Honor Surpassed

We dismiss the achievements of our ancestors & fall short of them.

They honor the achievements of their ancestors & surpassed them.

Anthony Esolen, Professor of English


Woman worker grinding a machined part at Curtiss-Wright. Photograph by F. Dale Smith, 1943-44. Missouri History Museum Photographs and Prints Collection. Smith, Dale F. Collection.

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The Anti American 

Young Americans
After being asked to explain what an anti American was, Martha Gellhorn is quoted as saying. 

I’ll tell you what an anti American is: it’s what government call those who honor America by objecting to war and the theft of resources and believing in all of humanity. There are millions of these anti Americans in the United States. They are ordinary people who belong to no elite and who judge their government in moral terms, though they would call it common decency. They are not vain, they are people with a waitful conscience, the best of American citizens. Sure, they disappear from view now and then but they are like seeds beneath the snow. I would say they are truly exceptional. 

Martha Gellhorn, War correspondent 

Have we forgotten what we Stand for?  

Martha Gellhorn, war correspondent

Read more about Martha by linking to her biography here and above. 

Image of the Day: 26 July 2016

US Special Forces Unit

US Special Forces Unit

Their horses are swifter than leopards,
more fierce than the evening wolves;
their horsemen press proudly on.
Their horsemen come from afar;
they fly like an eagle swift to devour.
They all come for violence,
all their faces forward.

Habakkuk ch I v 8

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Count Him Braver



A man must know his own Destiny…

A man must know his destiny… if he does not recognize it, then he is lost. By this I mean, once, twice, or at the very most, three times, fate will reach out and tap a man on the shoulder… if he has the imagination, he will turn around and fate will point out to him what fork in the road he should take, if he has the guts, he will take it.

― George S. Patton Jr.


Dog will die to protect his man and man will die to protect his country.

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Image of the Day: 7 February 2016

I understand that fear is my friend, but not always. Never turn your back on Fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed. My father taught me that, along with a few other things that have kept my life interesting.  

― Hunter S. Thompson


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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Skylar Barrowman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines (2/8), Regimental Combat Team 7, provides security during a clearing operation in Nowzad, Afghanistan, June 6, 2013. The Marines and Sailors of 2/8 conducted a partnered operation with their Afghan National Security Force counterparts.

Improvise, adapt, overcome


Improvise, Adapt, Overcome” is an unofficial slogan among Marine’

There’s a lot to be said about these eight syllables, especially when moving across the country.

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Image of the Day: 5 April 2015


When we honor our flag we honor what we stand for as a Nation – freedom, equality, justice, and hope.”
~ Ronald Reagan

Do as you Ought

What you ought

We ALL have the duty to stand up for our freedom. We OUGHT starts with voting, and voting only after educating yourself. Use your voice,  keep your eyes, ears AND MIND open. We’re Americans, first and foremost, and we have a Constitution to defend!

It’s the 11th hour,  America.


Guardian of Freedom




By: D. Ault

True blooded Americans know what this means, where it comes from–and embrace it.



Be brave, even if you’re among the few & hated for standing up for what is right.

An Airman’s Grace

P-51 Mustang

Lord of thunderhead and sky
Who place in man the will to fly
Who taught his hand speed, skill and grace
To soar beyond man’s dwelling place
You shared with him the Eagle’s view
The right to soar, as Eagles do
The right to call the clouds his home
And grateful, through your heavens roam
May all assembled here tonight
And all who love the thrill of flight
Recall with twofold gratitude
Your gift of Wings, Your gift of Food.

Father John MacGillivary, Royal Canadian Air Force

A force of over 70,000 U.S. Marines landed against a Japanese garrison of over 22,000 men, on the tiny volcanic island of Iwo Jima

Victory was never in doubt. Its cost was…What was in doubt, in all our minds, was whether there would be any of us left to dedicate our cemetery at the end, or whether the last Marine would die knocking out the last Japanese gun and gunner.

 ~Major General Graves B. Erskin in reference to the Battle Of Iwo Jima

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