Lest we forget D-Day 15 June 1944

Crawling ashore on Saipan. Note Marine in the foreground is soaked to the skin and weaponless - possibly a survivor of a sunken vehicle. Official USMC photo.

I cannot say that I never learned about this D-Day in school since I was never studious and although I may have been taught this in school I had no recollection.  However, today I had the privilege of learning about this D-Day first hand from a Marine that was there.

At the importance of anonymity I will not share this World War II Soldiers’ name but I will share some details about my observance of him and his personality that were and are especially sweet.  Today this retired WWII Marine started a friendly conversation with me as we both left the commissary.  Previously we had met and made small talk at the gym.

We talked about the weather among other things and he said, “I’m a WWII Veteran”.  I said, “Wow, how nice to meet you and thank you so much for your service”.  I then said, “D-Day was just two days ago, what a historic moment in history that you were part of”.  The Marine raised his hand and I clasped it as he said, “My D-Day was 15 June 1944 at the Battle of Saipan in the Mariana Islands.  I felt my heart skip a beat as I realized this was a fact of history I never knew.  Wishing I had some memory so that I could feel his pain but I did not, I smiled and  listened.  Today was ever so humbling.

The Marine also shared with me that he was a part of the 2nd Marine Division in the Pacific campaign of WWII.

Speaking with this Marine I was reminded of the cost of Freedom of which this man had fought for.  Freedom for me; a girl whom he would not meet until nearly 67 years later.  The Marine was such a gentleman and so kind.  He made my heart feel light and happy to have been privileged  to shake his hand and tell him Thank you for his service.  He also promised to not beat me too badly at a future game of raquetball!

Thank you to the kind, strong, fearless, Marine who braved the poor battle conditions and all that surrounds war.  Thank you for offering your life for American freedom.

Only two people have offered to give their life for ours, “Jesus Christ” and “The Veteran”.

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Arlene ArmyConservative Black Female Republican Blog Correlation Between “NON-Right-to-Work” Law & 2-Party-Consent Law
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Bob Mack-Be sure you’re right, then go ahead Obama: Succeeding At Failure
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Good Time Politics – Blog Federal Judge Assassinated In Arizona After Threat To Obama Agenda
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Screw Liberals The Political Jungle http://www.screwliberals.com

Lest We forget The Gates Of Vienna

At the siege of Vienna in 1683 Islam seemed poised to overrun Christian Europe.

We are in a new phase of a very old war. 

At the siege of Vienna in 1683 Islam seemed poised to overrun Christian Europe.

Gates of Vienna in 1683

I love this place, Gates of Vienna ~ Meander around this site for some juicy unadulterated news of what is really happening as “Rome is falling”… 

 From a post written June 14, 2006 @ Gates of Vienna
Political Correctness — The Revenge of Marxism
The noted blogger Fjordman wrote this report as a guest-post at Gates of Vienna. 

Folks, I remember when I read this post over a year ago and of course I wished to share it at that time but never did, please forgive me. Well, here it is for your beloved enjoyment! People, beautiful people creeping sharia is ever creeping and mutating it’s blind DARK hate against a world filled with LIGHT. The battle between good and evil rages on, however we know God is the Victor! Amen. Liberal, Marxist, Communist freaks need not apply; read it and weep, damnit.

How about this folks? I’m sorry but this is so scary and creepy as this whole Muslim Brotherhood unfolds -again; Darkness hating the light while blindly trying to extinguish the presence of good with hatred, WTH?
Andrew Bostom on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

How about this for your illegal aliens?  I got your “immigration” there brother.  The Art of Strategic Citizenship — Part 3

Sad, but folks silencing of Conservatives WORLWIDE is a PROBLEM! Doggoneit!
Silencing Those Who Say There is a Problem

 Hey, how ’bout some good ‘ol Newsfeed from Gates of Vienna.  Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/30/2011


