PETE’S PAGE; LEST WE FORGET

Posted by Pistol Pete

It is at times like this I wish I possessed the God-given rhetorical skills to convey the depth of admiration and awe I hold our patriots in uniform in. What makes a person volunteer  to go through months of training and hardship that would break the will of most of us to do perform a duty that can put them in grave danger for pitifully small pay? They don’t do it for the money. That’s the part most liberals can’t understand. Theirs is a calling higher than merely what can I get while giving little or nothing?

Not to be underestimated are the families who go through day after day not knowing where or even how their loved ones are. They mark the days off on a calendar until they can once again throw their arms around their hero,see them hug the baby that was born while he was away,and the dogs going crazy because their beloved master has returned.

This day is dedicated to the millions of wives,parents and siblings that have looked out the window to see two uniformed officers coming up the walkway. Her throat hardens,her eyes start burning and she can’t speak because she knows why they’re there. ‘With sincerest regrets’…the rest is lost forever. He’s lost forever,doing what he thought was right. A gold star,a neatly folded tri-corner flag and a headstone are all that remains other than the heartfelt gratitude of all freedom-loving Americans.

It is a poverty that such noble warriors as these are now under the command of an incompetent shyster that can scarcely contain his scorn for the very military he uses as props for his own benefit then allows them to be treated shabbily by the administration whose function it purportedly is to bind up their wounds and make them as whole as possible. They paid for their medical care…in advance. That people who come across our border illegally to get what our soldiers have sacrificed for while they are made to wait until they die is beyond a national disgrace.

The battle against evil never ends. The assault on our freedoms by those who would take them from us is constant and we must never give up hope. To do so would be a betrayal of all that have preserved this precious gift with all they had. Tomorrow will come soon enough. For at least this one day let us reflect on all that we have…and who made it possible.

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MARINE COMRADES CARRY TRIPLE AMPUTEE THROUGH OBSTACLE COURSE.

DON’T TELL THEM ANYTHING IS TOO HARD.

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I WOULD NOT SULLY THIS BLOG WITH A VIDEO OF OBAMA’S MEMORIAL DAY SPEECH BECAUSE HIS WORDS ARE AS EMPTY AS HIS SOUL.

THERE WAS A PRESIDENT,NOT SO LONG AGO,THAT CARED DEEPLY FOR THE MILTARY.AND IT WAS REAL.

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5 responses to “PETE’S PAGE; LEST WE FORGET

  1. Pistol Pete

    CASTING CROWNS…YOU MIGHT WANT TO KEEP A KLEENEX HANDY

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  2. Violet

    Saw this on Buzzfeed today: how to thank a soldier, by George W Bush
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/bennyjohnson/how-to-thank-a-solder-by-george-w-bush

    You can’t fake the joy he obviously takes in spending time with service members and their families.

    Maybe spare yourselves the experience of reading the comments, though; it is buzzfeed after all.

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  3. Ting

    I think your rhetorical skills were just right for today’s message. And I have to thank you for your editorial discretion as well. No way would I have wanted to hear the POTUS speech.

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  4. Yes, thank you for sparing us SCOAMF’s speech. That was very considerate of you.

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