Leprechaun and Dragon Laffs Memorial Day 2011 Issue Part I


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As you were. Hurry up and find a seat that fits and fill it we have a busy morning ahead and I know you all have celebrations of one form or another to get to so lets settle down and get to business as quick as we can shall we? Impish, if the peanut gallery starts up, you have clearance to roast them and eat them. Same for liberals though I don’t recommend eating them unless you spend at least a day thoroughly flushing the B.S. and the dementia inducing Democratic toxins out of them first.

As you can tell today’s issue is a little different from normal. No moaning about how its Monday, no coffee worshiping graphics and these remarks will not conclude with the usual invitation to to join me in laughter and merriment. In fact today’s issue is largely devoid of either. While the voice and writing style you are hearing may be that of the Lethal Leprechaun rest assured that the graphics, words and sentiments are both of ours, so clearly the statement in the header that this issue is a collaborative effort is more than just lip service.

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See today’s issue is dedicated to Memorial Day,  the day we salute the brave men and women who served and protected our country. May we always remember their strength, courage, and sacrifice. This day with us is just NOT a laughing matter, nor should it be with you.

Packages of travel sized tissues are being passed around for those of you easily moved to emotional displays as some of what will be presented will tug heart strings. Permission to weep, sob and sniffle is granted if you feel the need. Now lets get down to it shall we?

RENDER HONORS!

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What Exactly IS Memorial Day? When Did It Come Into Being? Why Do We Celebrate it?

I’m glad you asked, and with minimal prompting too!

Traditionally, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and a weekend full of parades, hamburgers and long road trips. Most importantly, it’s a day to remember those who have died in defense of this country, although the holiday had a rocky start in this regard. Despite its status as a national holiday, the origins of what was once known as “Decoration Day” are shrouded in incomplete historical records and the division between the North and the South caused by the Civil War.

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. It was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war). It is now celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May (passed by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 – 363) to ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays), though several southern states have an additional separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead: January 19 in Texas, April 26 in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10 in South Carolina; and June 3 (Jefferson Davis’ birthday) in Louisiana and Tennessee.

There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women’s groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, “Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping” by Nella L. Sweet carried the dedication “To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead”. While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day. It is more likely that it had many separate beginnings; each of those towns and every planned or spontaneous gathering of people to honor the war dead in the 1860’s tapped into the general human need to honor our dead, each contributed honorably to the growing movement that culminated in Gen Logan giving his official proclamation in 1868. It is not important who was the very first, what is important is that Memorial Day was established. Memorial Day is not about division. It is about reconciliation; it is about coming together to honor those who gave their all.

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In 1915, inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields,” Moina Michael conceived of an idea to wear red poppies on Memorial Day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war. She was the first to wear one, and sold poppies to her friends and co-workers with the money going to benefit servicemen in need. Later a Madam Guerin from France was visiting the United States and learned of this new custom started by Ms.Michael and when she returned to France, made artificial red poppies to raise money for war orphaned children and widowed women. This tradition spread to other countries. In 1921, the Franco-American Children’s League sold poppies nationally to benefit war orphans of France and Belgium. The League disbanded a year later and Madam Guerin approached the VFW for help.

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Shortly before Memorial Day in 1922 the VFW became the first veterans’ organization to nationally sell poppies. Two years later their “Buddy” Poppy program was selling artificial poppies made by disabled veterans.

In 1948 the US Post Office honored Ms Michael for her role in founding the National Poppy movement by issuing a red 3 cent postage stamp with her likeness on it.

In 1971, the U.S. Congress officially made Memorial Day a federal holiday. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Memorial Day often marks the start of the summer vacation season, (dragons trying to look slimmer by wearing white) and Labor Day its end. It also became a long weekend increasingly devoted to shopping, family gatherings, fireworks, trips to the beach, and national media events such as the Indianapolis 500 (since 1911) and the Coca-Cola 600 (since 1960) auto races. The Memorial Tournament golf event has been held on or close to the Memorial Day weekend since 1976. The National Memorial Day Concert takes place on the west lawn of the United States Capitol the Sunday before Memorial Day. The concert is broadcast on PBS and NPR. Music is performed, and respect is paid to the men and women who died in war.

http://www.pbs.org/memorialdayconcert/concert/

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On Memorial Day the flag is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.

