Today being Monday I thought I’d renew a tradition I had started a few years ago. As most of you on Twitter knows on Monday we pay special tribute to our men and women serving our country in various branches of our Military. I received an email yesterday that rekindled my desire for another tribute to our troops. It spoke volumes of how as we as a society have digressed. I ask each of you that reads the names of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice; that you remember them and their families in your thoughts and prayers…The email:
GOD BLESS AMERICA With regret…
Whitney Houston 48, a star who may have died of a drug overdose
Charlie Sheen is 45 and his story is all over the news because he is a substance abuser, an adulterer, seually promiscuous and obnoxious.
Lindsay Lohan is 24 and her story is all over the news because she is a celebrity drug addict and thief.
Something as frivolous as Kim Kardashian’s stupid wedding [and short-lived marriage] was shoved down our throats, while……..
Justin Allen 23
Brett Linley 29
Matthew Weikert 29
Justus Bartett 27
Dave Santos 21
Jesse Reed 26
Matthew Johnson 21
Zachary Fisher 24
Brandon King 23
Christopher Goeke 23
and Sheldon Tate 27…
Are all Marines that gave their lives last month for you. There is no media for them; not even a mention of their name.
So today as we begin our work week and life continues to challenge us in every way possible…take time out to say thank you to a soldier..a veteran…For we owe each and every one of them so much more than we can ever repay…
#SOT ..Supporting Our Troops…it’s the American tradition…
Osama Bin Laden is dead! America is celebrating outside the White House and at Ground Zero, which is most appropriate given the heinous crimes that took place close to ten years ago this year. I am called to remember what President George W. Bush said shortly after this heinous attack on our homeland:
We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter; and we will not fail
We are Americans and it is through our ancestors, the founding father’s, that our strong resolve was born. The thought of wavering, tiring or even faltering was never a factor in the end.
News of jubliant celebrations soon began to be heralded as people gathered in front of the White House and Ground Zero waving flags and singing our national Anthem. However, those sites are not the only ones that Americans chose to celebrate, many in the Dallas area gathered outside the residence of our former President GW Bush. Bush chose not to make an on camera statement but released this via his facebook page:
Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda network that attacked America on September 11, 2001. I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude. This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done
I am so proud of our Navy Seals for overtaking the compound in which this evil one lay hiding…not one of them injured…they offered Bin Laden a chance to surrender but to no avail and he was shot in the head. News reports is that he [Osama Bin Laden] was laid to rest given full Muslim rites and entombed to the sea to prevent his followers from making a memorial to continue to honor this most evil of men.
So in closing I want to again show tribute to our men and women who selfishly sacrifice so much for us and invite you to listen to “Eternal Father” the Naval Hymn…Thank God that we live in the land of the free and the home of the brave…..
Our troops have been the subject of ridicule for several years with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet who is the first to go above and beyond to show compassion for their fellow man, woman or child? It is the military of the United States of America! As I offer prayers for those affected by the tragedy of the earthquake in Haiti, my heart beams with pride as our military rises to the call of duty to serve, protect. rescue and deliver aid! ~God Bless our brave men and women of our armed services~
We have heard the pleas of the Generals and yet no response from the commander-in-chief. How many of our brave have to pay the ultimate price before you honor their request or you simply bring them home. They are fighting a war so different from others of our past, we once knew who the enemy were. Today they wear no uniform representing a country or an army, they are terrorist, they hate Americans and all that we represent.
The holidays are quickly approaching, please be sure and remember those off in a foreign land that are fighting for our freedoms and for our very rights that so many take for granted. Keep them and their families in prayer, take time to send a card, a package, a reminisce of home. Make a difference, let them know we support them and what they are doing isn’t in vain.~ God Bless our Military~
With all that is going on in Afghanistan and again the violence is breaking out in Iraq it is of great importance to “Thank your military.” They are in a strange land fighting to keep us safe and free from harm. They are someone’s child, someone’s spouse, someone’s parent, someone’s sibling….Show them your appreciation……”with arms wide open”…………….
