HONOR OUR DEAD, BY TAKING CARE OF THE LIVING.

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For all the Mother’s-Blue, Silver and Gold., peace, hugs, prayers and thank you.

WELCOME HOME

Marine Corps., Twas the Night Before Christmas..

“Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.”

For yesterday, today, tomorrow and always, thank you.


A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America,” for an amount of “up to and including my life.” (Author unknown.)

Again and again, Broken Promises…don’t let it happen, sign the petition. (from the V.F.W.)

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Dear Friend,

It’s unconscionable!

Our leaders in Congress are actually considering cutting 10 critical benefits that affect our nation’s service members, veterans and their families. VFW is calling it the “10 for 10” plan—cutting 10 benefits to pay for 10 years of war. Read more about it.

We can’t let this happen! VFW needs you to sign this important petition. We’ll let Congress know we have an army of patriots behind us who won’t let them level unjust funding cuts on our defenders and their families!

Sign the Petition

America’s debt crisis calls for tough decisions. That’s a given. But there is no way we’ll allow them to make budget cuts on the backs of our veterans.

You can also help by getting your Facebook friendsinvolved! We need every patriot to stand up and be heard!

http://www.vfw.org/News-and-Events/Articles/10-FOR-10–VFW-WON%E2%80%99T-STAND-FOR-BROKEN-PROMISES/

Update..11/17/11..Colbert Nation:  “The Word”… Steven Colbert’s satire is spot on.  Congress demands more sacrfice from our  Veterans, our Service men/women…Spot on…

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/402700/november-17-2011/the-word—the-1-?xrs=share_fb

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/402700/november-17-2011/the-word—the-1-?xrs=share_copy

..as an American on terrorist threats..

“Peace will come when ‘they’ love their children more than they hate us.”  Golda Meir

Praying for peace.

WELCOME HOME and THANK YOU. Vietnam Veterans Day March 30th.

http://veterans.senate.gov/rankingmember/ranking-press-releases.cfm?action=release.display&release_id=2aa7e16a-9bad-4c3e-ab8e-a076cd861d93

http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/vietnam/

From Ron Fox, friend and Vietnam veteran:  To my brothers and sisters who served with me.  This is very moving and reminds me of how proud I am of all of you that served with me in that far off distant place that lives in our hearts and minds. This film is worth seeing over and over again. This is a video made by and for Michigan Vietnam Veterans, but I believe all of you should appreciate this.  http://www.v-prod.com/trailer_vietnam.html

(Above post/link from Blue Star Mom Pat and below link/You tube Video from double Blue Star Mom Patty – Chewy (Biker Dog) and his driver bring such a wonderful tribute as the Patriot Guard Escorted “The Wall That Heals” on March 29, 2011.  Semper Fi.  BRAVO ZULU and Thank you.)

“My boy was much more to me, than a name on a wall”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YisFkvI_-o&feature=player_embedded#at=94

Wounded Warrior heckled at Columbia University 2/21/11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb3oqoAU4S0

 

Wow…a Wounded Warrior is heckled during a short speech he gave in support of the reinstatement of the R.O.T.C. (Reserve Officer’s Training Corps) to Columbia University in New York City.  Discrimination.

The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is a college-based, officer commissioning program, predominantly in the United States. It is designed as a college elective that focuses on leadership development, problem solving, strategic planning, and professional ethics.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reserve_Officers’_Training_Corps

According to the ‘history’ page in Columbia’s web site, they did have an R.O.T.C. program from 1916 to 1969.  Today, the Army R.O.T.C. goes to Fordham University and the Air Force to Manhatten College  http://www.columbia.edu/cu/rotc/hist.htm

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/rotc/army.htm

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/rotc/airforce.htm

Columbia’s mission statement:

Columbia University is one of the world’s most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.  http://www.columbia.edu/content/mission-statement.html

 

So how does this vilification, discrimination and osterization exist in direct contrast to the core of the university’s mission statement:  it’s desire ‘to attract a diverse student body….teaching on global issues…expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and convey the products of its efforts to the world.  ?????

This young man stands above the crowd.

dis·crim·i·na·tion

–noun

1.

an act or instance of discriminating.
2.

treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favorof or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, orcategory to which that person or thing belongs rather thanon individual merit: racial and religious intolerance anddiscrimination.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/discrimination