The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.

Traditional observance of Memorial day has diminished over the years. Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. (But Impish and I are going to fix that for some of you) At many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are increasingly ignored, neglected. Most people no longer remember the proper flag etiquette for the day. While there are towns and cities that still hold Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades. Some people think the day is for honoring any and all dead, and not just those fallen in service to our country.

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There are a few notable exceptions. Since the late 50’s on the Thursday before Memorial Day, the 1,200 soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry place small American flags at each of the more than 260,000 gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery. They then patrol 24 hours a day during the weekend to ensure that each flag remains standing. In 1951, the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of St. Louis began placing flags on the 150,000 graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery as an annual Good Turn, a practice that continues to this day. More recently, beginning in 1998, on the Saturday before the observed day for Memorial Day, the Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts place a candle at each of approximately 15,300 grave sites of soldiers buried at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park on Marye’s Heights (the Luminaria Program). And in 2004, Washington D.C. held its first Memorial Day parade in over 60 years.

To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps.”

The Moment of Remembrance is a step in the right direction to returning the meaning back to the day. What is needed is a full return to the original day of observance. Set aside one day out of the year for the nation to get together to remember, reflect and honor those who have given their all in service to their country.

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But what may be needed to return the solemn, and even sacred, spirit back to Memorial Day is for a return to its traditional day of observance. Many feel that when Congress made the day into a three-day weekend in with the National Holiday Act of 1971, it made it all the easier for people to be distracted from the spirit and meaning of the day. As the VFW stated in its 2002 Memorial Day address: “Changing the date merely to create three-day weekends has undermined the very meaning of the day. No doubt, this has contributed greatly to the general public’s nonchalant observance of Memorial Day.”

Culled & Assembled From:
http://www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html
http://weston-ct.patch.com/articles/the-history-of-memorial-day-4
http://www.history.com/topics/memorial-day-history
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day

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Honor the fallen certainly  but DO NOT neglect the living Veterans this day!

 

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John McDermott – “Willie McBride “

OK I’m saying this only once. Can’t see the videos? GET TO THE BLOG!

 

“A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.” – John J. Pershing

Please join with me in apologizing, regardless of if you voted for Obama or not, to our troops for their Commander In Chief’s indecisive leadership, half ass pursuit of the war on terror, changing their leadership in the field 3 times (that I can count off the top of my head) because their commander would not kiss his ass . Lastly for attempting to steal the Navy’s DevGru’s (unofficially widely known as SEAL Team 6) rightful glory and thunder by claiming credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden and his distain in general for our military.

STAND EASY DRAGON! I’ve got this. Yes, you liberal with the quick mouth? I’ve spoken against your Messiah of Socialist Hope & Change and blasphemed in your Democratic Party opinion and Liberal Lensed view point? Perhaps before you open yourself and the rest of your ilk up to more ridicule and another sound drubbing about the head and shoulders with facts, you should check today’s Last Word for proof of these allegations I have made straight from the mouth and actions of Obama himself.

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Edwin McCain sings A Little Prayer for our Armed Services ~ Saying Thanks for all their doing for America so WE can have nights like this one!!

