March 16th, 2003, March 17th, 2003, March 30th, 2003
God bless our troops, America, President Bush and his administration!
Thank God for the safe return of America's hero, PFC. JESSICA LYNCH!
And to the rest of our HEROES, who didn't make it, our hearts are sadden by the price you have paid for your country:
Spc. Jamaal R. Addison, 22, Roswell, Ga.
Pfc. Howard Johnson II, 21, Mobile, Ala.
Master Sgt. Robert J. Dowdy, 38, Cleveland, Ohio
Pvt. Ruben Estrella-Soto, 18, El Paso, Texas
Spc. James M. Kiehl, 22, Comfort, Texas
Chief Warrant Officer Johnny Villareal Mata, 35, El Paso, Texas
Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa, 23, Tuba City, Ariz.
Pvt. Brandon Ulysses Sloan, 19, Bedford, Ohio
Sgt. Donald Ralph Walters, 33, Salem, Ore. Prisoner of War:
Spc. Edgar Adan Hernandez, 21, Mission, Texas
Spc. Joseph Neal Hudson, 23, Alamogordo, N.M.
Spc. Shoshana Nyree Johnson, 30, El Paso, Texas
Pfc. Patrick Wayne Miller, 23, Walter, Kan.
Sgt. James Joseph Riley, 31, of Pennsauken, N.J.
To The Pride of America!
Our BRAVE Men AND Women In Uniform!
One person left a couple of links in my journal about certain individuals who feel that it's great for Americans to burn the American Flag.
I wonder if these Americans would have the guts to burn the flag in the presence of ALL the American Soldiers who have served their country. I KNOW not!! I'll bet my bottom dollar that these people have NEVER, nor WILL EVER, join the United States armed forces.
During times of war, this is what separates the men from the mice:
The HEROIC serve their country out of a sense of patriotic duty.
The Flag burner burns the American Flag out of a WARPED sense of patriotic duty.
The actions of an American burning the American Flag, is an EXTREME and VILE action. I just can't understand what they feel they have accomplished by doing so. The majority of Americans find it to be a slap in the face.
"nyarbaggytep" feels I go too far by my calling an American Flag burner a "delicate piece of tissue paper not worth spitting on." I believe my statement is much TOO MILD an insult. The flag is JUST a little piece of cloth, but it signifies so much. Every stitch consists of blood shed by the MULTITUDE of fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, etc., who have sacrificed their lives since the birth of America.
If a man hasn't discovered
something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
This unique country is the melting pot of the world and the home of all cultures, religions, nationalities, and races, of the world. America is the most powerful and envied country in the world.
I am an American and live here in the United States, only by the grace of God. This country has given me everything I could ever hope for and I shall ALWAYS remain GRATEFUL and LOYAL.
The FEW Americans who stoop so low as to burn the American Flag, need to live a couple of months in one of those 3rd world countries. I can assure you that they won't DARE burn a flag there. They'd CRAWL like RATS back to the U.S. at the first opportunity! I can almost assure you that they would never again even think of burning our flag again and would start counting their blessing for being an American.
This quote is PERFECT for Those Anti-American's that bad-mouth the United States and who burn the American Flag:
The characteristic of a genuine heroism is its persistency.
All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity.
But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself,
and do not weakly try to reconcile yourself with the world.
The heroic cannot be common, nor the common heroic.
Ralph Waldo Emmerson.
A Vietnam Veteran called "daddy" wrote in my journal and I want to thank him for sharing his experiences while in Vietnam. Instead of giving them a heroes welcome, they were treated horribly. It is men and women such as these who have truly contributed to the United States by putting their lives on the line. "daddy," Semper fidelis!
"No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now. Rarely have so many people been so wrong about so much. Never have the consequences of their misunderstanding been so tragic." - Nixon
All MIA/POWs should have the Purple Heart, because all have paid for it with their lives." - Larry J. Brugh
It is NOT the critic who counts;
not the man who points out how
the strong man stumbled, or where
the doer of deeds could have done
better. The credit belong to the
man who is actually in the ARENA;
whose face is marred by DUST and
SWEAT and BLOOD; who strives
VALIANTLY; who errs and comes
short again and again; who
knows the great enthusiasms,
the great devotions, and
spends himself in a WORTHY cause;
who at the best knows in the
end the triumph of high
achievement; and who at the
worst, if he fails, at least
fails while daring greatly;
so that his place shall NEVER
be with those COLD and TIMID
souls who know NEITHER VICTORY
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