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An American Hero, A Texas Son

Memorial Day 2017

“They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this nation.” — Henry Ward Beecher

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

My email inbox is flooding with ‘Memorial Day Sale!!!’ alerts and every other commercial on the DISH is screaming the same same. I can tell ya right now I ain’t buying nothing – no way -no how. Memorial Day is not some big hurrah sale event, OK? Christ on

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Memorial Day 2016

I saw this on TV a few minutes ago “Happy Memorial Day!” WTF? Have we completely lost it? I am pissed. I am incensed. I am out of the frame.

Michael Avery Pursel’s mother grieves at his grave. He died in Iraq in 2007.

You remember our fallen heroes today if you are a Patriot. If not, you go to a barbecue or the beach or the Mall because you got the day

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Today's Significance - Reminder, Re-visited


Memorial Day 2012 — Catarina, TX

Andy’s note: Originally posted on Memorial Day 2011, I am re-posting in its’ entirety today. Already fading from memory and generally absent in any current news report, we are still actively engaged in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We would be well reminded to think of those young kids in uniform today; and everyday.


Just reminder of the gallantry of our fighting forces on this

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Today’s Significance

Just reminder of the gallantry of our fighting forces on this Memorial Day.

May we be worthy of their sacrifices.


Cpl. Jonathan Yale and Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter, USMC

Marine Lt. Gen. John Kelly delivered a speech to the Semper Fi Society — a group for former active duty Marines — in St. Louis on Nov. 13, 2010, just four days after his son, Lt. Robert Kelly, USMC, was killed by an IED

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