Edwin McCain Prayer to St. Peter

 For those who cannot make them out here are the song lyrics:

“Prayer To St. Peter”
Let them in, Peter
For they are very tired
Give them couches where the angels sleep
And light those fires
Let them wake whole again
To brand new dawns
Fired by the sun
Not war-times bloody guns
May their peace be deep
Remember where the broken bodies lie
God knows how young they were
To have to die

You know God knows how young they were
To have to die

Give them things they like
Let them make some noise
Give dance hall bands not golden harps
To these our boys
Let them love Peter
For they’ve had no time
They should have bird songs and trees
And hills to climb
The taste of summer
And a ripened pear
And girls as sweet as meadow wind
And flowing hair
And tell them how they are missed
But say not to fear
It’s gonna be all right
With us down here

Let them in, Peter
For they are very tired
Give them couches where the angels sleep
And light those fires
Let them wake whole again
To brand new dawns
Fired by the sun
Not war-times bloody guns
May their peace be deep
Remember where the broken bodies lie
God knows how young they were
To have to die

You know God knows how young they were
To have to die

And tell them how they are missed
But say not to fear
It’s gonna be all right
With us down here
It’s gonna be all right
With us down here

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Only 31 words — Think about it!

Isn’t life strange? I never met one Veteran who enlisted to fight for Socialism!

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I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG, OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!

If Muslims can pray on Madison Avenue, why are Christians banned from praying in public and from erecting religious displays on their holy days?
What happened to our National Day of Prayer? Muslims are allowed to block off Madison Ave. , in N.Y.C., and pray in the middle of the street! And, it’s a monthly ritual!
Tell me, again, whose country is this? Ours or the Muslims?

I was asked to send this on if I agree, or delete if I don’t.
It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God.
Therefore, I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a problem in having ‘In God! We Trust’ on our money and having ‘God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance.

I believe it’s time we, the People stand up for what we claim to believe! Those we honor this day both living and dead certainly stood up for those beliefs. are we now to disregard their sacrifice and dedication in the name of “Hope and Change” promised by a President who clearly does NOT respect our military men and women?

If you agree, pass this on; if not, I’d suggest you not let Impish or I know about it.
Thank you.

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Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial Site: Notable Deaths & Obituaries

View All 5,975 Memorials for the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Site

For the past decade, U.S. troops have been stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. To date, thousands of servicemen and women have given their lives in these conflicts. This memorial site is dedicated to all who have served in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
We also invite you to sign the Guest Book in memory of all U.S. veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq, or visit the In Remembrance site.

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Click here: Soldier Returns Home to Surprise her Dad on his Birthday

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Can you help spread this important message?

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Show Your Thanks to World War II Vets by Watching This 2-min Video

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http://media.causes.com/1060527?p_id=175378540

This story is incredible. Send this touching two-minute video about World War II veterans to FIVE friends and family to remind them that every day alive in this great, free country is truly a bonus. Let’s get 50,000 views for the video by Memorial Day (May 30th) to show these living heroes, one last time, just how grateful we are for their unbelievable sacrifice. The video is a trailer to a documentary that will come out in November. The more we can show interest in the trailer (i.e. views), the more Americans will get to see the film. Time is running out: 1,000 WWII vets die every day. We are free today because of these men and women. The least we can do is watch a web video and send it to five people. Let’s get this mission done!

 

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The Hand Salute

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The hand salute is a gesture of respect toward an officer, the flag or our country. More than an honor exchanged, it is a privileged gesture of esteem and trust among soldiers.
Some historians believe the hand salute began in late Roman times when assassinations were common. A citizen who wanted to see a public official had to approach with his right hand raised to show that he did not hold a weapon. This practice gradually became a way of showing respect and, in early American history, sometimes involved removing the hat. By 1820, the motion was modified to touching the hat; later, it evolved into the hand salute used today.

The salute is widely misunderstood outside the military. Some consider it a gesture of servility, since the junior extends a salute to the senior. In fact, it is an expression of mutual respect. The fact that the junior extends the greeting first is merely a point of etiquette a salute extended or returned makes the same statement.

