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Memorial Day, 2018

May 28, 2018

Two days ago, a commentary written by Robert O’Neil, the SEAL who shot Bin Laden was entitled, “Don’t Wish Me a Happy Memorial Day.”

Excerpt:

Don’t wish me a happy Memorial Day. There is nothing happy about the loss of the brave men and women of our armed forces who died in combat defending America. Memorial Day is not a celebration.

Memorial Day is a time for reflection, pause, remembrance and thanksgiving for patriots who gave up their own lives to protect the lives and freedom of us all – including the freedom of generations long gone and generations yet unborn. We owe the fallen a debt so enormous that it can never be repaid.

Memorial Day is a time to honor the lives of those who would rather die than take a knee when our national anthem is played. But they will fight and die for the rights of those who kneel.

This holiday is a time to think of young lives cut short, of wives and husbands turned into widows and widowers, of children growing up without a father or mother, of parents burying their children.

Memorial Day is a time to think of might have beens that never were. Of brave Americans who put their country before themselves. Without these heroes, America would not be America.

I see his point.

I have received several emails from companies that want to sell more of their products because of this holiday.  They have included:

  1. “Happy Memorial Day” – the Big Brown Bag sale from Bloomingdales
  2. “Memorial Day is coming in HOT” (including a percentage off goods.) from Lord and Taylor.  [Note:  To their credit, they did include “Charity Days” meant to be a force for good in supporting our service members.]
  3. “Plans for Memorial Day?” from Shoemall [At least that was more generic.]
  4. “Memorial Day calls for Cense sangria!” – Weight Watchers [Then they added:  “What better way to celebrate?”
  5. “Memorial Day steals are ending! – Bed, Bath and Beyond.

I must give credit where credit is due.  Received an email from “Living Fuel” which read:

Dear Living Fuel Family,

We at Living Fuel take this opportunity to pause from our normal activities in honor of Memorial Day.  It’s a day to commemorate the heroic men and women of our military who made the ultimate sacrifice, or as Abraham Lincoln put it, “gave the last full measure of devotion.”

We are grateful for all active and retired military personnel and their families and join with you and the rest of the country in honoring the fallen service members who so valiantly gave of themselves on behalf of others.  We do not take for granted the freedoms we enjoy because of their selfless courage.

I hope that visitors will click on the link above and read Robert O’Neill’s commentary.

My stats here recently have included a lot of interest in the Memorial Day post written back in 2016.  You can read it via this link:

What Is Memorial Day All About?

Very interesting and informative comments at that link. It’s like a mini history lesson (which those young people interviewed on video by Jesse Watters could REALLY use!)

 

What Is Memorial Day All About?

May 30, 2016

When young people today are asked about what Memorial Day is all about, you get terribly ignorant and sad answers like the ones given to Jesse Watters in this video.

These people need to watch this World War II video!   In fact, it should be required viewing in all high schools!

But the liberal, leftist, progressive, LGBTQ “leaders” of the maniacal asylums called “public schools” these days, want to dumb down our children and grandchildren in order to indoctrinate them against the biblical principles of their parents and grandparents.

Instead, they are intent on their “destroy the natural family” meme and goals,  through brain-dirtying children’s minds into what we are currently seeing today.  The recent insanity of the transgender “bathroom wars” is just one clear example of how truly ridiculous and unnecessary it all is! It’s truly awful and such a shame!

If only they knew what The Greatest Generation did for America and the world!

 

If only they knew what our military men and women endured in WWII –  and the blood, treasure, and lives that it took to stop the fanaticism

of Nazi Germany,

 

 

Imperial Japan,

 

and Communist Russia!

Let’s not forget El Duce Mussolini!

 

 

If only the young people today – who have obviously not learned the truth and horrors of the past – could learn and vividly see how such fanaticisms back then led to gross evil, sin, indoctrination, and death!  Then perhaps they would have their blinded eyes opened in order to see the truth and break away from today’s evil indoctrinations!   These are not limited to, but do include the anti-Christian hatred driven by those who hate God and the Bible, the rise of radical Islamic terrorism, the phony global warming meme [Update: John Coleman has died. May he rest in peace.], and all of the lurid sexual deviancies being pushed as “normal”!

If only they would go to the Bible to learn absolute Truth!

 

 

If only they knew God’s Word…then they could gain the mind, will, soul, spirit and intellect in order to escape the satanic lures of indoctrination being inflicted upon them!

 

 

Thanks to all in the military who serve today.

Thanks to those who served back then, all of those who were injured and all who gave their lives in order to end the awful, but necessary carnage of WWII. In addition, we thank all who fought, bled, were injured, and died in the subsequent wars since then.

It pains me to think that there are so many generations (especially since the baby boomer generation)  that don’t even know or appreciate the horrors of the hard-fought war of WWII for the sakes of all born afterwards who now enjoy life, liberty, freedom and justice.


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