This is kind of last-minute as I’ve worked at helping our fellow Veterans and their families in need by way of collecting donations for Buddy Poppies at the local Fred Meyer. I’ve done this for the last two weekends and on Veteran’s Day I will also be attending the Ceremony at the Veteran’s Gateway at the Washington Country Fairgrounds to further help my VFW Post #2666. I hope many of you will be there to see the VFW Color Guard in action; it takes place again on November 11th at 11:00 AM.
For those of you unable to attend, but you’ll still be out and about, Give Thanks to all the Veterans you meet this day. They will appreciate your thanks and support! To those of you who plan on staying at home to watch the games, take a break at half-time and go out and Thank a few yourself! The Veterans gave of themselves in time, lives and their health for you, it is the least you can do for them.
To my brothers in uniform, whether now or sometime in the past I can only say this to them all . . . THANK YOU, BROTHERS AND SISTERS!! And you will always be in my thoughts forever for your sacrifice and love of country!
Bless All of You and may you be in His favor always.
Captain Larry James Hanley, a MIA Vietnam Vet has come home! I would like to welcome home another brother from “across the pond”. He’s originally an US Air Force Jet Engine Mechanic from Walla Walla, Washington.
It warms my heart every time I hear of another “brother-in-arms” coming home to finally receive the long-awaited peaceful rest he so rightly deserves. May the good Lord receive him unto his fold and watch over him until once again he is reunited with his family in the hereafter.
Welcome home my Brother,
From Military.Com – Jul 03, 2013
Soldier Killed in Vietnam War Copter Crash Buried
A Vietnam War soldier missing since his helicopter was shot down in 1970, was identified
and laid to rest Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery.
Dozens of family members gathered in Section 60 to watch a horse-drawn caisson deliver the remains of
Army Spc. John L. Burgess in a casket draped with the American flag.
Find the rest of the article at their website located HERE.
Welcome home, my brother! You’ve done us proud!
Hi everyone, I’ve been rather busy around the house working on many projects including collecting donations for my local Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post in Hillsboro, Oregon by way of Poppies. As one of many Veterans, I had to stop long enough to make this heartfelt wish.
To all my brother Veterans whether you are still active, retired or simply an honorably discharged Veteran like myself; I want to wish you my deepest thanks and blessings to all that have chosen to serve this country when she needed us the most. And to those of our brothers who never returned, may you be at peace and may the good Lord watch over and keep you until once again we are all reunited by his side.
For this last group I must say this, that they indeed are what are called true heroes and as quoted from the Holy Bible:
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” —John 15:13
Blessed be our warriors and heroes . . .
I’m sure by now that all of us “gun-nuts” have heard the news about the current failure of the Conference on the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (U.N. ATT) if not, find it here. While it might only delay the draft for another six months until after the election, it at least gives notice to these Washington idiots that we aren’t stupid enough to go along with the lame, liberal claims in support of this plan to ban guns totally.
After all, if the U. N. wants to ban guns elsewhere around the world it is one thing, but in trying to force this same belief on the American Public it is going to upset at least 110 million of us who firmly believe in the 2nd Amendment. While even if Obama is somehow re-elected and he and his cronies manage to push the issue down our throats, I don’t think it will be readily accepted by the majority of us no matter what he says. Am I a revolutionist? No, not at all. Just a realist. But even with only half a brain since my stroke, I can read the writing on the wall of what might follow if such a Treaty came to pass.
And believe me when I say that Obama can read it too. He’s just hoping to get his “new-world” beliefs past us quickly at any cost before we finally stop his “messing with America”! Remember his idea of a “Private Army” reporting directly to him he spoke of in the past? Why? Because without them he would have no way of forcing his “plans” on us in the end and he knows it!
Do the words, “citizen-soldier” bring any thoughts to mind? It should. That was the idea of this Nation’s Minutemen. Citizen’s grabbing their rifles, forming up and fighting this nation’s enemies. The citizen-soldiers name came into being again with the “National Guard”, these same citizen-soldiers again facing combat in Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan and more! Fighting for their homes, their families and their country. Similarly the same can be found with our law enforcement personnel across the country in their protecting of our homes, families and country.
Would you think for a moment that if Obama told our troops and our law enforcement to start locking up or shooting honest citizens that refused to turn in their guns, that they would actually do it? Turn their guns on their neighbors, even their own families, simply because they wouldn’t turn over their guns? Maybe a few in the beginning, but then soon the tide would turn and they would no longer be able to enforce such madness. I’d make book on it! And this is why he needs his own army! Meanwhile rejoice in the temporary defeat of this anti-gun treaty because it will be back in six months! NRA, get ready again ’cause here they come!
Yes it’s finally out! J.D. Kinman’s new book, “Above Reproach” and it’s an attention grabber to say the least! Thanks to Mr. Kinman’s generosity, I received an early e-book version of it and I can honestly state that it had my attention to the final surprise ending! And now you too can pick up a copy of his book. You can find it at Amazon.com at this LINK HERE. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
On this Memorial day show your appreciation for your freedoms earned by the blood of your Veterans. Check the link below and don’t forget to set your alarm for 3:00 PM, May 28th, 2012!
Bless all the Soldiers that have served or are serving this nation. You have done well, my brothers!
I got a yellow card today. States that it is about a benefit program that will pay up to $30,000 toward funeral expenses! It says it’s from an outfit called, “National Data Research Center” and it requests you sign your name, your phone number and you and your spouse’s birthdays then just drop it in the mail, postage prepaid! First off, it’s a scam! They are trying to get your information so that they can sell it to other parties for up to $25 a lead. Mainly for annuities and insurance companies so that they can inundate you with their ads, fliers and mailers for their products.
At the least, hopefully this is all they’ll do to you. Seems this information can also be used for identity theft! So what do you do with the card? You can contact the local Better Business Bureau as it seems Oregon’s BBB had run-ins with this outfit before. In 1997 and again 2001. The Dallas, Texas BBB says the company is based in Melissa, Tex., and lists its owner as Ronald Morgan. The BBB says Acc-U-Lead (Morgan’s company) also does business under the names National Data Research Center, Lead Room, United States Senior Service Inc. and USSS.
The Oregon Better Business Bureau (BBB) link can be found here. The entire link if you have difficulties is: “http://alaskaoregonwesternwashington.bbb.org/Contact-BBB/” Listed are not only the emails, but the phone numbers and addresses too. If you want to learn more about National Data Research Center, just google it. All sorts of information can be found there.