How to salute: Turn your head and eyes toward the person or flag.
Bring your right hand up to the correct position in one smart motion without any preparatory movement.
Raise you hand until the tip of your forefinger touches the outer edge of your eyebrow (just above and to the right of your right eye).
When wearing headgear, the forefinger touches the headgear slightly above and to the right of your right eye.
Your fingers are together and straight, and your thumb is snug along the hand in line with the fingers.
Your hand, wrist and forearm are straight, forming a straight line from your elbow to your fingertips.
Your upper arm (elbow to shoulder) is horizontal to the ground.
When dropping the salute, bring your hand directly down to its natural position at your side. Any improvising in the salute is improper.
When to salute: All soldiers are required to salute when they meet and recognize persons entitled (by grade) to a salute, except when it is inappropriate or impractical (in public conveyances such as planes and buses, in public places such as inside theatres or when driving a vehicle).

[Yes, I agree, the model’s form IS sloppy and probably close to down right disgraceful. Impish insisted I use her photo because she made parts of him come to attention and salute when he saw her. What can I say? I was forced to give him a ”left hand salute” (see below) and then shut up and soldier on.]

A salute is also rendered:

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When the United States National Anthem, “To the Color,” “Hail to the Chief” or foreign national anthems are played.
To uncased National Color outdoors.
On ceremonial occasions such as changes of command or funerals.
At reveille and retreat ceremonies, during the raising or lowering of the flag.
During the sounding of honors.
When pledging allegiance to the U.S. flag outdoors.
When turning over control of formations.
When rendering reports.
To officers of friendly foreign nations.

Salutes are not required when:

Indoors, except when reporting to an officer or when on duty as a guard.
Addressing a prisoner. Saluting is obviously inappropriate.
In these cases, only greetings are exchanged. (Example: A person carrying articles with both hands, or being otherwise so occupied as to make saluting impracticable, is not required to salute a senior person or return the salute to a subordinate.)
Either the senior or the subordinate is wearing civilian clothes (a salute in this case is not inappropriate, but is not required.) Officers of equal rank pass each other (a salute in this case is not inappropriate, but it is not required.)

Any military person recognizing a need to salute or a need to return one may do so anywhere at any time.

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Lastly none of the above should be confused with the ‘left hand salute’ which is something entirely different and an honor that should only be rendered to liberals, jackwads, anally retentive nit pickers, illegal immigrants, those of the entitlement mind who refuse to even TRY to help themselves off welfare programs and the odd overly insistent Dragon blog partner.

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States That Lost the Most to War

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Find out the state-by-state totals of those who made the ultimate sacrifice since World War II.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-05-28/the-states-whose-soldiers-have-made-the-ultimate-sacrifice-most-often-from-new-york-to-california-to-florida/?om_rid=NsflgD&om_mid=_BN4kEAB8bb2Tqd

The Daily Beast decided to take a broader look at how fatal casualties affect different geographic regions of the country, both in terms of numbers—California, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Illinois account for nearly a third of all fatal casualties in modern U.S. warfare—and also as a percentage of their population.

We measured the five major conflicts of the past 75 years with more than 1,000 fatal casualties: World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Iraq War, and the War in Afghanistan. Roughly 470,000 lost their lives fighting for country in these five wars.

To determine the states that lost the most proportionally, we compared fatal casualty data with population data for males. (Even for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, where women are more integrated in military operations than they were during World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Korean War, men make up 97 to 99 percent of casualties.)

• World War II: Casualty data from the US National Archives; state-by-state population data for males, age 15 through 44, from the 1940 US Census—this is the only census we looked at that did not provide detailed population numbers for men age 18 and 19.
• Korean War: Casualty data from the US National Archives; state-by-state population data for men, age 18 through 44, from the 1950 US Census.
• Vietnam War: Casualty data from the US National Archives; state-by-state population data for men, age 18 through 44, from the 1960 US Census.
• Iraq War: Casualty data from iCasualties.org; state-by-state population data for men, age 18 through 44, from the 2000 US Census.
• War in Afghanistan: Casualty data from iCasualties.org; state-by-state population data for men, age 18 through 44, from the 2000 US Census.