~God surround them in your mercy and keep them safe~
~God Bless the USA~
We have heard the pleas of the Generals for more troops needed in Afghanistan. Please call upon this administration to support our military. We do not fail, we don not surrender. We are American’s .. We are the brave, fighting to keep freedom strong…this may be difficult to watch, but we need to see what they are up against. God Bless Our troops, God Bless the USA
Emotions ran high as these family members and loved ones awaited the return of the Eisenhower to dock after being in active duty! One particular Mom (Angela) is a good friend of mine, she too, is a nurse. There wasn’t a day that went by that we saw her son’s picture embossed on a pin attached to her scrub top, blouse regardless of what she was wearing. A true testament of a mother’s love. You can hear the anticipation in their voices, often breaking, attempting to hold back the tears of joy! I say God Bless these young men and women who were off serving our great country!
I also ask you to remember those who were less fortunate and whose family members were not on that pier that day for their child had not returned in the same manner, please take time to remember them in prayer.
“Sure I am this day we are masters of our fate, that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength; that its pangs and toils are not beyond our endurance. As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us.”
– Winston Churchill
Our military is now facing one of the most daunting task as they proceed to carry on this campaign in Afghanistan, recently I read where they could not fire back if fired upon while in a civilian type setting. Of course this means the terrorist will only crawl deep within the civilian communities. This is not a conventional war, nor is it a fair one. Yesterday when interviewed I don’t believe POTUS answered the question put before him…………………
To me, it remains clear that we aren’t aware of what lies before us regarding our future in Afghanistan or in our own country. I did witness while in Washington, DC…..a country that is proud of their military, the men and women who so bravely serve….I saw veterans proudly wearing their badges of honor, carrying flags, some even walking with crutches or being pushed in a wheelchair…..It is to these men and women and to the ones off in a foreign land that I beseech you to continue to pray for and to offer your undying support. It is our military that we owe all that we have, the freedoms we enjoy, our way of life…..
Like all wars before this one, they bring back memories that only someone who has walked in their shoes can understand…reach out to them, let them know you care, let them know you appreciate what they have sacrificed….We would not be what we are without the blood, sweat and tears of our military! God Bless them and Bless the USA……
photo by A Patriotic Nurse; Washington,DC
Today as we approach the anniversary the tragic events of September 11, 2001, it makes my heart swell with pride knowing that we have the best of the best protecting us as they fight to keep us free. I am proud to be an American and I too, would gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today. I cannot forget those that gave up their lives for us to have the freedoms we have today. A Patriotic Nurse will be in Washington this weekend, attending the March to take back our country…the evening of the 11th, we will be visiting the Walter Reed Army hospital to personally be able to give thanks to the many that have served our nation so proudly. They are true heroes and we owe a huge debt to our military for their courageous service. So as we remember and honor those who perished that day eight years ago, let us remember in prayers our soldiers who continues to sacrifice and fight for the very freedom and rights we sometimes take for granted. God Bless our Military and May God Bless the USA…………………………………………………………….
Our men and women who serve in our armed forces upon induction to service of their country repeat an oath….
I ____ solemnly swear that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.
Today,once again our military is engaged in a war, this one is like none we have ever been involved with. The enemy doesn’t wear a uniform, they aren’t aligned with any particular country or alliance. They are dealing with terrorist, who are ruthless, fearless and have no regard for our troops nor for the American people and our way of life. Our military also faces another dilemma, taking orders from a president whose orders may seem unconstitutional. Thankfully there are a group of servicemen, women and veterans that take this seriously and have formed website making it clear what orders would meet resistance. They are Called Oath Keepers, to learn more in great detail I invite you to visit this site. Their patriotism is heartfelt, sincere and they are determined to protect our beloved Constitution. Click here to learn more about this group of brave, faithful patriots. To read testimonials, view articles written by those that serve or have served and view the many videos, click here.
Please continue to keep our servicemen/women, veterans and their families in your daily thoughts and prayers. Continue to support them with e-mails, cards, letters and gift boxes. It is our duty as Americans to support them for all they do to keep us safe and free.
Show them we care and support them in all they do…….God Bless Them..God Bless the USA