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Revolutionary War Timeline


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Revolutionary War Timeline

Veterans Day “100% Discount” Tickets Available Through Brown Paper Tickets


GruntworksHERE’S MORE FREEBIES FOR VETS ON VETERANS DAY!

Veterans Day \”100% Discount\” Tickets Available Through Brown Paper Tickets Nearly 34,000 free event tickets have been donated to veterans, Active U.S. military, and their immediate family members, as a “thank you” for military service through ‘Brown Paper Tickets Salutes’.

via Veterans Day “100% Discount” Tickets Available Through Brown Paper Tickets.

The Pulitzers of War


 

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Justin Eldridges Battle With PTSD Ended In Tragedy Last Night


This happens way too often. Our vets need help and they’re not getting it. 

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A US Soldier in Vietnam with “shell shock” Another term used for PTSD

 

Former U.S. Marine Justin Eldridge lived through mortar fire in Afghanistan but,

tragically, last night, he lost his long battle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

via Justin Eldridges Battle With PTSD Ended In Tragedy Last Night – Police & Fire – Waterford, CT Patch.

War Dogs Memorial


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Patton


 

 

 

 

Patton

 

“Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains that victory.”

 

~George S. Patton

 

Photo:  George S. PattonVirginia Military Institute Class of 1907, was the third generation of his family to attend VMI. His grandfather, Colonel George S Patton, CSA, VMI 1852 and grand-uncle, Colonel Waller Tazewell Patton, CSA, VMI 1855, had died during the Civil War. His father, George S., had graduated from VMI in 1877. Young Patton came to VMI to fulfill the family military legacy, but transferred to West Point after one year. Graduating from West Point would assure Patton of receiving a direct commission in the U.S. Army, a goal he could not have been assured of graduating from VMI.

 

 

 

A Salute to Our Soldiers


1042204“A SALUTE TO OUR SOLDIERS”

I see you standing among them all
Standing so strong ,proud and tall
The world looks at you, but does not see
Everything you sacrifice to keep us free

I’m here to say, to let you know
That you are loved, though it may not show

You fight for our hopes,dreams,and liberty
You fight for our freedom…… A hero to be

We want you to know, your never alone
For we are waiting, for you to come home
But the hardest thing for a person to be
Is you.. A SOLDIER, fighting
To keep us free

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES
WHO HAS SACRIFICED SO MUCH…
TO KEEP US ALL SAFE AND FREE……

 Author: Trish Z

Marines/Navy Reach Out To Army, Air Force For Expeditionary Warfare


Great article. It’s amazing the amount of work that goes into policing the world and defending our country.

SGT Bowe Bergdahl now 4 years and 4 months captive


4 years, 4 months. We need to bring Bowe home.

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl - America is Waiting for You

BOWE 4 Years & 4 Months Captive

From the New York Times:

Even in Washington, officials acknowledge that once American forces depart, the Taliban likely will gain ground, at least in rural areas. And the competence of Afghanistan’s 350,000-member security force remains in doubt, even after a $40 billion investment in American weaponry and training. Although Afghan forces appear to have mostly held their own against the insurgency in the recent fighting season, they made no significant gains and suffered what some officials said were heavy casualties.1

Is this the type of sitution that we are willing to accept for Bowe at the end of the 2014 troop withdrawl? The answer is a resounding NO! The next year will be here and gone before we know it. This is why we must make every moment count in the effort to bring Bowe home.

1“An Exit Strategy From Afghanistan” The New York Times. 20 October…

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Paradise Lost


“How oft, in nations gone corrupt,
And by their own devices brought down to servitude,
That man chooses bondage before liberty.
Bondage with ease before strenuous liberty.” 
― John Milton Paradise Lost

Dresden, 1945

Holiday Mail for Heroes


PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION ON. THANK YOU! 

Send our troops mail for the holidays!
Send our troops mail for the holidays!

HERE ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SENDING HOLIDAY CARDS TO THE TROOPS. THESE WILL ENSURE THEY GET TO THE CORRECT PEOPLE AND MANNER. I BELIEVE THERE IS A DEADLINE TOO! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.  🙂

Well-wishers who would like to send Christmas (and other seasonal) cards to U.S. service members should address those cards as follows:

Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD
20791-5456

All cards must be postmarked no later than Friday, 6 December 2013 in order to ensure sufficient time for sorting and distribution before the holidays.

The Red Cross provides these additional guidelines for sending cards to service members:

Ensure that all cards are signed.Use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member.” Cards addressed to specific individuals can not be delivered through this program.

Only cards are being accepted. Do not send letters.

Do not include email or home addresses on the cards, as the program is not meant to foster pen pal relationships.

Do not include inserts of any kind, including photos, as these items will be removed during the reviewing process.

Please refrain from choosing cards with glitter or using loose glitter as it can aggravate health issues of ill and injured warriors.

If you are mailing a large quantity of cards, please bundle them and place them in large mailing envelopes or flat rate postal shipping boxes. Each card does not need its own envelope, as envelopes will be removed from all cards before distribution.

Also please note that the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program is for the delivery of holiday cards only. Those wishing to donate items such as phone cards or military comfort kits should go to the Help Our Troops section of the Red Cross online catalogue.
Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/christmas/soldiercards.asp#0SQDbDmLkxUKofWI.99

 


“When I want my men to remember something important, to really make it stick, I give it to them double dirty.  You can’t run an army without profanity; and it has to be eloquent profanity. An army without profanity couldn’t fight its way out of a piss-soaked paper bag.”

~General George S. Patton

 It may not sound nice to some bunch of little old ladies at an afternoon tea party, but it helps my soldiers to remember. … As for the types of comments I make, sometimes I just, By God, get carried away with my own eloquence.