1. THANK A VETERAN
Make sure you find a US Veteran, look them in the eye and thank them for their service!
WWII – NORMANDY BEACH – JUNE 1944 D-DAY INVASION – SUPPLIES COMING ASHORE:
We get a feeling when we see the American flag raised, the national anthem played, and our men and women in uniform saluting. Children look up and put their hands over their hearts. Men take off their hats. For a moment, we are united.
Because of You by Roger Robicheau …
You put it on the line for us
We won’t forget, you are A-Plus
This country stands because of you
Your service seals red white, and blue
No better troops embrace this earth
Thank God for you, our greatest worth
We pray for you both night and day
God be with you along your way
You wear your uniform with pride
And use your skills, so well applied
The rank you hold does mean one thing
You’re a GI and you are first-string
Be well assured we back you strong
How proud we say ‘that you belong’
Without your will – to walk the walk
We’d have no right – to talk the talk
FNC’s Heather Childers joins a group of ‘Freedom Flight’ WWII vets from Florida, as they take an emotional tour of the war memorials in Washington D.C. on Veterans Day.
BOEING CH-47 CHINOOK HELICOPTER – VIETNAM FIELD LANDING:
Military images credit: StrangeCosmos
Military death benefits withheld on purpose…
obama picks & chooses what to close. Many are either privately funded or have no purpose in shutting down. Proof positive he is playing politics and camPAINING!
PARIS (AP) — Tourists traveling to Omaha Beach to pay their respects to the 9,387 military dead at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial will find it closed, a victim of the U.S. government’s partial shutdown.
The site overlooking the D-Day invasion beaches is one of 24 U.S. military cemeteries overseas that have closed to visitors since Monday. Ten more cemeteries in in France, as well as others in various European countries as well as Mexico, Panama, Tunisia and the Philippines, will remain closed for the duration of the shutdown.
Images thanks to The Blaze
A former member of the United States Marine Corps on Monday night voiced his serious concerns about the U.S. “building a domestic Army” during a local city council meeting in Concord, N.H. In his impassioned testimony, the ex-Marine said he believes that the recent push for local police forces to bulk up on military-grade equipment is disturbing and represents a very real threat to Americans.
This is just the kind of active support for limited government, liberty and personal responsibility that’s increasingly part of daily life in NH.
The speaker claimed to have worked as a military defense coordinator – someone who was training the Iraqi army. At 3:09 :
His fears bring to mind something President Barack Obama actually suggested while running for president in July 2008:
Is Obama planning to have a Civilian Security Force in addition to the military?
“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
Local police chief’s request for the military grade vehicle – a Ballistic Engineered Armed Response Counter Attack Truck. These vehicles are also known as BearCats. The council was supposed to vote on this request for the BearCat during the meeting.
See Carla Gerike, the President of the Free State Project, on the Bearcats. According to Gerike, her group was also cited as a “domestic terror threat” by the Concord city council.
Reaction from Karen and Bill Vaughn, parents of SEAL Team Six member who died in the 2011 chopper crash
Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill, lost her legs and the use of her right arm as a helicopter pilot in Iraq in 2004. She was awarded a Purple Heart for her combat injuries.
Braulio Castillo broke his foot in a prep school injury nearly three decades ago at the U.S. Military Preparatory School, which he attended for nine months before playing football in college. He owns a technology business certified as a service-disabled, veteran-owned company eligible for government set aside contracts.
The two met at a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing Wednesday in an exchange neither will forget anytime soon.
MY feet Hurt too
YOU, Mr. Castillo may have not broken any laws. THAT is still to be determined. But you DID break the trust of Veterans with valid injuries
YOU are gaming the system!!!
- Rep. Duckworth
Read more at Military Times
Click image to read this from the DC:
Also: Sen. Coburn Opening – “Oversight of Rising Social Security Disability Claims”