Gathering of Eagles – Action Alert

Protest May 3rd

There is going to be another protest May 3rd from 11 am – 3 pm. It is down at the Patchogue recruiting station. We show up and protest the protesters. Last time we were there, the people hung the American Flag upside down, gave us the Nazi salute and called us fascists. We are NOT pro-war but we support our troops and understand that sometimes, war is necessary. To hold an American flag upside down at a protest is such disrespect to the people who have served and are currently serving, protecting our liberties (including our right to be there in the first place!!!) People (on our side) showed up wearing Army/Navy etc. stuff, Amerian flag stuff, or came with signs. I’ll be honest with you, when Brian and I returned home that day, we both said how proud we felt to be there that day. If you love your country and are grateful for your freedom and can find even an hour to stop by, please do. Thanks (from Alicia, via Donna)
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Gone, but not forgotten

Army Spc. Thomas J. Wilwerth

1984-2006

21, of Mastic, New York.

In Loving Memory- You will never be forgotten and you will always be missed.

Who made the Supreme Sacrifice for Love of Country, was killed in Samarra Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on February 23, 2006.

Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Over Seas Service Ribbon

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President’s Day, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln

Yesterday, after talking about this and that, my mother became very animated over the ambiguity of “President’s Day”. She stated that as a child she and all American school children were taught and celebrated the life/ethics/principles/virtues of George Washington (1732-1799), the Founding Father and first president of the United States and Abraham Lincoln our 16th president.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/gw1.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington

http://www.mountvernon.org/

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Washington%27s_Farewell_Address

Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
George Washington

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
George Washington

If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
George Washington

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

“Fondly do we hope — fervently do we pray — that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue, until all the wealth piled by the bond-man’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said “the judgments of the Lord, are true and righteous altogether.” With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan — to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.” (Second Inaugural address 3/4/1865)

‘A house divided against itself cannot stand.'(Mark 3:25)

http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/al16.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln

http://infomotions.com/etexts/gutenberg/dirs/1/4/7/2/14721/14721.htm

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/presidents/16_lincoln/index.html

There is much to read, much to learn and much to teach our children from these two great men who helped to guide, unite and inspire our country then and now.

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Petition and Counter Protest against attacks on United States Marines in Berkely, CA