Browsing All posts tagged under »remembrance«

Please Don’t Forget Memorial Day’s Meaning

May 27, 2019 by

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By Steven Bucci ~ America has undergone a lot of maturing between the Vietnam War and the conflicts of the 21st century. I know, I wore a uniform during both periods. On Memorial Day, let’s not regress in that maturity. When I was still a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, I […]

The Peace Cross Honoring Fallen Veterans Should Not Be Bulldozed

December 14, 2018 by

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By Emilie Kao ~ Forty-nine families in Prince George’s County, Maryland, lost their sons in World War I. With their loved ones buried in European theaters of war, most of the families could not visit the graves. So in 1925, the American Legion and the Gold Star families erected a monument in the county to […]

We Must Not Forget

April 13, 2018 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ The background of today’s image is the blue striped pajama cloth uniform for prisoners at concentration camps. In 2018 Yom HaShoah begins in the evening of Wednesday, April 11 and ends in the evening of Thursday, April 12. Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

On The Anniversary Of D-Day, Let Me Remind You What REAL Courage Is

June 8, 2015 by

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By LTC Allen West (U.S. Army Ret) ~ Friday evening I spoke in Daphne Alabama to the Baldwin County GOP on the subject of the individual responsibility to preserve liberty. It was their “Celebration of Patriotism” event but one thing we must re-learn in America is the call of patriots. An integral part of being […]

Memorial Day 2015

May 25, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ We need to remind ourselves that Memorial Day is not just another three-day weekend or a day when all manner of sales are offered to those who want to go shopping. It is a day set aside to honor the ultimate sacrifice of those who have fought to defend our nation […]

Honoring The Heroism Of The Greatest Generation

June 10, 2014 by

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By Salena Zito ~ The last thing his commanders said before he dropped from a plane somewhere near Bastogne was “good luck.” It was the Battle of the Bulge, and Allied troops were running out of ammunition, food and medicine; they desperately needed radar capabilities because supplies being dropped sporadically were falling into German hands […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2014

April 25, 2014 by

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By Anton Lang ~ The acronym ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps The badge shown in the image is the original Rising Sun Badge worn on the hats of serving army personnel at the time. The badge has since been updated while at the same time retaining a similar look, with the […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2013

April 25, 2013 by

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The acronym ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps The badge shown in the image is the original Rising Sun Badge worn on the hats of serving army personnel at the time. The badge has since been updated while at the same time retaining a similar look, with the removal of the word […]

On This Memorial Day

May 28, 2012 by

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By Chet Nagle ~ “From now until the end of the world, we and it shall be remembered. We few, we Band of Brothers. For he who sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.”  William Shakespeare (King Henry V) There is a chain made of blood and iron. The heavy links are anchored in […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2012

April 25, 2012 by

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The acronym ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. WHY THIS SPECIAL DAY IS COMMEMORATED IN AUSTRALIA ANZAC Day is the most important day on the Australian calendar. It is the day all Australians remember those who have fallen in all the Wars that Australia has fought in, and especially for one 8 […]

Memorial Day 2011

May 30, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba A poem by Henry Reed from World War Two captures the brutal absurdity of war as it depicts a new soldier listening to a field lecture on the various parts of a rifle and compares it to the beauty of the world around him. Unspoken is the need, from time to time, to […]

Never Forget, Never Forgive – The Lessons of 9/11

September 11, 2010 by

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By Alan Caruba © Alan Caruba, 2010   Alan Caruba blogs daily at Warning Signs . An author, business and science writer, he is the founder of National Anxiety Center.

Memorial Day Memories

May 31, 2010 by

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By Alan Caruba I have a few enduring Memorial Day memories. Most involve my Dad who never served in the military, being too young for the First World War and too old for the Second twenty years later. Even so, there was never a Memorial Day in Maplewood, NJ when we did not go down […]

What Is Memorial Day?

May 30, 2010 by

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By Major General Paul Vallely, U.S. Army (Ret) Memorial Day is a great and wonderful way to remember our patriotic heroes who sacrificed their lives to help us breathe the air of freedom. This day is observed with families and friends visiting cemeteries and memorials to pay homage to their loved and forgotten ones. “Your […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2010

April 25, 2010 by

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ANZAC is capitalised because it is an acronym, and stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The image at left shows the Gallipoli Peninsula. The map is from the Australian War Memorial. Click on the image and it will open in a new and larger window. At 4.15Am on the 25th April 1915 an […]

American Anthem – Memorial Day 2008

May 26, 2008 by

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Memorial Day 2008 By Mark Alexander Memorial Day 2008 Memorial Day is reserved by American Patriots as a day to honor the service and sacrifice of fallen men and women who donned our Armed Forces uniforms with honor. We at The Patriot pay our humble respects to those that gave the ultimate sacrifice as members […]