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Their Truth Is Marching On: Memorial Day 2010 [Updated Below]

31 May 2010 @ 02:09

This is the official day when we pause to remember all of those brave warriors who ‘gave the last full measure of devotion’ so that The United States Of America would endure.

It is no surprise to me that my Friends In The Ether are all taking the time to honor the memories of our guardians…

-Over at Viewed From The Right, Lipton T. Bagg, recipient of two Purple Hearts and a Patriot Guard Rider, has put together a damn fine aggregation of links.  In another posting, Lipton updates us on what happened at the funeral for Sergeant Joshua Tomlinson [for background on this story, please click here].  UPDATE at 1923: I forgot to link to Lipton’s main Memorial Day posting here. and Silverfiddle’s here — apologies gentlemen.

-Michelle Malkin has up a posting that contains some wonderful pictures and videos.  She also has posted a video tribute sent to the song Arlington by Trace Adkins.

-Over at The Sundries Shack, Jimmie Bise explains how he feels and it is exactly how I feel.  A highlight:

…When I think of the tens of thousands who spilled their blood so that I and mine didn’t have to spill ours, I am awed. I simply do not have anything adequate to say to express my gratitude….

-John Doe has posted a tribute in pictures over at Smash Mouth Politics that is essential viewing.

-Cassy Fiano asks us to remember CMOH recipient Jason Dunham and what this day is all about.

-Over at And So It Goes In Shreveport, Pat Austin reports on how we transport our dead warriors.

-Carol, mistress of No Sheeples Here, has just completed a five-part series of excerpts from Jim Sheeler’s book, Final Salute: A Story Of Unfinished Lives.  Please do take the time to read all five: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.

-I’ll have more aggregation later today, but it’s nearly 0200 and I have to get some sleep.

UPDATE at 1637…

-KC Duffy remembers her veteran father in a touching and very loving tribute, and then quotes Chesterton.

-Stacy McCain has posted a video of some Virginia third-graders thanking our soldiers and a video of Chris Cassone singing his song Memorial Day.

-Paco has posted The Warrior Song.

-Over at American Power, Donald Douglas reminds us of a time when we had a leader in The White House who loved his country: Ronald Reagan speaking on Memorial Day 1984.

-Stogie posts an aggregation of all of his previous postings on our fallen heroes.

-Over at Piece Of Work In Progress, Rocketman asks a favor:

So on this Memorial Day I encourage you to say a prayer for all of those fallen, and for their bereaved families that had to carry on with only the memories of their beloved. And perhaps say another as well for all who currently serve, voluntarily, to keep us safe and sound here at home. And if you’re not particularly religious, well then at least offer a toast to America’s heroes, whether fallen, living, historical or contemporary.

To Pat Austin and her husband, Memorial Day is most certainly not ‘a Bar-B-Que Day’.  She also has posted video from the funeral for Sergeant Joshua Tomlinson.

-God likes to send messages via thunder, lightening, and rain [see: War Of 1812, storm douses White House fire] and, it seems, He sent a very clear warning today to a certain man-child [ROTFLMAO].  From The Lonely Conservative:

I think it’s an omen.

New York Times: Just as President Obama was about to speak, a violent rain storm interrupted the Memorial Day honors for America’s war veterans at the national cemetery here. Instead, an umbrella threatening to blow from his hand, Mr. Obama told the crowd to seek shelter from the lightning and rain, leaving the proceedings on hold. After waiting in a nearby building the see if the weather would clear, Mr. Obama left and the rest of the ceremony was canceled.

You’ve been warned Julius Obamacus Caesar — take heed.

-Lance Burri pays tribute to the fallen.

The Mind Numbed Robot:

So, on this day, forget we have a President who hates his country, for even though he hates it, we love it all the more in spite of him. We must voice our opposition to his agenda louder than ever before to honor those we remember this weekend. Hoist our flag and fly it proudly. Pray for the lost, pray for and say thank you to our veterans, and most importantly, pray for our troops in harms way. That is the true purpose of Memorial Day.

God bless America and the soldiers who protect her.

He’s also posted a Toby Keith song here.

-Pundette has up a wonderful posting that contains links and some CMOH citations.

-Richard McEnroe pays tribute over at Three Beers Later.

-Morgan Freeberg takes us to Normandy.

-Irish Cicero honors the fallen and reprints The Gettysburg Address.


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  1. Moshe Ben Avram permalink
    31 May 2010 @ 09:47 09:47

    I want to wish all my living Military brothers and sisters a Happy Memorial Day. For those of us that didn’t make it back, may G-d watch over them and lets keep them and their families in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Lipton T. Bagg permalink
    31 May 2010 @ 14:18 14:18

    Thanks again Bob!


  3. 31 May 2010 @ 18:12 18:12

    Amen – there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for a friend. – Jesus O’Nazareth

  4. 31 May 2010 @ 20:07 20:07

    Thanks for the great post, and the link. The CMOH citations are so awesome. Our kids and grandkids need to hear about real heroes.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      31 May 2010 @ 20:15 20:15

      You’re quite welcome. It should be taught in the public schools, but I don’t hold out any hope for that happening beyond a few isloated ones. Let’s home the home schoolers are doing it.

  5. 31 May 2010 @ 20:26 20:26

    Good stuff.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      31 May 2010 @ 23:19 23:19

      Thanks, Irish.

  6. 31 May 2010 @ 23:35 23:35

    Thank you BB. *deep bow*
    God Bless.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      01 June 2010 @ 07:19 07:19

      You’re welcome. I would do the deep bow thing back at you, but a certain man-child has ruined that gesture.

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