This video is a special Memorial Day program which is comprised of interviews from U.S. service men and women.
This Video also explains what a Gold Star Family happens to be. A Gold Star Family is a family who has lost a son or daughter in a war. It could be in any War, be it World War II, Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, or Afghanistan.
The Gold Star is for families who have lost someone they loved, a much-valued member of their family, in a war. A gold-colored star will be displayed on a service flag, to indicate that a member of one’s family was killed in war as a member of the Armed Forces.
Eulogy for a Veteran
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the Gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the mornings hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.
We have seen thousands of dogs who served in our nation’s military. These wonderful Heroes have sacrificed so much. We want to present this Video which shows how hard these dogs work to save lives. Lara Logan gets to interviewing some of the dog handlers in out fine Military. This video offers a rare look into the secretive world of Military working dogs and their handlers.
These dogs serve overseas in War Zones and in the streets of America’s biggest cities. These Military working dogs truly serve our country and sometimes give their lives for us. These dogs are genuine heroes and deserve to be recognized everyday.
The most anti-military, anti-American, non-patriot ever to have been honored with the title of, Commander-in-Chief, was MIA at all celebrations of Armed Forces Day 2015 thus, dis-honoring all active men and women in our Military and every veteran who ever served this nation.
We have been informed that for the first time since the tenth anniversary of the horrific 9/11 attacks, the U.S. Northern Command has upped the threat level. This raised threat alert is for military bases across the country.
There is no better person to explain the situation than Lt Col Ralph Peters. This current administration has purged the Military of top Generals and Admirals. We read recent reports that Obama has purged some 197 officers in his first five years of his presidency.
Retired Army Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady is the recipient of the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor. He states this as well as other top retired officers, which is that President Obama’s agenda is decimating the morale of the U.S. ranks to the point members no longer feel prepared to fight or have the desire to win.
We see there are People who are born in America and they are urging others to disrespect and stomp on the American Flag. One might ask where did they learn this. We should remember the location where Obama started his Political career, in Chicago. Yes he started out in the home of Domestic Terrorist Bill Ayers. Bill Ayres has had no problem stomping on the American Flag.
This is an open letter from Dr Mahmoud Moradkhani Tehrani. The Dr. is the nephew of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (Iran’s supreme leader) and he is a vocal critic of the brutal regime run by his uncle.
He is informing Obama not to pursue this nuclear deal with Iran. Many Iranian people called for help because of the human rights atrocities but our President was busy with golf, vacations and parties with elitist celebrities.
Dr Mahmoud Moradkhani Tehrani does not live in Iran as he understands how dangerous it is talk against a Regime.
Dear Mr. President
I am presenting this open letter as one of the serious opponents of the Islamic republic of Iran on behalf of the like-minded opposition groups and myself. Because of my knowledge of this regime, especially of Ali Khamenei who is my uncle (my mother’s brother), I see it as my duty to inform you about this regime and the issue of nuclear negotiations with the Islamic regime of Iran.
Let me at first inform you that the regime that falsely calls itself a republic came to power in 1979 by deceiving Iranian people and the world through provoking Iranian people against the regime of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and gaining the support of the world community.
The tragedy of Cinema Rex*, believing in Khomeini’s words and then establishing a backward regime that is violent, medieval and against all international laws are all results of Iranian people and the world community being deceived. We are witnessing that not only a rich and cultured country like Iran has become a victim of this regime but also the Middle East and the whole free world. The intervention of Ali Khamenei’s regime (following Khomeini’s footsteps who had no other intention other that domination of Iraq) in Lebanon, Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria is more than obvious. As if these were not enough, he has now added the Arabian Peninsula to that list.
In any case, this regime has done great damage to Iranians and to the international community.
We can find a historical example of this kind of deception prior to the Second World War. Hitler manipulated and deceived German people and European countries and the hesitation in addressing the problem with Hitler led to a great disaster.
Due to the changes in time, the domain of the disaster might become limited now but breach of human rights is the same, regardless of the number of people who become victimized in the process.
Ali Khamenei and his collaborators know very well that they will never become a nuclear power. They certainly do not have the national interest of Iranian in their mind; they just use the nuclear issue to bully the countries in the region and export their revolution and middle-aged culture to other countries. Obviously, you and European countries do not give the Islamic regime any concession unless you are certain that they comply with the agreement. The Islamic regime of Iran will certainly prolong the verification period the same way that they have delayed and prolonged the nuclear talks. It is in this period that the wounded regime will retaliate with its destructive policies.
