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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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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Merry Christmas

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11

Christmas in America

With Dignity please… Not your usual MO with tail tucked, bowing and apologizing for the actions of a country you truly Do Not Represent and have an obvious Disdain for. You know it’s hard to hide the truth.

American’s Safety VS. Obama Arrogance and Ignorance

First off people, How freakin stupid?????? Stupid is as stupid does… That’s obvious, good freakin grief.

Not providing an appropriate number of troops to “get the job done” (because bho is so much more knowledgeable than seasoned military advisors)

Well, we all know what the H is going on, Obama does not give a crap about America only his Jihadist buddies and helping them. Excuse me, but Obama, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS. Your actions are the most ignorant and show your obvious and VULGAR disdain for America and all her people.

All you people that are SMARTER THAN ME...Shut up and drink the Kool AideObama you spit in the face of Reason and Intelligence with your arrogant stupidity and ignorant DECISIONS.

Now, with your little “game” you play with the Military, America, and America’s future on your little, “Here is my military plan” (since you know so much about strategic military defense operations).

Well, how ’bout a little prophetic military insight from someone who does not portray to be a military defense know it all as Obama does? You know what I think will happen, good Lord we hope and pray it happens this way because it can’t happen without you Lord (divine intervention). Obama’s goal is for America to “die on the vine”, however General McCrystal being the seasoned military man that he is will do as we say and make Lemonade with the lemons Obama and Company have dealt him.

No, General McCrystal, nor will the American troops be supported by the president. They will be “given less to do more with” (as usual). Isn’t that Obama’s Modus Operanda unless you are ACORN, SIEU or some other corrupt organization? Then of course you get the “Lions Share”.

Yes, General McCrystal will do the best he and his troops can possibly do with the meager Obama droppings; you know why? Because THAT is what Good Army Generals Do! Doggoneit, they make the best of a bad situation and we all pray for the safety of our troops against the wiles of the devil (Islam).

You know the other thing Obama will do once General McCrystal has succeeded, Obama will take full credit because that is the kind of scum he is made of; imagine that.

Troop build up and sustainment has been part of the mission and has been going on since day one of this war; Don’t let Obama fool you into believing this was his idea because it was Bush’s idea.

The troop training for their own self sustainment has been going on for many years during this war. This is nothing new. I know and have known plenty of soldiers that have gone over and trained the Afghan troops.  The problem with a troop build up on their end is the constant fear and devastation brought on by the local terrorist groups that promise the Afghan soldiers bodily harm to their families for joining the Afghan army. Local terrorist groups offer safety, food, water, and shelter to those young men to join the terrorist groups as opposed to joining their own military to retain safety in the region.

THAT IS WHY GENERAL MCCRYSTAL NEEDED THE TROOPS HE ASKED FOR, not to be second guessed and insulted by some dumb butt community organizer.

Hey there is no one more than me that wants our troops home, but we want them home with Honor, Dignity, and the obviously Selfless Service they have provided.

We want VICTORY! Nothing Less

Definition of victory in Afghanistan for CRYBABY, LIBERAL, morons:  An Afghanistan with sufficient military and law enforcement personnel to sustain safety for the Afghanistan people. In other words, protect and remove the terrorist threat from within

ANNOY A LIBERAL, USE FACTS AND LOGIC…

Otherwise, coming home on Obama’s timetable will no doubt bring (within two weeks on to American Soil) The Taliban, Hamas, and every other self serving, disgusting, hateful mad men Terroist, Jihadist over here. These men will be right on our heels. Good Freakin Grief, They are already here and working just fine. Remember “Hasan” Obamas Homeland Security Guy that just hollered Allah Akbar and killed American soldiers on Fort Hood?

Hey? Who got me started on this anyway? If I come up dead or my knee caps rearranged, watch after my children until my husband returns from Afghanistan fighting for freedom.