Banished US veterans lean on each other south of border

banished veterans

This is news to me…

TIJUANA, Mexico –  They served the United States on battlefields from Korea to Iraq, but now they live in the shadow of the nation they once served, deported to Mexico for offenses as minor as getting caught with marijuana.

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The Golden Gate Bridge: Opening Day

I just love this picture…

The bridge-opening celebration for the Golden began on May 27, 1937 and lasted for one week. The day before vehicle traffic was allowed, 200,000 people crossed either on foot or on roller skates.

A Young America and a “handful” of her citizens stop for a picture before walking across the newly constructed bridge that would become a world wide icon of the Northwest United States.

Why do I like it?

Well, because it’s just awesome! But mostly because of what waves quietly, perfectly positioned in center stage. Old Glory-In all her glory. (click image to zoom).

Have a wonderful afternoon!

My Thanks to all of you…

Free download, catechism of constitution

Let every American learn, from his earliest
years, to love, cherish and obey the  Constitu-
tion. Without this he can neither be a great nor a
good citizen; without this his name will never be
engraved with honor in the pages of our history,
nor transmitted, like that of Washington, with
praises and blessings to a late posterity.

As a way of saying thanks to everyone who takes time to visit Maiden on the Midway I’d like to offer you a free downloadable PDF of The Pocket Catechism on the Constitution, originally published in 1828! I’ve been reading it and it explains how and why our constitution works that’s easy to understand. Click here to download your copy now.

Image of the Day: 31 January 2016

Colonel Robin Olds joined the military through The U.S. military academy at West Point, an all-star linebacker for the football team who was anxious to get into the fight raging in World War II Europe. His legacy was larger than life. He was a triple ace fighter pilot with 16 kills in WWII and married Hollywood actress Ella Raines. He stayed in the Air Force when it became independent from the U.S. Army and then commanded a fighter wing during the Vietnam War. He is remembered by the Air Force today during “Mustache March,” for the distinctive mustache he wore in Vietnam, sported as a way to boost morale among his men and thumb his nose at the media.

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Image of the Day: 30 January 2016

Army howitzer

Soldiers from 3rd Howitzer Section, Alpha Battery, 2-8th Field Artillery fire the M777 at COP Wolverine in Zabul Province, Afghanistan.
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Sniper. Check

I believe I’ve seen photos of our post 9/11 veterans checking for snipers using the same method..

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it,  right?

Semper Fi…

In the treaty were provisions for the hundred thousand veterans left maimed and irrevocably mute throughout the city. As is the way of things, their sacred places and comforts have dwindled to a lonely strip of shoreline and a polite nod whenever they are passed in the street.” 

Catherynne M. Valente, 


Image of the Day: 29 January 2016

Old ironside
Old Ironside, launched on her 200th Anniversary

The USS Constitution, which was first launched in 1797, will be tugged from its berth in Boston Harbor on Sunday into the harbor. It will then set out to open seas for a 10-minute cruise. The short trip marks the day two centuries ago when the Constitution bested the British frigate HMS Guerriere in a fierce battle during the War of 1812. It follows a three-year restoration project and is the first time the Constitution has been to sea on its own since its 200th birthday in 1997.

Was it wrong to drop the bomb on Japan?

Here’s another five minute video from Prager University


Image of the Day: 29 January 2016

Confederate Generals.

Left to right – Hood, Semmes, Davis, Stuart, Jackson, Lee, Forrest, Johnston, Beauregard.


Documentary: the Battle of Shau Valley

watch this thirty minute documentary about a battle in Vietnam. 

Image of the Day: 28 January 2016

The. Last US carrier lost in WWII

USS Bismarck Sea (CVE-95): A very impressive perspective seeing her bow-on like this, while loading Douglas SBD Dauntless scout bombers from a barge, circa 1944. Possibly at San Diego (Pt. Loma in background)? A Casablanca class escort carrier, she was launched in April, 1944 by Kaiser in Vancouver, Washington. Only 10 months later she would be sunk in action, the eleventh and last American aircraft carrier lost during World War II.

Remember Everyone Deployed


What makes America Different?

Get a POV of America from someone on the outside looking in. We (Americans) live in the best country on the planet…we need to start acting like it again. Peace.

Why America’s Military Must be Strong