A Simple But Moving Tribute to American War Veterans

May 30, 2016

Please never forget the sacrifices of the brave men and women who have served, fought and died for our freedom.

When you see this it’s just a little hard to take the speech Obama, the America hater that he is, made recently in Hiroshima. I guess he forgot who attacked who and the terrible atrocities committed by the Japanese Imperial Military and that our dropping the bombs ended the war and ultimately saved more lives than were lost in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Here and here are links to earlier Memorial Day tributes in case you missed them.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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The Sole Survivor Policy and the Tragedy That Preceeded It

May 26, 2014

Hat-tip Mark Levin for sharing this story on a recent podcast in a Memorial Day tribute.

With all the picnics, barbeques, going to the beach, etc., on this holiday it’s easy to lose the significance of Memorial Day but we should all take a little time to honor those who have died for our freedom and all those serving in the military today and especially our returning veterans.

Mark Levin recounted the tragic story of the five Sullivan brothers who enlisted in the Navy together on January 3, 1942 and requested to serve together. All five were assigned to the light cruiser USS Juneau and all five lost their lives during the Battle of Guadalcanal nine months later.

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The Sullivan Brothers from left to right:  Joseph, Francis, Albert, Madison and George

According to Wikipedia, the brothers’ parents were notified of their deaths on January 12, 1943. That morning, the boys’ father, Thomas, was preparing to go to work when three men in uniform – a lieutenant commander, a doctor and a chief petty officer – approached his front door.

“I have some news for you about your boys,” the naval officer said. “Which one?” asked Thomas. “I’m sorry,” the officer replied. “All five.”

The “Fighting Sullivan Brothers” were national heroes. President Franklin Roosevelt sent a letter of condolence to Tom and Alleta. Pope Pius XII sent a silver religious medal and rosary with his message of regret. The Iowa Senate and House adopted a formal resolution of tribute to the Sullivan brothers.

Partly as s a result of this tragic loss the Dept of Defense initiated the Sole Survivor Policy describing a set of regulations in the U.S. military designed to protect members of a family from the draft or combat duty if they have already lost family members in military service.

Please take some time to remember our fallen heros on this Memorial Day.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)


Thank You Service Men, Women & Their Families Who’ve Sacrificed So Much For Our Liberty

May 26, 2013

The Only Flag That Doesn’t Fly

Between the fields where the flag is planted, there are 9+ miles of flower fields that go all the way to the ocean. The flowers are grown by seed companies.

It’s a beautiful place, close to Vandenberg AFB. Check out the dimensions of the flag in this patriotic field. The Floral Flag is 740 feet long and 390 feet wide and maintains the proper Flag dimensions. This Flag is 6.65 acres and is the first Floral Flag to be planted with 5 pointed Stars, comprised of White Larkspur. Each Star is 24 feet in diameter; each Stripe is 30 feet wide.

This Flag is estimated to contain more than 400,000 Larkspur plants, with 4-5 flower stems each, for a total of more than 2 million flowers. For our soldiers .

Note the size of the car on the white dirt road

The car on the white dirt road on the right gives it perspective

When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our servicemen. And if you really want to get pumped turn your volume up and play this a few times:

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)


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