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I share this because the Angel Flight brings our heroes home. These dedicated men/women gave ALL for what they believed in their hearts was right. God Speed my heroes. Please view this in full page mode and be sure to have your speakers turned up. Also, please watch all the way to the end. And have your handkerchief handy. When the plane releases its decoy missiles, as is shown in several of the pictures, it creates an Angel shape in the smoke. But it is much more than just visual. See for yourself. Listen to the words of the pilot and the tower and make sure you sit quietly and listen to the very end. This is beautiful.
I used to have a huge garden in OH. A really old farmer plowed and disced it for me. He died and I got a new guy. He used an 8 foot rototiller and it did a fine job. He loved to talk and when he was done, we did a lot of that. We became good friends and he never mentioned WWII. I had not seen him for about a month and was concerned. I went to his house and we talked. He said it was easier to talk to another combat vet. He was one of the GIs that landed on Normandy and survived. He was among the ones liberated France. He said that they gave away candy to kids and food to adults. He hadn't been home because he took a freedom flight with other vets to Normandy. He was one of the few that didn't need assistance walking. He said that as they went thru a town, an old lady came over and hugged him tightly, wouldn't let go. When she did and looked at him, she told him she was one of the kids that he handed candy too. He stood about 6 foot 7 with a large nose, easy to remember. They hugged and cried for a long time.
June 6th 1944 was a turning point in the war against Germany. Code name Operation Neptune, Allied troops laid it all on the line for the freedoms that we enjoy today as thousands of brave men and women stormed the beaches of France by sea and air. It seems so very long ago but we must never forget the valor of these who fought and died for us. Please take the time to sit back and honor those who fought by watching this archival clip of that day and just REMEMBER.
100 years ago today, the United States was thrust into the "war to end all wars". It was a brutal war that involved warfare like none seen before or since. The treaty following the war forever changed the map of the world. May we pause today to honor those who fought so bravely in that war. This CSPAN video reflects on World War I. https://www.c-span.org/video/?425800-1/100th-anniversary-us-entry-world-war
John Morris posted a topic in The Veterans Corner and Causes ForumI am very saddened personally, one of my all time heroes, Lt. General Hal Moore dies today. Many of you may of known of him before the popular Mel Gibson Movie "We Were Soldiers" but for me, I did not know about him until that gritty and realistic movie came to the big screen. LTC (rank at the time) Hal Moore, historians and the men who were there said Mel Gibson nailed it, that was Hal Moore. After seeing the movie I immediately researched this man and found out he also was in the Korean War as well. Knowing this legend is no longer among the living leaves a void in our living history that is passing away each and every day at an alarming rate. I have this to say, we owe our lives as Americans and our way of life to the men like LTG Hal Moore and all those who served under these giant leaders. We'll always and forever be in your debt Sir. Rest in Peace, I know you have a lot of brothers in heaven waiting on your arrival, my gosh, can you imagine the reception up there? The men he lead, the men who fought and died while in his command, they were proud to be with him in battle, and I am sure they are proud to have him once again in their midst. Links of Interest https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal_Moore http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/hal-moore-portrayed-by-actor-mel-gibson-in-we-were-soldiers-dies-at-age-94 http://www.stripes.com/news/us/lt-gen-hal-moore-dies-depicted-in-film-we-were-soldiers-1.453672 http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0010423/bio
I love this young lady, she stole my heart a couple years ago when she survived a Taliban attack that left her nearly dead. Why was she attacked, because she was out spoken on the education of girls, she blogged, and spoke about the oppression of females in the mid east and the extreme stance that girls should not be educated. For this she was shot in the head. To view the story click on Malala wins Nobel Peace Prize. Finally the Nobel commission got it right! Congratulations young lady! We have her book in our home, as the family takes turns reading it.
Today while I was in Walmart, I met and talked to a WWII vet in a wheel chair. I always shake their hands and thank them. This guy was on a mountain the Pacific islands spotting Jap ships and subs. He detailed what his job was and the dangers involve. How ironic. I saw a History channel special about his job and how it change the course of the war. The Japs couldn't operate safely there to reload/recharge. He is a true war hero. By the way, he was waiting on his wife of nearly 65 years. IF YOU SEE A WWII VET THANK HIM. THERE ARE SO FEW LEFT YOU MAY NOT TO GET THE CHANCE AGAIN!
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