OT On this Memorial Day weekend

Submitted by Griff88 on May 29th, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Salute to our Vets, those in Uniform, their families... and especially to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.



May 29th, 2011 at 10:35 PM ^

so I think it should at least be mentioned first, but I share your sentiments.



Near the snow, near the sun, in the highest fields,

See how these names are fêted by the waving grass

And by the streamers of white cloud

And whispers of wind in the listening sky.

The names of those who in their lives fought for life,

Who wore at their hearts the fire's centre.

Born of the sun, they travelled a short while toward the sun

And left the vivid air signed with their honour. 

In The Shadow …

May 29th, 2011 at 11:47 PM ^

Thanks to all who are serving or who have served for keeping this the greatest nation on earth.  My daughter is presently serving in the Air Force and will be deploying to Kuwait in the near future for her second tour to the Middle East.


May 30th, 2011 at 8:29 AM ^

Thank you for sharing that info...I had always wondered what the eagle represented and in spite of too many trips to the Big House to count, had never bothered reading the inscription on the Statue.

I also think the swearing in of new officers at graduation, which may have started at the 2010 graduation with Obama and was repeated this year, is a good practice and was very well received, as it should have been, by those in attendance.

And thank you to all of you who protect us. Be safe.


May 29th, 2011 at 11:54 PM ^

When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
      All the world wondered.
Honor the charge they made,
Honor the Light Brigade,
      Noble six hundred.

. . .

God Bless our fighting men and women, especially those who charged the guns and never rode back.


May 30th, 2011 at 12:49 AM ^

Leaving for Airborne School Nov. 15th, Fort Benning here I come. Also thank you to all of my brothers in arms who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country, you will never be forgotten.


May 30th, 2011 at 1:05 AM ^


I would like to say thank you to all the brave men and women that selflessly serve and protect our country at home and overseas. They have signed a blank check for an amount up to and including their life, and I forever respect each and every soldier that protects our flag. God Bless America.