Posts Tagged ‘veteran’s day
According to Alert HillBuzz.org Reader Layla, this is the University of West Virginia Band’s salute to the Armed Forces at the November 5th game, just before Veterans Day.
Kind of a palate-cleanser after the actions of the Senate earlier this week.
First of all, I’d like to thank all the readers of Hillbuzz who have served in the United States Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy, and thank all of our veterans, living and dead, for their service in securing the freedoms we take for granted.
When I was growing up, I remember hearing that no woman would ever be elected President because the American people would never vote for someone who didn’t have military experience. (I believe I’m dating myself here.)
Two of the last 3 presidents did not serve
Two of the last 3 presidents did not serve(Barack Hussein Obama, who is not a Muslim, but is definitely a Marxist and probably gay; and Bill Clinton). And there was a long run of presidents starting at the turn of the 20th century who did not serve (William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.)
Does military experience figure in to your choice of a GOP nominee? I was actually surprised to discover that only two of the nine current GOP candidates have served in the military (Rick Perry and Ron Paul).
What’s your take?
Supporters of Ron Paul have organized another Money Bomb today in honor of Ron Paul’s service as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force.
Grassroots supporters of GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul invented the Money Bomb concept during the 2008 campaign, and it caught on like wildfire.
One of Ron Paul’s campaign promises is to bring home the troops from the undeclared, unconstitutional “kinetic actions” and civil wars the United States is involved in around the world, so they can spend their paychecks here in America. There are currently American military men and women deployed in over 120 countries around the world, costing us over a trillion dollars a year. Once we bring the troops home, they can actually make a difference in our national security by helping to keep illegal aliens and Mexican drug cartel murder squads on the other side of the border, where they belong.
Ron Paul is a former U.S. Air Force flight surgeon, and gets more donations from active duty members of the U.S. military than all other GOP candidates combined. In fact, the USAF, U.S. Army and U.S. Navy are Ron Paul’s top three sources of campaign contributions.
Whether or not you like Ron Paul, this video, put together by a supporter, will probably make your screen go all wobbly and blurry, thanks to all the clips of troops reuniting with their families. (Don’t say I didn’t warn you.)
Today is Veteran’s Day. If you can, hug and/or shake the hand of a veteran today.
Over one million servicemen and servicewomen have died in defense of freedom and to maintain the safety of this greatest nation on Earth. Almost 24 million veterans are alive today, including almost 2 million veterans of WWII, and about 600,000 veterans of the global war on terror.
One of my favorite parts of Hillbuzz is hearing the diversity of anecdotal stories, both from the Boyz and from the readers, so please feel free to share your experiences today if you meet and talk with any veterans, or if you attend any sort of commemorations or services.
And to all the veterans who read this blog, I thank you for your service. I think I safely speak for everyone here when I say we are grateful for your contributions and proud to have you reading (and hopefully posting!) here on Hillbuzz.
God bless America, and her veterans.
What’s happening today?
Is anyone watching Beck’s special on George Soros? If so, any thoughts?
Remember that tomorrow, Thursday, 11/11 is Veteran’s Day. If anyone is doing something special for the troops, let us know!
Also, this Sunday is the premier of Sarah Palin’s Alaska on TLC. Personally, I have lost almost all my respect for TLC over the years, but I might tune in to see this show. Is anyone else planning to? Do you think that, politically, it’s a good move?
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