The countless breaches of human rights violations, spreading of Islamic fundamentalism, intervention and creating crisis in the Middle East are all unacceptable and contrary to democratic and humane beliefs of yours and ours.
While we can, with some measure of decisiveness and courage, uproot the wicked tree of the Islamic regime of Iran, just settling for cutting its branches is nothing more than avoiding responsibility.
It is clear that the eradication of the Islamic regime of Iran is the responsibility and mission of Iranian people and specially the opposition abroad; however, by putting obstacles in front of Iranian people and the Iranian opposition abroad one prevents them from doing their task.
The Islamic regime of Iran, based on their deceptive nature have sent their mercenaries abroad and even managed to recruit and manipulate some American-Iranians. Individuals who out of self-interest are lobbying for the Islamic regime of Iran and hiding its true nature and giving a false picture of its intentions; in the same manner that while Khomeini was in France, the so-called Iranian intellectuals did not let people of Iran and the world, realize the true meaning “the Islamic republic”. Those so-called intellectuals polished the remarks of Khomeini and converted them to positive, popular, strong and victorious ones.
We see that unfortunately in your country and your state media (the Persian section of Voice of America) and especially in UK (the Persian section of BBC) the remarks of the opposition of Islamic regime of Iran are being censored and instead the indecent habit of analyzing and relaying statements of the Islamic regime of Iran have become a norm.
I have a deep understanding and insight of the habits, morals and true indentions of this regime and I find it necessary to let you and the world know that the true evil of the Islamic regime of Iran is far more damaging and dangerous to be resolved by just signing an agreement.
People who have always lied, deceived and believe in Taqiya**, people whose main goal is supremacy and domination over others can never be trusted.
Instead they should be confronted with the very basic principles that have led to their criminality and
To put an end on breaching of human rights violations; in other words, an end to Qisas***, random executions, discrimination, suppression of dissent, media repression, religious and ideological hegemony.
Devolving power to the people and the abolition of restrictive laws, such as mandatory supervision in elections.
Giving freedom to religious minorities and repealing laws limiting the choice of thought and religion.
Non-interfere policy toward governments of countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen.
Cancelling the assassination orders of dissidents in the world that have resulted in the killing of journalists, writers and even cartoonists.
I believe that any agreement or concession that is not associated with these basic conditions in reality will only be assisting this regime in achieving its indecent goals.
The possible disaster following this kind of hesitation will be similar to the historical mistake made prior to the Second World War.
Ali Khamenei will not be satisfied with the little that he has today and surely, and in all secrecy, at the first possible moment will attempt to bully and dominate.
Removing the crippling sanctions without fundamental changes in this regime will not be in Iran’s interest and will only facilitates the Islamic regime of Iran in reaching its objectives.
United States of America and Europe should not jeopardize their long-term interests due to short-term ones.
There are powerful and pro-active forces in the Iranian opposition and if the censorship of the media that are supporting the Islamic regime of Iran were to be removed, the opposition can easily organize and assist the powerful civil disobedience of Iranian people.
Iranian people want peace and freedom; without this regime not only can they ensure the resurrection of a civilized country but also a peaceful region.
Let us close with a question from Mark Levin. Levin asked “Why did Winston Churchill see the rise of Adolf Hitler and yet Neville Chamberlain sought to make peace as if Hitler was going to accommodate Britain?”.
Mark Levin closed with this “in some respects we have the same problem here. We have a president who seeks to appease and accommodate and that is simply not going to work – that is his mentality in my view.”
We want to give special thanks to The Blaze for producing this very moving documentary to tell this Fort Hood story.
The Senator from the great State of Texas, Ted Cruz has a very important message. He mentions on his website that tomorrow will have an event that is long overdue.
Senator Ted Cruz states “We will honor the courage and bravery in the defense of freedom at Fort Hood. On November 5, 2009, a brutal terror attack was carried out at Fort Hood. The lives of 14 people were taken, one of them an unborn child, and 31 were injured. Today, we are grateful that the U.S. Army has chosen to bestow the Purple Heart, and its civilian counterpart, the Medal for the Defense of Freedom, on these heroes.
This attack was a clear act of radical Islamic terrorism, conducted on American soil – the original decision to designate it ‘workplace violence’ and deny these honors was a betrayal of the sacrifice of each of the victims. It is well past time for them to receive these awards and I thank the Secretary of the Army for reaching this determination. We can never undo the events of that day, but we can properly honor the courageous patriots who protect our nation and remain forever grateful for them.”
