Saturday, December 17, 2016

Wreaths Across America...Cape Cod Location

It was a cold and wet day on the Cape today and many patriotic Americans showed up at the nation's second largest National Cemetery (2nd largest and I didn't know until today!) to lay wreaths in honor of those who have gone before us...those who have donned the uniform to defend the Republic for which we stand...those who died too young an age...and those who's age reflected the battles they fought.  This was our first attendance at such a function so we didn't know what to expect.  There were the guest speakers...some who talked to long, and some who couldn't talk long enough... like the father of a Medal of Honor recipient...  There were official Honor Guards representing various of which fired off their rifles in a 21 gun salute (7 rifles fired 3 times each).  Then came the instructions for all in attendance.
There was 8,000 wreaths available, not nearly enough for the 85,000 buried here, and we randomly picked one of the trucks transporting the wreaths and offloading their cargo at randomly selected sections of the cemetery. It was requested by the organizers that the volunteers laying the wreaths say the name on the headstone and pause for a moment of silence.  Admittingly, I soon forgot this request and spoke to my comrades as if they were still in formation and saluted them, officers and enlisted alike.  I did not know anyone of them personally but they were all personally my buddies. Some even had the same rank and service branch as I...some had memories of my own active duty days...some had my greatest admiration...sorry but I'm at a loss for words now so check out these pictures, they might bring you the words to fill in the blanks:
Freezing Rain

Guest Speaker

Honor Guard

Freedom Riders

Unloading Wreaths

Placing Wreaths at Headstones

Placing Wreaths at Headstones

Same Rank, Same Branch of Service as I

I was still on active duty when this young man was born...
Only the good die young...

First I scraped away the snow to identify...

Then chatted with my new buddy...

Then a final salute and farewell...

A real survivor...

Rest in peace my friends, your wars are over.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Obama says the world is safer than it's ever been... Are you buying this?


The following added December 15, 2016... More proof that Obama lies

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Oliver Cromwell's Message to Obama and the United States Congress

Storm'n Norm'n
It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.
Is there a single virtue n...ow remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter'd your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth? Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil'd this sacred place, and turn'd the Lord's temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress'd, are you yourselves gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. In the name of God, go!

From Oliver Cromwell's speech on the dissolution of the Long Parliament given to the House of Commons 20 April 1653.