November – National Native American Heritage Month

The month is almost half over, but perhaps others like myself have yet to hear about the November Native American Heritage Month declaration. Also, like many I have heard little over the years about the efforts of Native Americans in defending and supporting our war efforts. As part Native American myself, these stories of valor and courage touch my heart and bring to the fore how often despite attitudes, Native Americans have done their best to participate. Perhaps you can call me prejudiced,, but these are groups of tribes and people who may not have ever been labeled “slaves” but … Continue reading

Fallen Soldier’s Car Purchased Back by Widow. Gives It to Age 16 Son for Birthday

By Tia Starr November 8, 2017 at 8:00am Operation Iraqi Freedom, the military action that kicked off the Iraq War, started March 20, 2003. Brave men and women headed halfway around the world tasked with defending freedom and fighting against terrorism. 2001 Texas A&M graduate Jonathan Rozier enlisted in the armed and was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, of the 1st Armored Division, where he worked his way up to Lieutenant. He was deployed to Baghdad in the early months of the war from Fort Riley in Kansas. The exemplary soldier would go on to be one … Continue reading

Quote of the Day for Veterans Happy Veteran’s Day USA Happy Remembrance Day Canada

To our men and women in uniform, past, present, and future, God bless you and thank you. A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart. – Hercules Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause. -Abraham Lincoln A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. -Joseph Campbell America’s veterans embody the ideals upon which America was … Continue reading

Wednesday Patriotic Songs

Wednesday Patriotic Songs -Honoring Veterans   Because of the Brave – Mormon Tabernacle Choir           This Is My Country           The Pacific – Honor Soundtrack (Main Title Theme by Hans Zimmer)             Not Forgotten – A Tribute to Korean Veterans             Creedence Clearwater Revival – Who’ll Stop The Rain – Vietnam Montage             Angel Flight (Radio Tower Remix) – w/ Lyrics For all those who made Thanksgiving possible from 1776 until today – prayers for you every … Continue reading

Memo to Air Hostesses Flying in US Airspace on US Flag Carriers

Dear Ms Jackwagon Stewardess (sorry I do not know your real name):  When your employer, a US flag airline, is honored with the privilege of final transport of an American soldier killed in combat, you have ONE job to do, and that is show respect for the fallen.  If other passengers on the airliner wish to stand and honor that soldier as he/she is removed by an honor guard at destination, WE DO NOT CARE if that recognition “makes foreign passengers on the plane uncomfortable”. The soldier DIED serving OUR country, the country where YOU live free and safe. That … Continue reading

Patriot’s Wednesday Musical Interlude

ENJOY                             In Honor of All Military Who Lost Their Lives In the Fight For Freedom and Against Tyranny  May we continue to honor home and country so their sacrifice was not in vain.       MAY GOD BLESS THE USA  as we meet our enemies and face evil on foreign and domestic soil   –Uriel–    

“Go To Hell, Mike Tomlin”

Reposted verbatim from the blog hosted by lovelyd24.  Your faithful columnist, a Pittsburgh native and former Steelers fan, believes this is the best summary of the take-a-knee poseurs published to date. https://lovelyd24.wordpress.com/ Go to hell Mike Tomlin September 25, 2017 Leave a comment Dear Mike Tomlin, James Harrison, Ben Roethlisberger and any other Steeler who feels a need to criticize Bronze Star recipient Alejandro Villanueva for honoring the flag that his brothers came home under, you can all go to hell. On Sunday your team had 3 options, stand and support America, sit/kneel and disrespect America or 3 take the coward’s … Continue reading

President Trump Announces Great Progress In Caring For Veterans

The VA is finally coming into the 21st Century with scheduling, consultations, and more.   Hopefully word of this reaches many veterans and they can finally get the care they have been waiting for straight from their own smart phones and computers. Many doctors and hospitals have been rolling out this kind of service for several years in the private sector… Finally veterans can have access to it as well.     August 3, 2017 Press Conference     MAGA!   Find out more veterans at the VA Office of Community Care’s new website HERE. Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) … Continue reading

Medal of Honor Recipient Vietnam Medic “Doc” James McCloughan

This gentleman, James McCloughan, deserves this honor for his devotion far above and beyond the call of duty.  Members of Army medic James McCloughan’s unit in Vietnam called him “Doc.” He became the first person to be awarded the nation’s highest military honor by President Trump. (Warning: you will need a tissue for this video) Trump Presents Medal of Honor to Heroic Vietnam Army Medic 7/31/17     “I feel honored to be able to accept this for the 89 men that fought that battle,” McCloughan said, referencing the number of American combatants, dozens of whom were killed, wounded or went missing during … Continue reading

