B'Qs, picnics, and beach parties, please take a moment to say a prayer for those lost...for those who gave their all so that we...the greatest nation the world has ever known...remains free.These are trying times yet America will triumph NO matter who tries to take her down because of those who gave their all and because of those who came back while maybe NOT whole. May God bless and protect all out troops currently in harm's way, and may He keep those now in his charge safe until we meet them again.

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Friday, May 22, 2015


Freddie Gray was arrested in Baltimore on April 12, suffered a severe spinal injury en route to the police station, slipped into a coma, and died a week later. The police van ride was 45 minutes long, with officials piecing together what happened that led to his death. Anger poured into the streets, where Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and deployed the National Guard to maintain order. The State Attorney for Baltimore City, Marilyn Mosby, filed charges against the six police officers involved in Gray’s death. Now, nearly three weeks after the charges being filed, the grand jury has decided to indict all of them (via Baltimore Sun):
Some charges were slightly different than what Mosby announced on May 1. The grand jury review is a procedural step to move the case forward to a higher court, from District Court to Baltimore City Circuit Court. 
New charges included reckless endangerment, while charges of false imprisonment were removed by the grand jury.
Officer Caesar R. Goodson, the driver of the van used to transport Gray on April 12, remains charged with second-degree depraved heart murder, which is the most serious charge among all six officers. He was also charged with manslaughter, second-degree assault, vehicular manslaughter -- gross negligence, vehicular manslaughter -- criminal negligence, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment, which is a new charge.

Obama: “I don’t think we’re losing” fight against the Islamic State
 

Obama: “I don’t think we’re losing” fight against the Islamic StateBy Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch

 

He won’t name the enemy. He won’t allow his intelligence services to study its ideology. His Pentagon releases falsified maps that obscure the enemy’s gains. The enemy captures a city that has been called the key to controlling all of Iraq (Ramadi) and an renowned archaeological treasure (Palmyra in Syria) in a single week, and […]

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Islamic State Takes Syria’s Palmyra, Beheads/Executes 17 people, “ISIS is ‘everywhere'”

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

Islamic State on Thursday solidified their rout of Syrian government forces in the historic desert city of Palmyra, moving to the outskirts to seize its airport and the notorious Tadmur Prison, according to residents and statements from the group. 
It was the first time that the Islamic State had seized an entire city from Syrian government forces; it won control of its first major city, Raqqa, from Syrian insurgents and the Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front after the two became rivals. (NYT)
ISIS is “everywhere” in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra.
The capture of Syria’s ancient city threatens a UNESCO World Heritage Site described as having “stood at the crossroads of several...