On a proportional basis, the 10 states (plus D.C.) with the biggest proportional losses are: New Mexico, District of Columbia, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, New Hampshire, West Virginia

Utah, Montana and Idaho. What’s most striking about the state-by-state data (which we list fully, in alphabetical order, in the gallery): How every single state has contributed so fully, and painfully, to defending their country.

CLICK HERE TO SEE STATE’S WAR CASUALITIES STATISTICS

Memorial Day – Arlington (Trace Adkins)

 

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Cemetery Escort Duty

I just wanted to get the day over with and go down to Smokey’s for a few cold ones. Sneaking a look at my watch, I saw the time, 1655. Five minutes to go  before the cemetery gates are closed for the day. Full dress was hot in the August sun. Oklahoma summertime was as bad as ever — the heat and humidity at the same level — both too high.

I saw the car pull into the drive, ’69 or ’70 model Cadillac Deville, looked factory-new. It pulled into the parking lot at a snail’s pace . An old woman got out so slow I thought she was paralyzed. She had a cane and a sheaf of flowers, about four or five bunches as best I could tell.

I couldn’t help myself. The thought came unwanted, and left a slightly bitter taste: ‘She’s going to spend an hour, and for this old soldier my hip hurts like hell and I’m ready to get out of here right now!’

But for this day my duty was to assist anyone coming in. Kevin would lock the ‘In’ gate and if I could hurry the old biddy along , we might make the last half of happy hour at Smokey’s.

I broke Post Attention. My hip made gritty noises when I took the first step and the pain went up a notch. I must have made a real military sight; middle-aged man with a small pot-gut and half a limp, in Marine Full Dress Uniform, which had lost its razor crease about 30 minutes after I began the watch at the cemetery.

I stopped in front of her, halfway up the walk. She looked up at me with an old woman’s squint. ‘Ma’am may I assist you in any way?’

She took long enough to answer. ‘Yes, son. Can you carry these flowers? I seem to be moving a tad slow these days.’

‘My pleasure Ma’am.’ Well, it wasn’t too much of a lie.

She looked again. ‘Marine, where were you stationed?’ ‘ Vietnam , Ma’am. Ground-pounder. ’69 to ’71.’

She looked at me closer.. ‘Wounded in action, I see. Well done, Marine I’ll be as quick as I can.’

I lied a little bigger ‘No hurry, Ma’am.’

She smiled, and winked at me. ‘Son, I’m 85-years old and I can tell a lie from a long way off. Let’s get this done. Might be the last time I can do this. My name’s Joanne Wieserman, and I’ve a few Marines I’d like to see one more time.’

Yes, Ma’am. At your service.’

She headed for the World War I section, stopping at a stone. She picked one of the bunches out of my arm and laid it on top of the stone. She murmured something I couldn’t quite make out. The name on the marble was Donald S. Davidson, USMC, France 1918.

She turned away and made a straight line for the World War II section, stopping at one stone. I saw a tear slowly tracking its way down her cheek. She put a bunch on a stone; the name was Stephen X. Davidson, USMC, 1943.

She went up the row a ways and laid another bunch on a stone, Stanley J. Wieserman USMC , 1944.

She paused for a second, ‘Two more, son, and we’ll be done’

I almost didn’t say anything, but, ‘Yes, Ma’am. Take your time.’

She looked confused. ‘Where’s the Vietnam section, son? I seem to have lost my way.’

I pointed with my chin. ‘That way, Ma’am.’

‘Oh!’ she chuckled quietly. ‘Son, me and old age ain’t too friendly.’ She headed down the walk I’d pointed at. She stopped at a couple of stones before she found the ones she wanted. She placed a bunch on Larry Wieserman USMC, 1968, and the last on Darrel Wieserman USMC, 1970. She stood there and murmured a few words I still couldn’t make out. ‘OK, son , I’m finished. Get me back to my car and you can go home.’

‘Yes, Ma’am. If I may ask, were those your kinfolk ?’