The short version of this attack started inside the readiness center at Fort Hood. A well paid Army psychiatrist, the disgusting Maj. Nidal Hasan, began shooting at fellow soldiers. This vile Traitor killed 13 people and wounded 29, picking them off one after the other. The authorities later said this was the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since the 9/11 attacks waged by followers of Osama bin Laden
There were a number of reports at the time, that the death toll could have very well been 14 had it not been for the valor and grit of Matthew Cooke. Upon seeing a non-commissioned officer get shot in the torso by the Traitor Hasan, Cooke draped himself on the higher ranking soldier, and then was shot five times by Hasan.
Lt. Col. Juanita Warman had been at Fort Hood for only a day when she was killed in a shooting rampage at the Texas military base in November 2009. Fort Hood is in Killeen, Texas.
Warman, a 55-year-old psychiatric nurse practitioner who grew up in Sheraden, was preparing to deploy to Iraq.
The Army will posthumously award her a Purple Heart in a special ceremony tomorrow on April 10, 2015.
Brandy Mason, an Army captain from Monessen who was wounded, also is expected to receive a Purple Heart.
A List of the Victims of Fort Hood.
Major L. Eduardo Caraveo, 52, of Woodbridge, Va.
Staff Sgt. Justin M. DeCrow, 32, of Plymouth, Ind.
Capt. John P. Gaffaney, 54, of San Diego, Calif.
Spc. Frederick Greene, 29, of Mountain City, Tenn.
Spc. Jason Dean Hunt, 22, of Tillman, Okla.
Sgt. Amy Krueger, 29, of Kiel, Wis.
Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka, 19, of West Jordan, Utah
Pfc. Michael Pearson, 22, of Bolingbrook, Ill.
Capt. Russell Seager, 41, of Racine, Wis.
Pvt. Francheska Velez, 21, of Chicago. She was pregnant.
Lt. Col. Juanita Warman, 55, of Havre de Grace, Md.
Spc. Kham Xiong, 23, of St. Paul, Minn.
Michael Grant Cahill, 62, of Cameron was a physician’s assistant and retired CWO who was working on the post as a contracted civilian
Sgt. Patrick Blue III, 23, of Belcourt, N.D., was hit in the side by bullet fragments during the attack
Amber Bahr, 19, of Random Lake, Wis., was shot in the stomach.
Keara Bono Torkelson, 21, of Ostego, Mo., was shot in the back left shoulder.
Alan Carroll, 20, of Bridgewater, N.J., was shot three times.
Reservist Dorothy “Dorrie” Carskadon of Rockford, Ill., was critically injured.
Staff Sgt. Joy Clark, 27, of Des Moines suffered a gunshot wound
Spc. Matthew Cook, 30, of Binghamton, N.Y., was shot in the abdomen
Staff Sgt. Chad Davis of Eufaula, Ala., was wounded.
Pvt. Joey Foster, 21, of Ogden, Utah, was shot in the hip
Cpl. Nathan Hewitt, 26, of West Lafayette, Ind.
Pvt. Najee Hull, 21, of Chicago was shot three times, once in the leg and twice in the back.
Staff Sgt. Eric Williams Jackson, 39, of Beaumont, was shot in the forearm.
Justin Johnson, 21, of Punta Gorda, Fla., was shot in the chest and leg.
Staff. Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford, of Richmond County, N.C., was shot multiple times.
Shawn Manning, 33, formerly of Redman, Ore., was shot six times
Army 2nd Lt. Brandy Mason, of Monessen, was wounded.
Reserve Spc. Grant Moxon, 23, of Lodi, Wis., was shot in the leg.
Sgt. Kimberly Munley, 34, of Killeen is the Fort Hood civilian police officer who was shot multiple times by the suspect.
Sgt. John Pagel, 28, of North Freedom, Wis., who was shot in the arm and chest.
Chief Warrant Officer Chris Royal, 38, of Eclectic, Ala., was shot three times.
Maj. Randy Royer of Dothan, Ala., was shot.
Pvt. Raymondo “Ray” Saucedo, 26, of Greenville, Mich., had a bullet graze his arm.
George Stratton III, 18, of Post Falls, Idaho, was shot in the shoulder.
Patrick Zeigler, 28, of Orange County, Fla., was critically wounded.
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