The tragically powerful story behind the lone German who refused to give Hitler the Nazi salute


Adopted by the Nazi Party in the 1930s, Hitler’s infamous “sieg heil” (meaning “hail victory”) salute was mandatory for all German citizens as a demonstration of loyalty to the Führer, his party, and his nation.
August Landmesser, the lone German refusing to raise a stiff right arm amid Hitler’s presence at a 1936 rally, had been a loyal Nazi.
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How do we bridge the civil/military gap? The largest in US History


There are several opinions coming from both sides of this divide as to why the gap exists (largest in US history) and what can be done to close it .
I’ve shared a couple of excerpts and links to the related articles below. It’s going to take effort from both sides of the cassim, but with determination we can begin to close the gap between us.

Flash forward nearly 20 years, and Ricks’ observations not only proved prescient, but remain exceedingly relevant. (in reference to the above quote).

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Image of the Day: 21 February 2016


Members of the U.S. Navy Parachute Team perform a tethered flag during a training demonstration.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2016) Members of the U.S. Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, perform a tethered flag during a training demonstration. The Navy Parachute Team is based in San Diego and performs aerial parachute demonstrations around the nation in support of Naval Special Warfare and Navy recruiting. (U.S. Navy photo by James Woods/Released)

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