She paused. ‘Yes, Donald Davidson was my father; Stephen was my uncle; Stanley was my husband; Larry and Darrel were our sons. All killed in action, all Marines.’ She stopped, whether she had finished, or couldn’t finish, I don’t know.

She made her way to her car, slowly, and painfully. I waited for a polite distance to come between us and then double-timed it over to Kevin waiting by the car.

‘Get to the ‘Out’-gate quick. I have something I’ve got to do.’ Kevin started to say something but saw the look I gave him.. He broke the rules to get us there down the service road.

We beat her. She hadn’t made it around the rotunda yet. ‘Kevin, stand to attention next to the gate post. Follow my lead.’ I humped it across the drive to the other post.

When the Cadillac came puttering around from the hedges and began the short straight traverse to the gate, I called in my best gunny’s voice: ‘TehenHut! Present Haaaarms!’
I have to hand it to Kevin, he never blinked an eye; full dress attention and a salute that would make his DI proud.

She drove through that gate with two old worn-out soldiers giving her a send off she deserved, for service rendered to her country, and for knowing Duty, Honor and Sacrifice
I am not sure, but I think I saw a salute returned from that Cadillac.

Instead of ‘The End’….. just think of ‘Taps’.

As a final thought on my part, let me share a favorite prayer:

‘Lord,

Keep our servicemen and women safe, whether they serve at home or over seas. Hold them in Your loving hands and protect them as they protect us.’ Let’s all keep those currently serving and those who have gone before, in our thoughts.

They are the reason for the many freedoms we enjoy.

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John Wayne “Taps” an American Tribute

 

The Memorial Day issue has become SO large we are posting it in two sections. Look for Part II to post shortly.

 

About lethalleprechaun

I believe in being the kind of man who, when my feet touch the floor in the morn', causes the Devil to say "BUGGER ME! HIMSELF IS UP!" ======== I'm a White Married Heterosexual who fervently believes in the war(s) we are fighting, the Second Amendment which I plan on defending with my last breath and my last round of ammunition as well as Arizona's stringent law on Immigration and the need for the border wall. I'm a right of center Con-centrist with Tea Party & Republican sympathies who drives an SUV. I am a Life Time Member of the NRA, a Charter Member of the Patriots' Border Alliance and North American Hunters Association. If there is a season for it and I can shoot one I'll eat it and proudly wear its fur. I believe PETA exists solely to be a forum for Gays, Vegetarians, Hollywood snobbery to stupid to get into politics and Soybean Growers. The ACLU stopped protecting our civil liberties sometime after the 1960s and now serves its own bigoted headline grabbing agenda much in the same way as the Southern Poverty Law Center. I am ecstatic that WE the PEOPLE finally got mad enough to rise up and take back the Government from WE the ENTITLED and reverently wish the Liberals would just get over the loss and quit whining/protesting all the time. After all they're just reaping what they've sown. I am Pro-choice both when it comes to the issue of abortion AND school prayer. I believe in a government for the people, by the people which represents and does the people's will. Therefore I an Pro States rights and mandatory term limits but against special interest group campaign contributions and soft money. I think that sports teams who allow their players to sit or take a knee during the National Anthem should be boycotted until the message is received that this is not acceptable behavior for role models for children. I believe Congressional salaries should be voted on bi-annually by the people they represent and not by themselves. I think Congress should be subject to every law they pass on the populace including any regarding Social Security or Healthcare. Speaking of the Healthcare bill (or con job as I see it) I hope Trump will overturn it and set things back to normal. I oppose the building of an Mosque or ANY Islamic center at or within a 10 mile radius of Ground Zero in New York. I will fight those in favor of this until hell freezes over and then I will continue to fight it hand to hand on the ice. Further I think the ban on immigrants from certain nations known to harbor and promote terrorism is a justified measure, at least until we can come up with better methods of vetting and tracking those non citizens we allow in the country. We did not inflict this measure on them those who refuse to point out, denounce or fight radical religious terrorism brought this upon themselves.
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