Sunday, May 27, 2007



Anonymous Les Ismore said...

I am honored to lead the parade off with this link:

Take a few moments to read the stories of these brave men and women.

Today is the day to remember our brothers and sisters in arms who have laid down their lives for American freedom and our way of life.

Remember at 3 PM is the National Moment of Silence.

And finally, although this is a day to remember our heroes who are no longer with us, also take a minute to acknowledge and thank our brothers and sisters in uniform who are still fighting the good fight for all of us.

4:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go back to the start of this country, a time when our very existence was really nothing more than a mere pipe dream. If you were a young enlistee fighting under General Washington or Arnold, or Gates, WHY would you suffer horribly and die at Valley Forge or Morristown?

They were poorly paid and fed and their enlistements usually ran no more than a few months. Their friends died all around them of infection, plague, dysentary and malnutrition, while their fields shriveled away at home. Yes, far more died from dysentary than British bullets and bayonets. A gruesome fate indeed.

So we are back to the question, why? The citizen militia/soldiers who fought for our country were fighting for many things. Some were slaves or outcasts from polite society who were promised their personal freedom for helping the American cause. The British would have offered them more for their sevice.

Again we are back to WHY? They fought and died for freedom. Almost to the very end it seemed a hopeless fight against the world's lone superpower, Great Britain. They could have made far more money as a tradesman or businessman in any of the large eastern towns doing business with Europe. They could have flourished as farmers, and did before the long battle with Britain.

They chose to fight for the fleeting chance of freedom. The brilliant voices of John Adams and Patrick Henry and the stunning verses of Thomas Jefferson inspired these men, young and old, to lay down their hammers and hoes, kiss their families goodbye, and lay their lives down for a cause.

The chance at Freedom and the American Republic.

Listen to the words of Nathan Hale as he was about to be hung by the British General William Howe:

How beautiful is death, when earned by virtue!
Who would not be that youth?
What pity is it that we can die but ONCE to serve our country.

Let us strive to be worthy of the tremendous sacrifice of the hundreds of thousands of patriots who have given their all for this great country.


4:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen to that les.


4:45 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Well, if you guys are up, and wanna start the day... I hope you have your sound on:


4:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll give you the in port version of reveille:

Reveille, reveille all hands heave out and trice up! The smoking lamp is lit, dump all trash in receptacles provided on the pier. Now revielle!


5:02 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Morgan! LOL!

6:04 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Neat parade, Donal! You went to a lot of effort and it shows!
Done yourself proud lil sis!
And G*D bless our troops, past, present and future!


9:27 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

TMW--Thank you so much--we're a-goin' all day!

I was inspired to think of others who may not wish to be among a crowd today, or those that cannot go out, or don't have a parade at home. So many Leftists infest ours it's not enjoyable to go here--and Paul's home, of course.

I pretty much insist he sleep as much as possible as he's chronically short of sleep he's so busy. However, he wants me HERE when he wakes up, so I stay with him as much as I can--I just like having him home!

Sis went to a creepy movie she likes--I don't care for some of the blood-n-guts or fantasy junk she watches (and I don't need to see her scarf down two gallons of popcorn! LOL!) Thus, I am an official parade route captain--and The Maniac is the mascot!

Have a lovely day!

9:43 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Don't you think the UN-classiest thing you ever saw was Nancy Pelosi scheduling her trip to Greenland so it would fall EXACTLY on Memorial Day and she wouldn't have to attend any 'remember the troops' ceremonies?

Something tells me that WASN'T an accident.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

awesome parage Donal...sorry it's been awhile...I appreciate you.

10:30 AM  
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