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’.
This happens way too often. Our vets need help and they’re not getting it.
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.
- Man who killed himself in Waterford was ex-Marine (kansascity.com)
- Should PTSD patients have access to medical marijuana? (azfamily.com)
~George S. Patton
Photo: George S. Patton, Virginia 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.
- Why General Patton Was Murdered (greatwhitedesert.org)
- West Point honors its own (video.foxnews.com)
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
- Be a Soldier’s Angel (armygfguide.wordpress.com)
- Freedom (warriorgirl3.wordpress.com)
- U.S. Soldiers allegedly told Christians & Tea Party Members are Threats (cpflorida.com)
- Veterans Day “100% Discount” Tickets Available Through Brown Paper Tickets (prweb.com)
Great article. It’s amazing the amount of work that goes into policing the world and defending our country.
4 years, 4 months. We need to bring Bowe home.
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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“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
PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION ON. THANK YOU!
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
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD
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
- American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program kicks off (yumasun.com)
- Club Prepares for Holiday Mail for Heroes Campaign (hhsredcross.wordpress.com)
“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.
- Mom Calls Out Pumpkin Thief With Profanity Laced Sign (washington.cbslocal.com)