The Story of the Poppy

We remember, Memorial Day 2016

The story of the poppy

As Americans kick off  the unofficial start  of summer I’d like to ask everyone reading this to remember why we “celebrate” at the end of May every year. 

Enjoy your long weekend!  Be  safe, be happy.


Semper Fi Grandpa, Denver, & Michael. ~A 

Image of the Day: 19 February 2016

This is Private First Class Kyle Hockenberry.  On his side are the words “for those I love I will sacrifice”.   He lost both legs and his left arm from an IED blast in Afghan, in 2001.


We don’t know them…

Thank you

Remember their sacrifices…thank you.

#Stop22ADay ⚓

In Honor

Rest Easy Warriors

We’ll never forget your sacrifices.

#Stop22ADay ⚓

Our Fallen…

24 notes that express the grief we AMERICANS are feeling; when words fail.
This is a tribute to Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, 26, who succumbed to wounds received in Thursday’s gun rampage, and to his four fallen brothers in arms that lost their lives in Tennessee.

Rest Easy Warriors…

Randall Smith, US Sailor

The fallen:

Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, from Springfield, Mass.

Lance Cpl. Skip “Squire” Wells, of Marietta, Ga.

Sgt. Carson Holmquist, of Grantsburg Wisc.

Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, of Chattanooga.

In the face of sacrifice

Lest we forget

I’ve seen this story a number of times on several websites, this will be the first time I’ve shared it here.

I must share this story I read while having my morning coffee, about a Pilot and his crews dedication and honorable efforts to do the right thing for our fallen Brothers ad Sisters.
His name is Capt Ken Koenen and he writes;
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Image of the Day: 27 June 2015

The ultimate sacrifice

Lest we forget…

Image of the Day: 4 June 2015


November 13, 2006: Injured troops on a cargo plane at Balad Air Force en route to Germany. (The red lighting indicates that the base is under attack.)  Lynsey Addario/Codrbis

Recon Marines honor fallen brothers with a grueling 30-mile ruck run

Memorial Day flags

Memorial   Day is a day of remembrance for troops who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the United States.

On this day, Americans may be posting tributes on social media or attending events to honor the fallen. For a group of Recon Marines however, their way of honoring fallen brothers is with an intense, grueling challenge over nearly 30 miles.

“I’ll run for him until I retire,” says Master Gunnery Sgt. Christopher May of his comrade Staff Sgt. Caleb Medley, in a new video produced by the Marine Corps. Medley died in Feb. 2013 in a parachuting accident while training in California, according to The Marine Times.

Watch the video below:

Source. We are the Mighty

A Grateful Nation


Lest we forget

As America prepares for the long weekend, remember why we’re able to do what we’ve always been blessed to do in this country–anything we please, ( outside of breaking any laws). Read more

Day is done. Gone the sun


If any of you have ever been to a military funeral in which taps was played; this story brings  a new meaning of it. Read more

Image of the Day: 21 May 2015


New York City, World Trade Center, North & South towers with the Statue of Liberty in the foreground.

Americans. We were born of Revolution, we know what it means to fight and protect what many throughout our young history have tried to silence, & destroy. Her citizens  Divide & conquer.
We need two put our political views aside and regain our Constitution. If not, our political opinions and the right to express them– won’t amount to a hill of beans.
The freedoms we wake up to every morning has been paid in blood,  sweat, and tears of America’s finest and their families. We seem to overlook the fact that we, (each of us) are responsible for safeguarding them by being informed voters reminding ourselves that this is OUR country. We the People have power, as long as we stand together shoulder to shoulder, not as members of political parties  but as Americans.

Image of the Day: 20 April 2015

Sgt. Heather Lynn Johnson

Sgt. Heather Lynn Johnson is the first woman to guard the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

The Story of Tank

The Story of Tank

You may need some tissue, I sure did…


Devil Dog And War Dog Forge Lasting Bond, Overcome Hardship Together

Cpl. Sean Grady, a dog handler and pointman with Echo Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, and Ace, an improvised explosive device detection dog, pause for a break while sweeping a chokepoint during a patrol here, April 27, 2012.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alfred V. Lopez)

Task and Purpose

Heroes come in all forms, shapes, and sizes. Some walk upright on two legs, and others rove on four, with wagging tails and shaggy fur. Marine Cpl. Jeff DeYoung and his military working dog, Cena, supported combat operations in Helmand province, and were wounded in the line of duty —- DeYoung used his body to shield Cena from incoming machine gun fire — but continued their mission, even participating in Operation Moshtarak, the largest operation in Afghanistan at the time.

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