Sounds a lot like what is happening in Egypt????
Saturday, November 19, 2005  “When an Arab torches a school, it’s rebellion. When a white guy does it, it’s fascism.”  Commenting on the Jihad riots in France in the fall of 2005, philosopher Alain Finkielkraut stated: “In France, they would like very much to reduce these riots to their social dimension, to see them as a revolt of youths from the suburbs against their situation, against the discrimination they suffer from, against the unemployment. The problem is that most of these youths are blacks or Arabs, with a Muslim identity. Look, in France there are also other immigrants whose situation is difficult — Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese — and they’re not taking part in the riots. Therefore, it is clear that this is a revolt with an ethno-religious character. These people were treated like rebels, like revolutionaries. (…) They’re ‘interesting.’ They’re ‘the wretched of the earth.’ “Imagine for a moment that they were whites, like in Rostock in Germany. Right away, everyone would have said: ‘Fascism won’t be tolerated.’ When an Arab torches a school, it’s rebellion. When a white guy does it, it’s fascism. Evil is evil, no matter what color it is.”

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Conservative Black Female Republican Blog. Arlene ArmyMerry Christmas Patriots! Good News! Santa Claus is a Republican!
Be sure you’re right.  Then go ahead. Bob MackNight Of The Living Brain-Dead
Real Freedom lies in the Wilderness, Not Civiliation!  Mountain Republic  Kill Switch
Patriotic Resistance and Common Sense Freedom Wings!  FL Court Rules Individual Mandate Is Unconstitutional
Four Red Bulls A Day. The State of Christianity Today
Too Small To Succeed. Michael Savage Trickle Up Poverty

Ramp Ceremony

Hero Soldiers being sent home

Hero Soldiers being sent home

 We know these are happening nearly everyday as we go along here minding our own business.  A wife, a mother, a husband, a father, a family is mourning the loss of a loved one.  Perhaps wishing the world would stop revolving.

The cruel reality is that while we currently live free (I wonder for how much longer) it is because the sacrifice of these soldiers.

I know very little about Ramp Ceremonies other than this is the honoring of the life lost in battle.  Where a soldiers remains are loaded onto a C130 via the Ramp.   Service men from every branch attend these ramp ceremonies nearly every day in Afghanistan.
 
Be mindful of the high price of Freedom and do not let slimy parasitic politicians that know niether victory nor defeat steal our freedom.

Deadliest Month in Afghanistan   6 US service members have been killed in Afghanistan, bringing the toll for July to 66 & making it the deadliest month in the near-nine-year war.

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Freedom is not Free

 
Remember our soldiers on Memorial Day to keep their memory and sacrifice foremost.  We must remember that all of the liberties we enjoy were bought with a heavy price.

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It is the
VETERAN,
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
 
It is
the VETERAN,
not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.

   
It is
the VETERAN,
not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.

 

 

It is
the

VETERAN

who serves
under the Flag.

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It is the

VETERAN who
salutes the Flag,

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MMM MMM MMM, Raise your hands in the air, you don’t matter, you don’t care and neither does he, Obama!

Obama: The most beautiful sound in the world is FREEDOM! Wrong, NOPE!

Obama: The most beautiful sound in the world is the Islamic Call to Prayer the Adhan with many repetetive phrases such as “Alahu Akbar”, sound familiar folks? Yep! You are correct if you said, “that is what the panty waste Nidal Hasan yelled as he cowardly murdered UNARMED SOLDIERS at Fort Hood”

Folks you guys are “throwing your pearls at swines feet”. Of course you will not believe it and must continue down your path of destruction.

As I’ve said before here ya go folks, this man doesn’t give a rats behind about you. You are nothing more than a pawn in his game of chess with America.

And here is one, “the heart is deceitfully wicked”, “out of the mouth spills the truth”

Consummate Liar = Someone who willfully lies, while holding and knowing the truth while speaking the lie with utmost surity and conciousness so as to appear as telling the truth.

I really don’t think in my life have I ever seen a bigger liar than Hussein is. I’ve heard him called a “charming” liar, but “consummate” liar hits the nail on the head. My seventy year old father coined that phrase, “consummate liar” and man is it true. Very fitting.

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Obama: Free Pass to Terrorist – Court Martial for USA Military

Wow, wait a minute this isn’t happening is it?  Americans are witnessing just one more of the most horrific demonstrations by the Obama administration to demoralize American Military members while uplifting and glorifying the Muslim Islamic Extremist’s and their agenda. Again, what a pos Obama is. People, this is madness and must be stopped, please watch and read below to understand how the terrorist burned alive, drug their bodies through the streets and hung from a bridge four Americans. The Islamic Muslim Extremest claim the Navy Seals gave them a “fat lip”, oh good freakin’ grief, candy ass terrorist cowards.

