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.