On March 10th, 2015 I left Oceanside headed to San Diego for my first visit aboard the USS Midway; my first on any military vessel–and I was excited! The 55 minute train ride was nice, so much easier than driving. *If ever travelling in southern California I recommend taking advantage of the train and trolleys in the area, you’ll arrive at your destination stress free; navigating the shoestring freeways along with every other S. Californian commuter can be a white knuckle experience if you don’t drive in these conditions regularly. Read more
It is excruciatingly clear how many citizens are not well versed on our Founding documents. Log on to any social media site right now. You’ll find numerous examples of posts and commentary that display a solid lack of understanding in regard to how our Liberty and Freedoms are protected by our Constitution.
PLEASE PASS THIS ON.
I saw this originally posted on Google Plus, I’m posting from that website. If you Google this, you’ll see that the cat’s been let out of the bag; there will be no more hiding this.
A marine held in prison in Iran has begun a hunger strike, according to his family there. Amir Hekmati has served the United States as a Marine and now serves the Islamic Republic of Iran as a prisoner whose death sentence for espionage was commuted to 10 years. Read more
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.
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Once again, one of [my] veterans sent this gem to my email. I can always count on the best when they share, and this one is no exception.
9 times out of 10 when a civilian hears Taps it is automatically correlated with death; the only time we hear it is at funerals. I questioned why he was sent me THAT particular melody–I automatically thought of mourning–but I was reminded that they (servicemen) heard it all the time and it wasn’t a sad moment but one of honor and respect.
Well heck after hearing that, my curiosity was peaked. I “Googled it” and shared with you below. The protocol on Paying respect during Reveille, Retreat and Taps
Now, watch one of the best renditions of Taps [I’ve] ever heard. Bravo Zulu, Sailor. Read more
Kilroy is about as American as apple pie…at least that’s what I used to think. Come to find out, he’s quite popular in other countries as well, he just goes under different names. I hope you enjoyed Kilroy’s back story–He’ll be making appearances now and again here in the blog so keep your eye out for him! Read more