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A President with Compassion

What a difference a year makes. The past eight years, military families have been used as props by a president who once famously remarked that soldiers made “good photo ops.” His appearances to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns betrayed his contempt for the people he was there to honor. He would spit out empty, hollow, meaningless words some thirty-something kid had written for him, and then retreat to his beloved golf course, something that was really important to him.

What a relief it must have been for the Gold Star families who came to Arlington yesterday to be consoled by a man who truly respects the sacrifice they and their loved ones have made to keep us free.

‘They died in war so that we could live in peace’: Solemn Trump gives Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery as he lays wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
President Trump delivered his first Memorial Day address on Monday
He placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery
He hailed ‘Gold Star’ families and mentioned service members who gave their lives
He called on Americans to remember them ‘today, and for the next one thousand years’
Among those he mentioned was the late son of Homeland Security Secretary Gen. John Kelly
He also mentioned a fallen Army specialist and a Green Beret major who risked his life for others
‘Here at this hallowed shrine we honor the noblest among us – the men and the women who paid the ultimate price for victory and for freedom,’ Trump told a crowd of families, military personnel, and dignitaries at Arlington on Monday in his first Memorial Day speech as president.

‘We pay tribute to those brave souls who raced into gunfire, roared into battle and ran into hell to face down evil. They made their sacrifice not for fame or for money or even for glory, but for country,’ Trump said.

‘They died in war, so that we could live in peace,’ he added.


U.S. President Donald Trump high fives young Christian Jacobs, son of US Marine Christopher Jacobs, who was killed in a training exercise at Twentynine Palms, California, as his mother Brittany watches, at Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery as part of Memorial Day observance, Arlington, Virginia, U.S., May 29, 2017
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4552308/Trump-salutes-fallen-Memorial-Day-tweets.html#ixzz4iZbPMCdm



SHOCKINGLY,THE MEDIA DID NOT POST THIS PHOTO:

Trump Visits With Moms Of Fallen Soldiers At Arlington

President Trump took a detour during his trip to Arlington National Cemetery in order to visit the graves of those Americans lost in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Trump took a walk over to Section 60, which is dedicated to those who gave their lives in service from 2001 to the present.

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/05/29/donald-trump-arlington-cemetery-iraq-afghanistan-war-veterans-section

I HAVE STATED BEFORE THAT THE LEFT DESPISES THE MILITARY BECAUSE THEY CANNOT UNDERSTAND ANYBODY CARING SO DEEPLY ABOUT THEIR COUNTRY THAT THEY WOULD SACRIFICE ALL TO PROTECT AND DEFEND IT. THEIR ATTITUDE RUNS FROM TEPID INDIFFERENCE TO OVERT HOSTILITY.

On Memorial Day, Leftist Site Smears Marines As Having ‘Toxic Masculinity Problem’

Left-wing website Vox attacked the Marine Corps for its “toxic masculinity problem” on Memorial Day, the national holiday dedicated to honoring the American men and women who died serving their country in the armed forces.

The liberal website, a personal favorite of Barack Obama with a reputation for butchering simple facts, claimed the Marine Corps has a “well-earned reputation for being a fraternity that often marginalizes or mistreats female troops.”

The author, Vox staff writer Alex Ward, does not appear to be a military veteran, although his current Twitter profile picture does show him drinking a very masculine-looking glass of lemon water.

The liberal writer claimed that the Corps’ recent nude photo sharing scandal is proof that Marines have a “toxic masculinity problem.” Daily Caller News Foundation editor Geoffrey Ingersoll, a Marine Corps veteran, previously wrote a piece explaining why he finds that line of reasoning to be worthless. In Ingersoll’s words: “the most ‘toxic’ ​​thing about ‘​masculinity’ in the Corps is the kind of metal used to kill radical Islamic terrorists.”

“Jim Mattis, current secretary of defense and the most revered Marine in modern history, once told me he didn’t mind killing the ‘kind of scum’ that won’t allow ‘young girls to read,’” Ingersoll noted.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/29/memorial-day-vox-smears-marines-as-fraternity-members-with-a-toxic-masculinity-problem/

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Memorial Day Remembrances

A lot of people today will be wishing each other “Happy Memorial Day.” The purpose of the day is not to be happy. It is for reflection and gratitude for those who gave all they had so we can enjoy all we have. Somewhere down the line that meaning became buried in cookouts and used car sales. So few of us take the time to visit the grave of a loved one who was a veteran or consider how selfless these amazing people were.


Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful “Happy Memorial Day!” from oblivious well-wishers.

The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Jaslow will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to take part in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. She’ll then visit Section 60, the final resting place of many service members who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“You can see it in people’s faces that they’re a little horrified that they forget this is what the day’s about,” said Jaslow, 34, who wears a bracelet bearing the name of a fallen comrade. “Culturally, we’ve kind of lost sight of what the day’s supposed to mean.”

While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer — think beaches and backyard barbecues, mattress sales and sporting events — some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday that honors more than 1 million people who died serving their country would command more respect.

“There are a lot of things working against this particular holiday,” said Brian Duffy, commander in chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

“It hurts,” Duffy said. For combat veterans and Gold Star families especially, “it hurts that, as a society, we don’t truly understand and appreciate what the true meaning of Memorial Day is.”

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/to-many-americans-memorial-day-has-lost-its-meaning/ar-BBBBezr?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=UE12DHP

Memorial Day in a Divided Nation

It is important to honor our wartime dead. But Memorial Day has a powerful meaning that we have forgotten. It was the holiday that reunited our country after the Civil War. It began when Americans, from the North and the South, entered the cold gray stone fields of the dead, and decorated the graves of the fallen from the Grand Army of the Republic and the Confederacy with freshly cut flowers.

They followed no presidential order. They acted under no regulation. Instead the mothers and wives of men who would return home no more brought flowers to the graves of their fallen sons and husbands, and to the resting places of the young American men who might have slain them, who had been the enemy, but who still deserved honor and respect.

Those women, of the North and the South, brought America together.

Today a new breed of leftists gleefully tears down Confederate memorials. And it will not end with flags and statues. They will not be satisfied until the cemeteries that were once decorated have been desecrated. It is ominously fitting that the event which marked the end of one civil war now arrives to foreshadow the beginning of another war between brothers

Like the American Revolution, the aftermath of the Civil War was indeed a unique achievement. It is now vanishing before our eyes. And Memorial Day has become a sad reminder of its diminution.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/266838/memorial-day-divided-nation-daniel-greenfield

CONSIDER, IF YOU WILL, OUR LAST TWO SECRETARIES OF STATE: ONE WAS A GREEDY, POWER-OBSESSED SOULLESS CREATURE WHO IS COMPLETELY CORRUPT TO THE CORE. THE OTHER MADE A COMPLETE SHAM OF THE WAR IN VIETNAM “BECAUSE IT WOULD LOOK GOOD ON HIS POLITICAL RESUME.” HE THEN CAME BACK AND COMMITTED ACTS OF TREASON TO BETRAY THOSE WHO FOUGHT BRAVELY, THINKING OF NOTHING BUT HIS OWN PERSONAL AGGRANDIZEMENT.

NOW COMES A REAL COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF WHO IS WORTHY OF THOSE WHO SERVE.
HIS SECRETARY OF STATE JOINED THE THOUSANDS OF BIKE-RIDING PATRIOTS WHO ROARED THROUGH WASHINGTON KNOWN AS ‘ROLLING THUNDER.’

Trump Recognizes Those Who Gave All On Memorial Day, Will Be At Arlington

Tribute for Memorial Day (Impossible Dream)

STAFF SERGEANT RECKLESS WAS AN AMAZING ANIMAL
This is the story of Sgt. Reckless – a Mongolian mare purchased by a Marine Corps lieutenant for $250 during the Korean War.

One of Reckless’ finest hours came during the Battle of Outpost Vegas in March of 1953. During this five-day battle, 28 tons of bombs and hundreds of the largest shells turned the crest of Vegas into a smoking, death-pocked rubble. And Reckless was in the middle of all of it.

On one day alone she made 51 trips from the Ammunition Supply Point to the firing sites, 95% of the time by herself. She carried almost five tons, walked over 35 miles through open rice paddies and up steep mountains with enemy fire coming in at the rate of 500 rounds per minute. And as she so often did, she would carry wounded Marines down the mountain to safety, unload them, get reloaded with ammo, and off she would go back up to the guns. She also provided a shield for several Marines who were trapped trying to make their way up to the front line. Wounded twice, she didn’t let that stop or slow her down.

THIS NOW STANDS AT CAMP PENDLETON:
Sgt Reckless Memorial Unveiled

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