VA Jobs Are Opening Up – Trump And His Administration Keeping Promises To Vets

YOU’RE FIRED! Trump’s VA Terminates 500, Suspends 200 For Misconduct Daily Caller Luke Rosiak July 9, 2017 Five hundred and forty-eight Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees have been terminated since President Donald Trump took office, indicating that his campaign pledge to clean up “probably the most incompetently run agency in the United States” by relentlessly putting his TV catch phrase “you’re fired” into action was more than just empty rhetoric. Another 200 VA workers were suspended and 33 demoted, according to data newly published by the department as part of VA Secretary David Shulkin’s commitment to greater transparency. Those … Continue reading

Signed by the Governor: Maine Law Prohibits State Gun Registries

Posted on June 22, 2017 AUGUSTA, Maine (June 19, 2017) – Last week, Maine Gov. Paul LePage signed a bill into law prohibiting any type of state firearms registry. The law will not only protect the privacy of Maine gun owners, it will also hinder the federal government’s ability to develop a firearms database and create a climate less favorable to federal gun control. Rep. Patrick Corey (R-Windham) introduced House Bill 9 (LD9)  with a bipartisan coalition of cosponsors in January. The legislation prohibits the creation of a state firearms registry. “Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a government … Continue reading

“West Point To Arlington”

I heard this song on The Sean Hannity radio show and I welled-up a bit. It’s a tear-jerker. “West Point to Arlington” is a tribute song for Special Forces Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel who was Killed In Action while serving in Afghanistan in 2013. The song was co-written by his friend Sean Niquette, who is an Iraq War veteran, in collaboration with Bob Reagan and Don Goodman from Operation Song,which is is a nonprofit in Nashville that helps veterans share their stories through song writing. It is sung by Ward Davis. It’s a song written about one warrior, in one war, but … Continue reading

T.G.I.F. NOT !

Dear Gentle Readers, The following article is a reprint of a post I wrote at about this time last year ( with a few updates ). I’m not re-posting it again because I am lazy. It’s because I don’t want to have to think about these horrors again, or look for new pictures and videos ( eeewww ! ) I’m still nauseous from last year. But, I feel it is important for new and old readers to know about, and be exposed to this.  WHY ? you may ask. BECAUSE I don’t want to suffer alone ! And we should … Continue reading

President Signs Bill to Extend Veteran’s Choice Health Care Law

President Donald Trump signed a bill Wednesday to temporarily extend a program that lets some veterans seek medical care in the private sector, part of an effort by the president to deliver on a campaign promise. More information on how the VA is changing coming in the next week or so.   President Signs Bill to Extend Veteran’s Choice Health Care Law Department of Defense By Terri Moon Cronk WASHINGTON, April 20, 2017 — President Donald J. Trump signed the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act on April 18, so military veterans can continue receiving health care in the … Continue reading

Bob’s Story: JW Takes ‘Flag Man’ Fight to Court on Tuesday

Sent in by Skip. Judicial Watch is representing Robert L. Rosebrock, a Vietnam-era veteran who faces federal criminal charges for displaying two four by six inch American flags outside a Veterans Affairs fence on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. If you’re not pissed off after watching this video, you’re not paying attention. God Bless Bob and his mission.  God bless our veterans.  God bless Judicial Watch for representing Bob. ~ Hardnox

Nam Vets Get Their Day

It’s a good thing I fly Our Flag everyday, ’cause I didn’t even know about this until 4 hours before the Official Day was over. But I’ll take this good news ANYTIME !   The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 28, 2017 President Donald J. Trump Signs S. 305 into Law On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, the President signed into law: S. 305, the “Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017,” which encourages the display of the U.S. flag on March 29, National Vietnam War Veterans Day. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> WASHINGTON — The United States now … Continue reading

Secretary of VA Shulkin – Moving Forward To Fix VA

    VA Secretary Says Department Is Working Closely With Congress on Firing Bill Government Executive Management Eric Katz February 23, 2017 Congress and the Trump administration are working closely on a bill to make it easier to fire employees at the Veterans Affairs Department, according to the agency’s new leader. VA is working with both the House and Senate in drafting an accountability bill, department Secretary David Shulkin told Fox and Friends in a segment aired Thursday. The measure would make it certain that any employee not fit for the VA would no longer work for it, Shulkin said. … Continue reading