Entries Categorized as 'patriotism'
September 11, 2011
Has it really been 10 years?
I’m still emotionally raw by the events of that horrible day and I suppose my life, like countless others, has forever been changed by those events ten years ago today. As I watched the 9/11 Memorial dedications and specials this weekend, I was comforted to see and hear President Bush [...]
July 4, 2011
“Independence forever!” is the toast that John Adams, our second president, gave on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Coincidentally and maybe fittingly, that was also the day he died at the age of 91.
John and Abigail Adams
I so love John and Abigail Adams! The letters they exchanged during the days of the [...]
May 30, 2011
MEMORIAL DAY 2011
solemn. poignant. somehow fitting.
the irish brigade memorial at gettysburg
an excerpt from the Gettysburg Address:
“The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they [...]
January 4, 2011
Courageous. Principled. Frugal. At least that’s what we expect to get from our newly elected ‘Tea Party’ Congress set to take office on January 5th. One of the nifty results of the Tea Party’s success in November is that House Republicans from this 112th Congress plan to read The Constitution aloud [...]
November 12, 2010
It’s happened again. This time a school in California has asked for 13-year-old Cody Alicea to remove the American flag on the back of his bike because they fear the American flag aggravates the racial tensions escalating at the middle school where he attends. Cody says he’s had the flag on the [...]
November 11, 2010
Today, we honor America’s veterans, young and old, who enable us to experience life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness as our founders intended. We remember acts of uncommon bravery and selflessness. We remember families who waited for them to come back home. Find a veteran today, and thank them.
Best. ‘Thank You Vets!’. [...]
November 10, 2010
A big Semper Fi and “Happy 235th Birthday” to the United States Marine Corps, America’s 911 Force and the “first to fight!” It’s been a fun 2 weeks of competition for Project Valour-IT’s Marine Team to raise funds for special laptops and other IT equipment for wounded warriors. The competition ends tomorrow, Veterans [...]
November 8, 2010
Our fabulous US Marine Corps was established on November 10, 1775, by a group of minutemen in Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Today’s Marine still likes a good tavern when they see one!
The first Marines were originally recruited as sharpshooters to fight from the tops of men-of-war during the Revolutionary War. And [...]
November 3, 2010
This is John ‘Mike’ Garcia who joined the Marine Corps at 17 and served two deployments with the U.S. Marine Corps in Iraq, where he was wounded in the battle of Fallujah. After suffering a brain injury and spending a year and a half in Balboa Naval Medical Center in San Diego, the young sergeant [...]
November 2, 2010
Well it’s here: our ‘rendezvous with destiny’. And I’m going to enjoy every moment, aren’t you? We were called extremists, racists, unhinged, unpatriotic, and mobsters by those whose power went to their heads. They hate us.
“Power has been trapped, abused and exploited by Democrats. Go to the ballot box and put [...]