One thing led to another and I watched these today:
Jim: To their honor, SAAAL-UTE!
* raises glass *
BackwardsBoy: Dudes can still cut a rug.
I don't remember where I found this video, maybe here? ICYMI...
Oh, yes, and...
Yesterday, Barack Obama marked National Peace Officers Memorial with a picture of (one guess)...
To honor fallen officers...
Yesterday, flags were flying at half-mast.
I'll see if I can find the Nat'l Geog. Arlington video you recommended. Someday, I suppose, I'll have to get something like a Netflix account. Just one lottery win away from having every luxury.
I see the words honor and rectitude used above.
Nobody (generally) knows those words exist, much less their meaning, nor the values they're meant to convey.
Upon America's Honor
It truly is a stain
We haven't get proper treatment for
Poor Senator John McCain
"Report: Syrian Jihadis Behead Christian Man, Thrust Crucifix Into His Heart…"
Two thoughts as I read this.
...conservatives will eat that up, favoring intentions over results as they do currently....
Okay, Horde, it is time for Horde Powers to activate.
Let's do this thing!
Posted by: alexthechick
Ecto gammat, dammit!
"I am hoping that the psychologist who assessed Terry will read [Larkin's biography]. If he does, he will no longer ask why Lt. Col. Lakin did what he did, but rather why others who had sworn to defend the Constitution — Congress included — did not do the same."
Cashill nails it, doesn't he? The real tragedy isn't the one man who took his oath seriously and stood by the Constitution. Larkin is a hero, not a tragic figure, because he did the right thing and kept his honor, regardless of what he suffered for doing so.
"...people who stepped out to shake hands and thank individual Veterans... felt like they were representing me too." Truly, Chrissy, truly! Well said.
Oh, you think you're hardened and steeled for anything. Kleenex alert, indeed! Then, the moment of the first bit of applause, uncontrollable lacrymation. Well done. The drama sneaks up on you. Of course, you didn't take Bob's warning and had to use your sleeve. And by you, of course, I mean me.
It's been a long time since I was in high school watching on TV as our returning Nam vets got spit on and cursed at, but I can't forget and all the more appreciate for the contrast how they are honored now. (Alas that their war seems to be going much the same.)
We just had two locals not come home alive, nineteen-year-old Spc. Sarina Butcher, of Checotah, the first female Oklahoma National Guard soldier killed during wartime, and 26-year-old Sgt. Christopher Gailey, of Ochelata, funeral here today. (Patriot Guard is on patrol; threat of Westboro slime.)
Spc Butcher (KJRH)
Sgt Gailey (E-E)