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This is Veterans’ Day weekend, and I have an e-mail I would like share with you. They, better than I, can voice what and how I feel about this precious and solemn day.

HONORING AMERICA’S VETERANS

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This week, Americans across this great country will join together to honor our military veterans. From the blood-soaked beaches of France to the bombed-out back-alleys of Fallujah, the American G.I. has fought-and died-opposing that which is evil and oppressive, and defending all things good and free.

Veterans Day is about one thing: honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s veterans, and passing their collective story to the next generation. These stories, and the men and women who bear them, are the backbone of this American experiment and must never be forgotten.

As John Stuart Mill once said, “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing [is] worth a war, is worse.” The second we believe our freedoms inevitable, we cease to live in history and sour the soldier’s sacrifice. Our freedoms – purchased on the battlefield – are indeed “worthy of war.”

And today, with America still at war, it is fitting that we remember the troops currently serving in harms way. Because, as any veteran can attest, just one moment, one explosion, or one bullet separates Memorial Day from Veterans Day. Soldiers currently in Iraq and Afghanistan are fighting for our freedoms today, knowing it’s possible they may never see tomorrow.

Vets for Freedom beseeches our membership to honor America’s veterans this week. Whether at a ceremony, in a letter to the editor, or with a simple “thank you,” find a way to ensure that every veteran – young and old – feels appreciated.

Please visit Vets for Freedom’s website to keep up with news on WWIV. This is a great group who keeps up with the news we never seem to have access to for some reason. Interesting…

I would also like to throw into this special weekend a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARINES! (11/09/07) Time got away from me, but that is no excuse to not say how much I appreciate you. Yes, the Navy sure did make you good. LOL. (No, I won’t take that back, so don’t bother asking.)

Today is the first time I am going to be doing a double open trackback, Linkfest and Open Trackback Alliance. If you would like to participate, please leave a trackback and a link to this post on your site. Oh, and no porn! 😉

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Posts I’ve trackbacked to: Stuck On Stupid, A Blog For All, Stop the ACLU, Nuke’s, Perri Nelson’s Website, 123beta, The Uncooperative Radio Show!, Stix Blog, Right Truth, The Populist, The World According to Carl, Grizzly Groundswell, Big Dog’s Weblog, and Adeline and Hazel, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

Trackbacks to this post (most recent tb listed first):

  • 10. Blue Star Chronicles: Veterans Day 2007.
  • 9. The Florida Masochist: The Knucklehead of the Day award.
  • 8. Grizzly Groundswell: Dumb Laws of Illinois.
  • 7. 123beta: Veteran’s Day Leftist Blog Watch.
  • 6. 123beta: File Under: Movies To Avoid.
  • 5. Woman Honor Thyself: Weblog AwARDs 2007!
  • 4. third world county: Anarcho-Tyranny in New Haven Connecticut.
  • 3. Potbelly Stove: Paparazzi and Common Sense: Mutually Exclusive?
  • 2. Stix Blog: Dumb Laws of Illinois.
  • 1. A Blog For All The Marine Corps Birthday and Project Valour IT.
  • OTA: OTA Extended Weekend, S. The Crazy Rants of Samantha Burns, S. Point Five, S. Church and State, S. LyfLines, Wknd. Blue Star Chronicles, Wknd. Leaning Straight Up, Wknd. Stuck On Stupid, Wknd. The Bullwinkle Blog, and (Sorry. Gotta to take a nap. My body is demanding it. lol) (Oh my! I must have needed some sleep, because I just woke up again, and it’s almost 9pm. Wow.) Wknd. 123beta (F, Wknd).

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    The Vets for Freedom are reaching out to many of us bloggers and members of their site so that we might spread the good news and good works which is happening in Iraq. I am now challenging you to join with us so that the Marxists do not have a chance to defeat America.

    To give you a teaser of their new item, Progress in Iraq. You will find it on the right sidebar in a rectangular button.

    • Despite an aggressive counter-insurgency posture, U.S. troop deaths have dropped, because they have slowly gained the trust of the population groups they are protecting (alongside Iraqi forces).
    • Fact: Since June, Coalition Forces casualties by IED have dropped by 78.3% (74 in June, 16 in October).

      Source: www.icasualties.org.

    This is a worthy cause and one we’ve been searching to join. Well, here’s your opportunity. Just think about it. All you have to do is write about the truth about what is happening in Iraq! You want to be a foot soldier? Join here. Thank you so much. 🙂

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    I just have to spread this news. For those of you who are having trouble finding me, I will be placing my URL on top of each post I use for open trackback at Linkfest. I hope to see you soon.

    Posts I’ve trackbacked to: The Amboy Times, Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker, Perri Nelson’s Website, third world county, Right Truth, The World According to Carl, DragonLady’s World, Pirate’s Cove, Chuck Adkins, The Bullwinkle Blog, Big Dog’s Weblog, and Right Voices, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

    Kind people who’ve trackbacked to this post:
    1. The Florida Masochist: The Knucklehead of the Day award.
    2. The Florida Masochist: Proper learning enviorment.
    3. The Florida Masochist: A NHL Double Standard?
    4. Right Truth: The Hawks and The Doves.

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