Americans are rallying to the side of the brave Navy SEALs who are being persecuted in the name of political correctness. Rep. Dan Burton and Rep. Dana Rohrbacher have demanded that the charges be dropped. It is time for the outrageous charges which resulted from the false accusations of a terrorist murderer to be dismissed against these fine men, and for their names to be cleared.

The time is NOW to put the final pressure on the Secretary of Defense to drop these charges. But thus far only one new outlet–FoxNews–has even reported this outrage. We need to get the word out to Americans across the land about this outrage, so they can put pressure on the powers that be to put an end to this injustice.

Please help us run TV ads to get the word out to the American People, who can act to stop it!

What Happened…

Three brave Navy SEALs captured the most wanted terrorist in Iraq in a daring nighttime raid on September 3rd, 2009. But now those SEALs are being charged with assault because that same terrorist–who planned the savage murders of 4 Americans in 2004–claimed they gave him a “fat lip”. Despite no physical evidence to support his claim. And despite the fact that the Al Qaeda manual directs terrorists to falsely claim abuse. A Court-Martial has been scheduled For APRIL, and these fine men face a year in prison over the lies of a murdering terrorist!

This same terrorist, Ahmed Hashim Abed, and his followers killed 4 American bodyguards, burning three of them alive, dragged their bodies through the streets, and hung them from a bridge over the Euphrates River. It was a horrific crime. And these SEALs risked life and limb to bring him in after 5 years on the run. Yet now the politically-correct military is prosecuting the very men who captured him, because he claimed they gave him a FAT LIP? Why is the military taking the word of a murdering terrorist over our brave fighting men?According to the SEALs’ attorneys, their clients face up to a YEAR IN PRISON. They DENY the charges and have pled not guilty. But the fact that they were even charged for rough handling of a mass-murdering terrorist is an outrage.

We must stop this madness. We have heard it from military experts, from Congressmen, from attorneys: Once the Court Martial begins, public pressure is more likely to be ignored. But these experts have told us one important fact: Public pressure DOES effect whether charges are DROPPED. Popular pressure has prevailed in the past, and MUST do so now to halt this gross injustice against the heroes who captured this terrorist murderer in a heroic operation.

Secretary Gates, under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, can intervene at any time to dismiss the charges against the three SEALs and direct that they be restored to duty.
 

What We are Doing…

“,,,We need to target the leaders who can make this disgraceful witchhunt go away: Secretary Gates, the Congress, the Armed Services Committees, the military brass, and the Administration. Due to mainstream media censorship of this issue, we believe the best way to do this is with TV ads. We have to act FAST to get the word out to millions of Americans, who will be OUTRAGED into action when they see these ads, and flood the marbled offices of Washington with their phone calls, faxes, emails and letters.”

What You Can Do…

Even if you cannot afford to help us run our ads, please use our website’s resources to CALL, EMAIL, FAX and write LETTERS to the decision makers in the military, Congress, the Administration, and also on Talk Radio and in the Media. Sign our petition (over 38,000 have so far) which we will deliver to Defense Secretary Gates and Congressional leaders. Write an Op-Ed piece in your local newspaper. Anything will help get the word out about these men being railroaded for the sake of political correctness! Don’t we all owe these brave men a minute of our time to call, email or fax on their behalf?

Our soldiers and sailors are the men and women that have kept terrorists at bay for eight years. These are the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for you and your families. These are the men and women who have the enemy on the run right now so that you can sleep peacefully at night.

These are the men and women being shot at, blown up, injured and killed, and they are shooting back at the enemy to defend you against terrorists that would otherwise be in your town, shooting at you, taking your loved ones hostage and beheading them.
This MUST not stand! We CAN stop it if we get the word out to all Americans. We must not fail these fine men.

Thank you, and God Bless.

Jim Westerbrook

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A Voting Female The Historic Error of Electing Obama the the bad the ugly.
Foxwood at the Animal Farm The Regressive Liberals
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Karmahd-Moist Bits Git-cago Here we come Terrorist
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